Alexander Mous takes first, third place for National Coin Week exhibits
James Reinders, a Life Member of the American Numismatic Association, received the Steven J. D’Ippolito Best-in-Show Exhibit award for “Complete German States 3 Mark Commemorative Type Set (1908-1918)” as well as second place Best-in-Show for “Encased 3¢ Postage Stamps of the Civil War” at the 2015 National Money ShowSM, March 5-7, in Portland, Oregon.
Third place was awarded to Simcha Laib Kuritzky for “Boy for Sale? Middle Eastern Ingots for the Redemption of the Firstborn Son.”
The Radford Stearns Memorial Award for People’s Choice, determined by votes from convention attendees, was presented to Thomas J. Uram for “The U.S. Two Cent Piece 1864-1873 with Major Varieties.”
The National Coin Week Award was presented to Young Numismatist Alexander Mous for his exhibit “Alphabet Soup.” Mous will receive a full scholarship to a future ANA Summer Seminar, an award endowed by numismatist John Albanese. Mous also won third place for “Coins of Morocco: Reform Coinage 1960 to Date.” Second place was awarded to Richard Jozefiak for “The Start of a New Collectable—The Innovation of the First Elongated Souvenir Coins at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.”
National Coin Week exhibits are intended to be suitable for display in libraries and schools with a $250 limit on the value of the materials in this competition. For more information on National Coin Week, go to NationalCoinWeek.org.
Radford Stearns Memorial awards were also presented in six classes. This year, 35 competitive and two non-competitive exhibits were displayed in the Collector Exhibits area by 24 exhibitors.
Applications to exhibit at the 2015 World’s Fair of MoneySM, Aug. 11-15, in Rosemont, Ill., are due June 19. Applications, rules and exhibiting schedules can be found at WorldsFairofMoney.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on rules and applications, call 719-482-9849.
2015 National Money Show class winners:
Class 1: History and Politics (exhibits dealing with historical or political events)
First place: James Reinders, “Complete German States 3 Mark Commemorative Type Set (1908-1918).”
Second place: Alexander Mous, “Coins of Morocco: Reform Coinage 1960 to Date.”
Third place: Dan Vornbrock, “1854 Hudson Bay Company Tokens.”
Class 2: Economics (exhibits dealing with monetary and financial systems or economic events such as panics and inflations)
First place: James Reinders, “Encased 3¢ Postage Stamps of the Civil War.”
Second place: Thomas J. Uram, “The U.S. Two Cent Piece 1864-1873 with Major Varieties.”
Third place: John W. Wilson, “Wooden Depression Scrip of Blaine, Washington.”
Class 3: Geography (exhibits that describe natural or cultural assets, the distribution of populations, or exploration)
First place: Richard Jozefiak, “25th Anniversary of the Official State of Alaska One Ounce, Silver Proof Medallions (1989-2014).”
Second place: James Reinders, “Copper Money! Rare Swedish 3 Daler Plate Money from the Nicobar Wreck.”
Third Place: Thomas A. Tullis, “California’s Colorful Commemorative Half Dollars.”
Class 4: Common Elements (exhibits showing material linked by design, such as elephants or bridges, or by theme, such as a world’s fair)
First place: Gawain O’Connor, “Collecting World Coins in 1940.”
Second place: Thomas J. Uram, “Under the Dome.”
Third place: James Reinders, “Numismatic Clock Suitable for Hanging on Wall.”
Class 5: The Arts (exhibits that explore any aspect of fine or applied arts)
First place: Simcha Laib Kuritzky, “Boy for Sale? Middle Eastern Ingots for the Redemption of the Firstborn Son.”
Second place: Nancy J. Wilson, “Santa Claus Obsolete Notes and Vignettes.”
Third place: Thomas J. Uram, “The Kings and Queens of England Through Maundy Money.”
Class 6: Science (exhibits dealing with theoretical or applied science, including the technology of manufacturing numismatic items)
First place: John Grost, “Astronomers on Paper Money.”
Second place: Eric Holcomb, “Remembering Neil Armstrong.”
Third place: James Reinders, “3 Spectacular Minting Errors.”
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