Last week I published a request for help with our online bibliography project, and the response has been overwhelming. Among the first to offer help were ANS Librarian Elizabeth Hahn and Frank Colletti, author of the Guide Book of the Official Red Book of United States Coins.
Tom Wetter received offers and assistance throughout the week, and we are very encouraged for the success of the project. Below is Tom's status report.
I wanted to express my sincere gratitude to the many NBS Members who took the time to go through the list from last week, and their libraries, and submitted images for the Bibliography. My inbox was deluged with images all week long! I also wanted to state an extra thank you to Mark Borckardt for assisting with some bibliographical clarifications and for providing well over 100 images from his vast library.
In just one week, we added many new "plate books" to the site, uncovered a new binding variant, and discovered that there is more than one known softbound copy of Beistle's Register Of Half Dollar Varieties!
To view how an entry will look when completed, the following two are the best examples at this time:
There is still much more that needs to be done, so please keep checking the "images needed" page at
and keep those images coming!
We've had less luck recruiting knowledgeable writers. We could use some concise text to describe the evolution of some of the major U.S. coin periodicals such as The Numismatist. Can anyone help?
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
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