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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 17, April 25, 2010, Article 10

ON THE KRAUSE PUBLICATIONS NUMISMATIC LIBRARY

Regarding Bruce Smith's mention of the Krause Publications numismatic library, David Ganz writes:

Ganz 14 Bits Rollie Finner wasn't the only person who used the Krause Publications library late at night and on weekends. During my tour of KP Duty, May 1973 (after graduating from Georgetown's Foreign Service School) to Jan 1974 (when I entered law school in New York), when I was assistant editor of Numismatic News, I spent a lot of time in the library.

I was reading old minutes of the Bicentennial coin & medal advisory panel on which Cliff Mishler served, and put together the annotated version of America's Bicentennial Coin Story which was published in The Numismatist from March to June, 1975.

I spent hundreds of hours there, the footnotes of which (more than 500) remain an exhaustive study of that whole process. The article was later updated and published in book form as 14 bits by Three Continents Press in Washington. The book included a number of Congressional documents which complete the tale of America's bicentennial coinage.

My researching days at Krause were great numismatic fun because of the breadth of the library.

I scanned an image of the cover of my copy of David's book, 14 Bits. It's a scarce title, and one that I'm glad to have in my library. I'd love to see more monographs like this published, collecting articles from the weekly and monthly numismatic publications in handy book form. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: AN OVERLOOKED RESOURCE: COIN CLUB MEETING REPORTS (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n16a16.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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