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Van Ryzin research wins NLG award

Retired “Coins” Magazine editor did double duty Aug. 16 at the NLG Bash. His original research into how the 1913 Liberty Head nickel became known to the hobby earned him the James L. Miller Memorial Award.

The James L. Miller Memorial Award was given to Robert Van Ryzin Aug. 16 at the Numismatic Literary Guild Bash in Philadelphia.

Now retired from his post of Coins Magazine editor, Van Ryzin wrote “Shadowy rarity: 1913 nickel first seen in 1919, not 1920.”

This article appeared in the Aug. 1, 2017, Numismatic News. He provides evidence that the first viewing of the 1913 Liberty Head nickels by prominent numismatists occurred in 1919 rather than in 1920 as previously believed.

Van Ryzin also gave the top NLG Award, the Clemy, to writer, researcher, and grading firm employee David W. Lange.

The NLG is a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors, writers, bloggers and content producers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals and tokens as collectibles.

Members gather annually at a bash held in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money.

These awards are given to recognize the best work and outstanding individual contributions of the prior year.

As last year’s Clemy Award winner, Van Ryzin also presented the 2018 award to David W. Lange.

To be eligible for consideration in any of the 2018 Numismatic Literary Guild award categories, entries had to have been published, released, or posted on the Internet between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018.

The full list of awards and winners as provided by the NLG follows:

BOOK OF THE YEAR
Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse & Stephen Duckor Collections
Roger Burdette

BEST U.S. COIN BOOK
Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse & Stephen Duckor Collections
Roger Burdette

BEST PRE-1500 WORLD COIN BOOK
The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98
Nathan T. Elkins

BEST 1500 TO PRESENT WORLD COIN BOOK
A Monetary History of Central America
Brian Stickney

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
Fake Coin Bible
Sebastian Wieschowski

BEST WORLD PAPER MONEY BOOK
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues
Tracy L. Schmidt, Editor

BEST TOKENS & MEDALS BOOK
Forgotten Colorado Silver
Robert D. Leonard, Kenneth Hallenbeck and Adna G. Wilde

BEST NUMISMATIC INVESTMENT BOOK
Silver: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Sell Today
Jeff Garrett

U.S. COINS TO 1900 ARTICLE
“Popular Morgans Soaked Up Silver”
R.W. Julian
Numismatic News

U.S. COINS 1901 TO DATE ARTICLE
“The Identity of Pratt’s Indian”
Allen Schein
The Numismatist

BEST ANCIENTS ARTICLE
“NGC Ancients: Sea Creatures on Greek Coins”
David Vagi
NGC eNews

BEST WORLD COINS 1500 TO DATE ARTICLE
“Augustine Dupre, Engraver General of the French Revolution”
Eric Brothers
The Numismatist

BEST U.S. PAPER MONEY ARTICLE
“The Stockyards National Bank of Fort Worth”
Frank Clark
Paper Money

BEST WORLD PAPER MONEY ARTICLE
“Rule Britannia! BoE’s Warrior Queen”
Dr. K.A. Rodgers
Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine

BEST TOKENS AND MEDALS ARTICLE
“A Navy Chaplain’s Treasured Memento”
Ron Cheek
Medal News

BEST NUMISMATIC HISTORY OR PERSONALITIES ARTICLE
“Women and Coins”
Kris Kudenholdt
NGC eNews

ED REITER MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST COLUMN OR SERIES
“The Curious Collector”
Len Augsburger
E-Gobrecht

BEST NUMISMATIC SPOT NEWS, MARKETPLACE OR ANALYSIS ARTICLE
“Gold Sovereigns & Triple Unites Lead British Gold Coins Auctioned in New York”
Greg Reynolds
CoinWeek.com

BEST ARTICLE OR STORY OF THE YEAR
“U.S. Money Doctors in Latin America: Between War and Depression, the Short-Lived Reinstatement of the Gold Standard”
Gilles Bransbourg
ANS Magazine

BEST PERIODICAL
COINage Magazine
Scott A. Travers, Executive Editor and Lynn Varon, Managing Editor

BEST CLUB OR NONPROFIT NUMISMATIC PERIODICAL
The Gobrecht Journal
Bill Bugert, Editor

BEST ONLINE NEWS SITE
CoinsWeekly.com
Dr. Ursula Kampmann, Editor

BEST DEALER OR INDUSTRY WEBSITE
NGCcoin.com
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

BEST NUMISMATIC SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM OR COIN COLLECTOR FORUM
“Coin Collectors Blog”
Scott A. Barman, Editor

THE MAURICE M. GOULD MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST COLUMN
“Money Talk”
Frank J. Colletti
Lost Treasure Magazine

BEST PORTFOLIO
Steve Roach
Coin World

BEST NUMISMATIC DEALER WEB SITE
Coins.HA.com
Paul Minshull, Michael Weems, Brian Shipman, Ryan Sokol and James L. Halperin

BEST NON-TRADE WEB SITE
nnp.wustl.edu
The Newman Numismatic Portal
Len Augsburger

BEST BLOG
“The Money Connoisseur”
Scott A. Travers
bottomlineinc.com

BEST SOFTWARE OR APP
HA.com/live
Heritage Live
Paul Minshull, Michael Weems, Brian Shipman, Ryan Sokol and James L. Halperin

BEST U.S. COINS AUCTION CATALOG
2018 FUN, Platinum Night
Heritage Auctions

BEST WORLD COINS AUCTION CATALOG
2017 ANA Auction, Platinum Night
Heritage Auctions

BEST PAPER MONEY AUCTION CATALOG
The Joel Anderson Collection
Stack’s Bowers Galleries

BEST BOOKS OR EXONUMIA AUCTION CATALOG
The 2018 New York Book Auction
Kolbe & Fanning

LEE MARTIN FOUNDER’S AWARD
The Rosen Numismatic Advisory
Maurice H. Rosen, Editor and Publisher

BEST RADIO PRESENTATION
“The Coin Show”
Mike Fuljenz
KLIV 560

BEST AUDIO PRESENTATION
“Recovering Gold from the SS Central America
Charles Morgan and Bob Evans
CoinWeek.com

BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION
“The Strange Case of the 1933 Double Eagle”
David Lisot and Greg Weinman
CoinTelevision.com

JAMES L. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD
“Shadowy rarity: 1913 nickel first seen in 1919, not 1920”
Robert R. Van Ryzin
Numismatic News

PCGS/COLLECTORS UNIVERSE EDUCATIONAL AWARD FOR NUMISMATIC ACHIEVEMENT
John West Dannreuther

THE RIBBIT AWARD
Donald E. Willis Jr.

THE CLEMY
David W. Lange

This year marked NLG’s 50th anniversary.

For information about the NLG, visit www.NLGonline.org. A membership application is available online at www.nlgonline.org/NLG_Member_Form.pdf.

 

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