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Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Awards Competition for 2019

Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Awards Competition for 2019
Numismatic Literary Guild – NLG

The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit group composed of editors, authors, and writers who cowl information and have tales about all types of cash, medals, and tokens as collectibles, has announced its annual awards competition for 2019.

This yr’s competition is being overseen by David Lange, the new NLG Awards Coordinator.

To be eligible for consideration in any of this yr’s categories, entries should have been revealed, launched, or posted between Might 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019. Except for the Portfolio class, three (3) copies of each entry have to be submitted, and every copy must even be accompanied by a cover sheet listing the category and different info spelled out in the rules.

Only one entry per class is allowed per submitter. Each submission have to be accompanied by a canopy sheet or label hooked up to each entry copy and containing the following info:


All entries have to be acquired no later than Wednesday, June 12, 2019. They should be despatched to the contest coordinator on the following tackle: David W. Lange, NLG Awards Coordinator, c/o NGC, P.O. Field 4776, Sarasota, Florida 34230.

Winners will probably be announced, and awards introduced, on the 2019 NLG Bash and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the American Numismatic Affiliation (ANA) World’s Truthful of Money® in Rosemont, Illinois.

When you submit an entry and cannot be at the awards ceremony in individual, you must indicate in your entry cover sheets the identify of a delegated one that can settle for the award in your behalf and deliver it to you.

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Listed here are the NLG 2019 Awards Competition classes and standards.


1. Guide of the Yr

The printed or electronic media work having the greatest potential influence on numismatics. Standards embrace general reader attraction, research high quality, photographic and graphic excellence, cover and typography where applicable. Books submitted in the specialised classes are mechanically thought-about for Ebook of the Yr.

Greatest Specialized Books

Three printed copies or three digital e-books are required to be submitted for every entry class.

  • 2. United States Cash
  • 3. World Coins (pre-1500)
  • four. World Coins (1500 to current)
  • 5. United States Paper Money
  • 6. World Paper Money
  • 7. Tokens & Medals
  • eight. Errors or Varieties
  • 9. Numismatic Investments
  • 10. Numismatic History or Personalities


Greatest column, article or collection of articles in print or online from U.S. and abroad numismatic media

Three copies, photocopies or PDF information of the submission are required to accompany each entry.

  • 11. U.S. Cash to 1900
  • 12. U.S. Cash 1901 to Date
  • 13. World Coins to 1500 (consists of Ancients)
  • 14. World Coins 1501 to Date
  • 15. U.S. Paper Money
  • 16. World Paper Cash
  • 17. Tokens & Medals
  • 18. Numismatic Spot News, Marketplace, or Evaluation
  • 19. Numismatic Historical past or Personalities
  • 20. Ed Reiter Memorial Award For Greatest Column or Collection – Numismatic


Submit three onerous copies or photocopies of three totally different columns revealed in a numismatic print publication or on-line.

  • 21. The Maurice M. Gould Memorial Award for Greatest Column – Non-Numismatic Publications

Submit three copies or photocopies of three totally different columns. Entries may be submitted by the writer, editor or columnist of any coin column appearing recurrently in any non-numismatic newspaper, journal or website.

  • 22. James L. Miller Memorial Award – Article or Story of the Yr

The most effective function article or information story involving coins, paper cash, tokens or medals that was revealed in print and/or on-line. Submit three copies or photocopies.


23. Greatest Investment Publication

Standards embrace general reader attraction, quality of research and writing, and graphics, as applicable. Submit three copies each of three totally different issues – complete, nine submitted gadgets per entry.

24. Greatest Skilled Periodical

Three copies of two totally different problems with the for-profit, skilled numismatic publication may be submitted by the writer or editor of any day by day, weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual for-profit numismatic publication within the U.S. or overseas. Standards embrace general numismatic attraction, features, departments, graphics, journalistic and editorial excellence as relevant.

25. Greatest Club or Not-for-Profit Periodical

Open to any native, regional, national or worldwide nonprofit numismatic organization within the U.S. or overseas. Submit three copies of two totally different points.


26. Greatest On-line News Web site

Submit hyperlink(s) to entry pages or three copies of printed chosen entry pages.

27. Greatest Vendor or Business Web site

Submit hyperlink(s) to entry pages or three copies of print out of chosen entry pages.

28. Greatest Non-Trade Website

This category is for websites maintained by coin clubs and other non-commercial organizations and people devoted to the coin pastime. Three copies of the website residence web page and all posted gadgets linked to it on the time the copies are made, submitted by the publisher or editor, are required to accompany this submission.

29. Greatest Numismatic Social Media Platform or Coin Collector Discussion board

The award shall be introduced for the most effective numismatic-themed page or feed posted on a collector discussion board website (or message board) or social media sites reminiscent of Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (amongst others). Entries will probably be judged based mostly on the standard of articles, exterior hyperlinks, and graphics posted. Viewers engagement additionally shall be thought-about by the judges. Submit link(s) to entry pages or three print outs of selected entry pages.

