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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 organization composed of editors, authors, and writers who cowl news and feature tales about all forms of money, medals, and tokens as collectibles, has announced its annual awards competitors 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, released, or posted between Might 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019. Aside from the Portfolio category, three (three) copies of each entry have to be submitted, and each copy must also be accompanied by a cover sheet itemizing the category and other info spelled out in the rules.

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


All entries have to be acquired no later than Wednesday, June 12, 2019. They need to be sent 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 can be announced, and awards introduced, on the 2019 NLG Bash and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, August 15, 2019, on the American Numismatic Affiliation (ANA) World’s Truthful of Cash® in Rosemont, Illinois.

When you submit an entry and cannot be at the awards ceremony in individual, you need to point out in your entry cover sheets the identify of a delegated one that can accept the award on your behalf and ship it to you.

For information about becoming a member of the Numismatic Literary Guild, visit

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


1. Ebook of the Yr

The printed or digital media work having the best potential impression on numismatics. Criteria embrace general reader attraction, analysis high quality, photographic and graphic excellence, cover and typography the place applicable. Books submitted within the specialised classes are mechanically thought-about for E-book of the Yr.

Greatest Specialised Books

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

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


Greatest column, article or collection of articles in print or on-line from U.S. and overseas numismatic media

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

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


Submit three arduous 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 publisher, editor or columnist of any coin column appearing often in any non-numismatic newspaper, magazine or web site.

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

One of the best function article or news story involving cash, paper money, tokens or medals that was revealed in print and/or on-line. Submit three copies or photocopies.


23. Greatest Funding Publication

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

24. Greatest Professional Periodical

Three copies of two totally different issues of the for-profit, professional numismatic publication could also be submitted by the publisher or editor of any day by day, weekly, month-to-month, quarterly or annual for-profit numismatic publication within the U.S. or overseas. Criteria embrace general numismatic attraction, options, departments, graphics, journalistic and editorial excellence as relevant.

25. Greatest Club or Not-for-Revenue Periodical

Open to any local, regional, national or international nonprofit numismatic organization within the U.S. or overseas. Submit three copies of two totally different issues.


26. Greatest Online News Website

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

27. Greatest Supplier or Business Web site

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

28. Greatest Non-Commerce Website

This category is for websites maintained by coin golf equipment and different non-commercial organizations and individuals devoted to the coin interest. Three copies of the site residence 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 might be introduced for the perfect numismatic-themed page or feed posted on a collector discussion board website (or message board) or social media websites corresponding to Fb, Instagram, or Twitter (among others). Entries shall be judged based mostly on the quality of articles, external links, and graphics posted. Viewers engagement also shall be thought-about by the judges. Submit link(s) to entry pages or three print outs of chosen entry pages.

30. Greatest Blog

This award recognizes one of the best interactive blog that communicates info and personal commentaries concerning the numismatic pastime. Please submit arduous copies of three complete weblog entries.


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

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


35. Radio

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

36. Television

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

37. Audio

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

38. Brief Video – Business or Non-Business

This class is for video shows of 10 minutes or less. Greatest non-broadcast slide film, PowerPoint®, film movie or videotape presentation involving numismatics made for instructional purposes. Entry must 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 used in a presentation.

39. Lengthy Video – Business or Non-Business

This category 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 some other digital format or electronic supply system. For physical media, three copies of the work must be submitted. For digitally distributed software program or apps, three copies should even be offered, and if the entry is distributed on the Android or Apple store, written directions have to be offered about methods to locate and obtain the app. Each entry have to be accompanied by a written assertion citing date(s) of first use.


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

Assortment of writings and/or pictures and associated gadgets demonstrating numismatic writing potential and flexibility revealed inside the contest yr. The emphasis is on high quality, not amount, and organization and presentation will rely as closely as volume.

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 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 memory of an especially beloved member of the numismatic writing group and NLG founder, Clement F. Bailey. This award recognizes 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 acknowledges an individual who has achieved prominence in numismatics while maintaining approachability, a humorousness and essential 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 proper to limit the number of plaques for any given entry, with the number to be determined at its discretion. NLG will present plaques solely for the individuals named in an entry when it is originally submitted. Winners dwelling in overseas nations, aside from Canada and Mexico, will receive certificates and cash awards, fairly than plaques. This modification was necessitated by sharply greater delivery prices for plaques despatched to overseas addresses, plus burdensome safety laws. The cash awards shall be $50 for first-place winners and $25 for entrants whose work is cited for Extraordinary Benefit. Each will receive certificates appropriate for framing.

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Concerning the NLG

nlg_award1The Numismatic Literary Guild, founded in 1968, is a corporation made up of a number of hundred writers, authors, editors, publishers, photographers, catalogers, curators and other people from all over the world who’re engaged in publicizing and selling numismatics by means of writing and associated expertise.

The Guild holds a Symposium annually on timely issues affecting its members and levels the annual Bash – which, apart from the award presentation, contains a lavish buffet and hobby-related skits and music parodies. The NLG additionally publishes a publication.

Membership info could be found on the NLG web site.

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