Dr. Sol Taylor

Signal Coin Columnist a Triple Winner

Sol Taylor
Signal coin columnist Sol Taylor hoists the three plaques he took home from the Numismatic Literary Guild's 2006 awards banquet Aug. 17 in Denver. (Photo: Susan Shapiro)

By Signal Staff
The Signal
Saturday, August 26, 2006

ol Taylor, coin columnist for The Signal, won three top prizes in the Numismatic Literary Guild's 2006 Writers' Competition. Awards were handed out Aug. 17 in Denver in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association's annual summer convention.
    Taylor, 75, of Sherman Oaks, won the Maurice M. Gould Memorial Award for best column in a non-numismatic newspaper. Taylor's column, "Making Cents," appears Saturdays in The Signal.
    A collector since 1937 and author of "The Standard Guide to the Lincoln Cent," Taylor also won the prize for best article in a non-numismatic publication for "Beware of Buying Coins at Swap Meets, Garage Sales." Published in The Signal on Oct. 1, 2005, Taylor's piece points out the pitfalls of buying fake and altered coins that frequently show up for sale in such locations.

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    Taylor and The Signal took another top prize for best Web site by a non-numismatic organization — soltaylor.com — where Taylor's Signal columns and other coin-related information can be found. The site is maintained by Signal Senior Editor Leon Worden.
    Worden, who writes for COINage, the largest numismatic monthly, won the NLG award for best coin article in a U.S. coin magazine for "National Treasure," the story of an English gold penny of the early Middle Ages that was involved in a cultural property dispute when an American dealer purchased it and wanted to export it to the United States. The only gold coin to depict King Coenwulf (AD 796-821) and the only coin of any kind with an inscription indicating that money of the period was manufactured in a trading settlement outside of London's Roman walls, it ended up in the British Museum in February.
    The Numismatic Literary Guild is the professional association of all numismatic writers in all media.