30. Greatest Blog

This award acknowledges one of the best interactive blog that communicates info and private commentaries concerning the numismatic interest. Please submit exhausting copies of three full blog entries.


Three copies of every catalog are required for entry. Criteria embrace cowl design, general eye attraction, format, graphics, and format, analysis and high quality of description. Entries could also be submitted by auction firm, auctioneer or cataloger. ONLY ONE CATALOG FROM EACH AUCTION FIRM might be thought-about in every class. Multiple entries in any category can be disqualified.

  • 31. Greatest U.S. Coins Public sale Catalog
  • 32. Greatest World Cash Auction Catalog
  • 33. Greatest Paper Money Auction Catalog
  • 34. Greatest Books or Exonumia Auction Catalog


35. Radio

Greatest news story, function report or persevering with collection involving numismatics. Entries should embrace three copies of a standard-size CD, flash/thumb drive or URL of a narrative or function report or three alternatives from continuing collection, accompanied by a written assertion citing date(s) of broadcast, name letters and site of the radio station.

36. Television

Greatest spot information story, function report or persevering with collection involving numismatics proven on tv or cable. Entries should embrace three standard-size CD, flash/thumb drive or VHS videocassette recording of the television story or function report broadcast or three alternatives from a unbroken televised collection. Entry have to be accompanied by a written statement citing date(s) of broadcast, name letters and site of the station.

37. Audio

Greatest audio program or podcast involving numismatics, but non-broadcast. Consists of audio tracks from numismatic slide exhibits, instructional tapes, audio newsletters and different shows akin to podcasts. Entries should embrace three copies of a standard-size CD or flash/thumb drive of the audio, written assertion citing date(s) of first use.

38. Brief Video – Business or Non-Business

This category is for video shows of 10 minutes or much less. Greatest non-broadcast slide film, PowerPoint®, film film or videotape presentation involving numismatics made for instructional purposes. Entry should embrace three copies of the audio in addition to visual materials – both a written script or soundtrack of DVD or CD, film, audio or video cassette or flash/thumb drive utilized in a presentation.

39. Long Video – Business or Non-Business

This class is for video shows lasting longer than 10 minutes. The submission standards are the same as for No. 38.

40. Software or App

Greatest presentation of latest numismatic-related software program or cellular software revealed in CD-Rom, DVD, App Retailer or another digital format or electronic delivery system. For physical media, three copies of the work must be submitted. For digitally distributed software or apps, three copies must even be offered, and if the entry is distributed on the Android or Apple retailer, written directions have to be offered about how you can find and obtain the app. Every entry have to be accompanied by a written statement citing date(s) of first use.


41. Lee Martin Founder’s Award – Greatest All-Round Portfolio

Collection of writings and/or pictures and related gadgets demonstrating numismatic writing means and versatility revealed inside the contest yr. The emphasis is on high quality, not quantity, and organization and presentation will rely as heavily as quantity.

One copy of the portfolio entry needs to be submitted and could be submitted as PDF information on a flash or thumb drive. Gadgets included in the portfolio may additionally be submitted in different relevant categories at entrant’s choice.

42. Clement F. Bailey Memorial Award

This award was endowed by Jim Miller of Miller Magazines in reminiscence of an especially beloved member of the numismatic writing group and NLG founder, Clement F. Bailey. This award acknowledges excellence amongst new writers in numismatics whose first revealed writings on this area appeared in interest publications through the earlier yr. Nominees are provided solely by numismatic publishers.

43. The Ribbit

This award recognizes an individual who has achieved prominence in numismatics whereas maintaining approachability, a humorousness and important modesty. The winner is selected by the previous yr’s recipient.

44. The Clemy

The winner of this award, the Guild’s highest honor, is chosen by the previous yr’s recipient(s) from an inventory of nominees offered by the NLG Board of Administrators.

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NLG reserves the appropriate to restrict the variety of plaques for any given entry, with the quantity to be determined at its discretion. NLG will provide plaques only for the persons named in an entry when it’s initially submitted. Winners dwelling in overseas nations, aside from Canada and Mexico, will receive certificates and money awards, somewhat than plaques. This variation was necessitated by sharply greater delivery costs for plaques sent to overseas addresses, plus burdensome safety laws. The money awards can be $50 for first-place winners and $25 for entrants whose work is cited for Extraordinary Benefit. Both will obtain certificates suitable for framing.

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Concerning the NLG

nlg_award1The Numismatic Literary Guild, founded in 1968, is a corporation made up of several hundred writers, authors, editors, publishers, photographers, catalogers, curators and different people from around the globe who’re engaged in publicizing and promoting numismatics by means of writing and associated expertise.

The Guild holds a Symposium annually on well timed points affecting its members and levels the annual Bash – which, in addition to the award presentation, contains a lavish buffet and hobby-related skits and music parodies. The NLG additionally publishes a publication.

Membership info might be found on the NLG web site.