Two Awards for David W. Lange

Posted on 8/26/2010

NGC Research Director David W. Lange received two awards during this year’s ANA World’s Fair of Money.



Lange signs copies of the
new edition of A Guide Book
of Modern US Proof Sets
.

It was a busy week for NGC Research Director David W. Lange. In addition to a book release, he received two literary awards during the ANA’s 2010 flagship convention, the World’s Fair of Money. It began with the release of the second edition of David Lange's book A Guide Book of Modern US Proof Sets. Now in full color, it is the definitive guide to US Proof Sets from 1936 to date.

Lange’s article in March 2009 issue of the the Numismatist, "Earl & Koehler: Portland’s Publishing Pioneers," earned him the first place Wayte and Olga Raymond Memorial Literary Award. The article chronicles two enthusiasts who produced a series of coin boards during the Great Depression. Their bonus collection cards, so called because they offered to pay a bonus for each card filled with coins, are rare and highly sought-after today. Lange has also authored the authoritative reference on coin boards, Coin Collecting Boards of the 1930s and 1940s: A Complete History, Catalog and Value Guide.

Lange also received a Numismatic Literary Guild Award for best column in a large publication for USA Coin Album, which appears monthly in the Numismatist. Since its inception, articles in this column have examined US coins of different mints and eras, their legends, date logotypes and even their beaded borders. Each month, he tells a rich story full of interesting facts and figures. The column is also archived on NGC’s website: USA Coin Album.