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The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) is an educational organization founded in 1979 to support and promote the use and collecting of numismatic literature. Numismatic literature includes books, periodicals, catalogs and other written or printed material relating to coins, medals, tokens, or paper money, ancient or modern, U.S. or worldwide.

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October 15, 2017

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  • The Asylum Award Winners:

    • Jack Collins Award, Best Article by a First-Time Author in 2016: Shanna Berk Schmidt, “The Harlan J. Berk Ltd. Numismatic Library” (v.34 n.2)
    • Joel J. Orosz Award, Best Article of 2016: Christopher Faulker, “In Defense of a Library” (v.34 n.4)
  • Numismatic Literary Guild 2017 Awards:

    • Best Issue, Small-Circulation Club Publications: The Asylum, Autumn 2016, “The Future of Numismatic Literature,” Maria Fanning, Editor
    • Best Column, Small-Circulation Club Publications: “Off the Shelf,” by David Fanning, The Asylum
    • PCGS Education Award: E-Sylum, Wayne Homren, Editor
    • NBS Membership Renewals

      Don't miss an issue of The Asylum and renew your membership today. Renew online at coinbooks.org membership or send a check or money order to: Numismatic Bibliomania Society
      c/o Terry White
      P.O. Box 634
      Canal Winchester, OH 43110

    • The Asylum Author Index has been updated. It is available on the NNP or on The Asylum page.

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Autumn 2017 - The Asylum V35 N3

  • "Bibliomania Origin Stories"
  • Message from the President by Tom Harrison
  • 2017-2019 NBS Board of Trustees Election Results
  • The Asylum’s 2016 Award Winners
  • NBS wins awards for publications
  • 2017 NBS Annual Meeting and Symposium by Joel J. Orosz
  • Increasing Membership in the NBS: Some Preliminary Ideas by YN Kellen Hoard
  • Jon P. Amato, Ph.D. (1940-2017) submitted by Mark Borckardt and Mark Van Winkle

Bibliomania Origin Stories:
Joseph E. Boling, Chris Bower, Bill Daehn, Jeff Dickerson, Joe Foster, Peter Gaspar, David D. Gladfelter, Thomas D. Harrison, Brad Karoleff, David W. Lange, Michael E. Marotta, W. David Perkins, David R. Pickup, Pete Smith, Ray Williams, Bruce Wonder

To read the Online Archive of The Asylum click the link below to the Newman Numismatic Portal/Asylum It will take you directly to The Asylum archive.

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Martin Gengerke has made his book on ANA Auctions Open Source and available for download by NBS Member at no charge. The book can be found on the Resources Page. The book will also be placed on the NBS Wiki so that NBS members can add information to the book.

Photo from the cover of Louis Helfenstein Collection of Large Cents (August 14, 1964). 
				Catalog courtesy of Dan Hamelberg.



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