Best Article

Literary Award for Best Article in The Nor’wester

1st place winners receive a small plaque and cash prize, and are recognized on a perpetual plaque maintained by the PNNA.

2020 (for 2nd Q 2019 – 1st Q 2020 editions)

3rd Q 2019 cover of The Nor'wester
3rd Q 2019 cover of The Nor’wester

1st Place – “Apollo 11 Medals” by Eric Holcomb. See 3rd Q 2019 edition of The Nor’wester. (Image of cover above.)
2nd Place – “Manganese, an Almost Unknown Metal in Coins” by Mark Benvenuto. See 2nd Q 2019 edition of The Nor’wester.
3rd Place – “Intaglio Engraving in Four Days: My Experience at the ANA Summer Seminar 2019,” by Alexander Mous. See 4th Q 2019 edition of The Nor’wester.

2019 (for 2nd Q 2018 – 1st Q 2019 editions)

Tony Kalt - 2019 literary award
Tony Kalt (left) – James Reinders (right)

1st Place – “Robert Scot: First Appointed Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint” by Bill Nyberg. See 2nd Q 2018 edition of The Nor’wester.
Bill was not present, so the award plaque will be mailed to him.
2nd Place – “Courtesy Autographs by Signers of U.S. Currency” by Tony Kalt. See 3rd Q 2018 edition of The Nor’wester. Photo: Tony Kalt (left) accepts the 2nd place best article award from James Reinders (right).
3rd Place – “The Irony of the Everlasting Precious 10 Mon” by Alexander Mous. See 1st Q 2019 edition of The Nor’wester. Alex was not present, so the award certificate was mailed.

2018 (for 2nd Q 2017 – 1st Q 2018 editions)

Tom Tullis - 2018 literary award
Tom Tullis (left) – James Reinders (right)

1st Place – “The Wright Brothers and a National Bank President” by Tom Tullis. See 2nd Q 2017 edition of The Nor’wester. Photo: Tom Tullis (left) accepts the 1st place best article award from James Reinders (right).
2nd Place – “An Annual Medal – One Club’s Tradition” by Tony Kalt. See 1st Q 2018 edition of The Nor’wester.
3rd Place – “North and South, the Strangest Metals” by Mark Benvenuto. See 3rd Q 2017 edition of The Nor’wester.

2017 (for 2nd Q 2016 – 1st Q 2017 editions)

Tom Tullis - 2017 literary award
Tom Tullis (left) – James Reinders (right)

1st Place – “Letters to the Rescue” by Tom Tullis. See 2nd Q 2016 edition of The Nor’wester. Photo: Tom Tullis (left) accepts the 1st place best article award from James Reinders (right).
2nd Place – “Year 1 C.E.: The Earliest Lifetime Portrait of a Biblical Ruler” by Jean-Philippe Fontanille. See 3rd Q 2016 edition of The Nor’wester.
3rd Place – “Dollars – North, Middle and South” by Mark Benvenuto. See 4th Q 2016 edition of The Nor’wester.

2016 (for 2nd Q 2015 – 1st Q 2016 editions)

Ed Fischer - 2016 literary award
Danny Bisgaard (left) – Ed Fischer (right)

1st Place – “Honoring the Olympics, North and South” by Mark Benvenuto. See 4th Q 2015 edition of The Nor’wester.
2nd Place – “PNNA Adult Scholarship Report” by Ed Fischer. See 4th Q 2015 edition of The Nor’wester. Photo: Ed Fischer (right) accepts the 2nd place best article award from Danny Bisgaard (left).
3rd Place –“PNNA YN Scholarship Report” by Ben Mous. See 4th Q 2015 edition of The Nor’wester.

2015 (for 2nd Q 2014 – 1st Q 2015 editions)

Howard Daniel - 2015 literary award
Howard Daniel

1st Place – “Lao Coins & Currency” by Howard A. Daniel III.
See 3rd Q 2014 edition of The Nor’wester. Photo: Howard Daniel speaking about the same topic at the 2014 PNNA convention in Tukwila.
2nd Place – “Dollar Coins North and South” by Mark Benvenuto.
See 4th Q 2014 edition of The Nor’wester.

2014 (for 4th Q 2013 – 1st Q 2014 editions)

Ron Engholm - 2014 literary award
Danny Bisgaard (left) – Ron Engholm (right)

1st Place – “Quarters North and South” by Mark Benvenuto.
See 1st Q 2014 edition of The Nor’wester.
2nd Place – “ANA Summer Seminar 2013” by Ronald Engholm.
See 4th Q 2013 edition of The Nor’wester. Photo: Ron Engholm (right), Salem Numismatic Society member and new PNNA board member, received a 2nd place literary award from PNNA president Danny Bisgaard (left).