NBS Awards

In order to promote excellence in the field of numismatic literature, and to recognize outstanding contributions to our house organ and the field of numismatic knowledge in general, the Numismatic Bibliomania Society has established several awards.

 

NBS 2021 Awards

Listed below are the awards received by NBS or by NBS Members in 2021.

  • 2021 - Joel J. Orosz Award for Best Article in The Asylum
    • Leonard Augsburger and Joel J. Orosz, The Rare First Printing Of The Fantastic 1804 Dollar: An Explanatory and Comprehensive Census of Surviving Copies Vol. 38, No. 4. - Awarded at 2021 NBS Annual Meeting
  • 2021 - Jack Collins Award for Best New Author in The Asylum
    • Lawrence Lee: John the Deaf Guy - Vol 38, No. 2
  • 2021 - Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Numismatic Writing
    • Joel J. Orosz, 2021 Vol 39, No. 3
  • 2021 - ANA Young Numismatist of the Year Award
    • Kellen Hoard per the August 29, 2021 issue of The E-Sylum
  • 2021 - ANA Outstanding Electronic Numismatic Publication
    • First Place, Numismatic Bibliomania Society, The E-Sylum, Wayne Homren, Editor, per The August 15, 2021 issue of The E-Sylum


NUMISMATIC BIBLIOMANIA SOCIETY AWARDS, 1979-2021

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Armand Champa Award for Best Article in The Asylum (1986-1996)

Awarded at 1996 NBS Annual Meeting:Denis Loring (Vol 14, No 3), 1996
Awarded at 1995 NBS Annual Meeting:Del Bland (Vol 13, No 3), 1995
Awarded at 1994 NBS Annual Meeting:John Bergman (Vol 12, No 3), 1994
Awarded at 1993 NBS Annual Meeting:George Fuld and Frank Katen (Vol 11, No 3), 1993
Awarded at 1992 NBS Annual Meeting:Joel J. Orosz (Vol 10, No 4), 1992
Awarded at 1991 NBS Annual Meeting:George Frederick Kolbe and Jack Collins
(Vol 9, No 4), 1991
Awarded at 1990 NBS Annual Meeting:No names published in The Asylum
Awarded at 1989 NBS Annual Meeting:Eric P. Newman and Q. David Bowers
(Vol 7, No 3), 1989
Awarded at 1988 NBS Annual Meeting:John J. Ford and John W. Adams
(Vol 6, No 3), 1988
Awarded at 1987 NBS Annual Meeting:Carling Gresham
(Vol 5, No 4), 1987
Established at NBS Board Meeting, August 7, 1986 (The Asylum, Vol 4, No 3, 1986)
[Superseded after 1996 by the NBS Writer's Award for Best Article inThe Asylum]

NBS Writer's Award for Best Article in The Asylum (1997-Present)

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[Superseded after 2011 by the Joel J. Orosz Award for Best Article in The Asylum
Awarded at 2011 NBS Annual Meeting: Frank Campbell (Vol. 29, No. 3), 2011
Awarded at 2010 NBS Annual Meeting: Leonard Augsburger (Vol 28, Nos. 3 & 4), 2010
Awarded at 2009 NBS Annual Meeting:No name published in The Asylum or E-Sylum
Awarded at 2008 NBS Annual Meeting:No name published in The Asylum or E-Sylum
Awarded at 2007 NBS Annual Meeting:No name published in The Asylum or E-Sylum
Awarded at 2006 NBS Annual Meeting:Karl Moulton
Awarded at 2005 NBS Annual Meeting:David F. Fanning (Vol 23, No 4), 2005
Awarded at 2004 NBS Annual Meeting:No name published in The Asylum or E-Sylum
Awarded at 2003 NBS Annual Meeting:No name published in The Asylum or E-Sylum
Awarded at 2002 NBS Annual Meeting:Q. David Bowers (Vol 21 No 3), 2002-or-Pete Smith (Coin World, 8-26-02)
Awarded at 2001 NBS Annual Meeting:Joel J. Orosz Missing Masterpieces: the Twilight Zone of American Numismatic Literature Vol. 18, No. 3, per The August 19, 2001 issue ofThe E-Sylum
Awarded at 2000 NBS Annual Meeting:Joel J. Orosz (Vol 18, No 3), 2000
Awarded at 2000 NBS Annual Meeting:Joel J. Orosz, "Ad Hominem, Ad Nauseum: The Great Debate Between Michael Hodder and Theodore Buttrey Vol. 17, No. 3
Awarded at 1999 NBS Annual Meeting:Randolph Zander E-Sylum, Vol 12 No 33
Awarded at 1998 NBS Annual Meeting:Joel J. Orosz,The Numismatic Bibliomania Society, 1980-1997: A History of Seventeen Years in Fifteen Volumes Vol. 15, No. 4
Established at NBS Board Meeting, 1997 (The Asylum, Vol 15, No 3), 1997

Joel J. Orosz Award for Best Article in The Asylum (2012-Present)

