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The Asylum is the official publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. Over the years many interesting original articles have appeared in its pages. The Asylum is published quarterly and is mailed free to all NBS Members. There are currently a limited number of back issues available!

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Submission Guidlines

Articles submitted for publication should be of general interest to readers of The Asylum and pertain to numismatic literature, numismatic personalities, or general numismatic research. Publication and editing are at the sole discretion of the editor.

All submissions should be sent to:
Maria Fanning, Editor
The Asylum
141 W. Johnstown Rd
Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 414-0855

Submission Deadlines

The deadlines for submission are as follows, but may be changed as needed at the editor's discretion. 
Spring Issue(No. 1)February 1st
Summer Issue(No. 2)May 1st
Fall Issue(No. 3)August 1st
Winter Issue(No. 4)Novenber 1st

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Maria Fanning, Editor
The Asylum
141 W. Johnstown Rd
Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 414-0855

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You can access The Asylum Index directly on the NNP (Newman Numismatic Portal)
25-Year Index (2007)
5-Year Supplement (2012)
or you can download the files as PDF documents
25 Year Index
5 Year Supplement
You can also visit the Index Page

Back Issue Ordering Information

Back Issues of The Asylum are available at $5.00 each or 13 for the price of 12 at $60.00. Note: Complete Indexes (through 2002) by Author and by Subject are available for viewing online at: Author Index and Subject Index.

You may download a complete list of back issues available Back Issue Order Form (PDF) or Back Issue order Form (DOC) Mail entire list with your check or money order. Make check or money order payable to:

Numismatic Bibliomania Society
c/o Terry White
P.O. Box 39
Hilliard, OH 43026

Latest Issue

Asylum Vol 34, No. 4
  • In Defense of a Library by Christopher Faulkner
  • Circular for Haseltine Type Table Catalogue and Sale by W. David Perkins
  • A Word to Coin Collectors (About Numismatic Mania, from 1878) by Joel J. Orosz
  • In Remembrance of Linda Louise Kolbe 1942–2016
  • The Life of Samuel Pozzi by Shanna Schmidt
  • Off the Shelf: Thomas Wyatt and the Birth of Numismatic Fraud in the United States by David F. Fanning
  • Book Review — Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman by David Gladfelter

To read the Online Archive of The Asylum visit this link to the Newman Numismatic Portal/Asylum. It will take you directly to The Asylum or click on the NNP image below to go directly to the NNP Main page.

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