BLUESHEET: CDN RECEIVES NLG AWARD FOR “BEST PRICE GUIDE NEWSLETTER OR MAGAZINE”

CDN Publishing · Aug 16, 2017
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The Numismatic Literary Guild held their annual banquet on the evening of August 3rd during the ANA World’s Fair of Money show in Denver, Colorado. Numerous awards are





The Numismatic Literary Guild held their annual banquet on the evening of August 3rd during the ANA World’s Fair of Money show in Denver, Colorado. Numerous awards are given annually by the elite organization in categories spanning the range of numismatic-related literature. This year, CDN was honored with the award in the “Best Price Guide Newsletter or Magazine” category for our dedicated work in he role of independently pricing rare coins.

CDN Publisher, John Feigenbaum, was named specifically in the presentation of the award, however, according to Feigenbaum, “I can take no personal credit for quality of work we do here at CDN. I work with a wonderful team of dedicated professionals and we ALL are committed to the honest, unbiased pricing and presentation of United States coins and currency, and now Modern Chinese issues. We all work incredibly hard at this and we’re constantly innovating to bring our prices to coin dealers in the most efficient manner possible. While we will always honor our readers with printed publications, we have also recently added our pricing to our web site, and soon to a dedicated smartphone app. We have also recently created retail pricing branded Collector’s Price Guide, or CPG. CPG values are available free to all web site visitors and now published in print in the ANA Numismatist magazine.” Feigenbaum concluded to say that “those of us at CDN genuinely appreciate the honorarium from NLG, and we are dedicated to continuing our efforts.”

A partial listing of this year’s Numismatic Literary Guild award recipients is as follows:

BOOK OF THE YEAR: 1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage, by Pete Smith, Joel Orosz and Leonard Augsburger

BEST SPECIALIZED U.S. COINS BOOK (tie): The $2½ and $5 Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt, by Allan Schein and Bust Dime Variety Identification Guide, by Winston Zack, Louis Scuderi and Michael Sherrill

BEST COIN ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES: “Sizes Matter,” COINage, Tom DeLorey

BEST PAPER MONEY ARTICLE: “Women Find a Place on Three U.S. Bank Notes,” Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, COINage

BEST COLUMN: “My Two Cents’ Worth,” Ed Reiter, COINage

LARGE-CIRCULATION AND OTHER NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS:

BEST COIN ARTICLE: “125 Years of Collecting With the American Numismatic Association,” by Q. David Bowers, The Numismatist

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS:

BEST SPOT NEWS STORY: “Doubled-Die 2015 Cent Identified,” by Ken Potter, Numismatic News

BEST COIN ARTICLE: “A Numismatic Trip to the Museum,” by Steve Roach, Coin World

BEST PAPER MONEY ARTICLE: “Notes Forever Tied to Wild Bunch: Pinkertons Used Serial Numbers to Track Rail Heist Loot,” by Robert R. Van Ryzin, Bank Note Reporter

INTERNET WEB SITES:

BEST WEB SITE COIN ARTICLE: “The Pogue Family Coin Collection,” by Greg Reynolds, CoinWeek.com

BEST ONLINE COLUMN: “Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each,” by Greg Reynolds, CoinWeek.com

BEST ONLINE NEWS WEB SITE: CoinWeek.com, Charles Morgan, Editor; Hubert Walker, Assistant Editor; Scott Purvis, Webmaster

BEST DEALER WEB SITE: Coins.HA.com, Heritage Auctions, Paul Minshull, Michael Weems, Brian Shipman, Ryan Sokol and Stewart Huckaby

BEST NON-TRADE WEBSITE: www.NumiStorica.com, Robert Korver, Webmaster

BEST INTERNET BLOG: “The Buzz,” David C. Harper, Numismatic News

BEST NON-NUMISMATIC PRESS WEB SITE: Set Investigates, Beaumont, Texas, Jerry Jordan, Webmaster and Publisher

AUCTION CATALOGS:

BEST AUCTION CATALOG, COINS AND CURRENCY: “The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part V,” March 2017, Stack’s Bowers Galleries

NEWSLETTERS:

THE LEE MARTIN FOUNDER’S AWARD for Best Investment Newsletter: Maurice H. Rosen, The Rosen Numismatic Advisory

BEST DEALER-PUBLISHED NEWSLETTER OR MAGAZINE: Liberty’s Outlook, Patrick A. Heller

BEST PRICE GUIDE NEWSLETTER OR MAGAZINE: The Coin Dealer Newsletter, John Feigenbaum, Publisher

Comments (2)

  • STEVE WILSON

    A question for you and your readers, Heritage just raised it's buyers premium to 20%. This is the second increase in five years. How much higher do you think they can go before the potential buyers move to other sites? Are they so dominant that they can control their fees indefinitely?

    Sunday, August 20, 2017 1:44 PM EST
    • John Feigenbaum

      Personally, I think Heritage is following the market with this decision. Stacks-Bowers went to 20% first so it was natural for Heritage to follow. Both companies are in the "full service" live auction space and the costs for such operations are very high. Savvy consignors can negotiate favorable terms so we encourage you to do that. When bidding, simply factor the new buyer's fee appropriately. In answer to your question about the "threshold" at which buyers will trade out Heritage for other companies, I don't know if anyone truly knows the answer. I think buyers will always try to pay the same "net" amount. If a coin is worth $1200 to you, you should bid accordingly (i.e. $1000 with 20% buyers fee.) So the bigger question is whether they will lose consignors, but again, not sure the dangers there because a seasoned coin dealer/advanced collector knows that he/she can negotiate with both firms for the best possible deal.

      Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:30 AM EST
  • Glenn Saylor

    John, The award is well deserved by you and your staff. CDN's efforts have made coin collecting better for all parties involved-- coin dealers, collectors, and investors. Keep up the great work.

    Friday, August 18, 2017 10:35 AM EST
    • John Feigenbaum

      Thank you!!!

      Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:26 AM EST

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