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Awarded at 2021 NBS Annual Meeting: Leonard Augsburger and Joel J. Orosz, The Rare First Printing Of The Fantastic 1804 Dollar: An Explanatory and Comprehensive Census of Surviving Copies Vol. 38, No. 4.
Awarded at 2020 NBS Annual Meeting: Jim Neiswinter, "Written History of 1793 Cents" Vol. 37, No. 3.
Awarded at 2019 NBS Annual Meeting:Joel J. Orosz, "Del Bland's William H. Sheldon-Inscribed Copy Of Early American Cents: Before the Sheriff Nabbed the Switcher" Vol. 36, No. 4.
Awarded at 2018 NBS Annual Meeting: Joel J. Orosz, "Numismatique du Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis" Vol 35, No. 1.
Awarded at 2017 NBS Annual MeetingChristopher Faulker, "In Defense of a Library" (v.34 n.4)
Awarded at 2016 NBS Annual Meeting: David Yoon, "The First 'Catalogue' of the ANS Library" Vol 33, No. 4
Awarded at 2015 NBS Annual Meeting: John J. Kraljevich, "In Memory of a Mensch" Vol. 32, No. 1
Awarded at 2014 NBS Annual Meeting: George F. Kolbe, "The Reminiscences of a Numismatic Bookseller" published serially in Vol 31, Nos 1,2,4
Awarded at 2013 NBS Annual Meeting: Roger S. Siboni, John L. Howes, and Buell Ish, "The Collectors and Their Collections: A Chapter from The State Coinage of New Jersey" Vol 30, No. 2 (per The September 1, 2013 issue ofThe E-Sylum).
Awarded at 2012 NBS Annual Meeting: Pete Smith, "Three Degrees of Dave Bowers" Vol. 29, No. 4

Jack Collins Award for Overall Contributions to Numismatic Literature (1997-2003)

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Established at NBS Board meeting, 1997 (The Asylum, Vol 15, No 3, 1997
To be given periodically, not to exceed one award per year.
Awarded at 2003 NBS Annual Meeting: Wayne K. Homren (Board meeting notes in NBS Archives)
Awarded at 2001 NBS Annual Meeting: Q. David Bowers (The E-Sylum, Vol 4, No 34, Aug 19, 2001
Awarded at 2000 NBS Annual Meeting: Bill Malkmus (The E-Sylum, Vol 3, No 37, Sept 10, 2000)


Jack Collins Award for Best New Author in The Asylum (2008-Present)

Established and endowed in perpetuity ($1000), but I cannot find in eitherThe Asylum orThe E-Sylum, at which NBS Board Meeting this action was taken, If memory serves, it was at NBS Board Meeting, 2008.
Awarded at 2021 NBS Annual Meeting:Lawrence Lee: "John the Deaf Guy" Vol 38, No. 2
Awarded at 2020 NBS Annual Meeting:Kingsley Hong: "A Journey to the Bindery" Vol 37, No. 4
Awarded at 2019 NBS Annual Meeting: Michael Shutterly, "Buy the Book for the Coin: Books for the Byzantine Collector" Vol. 36, No. 1
Awarded at 2018 NBS Annual Meeting: Alan Workman, Fred Lake: A Bookseller's Retrospective Vol. 35, No. 1.
Awarded at 2017 NBS Annual Meeting: Shanna Berk Schmidt "The Harlan J. Berk Ltd. Numismatic Library" (v.34 n.2)
Awarded at 2016 NBS Annual Meeting: Raymond Williams, Charles Bushnell's Manuscript, 'Early Currency.' Vol. 33, No. 2
Awarded at 2015 NBS Annual Meeting: Eleonora Giampiccolo, "A Brief History of the Medagliere of The Vatican Library" Vol. 32, No. 4
Awarded at 2014 NBS Annual Meeting: Arnold Tescher, "Hidden Voices in the ANS Archives: Emmanuel J. Attinelli Heard Again" Vol. 31, No. 4
Awarded at 2013 NBS Annual Meeting: Chris Faulkner, "The Man Who Slept in the Library of Parliament" Vol. 30, No. 4 (per the September 1, 2013 issue ofThe E-Sylum)
Awarded at 2012 NBS Annual Meeting: James Higby, "Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Stop Sniffing Numismatic Books" Vol. 29, No. 4
Awarded at 2011 NBS Annual Meeting: Harvey Stack, "The Stack Family Library Sale" Vol. 28, No. 1
Awarded at 2010 NBS Annual Meeting: Max Spiegel (vol. 28 Nos 3 & 4), 2010
Awarded at 2009 NBS Annual Meeting: Bill Bugert (The E-Sylum, Vol 12, No 33, Aug 16, 2009)

Aaron Feldman Award for Lifetime Achievement (1991-1996)

