I just checked the version that I am using with Energia v17 and it worked with no problem on the F5529. I've used it with a number of different LaunchPads and several versions of Energia without a problem. There is a wiring schematic in the wiki as well as a description in the code.
I suppose there could be differences in the NFC readers, or maybe you have a bad reader, or cards. But the first thing to do is to check and double check the way you have wired it up.