Literary Awards and Recognitions

History

In 1986, CONECA began giving Literary Awards for the best works published in Errorscope each year. The awards included the:

– John Wexler Best New Author Article Award
– Del Romines Best Research Article Award
– Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Column Award
– Lonesome John Devine Best Photography Award
– Bill Fivaz Best Young Numismatist Article Award
– Donald A. Wallace Best All-Around Article Award

In 2007, the Literary Awards were replaced with Literary Recognitions. All persons publishing qualifying material in Errorscope or on the club web site receive recognition in the form of a specially produced item, e.g., an encapsulated token, a paperweight, or a plaque and/or a certificate.

– For Errorscope, the Literary Recognition-year runs from the May/June issue through the March/April issue. For the web site, the Literary Recognition-year runs from June 16 through June 15.

– Works that qualify for a Literary Recognition include, but are not limited to: numismatic error-variety-related articles, reports, indexes, crossword puzzles, and cartoons. Works may be about coins, (including tokens, medals and currency), memorabilia, events, minting processes, CONECA business, or people related to the error-variety hobby. (Neither election platforms nor photos taken for the use of another contributor will qualify.)

– For works with multiple authors, the first author listed will receive the Literary Recognition. If the first author qualifies for a Literary Recognition for another work, the Literary Recognition will go to the next author in line who does not otherwise qualify for a Literary Recognition.

Literary Awards and Recognitions Recipients

1986
Don Bonser – Best Article by a Young Numismatist
Bill English – Best Research Article
Abe Tompkins  – Don Wallace Best All Around Article

1987

1988

1989
Del Romines – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
Paul D’Arcy – Bill Fivaz Best Article by a Young Numismatist Award (tie)
Greg Lyon – Bill Fivaz Best Article by a Young Numismatist Award (tie)
Mike Wallace – Don Wallace Best All Around Article

1990
Jim Saldutti – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author

1991

1992
Bill Fivaz – Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Regular Column
Ed Fletcher – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
Phil Nordin – Bill Fivaz Best Article by a Young Numismatist
Ray Slaughter – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author
J.T. Stanton – Lonesome John Devine Best Photography

1993
Harry Ellis (deceased) – Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Regular Column
Ed Fletcher – Don Wallace Best All Around Article
Charlie Mowak – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
Delma K. Romines – Lonesome John Devine Best Photography
Andrew Wells – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author
Vicken Yegparian – Bill Fivaz Best Article by a Young Numismatist

1994
Blakesley – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
Jim Checkovich (deceased)- Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Regular Column
Ed Fletcher – Lonesome John Devine Best Photography
Charlie Hagaman – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author
 Phil Nordin – Don Wallace Best All Around Article

1995
Kevin Flynn – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
Ken Hill – Don Wallace Best All Around Article
Chris Pilliod – Lonesome John Devine Best Photography
Rien Thum – Bill Fivaz Best Article by a Young Numismatist
George Wilkenson – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author
James Wiles – Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Regular Column

1996
Blaze Lanoue – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author
Chris Pilliod – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
Jim Checkovich (deceased) – Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Regular Column
James Wiles – Lonesome John Devine Best Photography
Akio Lis – Bill Fivaz Best Article by a Young Numismatist
Ken Hill – Don Wallace Best All Around Article

1997
Jim Checkovich (deceased) – Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Regular Column
Mike Ellis – Don Wallace Best All Around Article
Ken Hill – Lonesome John Devine Best Photography
Dennis Paulsen – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
Andrew Prechtl – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author
Steven Roach – Bill Fivaz Best Article by a Young Numismatist

1998
Mike Ellis – Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Regular Column
Paul Funaiole – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author
Ron Landis – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
Chris Pilliod – Don Wallace Best All Around Article
David Shapiro – Bill Fivaz Best Article by a Young Numismatist
James Wiles – Lonesome John Devine Best Photography

1999
Mike Bozovich – Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Regular Column
Jim Checkovich (deceased) – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
Chris Pilliod – Don Wallace Best All Around Article
Ken Potter – Lonesome John Devine Best Photography
Timothy Potts – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author
Steven Roach – Bill Fivaz Best Article by a Young Numismatist

2000
Simon Sattler – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author
Mike Bozovich  – Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Regular Column
Jim Checkovich (deceased) – Lonesome John Devine Best Photography
L. Donald Koontz – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
David Shapiro – Bill Fivaz Best Article by a Young Numismatist
Mike Diamond  – Don Wallace Best All Around Article

2001
Jim Checkovich (deceased) – Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Regular Column
Coin World – Lonesome John Devine Best Photography
Mike Diamond – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
Mike Diamond – Don Wallace Best All Around Article
Jean-Philippe Fontanille – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author
Cherylin Izuo – Bill Fivaz Best Article by a Young Numismatist

2002
Jim Checkovich (deceased) – Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Regular Column
Jason Craton – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author
Mike Diamond – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
Mike Diamond – Don Wallace Best All Around Article
Ken Potter – Lonesome John Devine Best Photography
Jon Sullivan – Bill Fivaz Best Article by a Young Numismatist

2003
Mike Diamond – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
Ken Glickman – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author
Ken Hill – Lonesome John Devine Best Photography
Jeffrey Swindling – Bill Fivaz Best Article by a Young Numismatist
James Wiles – Don Wallace Best All Around Article
James Wiles – Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Regular Column

