Steven D’Ipollito won Best in Show for his exhibit at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention held April 29-May 2 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. There were 63 exhibits in all.
Fran Lockwood, exhibit chairman, presented him with the award during the CSNS awards breakfast May 2. D’Ipollito’s exhibit was “Russian Coins of Conquest.”
The People’s Choice Award went to Allen James for “Standing Liberty Quarters.” The John Jay Pittman Award for most educational exhibit went to Sandy Martin for “Queen Elizabeth ‘Photos on Currency’.”
James Zylstra was presented the Joseph and Morton Stack Award for the best exhibit by a first time CSNS exhibitor. His exhibit was titled “Traditional Money of Nigeria.”
Also receiving awards were:
U.S. Coins: Brett Irick, “The Golden Age of U.S. Coins 1795-1933,” first place; Mack Martin, “Twentieth Century Major Type Coins 1901-2000,” second place; William Cowburn, “Collecting U.S. Trade Dollars by Die Marriage,” third place.
Foreign Coins prior to 1700: Jim Cain, “De Vitae Caesarum,” first place; Tom Havelka, 24 Centuries – 24 Coins, A Numismatic Time Line,” second place; T.E. Klunzinger, “A Silver Grosso of Gian GaleazzoViscenti, Duke of Milan,” third place
Foreign Coins after 1700: D’Ippolito, “Russian Coins of Conquest,” first place; Irick, “Canadian Fifty-Cent Coins 1947-1948,” second place; Dany Rothfeld, “Hubs of the Pacific Whales and Dolphins,” third place;
Medals: Steven Middleton, “Medals of the First Ferris Wheel,” first place; Robert F. Fritsch, “The Award Medals of Antoine Buoy,” second place; Robert Mayer, “GM at the 1933-1934 Century of Progress in Chicago,” third place;
All U.S. Paper Money: Mack Martin, “Stage of Georgia Notes and Certificates,” first place; Wendell Wolka, “Selected Bank Notes of Ohio’s State Stock Banks,” second place; William Brandimore, “A Type Set of Fractional Currency Inverts,” third place;
All Foreign Paper Money: Sandy Martin, “Queen Elizabeth ‘Photos on Currency’,” first place; Neil Shafer, “Philippine Paper Money of WWII,” second place; John Grost, “Neil’s R4&R5 U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing Notes for the Philippines,” third place;
Tokens: Thomas Casper, “U.S. Love Tokens,” first place; Rothfeld, “The H.V. Keep Tokens,” second place; Gerald L. Kochel, “Sutler Tokens of Carlisle Barracks, Pa.,” third place;
Miscellaneous: Casper, “Tags for Troops – The U.S. Military Dog Tag,” first place; Zylstra, “Traditional Money of Nigeria,” second place; John Grost, “El Paso, Texas (Medals, Money & Miscellaneous),” third place;
Junior: Katie Heinrich, “Uncommon Women on Common Currency,” first place; Alexander Straughter, “Abraham Lincoln ‘Faces of Honesty’,” second place; Quenten Wyant, “Standing Liberty Quarter Teardrops,” third place.