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Established at NBS Board Meeting, 1991, (Vol 9, No 4), 1991
This is distinct from the Aaron Feldman Memorial Exhibit Award, which was established and endowed by the NBS Board at the same annual meeting in 1991. This endowed award will be covered below; those listed in this section are the winners for lifetime achievement
[Superseded after 1996 by the George Frederick Kolbe Award for Lifetime Achievement in Numismatic Literature]
Awarded at 1996 NBS Annual Meeting: Frank Van Zandt (Vol 14, No 3), 1996
Awarded at 1995 NBS Annual Meeting: Michael Hodder (Vol 13, No 3), 1995
Awarded at 1994 NBS Annual Meeting: Martin Gengerke (Vol 12, No 3), 1994
Awarded at 1993 NBS Annual Meeting: Charles Davis (Vol 11, No 3), 1993
Awarded at 1992 NBS Annual Meeting: Al Hoch and Wayne Homren (Vol X, No 4), 1992
Awarded at 1991 NBS Annual Meeting: Armand Champa (Vol IX, No 4), 1991

George Frederick Kolbe Award for Lifetime Achievement in Numismatic Literature (2010-Present)

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Not Awarded in 2021
Not Awarded in 2020
Awarded at the 2019 Annual Meeting: Charles Ricard. Vol. 37, No. 3
Not Awarded in 2018
Not Awarded in 2017
Not Awarded in 2016
Awarded at 2015 NBS Annual Meeting: Wayne Homren
Not awarded in 2014
Awarded at 2013 NBS Annual Meeting: Dan Hamelberg
Not awarded in 2012
Awarded at 2011 NBS Annual Meeting:Al Hoch, Vol 29, No 3
Awarded at 2010 NBS Annual Meeting:George Frederick Kolbe and John W. Adams (Vol 28, Nos 3 & 4), 2010

Aaron Feldman Memorial Exhibit Award (1991-Present)

Established and endowed in perpetuity ($3000) at NBS Board Meeting, 1991 (Vol 9, No 4), 1991. A complete list of the winners (first, second and third place) for this Award from 1992 to 2019 are listed here: Aaron Feldman Memorial Exhibit Award (click to view).

Young Numismatist Writing Contest

Established at NBS Board Meeting, 1996 (Vol 14, No 3), 1996. There is no evidence in The Asylum that this contest was ever held, nor any prizes awarded

Certificate of Recognition

Awarded at 1991 NBS Annual Meeting: Linda Kolbe (Vol 9, No 4), 1991

Award of Appreciation

Awarded at 2018 Annual Meeting:John Nebel and Bruce Perdue, Vol. 36, No. 3
Awarded at 1992 NBS Annual Meeting:Kay Champa (Vol 10, No 4), 1992

Honorary Chairman for Life

Frank Katen (Vol 5, No 4), 1987
   

Non-NBS Awards Won by NBS Publications and Individuals

   
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ANA Outstanding Specialty Numismatic Publication

2020, First Place, Numismatic Bibliomania Society, The Asylum, Maria Fanning, Editor, Vol. 38, No. 3
2018, Second Place, Outstanding Specialty Numismatic Publication, The Asylum, Maria Fanning, Editorr, Vol. 36, No. 3
2014, Third Place, Outstanding Specialty Numismatic Publication, The Asylum, David Yoon, Editor, Vol. 32, No. 3

Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Numismatic Writing

Wayne K. Homren, 2008 per the August 10, 2008 issue ofThe E-Sylum.
Joel J. Orosz, 2021 Vol 39, No. 3

NLG Best Non-Trade Press Website

2015: Numismatic Bibliomania Society,The E-Sylum, Wayne Homren, Editor, 2015
2012: Numismatic Bibliomania Society,The E-Sylum, Wayne Homren, Editor, per the August 12, 2012 issue ofThe E-Sylum.
2013: Numismatic Bibliomania Society:The E-Sylum, Wayne Homren, Editor, per the August 15, 2013 issue ofThe E-Sylum.

NLG PCGS Education Award

2017: Numismatic Bibliomania Society, The E-Sylum, Wayne Homren, Editor, 2017

ANA Young Numismatist of the Year Award

2021: Kellen Hoard per the August 29, 2021 issue ofThe E-Sylum

ANA Outstanding Electronic Numismatic Publication

2021: First Place, Numismatic Bibliomania Society,The E-Sylum, Wayne Homren, Editor, per The August 15, 2021 issue ofThe E-Sylum

ANA Outstanding Club Publications Contest, 2005

Electronic Newsletters: Second Place, The E-Sylum, Wayne K. Homren, Editor

ANA Club Representatives' Awards, 2003

Special Merit Award, presented to The E-Sylum. Wayne K. Homren, Editor

ANA Club Representatives' Award, 1998

Third Place, specialty Numismatic Publication, The Asylum, George Frederick Kolbe, Editor

ANA Club Representatives' Award, 1993

First Place, Specialized Publications, The Asylum, Charles Davis, Editor

YN Summer ANA Seminar Scholarship

This is a $1000 scholarship award administered by the ANA each year.

Special Merit

 E-sylum edited by Wayne Homren was presented with a Special Merit award at 2003 ANA Annual Convention! Congratulations to Wayne for a great job of editing!
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