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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 3, January 20, 2008, Article 4

100 GREATEST WORKS OF AMERICAN NUMISMATIC LITERATURE

As editor David Yoon noted, the next issue of The Asylum
will contain a member survey for the Numismatic Bibliomania
Society's “One Hundred Greatest Works of United States
Numismatic Literature” project.  Len Augsburger is leading
the effort.

He writes: "As discussed at the NBS general meeting at
the Milwaukee 2007 ANA, we are conducting a membership
survey to identify the “One Hundred Greatest Works of
United States Numismatic Literature”.  Our goal is to
form a collective appraisal of the most important United
States literature and to present a new collecting framework
for experienced and novice bibliophiles alike.

"As a first step, the NBS Board has identified a candidate
list of several hundred items which will be published in
the next Asylum issue.  We invite readers to suggest
additional candidates; these will be reviewed and a ballot
will be sent to the NBS membership for voting.

"We purposefully leave the definition of “greatest” open
to each individual member.  This may be the most scholarly,
most influential, most ubiquitous, or even most notorious.
The survey and will reflect the overall opinion of the NBS
membership and results will appear in a future issue of
the Asylum.

"Additionally, an offprint may be prepared illustrating
the One Hundred Greatest works, along with additional
commentary, and future surveys may similarly cover other
numismatic arenas.  Please forward comments and suggestions
on this candidate list to me at leonard_augsburger@hotmail.com."

[If you have strong opinions about American numismatic
literature, this survey is all the more reason to become
an NBS member.  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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