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The E-Sylum (8/30/2015)

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The ANA published a press release this week listing exhibit winners from the recent convention. Here are a few, together with some photos I took. -Editor

The American Numismatic Association presented 53 competitive exhibit awards at the 2015 World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. Winners were announced at the exhibit awards presentation and reception and the awards banquet on August 14. A total of 36 exhibitors of all ages and experience levels, showing 60 exhibits, competed in this year’s program. There were also six non-competitive exhibitors showing six additional exhibits.

Lawrence Sekulich received the Howland Wood Memorial Award for Best-in-Show for his exhibit “They Flap, Flutter and Float: Various Winged Immortals Appearing on Coins from Ancient to Modern Times.”


I really liked this one and I'm glad to hear it won. I wish I'd had more time to enjoy this and all the other great exhibits at the show this year. -Editor


The Radford Stearns Memorial Award for Excellence in Exhibiting, presented to the first and second runners-up, was awarded to Nancy Wilson for “Santa Claus Obsolete Notes & Vignettes,” and to Lawrence Sekulich for “Faces of Gold: A Small Gallery of Coin Portraits from Ancient Greece to 20th Century America.”

The Santa notes are always a delight. I really enjoyed seeing the printing plate, a rare and important item that for me was the centerpiece of the exhibit. -Editor

Matte Proof Lincoln Cents


Class 1: United States Coins, Lelan G. Rogers Memorial.

First place: Carl Waltz, Jr. for “A Study of Matte Proof Lincoln Cents 1909 to 1916.”

Tybee Island Lighthouse Note,


Class 2: United States Fiscal Paper, Sidney W. Smith/William Donlon Memorial.

Third place: Robert Rhue, for “1769 Tybee Island Georgia Lighthouse Note, Issued to Rebuild the Lighthouse on Tybee Island, Georgia.”

A great note! -Editor

The Sower


Class 3: Medals, Orders, Decorations and Badges, Burton Saxton/George Bauer Memorial.

First place: Mitch Ernst, for “The Sower, an Enduring Symbol of Hope.”

1876 U.S. Centennial Wooden Medals


Class 3: Medals, Orders, Decorations and Badges, Burton Saxton/George Bauer Memorial.

Second place: Darrell E. Luedtke, for “A Complete Collection of Wooden Medals of the 1876 U.S. Centennial.”

The Ba’al Shem Tov Amulet


Class 7: Engraved Coins, Love Token Society Award.

First place: Simcha Laib Kuritzky, for “Engraved Coins of the Ba’al Shem Tov Amulet.”

Numismatic literature Exhibit Winners

Here are the names of the winning exhibitors in Class 17: Numismatic Literature, Aaron Feldman Memorial. See last week's article for images. Congratultions! -Editor

First place: Mark Wieclaw, for “‘Roman Coins and Their Values’: The Evolution of the Most Used Reference on Ancient Roman Coinage.

Second place: Carl Waltz, Jr., for “Publications by Charles T. Steigerwalt.”

Third place: Scott A. McGowan, for “Buy the Book before the Coin.”

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