2004
Jim Checkovich (deceased) – Alan Herbert (deceased) Best Regular Column
Mike Diamond – Delma K. Romines Best Research Article
Mike Diamond – Don Wallace Best All Around Article
Ken Hill – Lonesome John Devine Best Photography
Ed Eubanks – John Wexler Best Article by a First Time Author

2005

2006

2007
(replaced by  Literary Recognitions for all Errorscope and web site  contributors)

Jim Checkovich (deceased), Mike Diamond, Rick Emery, Paul Funaiole, Spencer Guiley, Robert Knauss, Frank Leone, B.J. Neff, Gene Nichols, Larry Nienaber, Bob Piazza, Ken Potter, Al Raddi, Joe Rizdy, Lee Roschen, Bill Slaughter, Russ Vander Meulen, James Wiles, and Jeff Ylitalo

2008
Nick Brenn, Jim Checkovich (deceased), Charles Daughtrey, Jesse Dean, Mike Diamond, Ehab Eassa, Bob Ezerman, Paul Funaiole, David Golan, Herb Hicks, Gary Hoop, Robert Knauss, Frank Leone, Lee Lydston, B.J. Neff, Gene Nichols, Andy Oskam, Ron Pope, Ken Potter, Al Raddi, Brian Raines, Joe Rizdy, Rich Schemmer, Jon Sullivan, Brian Vaile, Jeff Ylitalo

2009
Roger Beckner, Jim Checkovich (deceased), Charles Daughtrey, Tom DeLorey, Mike Diamond, Ehab Eassa, Robert Ezerman, Edward Fletcher, Jr., Kenneth Jones, Robert Knauss, Frank Leone, Geraint Morgans, B.J. Neff, Bob Piazza, Ken Potter, Al Raddi, Lee Roschen, Michael Rothwell, John Sullivan, Michael Turrini, James Wiles, and Jeff Ylitalo

2010
Gavin Buckley, Mike Diamond, John Gililan, Bill Fivaz, Ed Fletcher, Gary Fortin, The Ike Group, Rachel Irish, Paul Kluth, Zack Lauer, Frank Leone, B. J. Neff, Bob Piazza, Ken Potter, Al Raddi, John Roberts, Jon Sullivan,  John Wexler, James Wiles, and Jeff Ylitalo

2011
Leroy Van Allen, James Wiles, Jeff Ylitalo, Beth Deisher, Mike Diamond, Mike Ellis, Rick Emery, Samuel Ernst, Rachel Irish, Mark Lighterman, David P. Mitchell, B.J. Neff, Andrew J. Oskam, Bob Piazza, Ken Potter, Al Raddi, John P. Sullivan, John Wexler, James Wiles, and Jeff Ylitalo

2012
Joseph E. Au-Franz, Roger W. Beckner, Beth Deisher, Mike Diamond, Erik Elbieh, Mike Ellis, Rick Emery, Rachel Irish, Robert H. Knauss, Don Lannon, Bob Larkin, Mark Lighterman, David P. Mitchell, James Motley, Oscar Ernesto Tiznado Moya, Andrew J. Oskam, Ken Potter, Al Raddi, Lee Roschen, Jon P. Sullivan, Fred Weinberg, James Wiles, and Jeff Ylitalo.

2013
Mike Byers, Daniel Carr, Jason Cuvelier, Doug Davis, Mike Diamond, Mike Ellis, Erik Elbieh, Rachel Irish, Robert H. Knauss, Mark Lighterman, David P. Mitchell, James Motley, Ken Potter, Al Raddi, Jon P. Sullivan, Fred Wienberg, James Wiles, and Jeff Ylitalo

2014
Pete Acampora, Joe Au-Franz, Roger W. Beckner,Joseph A. Ceravone, Jason Cuvelier, Mike Ellis, Ronn Fern, Bill Fivaz, Kevin Flynn, Rachel Irish, Robert H. Knauss, Frank Leone, Mark Lighterman, David P. Mitchell, James Motley, Roger Paulen, Ken Potter, Al Raddi, Jon P. Sullivan, Tanay Wakhare, James Wiles, and Jeff Ylitalo

2015
Pete Acampora, Joe Au-Franz, Joe Ceravone, Jason Cuvelier, Tom DeLory, Mike Diamond, Mike Ellis, Bill Fivaz, Kevin Flynn, Gerald Higgs, Rachel Irish, Robert H. Knauss, Frank Leone, Mark Lighterman, Tom Miller, James Motley, Alex Ness, Roger C. Paulen, Ken Potter, Al Raddi, Joe Rizdy, Jon P. Sullivan, Frank Wolff, James Wiles, Jeff Ylitalo, Tim Clough

2016
Jeff Adams, Pete Apple, Joseph A. Ceravone, Jason Cuvelier, Mike Diamond, Mike Ellis, James (Rick) Emery, Bill Fivaz, Robert H. Knauss, Frank V. Leone, Mark Lighterman, Robert (BJ) Neff, John H. Miller Jr., James Motley, Ken Potter, Al Raddi, Grant Shobar, David Smock, Jon P. Sullivan, Leroy Van Allen, James Wiles, John Wexler, John Whitworth and Jeff Ylitalo

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