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Events At The Rosemont
2014 ANA Convention


NBS Symposium

The annual Symposium of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) will feature the presentation What it Takes to Get your Numismatic Book or Article in Print: HOW TO RESEARCH, WRITE, AND HAVE IT PUBLISHED by distinguished NBS members, Q. David Bowers and Dennis Tucker. This NBS event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 42 of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, as part of the American Numismatic Association’s “World’s Fair of Money.” A question and answer session will follow immediately. The NBS Symposium is open to all ANA convention goers.

Attendees will learn the keys to producing successful books and articles from two noted experts. As publisher at Whitman Publishing LLC, Dennis Tucker is the gatekeeper for incoming manuscripts and ideas for the world’s largest numismatic publisher. A leading hobby booster for 80 years, Whitman Publishing has put millions of books, supplies, folders, and albums in the hands of new collectors, young and old, in addition to publishing many books for more advanced numismatists.

Q. David Bowers is author of more than 50 award winning numismatic books, hundreds of articles and is a noted rare coin dealer, currently Chairman Emeritus of Stack’s Bowers, of Irvine, California; New York City; Wolfeboro, NH; Paris and Hong Kong. Both Bowers and Tucker are longtime Numismatic Bibliomania Society members.

Thursday, Aug. 7

Numismatic Bibliomania Society's Symposium
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Q. David Bowers and Dennis Tucker
What it Takes to Get your Numismatic Book or Article in Print: HOW TO RESEARCH, WRITE, AND HAVE IT PUBLISHED
Room 42
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Numismatic Bibliomania Society Board Meeting
1-2:30 p.m.
Room 43
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Friday, Aug. 8

Numismatic Bibliomania Society General Meeting
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wayne Homren
The Past, Present and Future of Online Numismatics
Room 42
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center


The schedule of Numismatic Bibliomania Society events at the 2014 Chicago World's Fair of Money is still being finalized. But President Marc Ricard informs me that the auction should contain some rarities and that Dan Hamelberg has some rare documents he'll bring for show and tell. Here's some information on Dan's documents.

Dan Hamelberg writes:
The primary document is the Congressional Act creating the Mint signed by Jefferson as Secretary of State. As you know, Jefferson had a major impact on the establishment of the first U.S. Mint, and had an important role in determining the structure of coinage. Additionally, I will bring to the meeting the cover page of the appointment of Henry Voigt as the first coiner to the U.S. Mint signed by Jefferson. I will also be bringing the 1790 copy of Jefferson's work on weights, measures, and coins.

To top it off, I will bring the first English version of Jefferson's Notes on Virginia with map. This is not a numismatic item, but it goes along well with the other items.