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The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) is an educational association founded in 1979 to support and promote the use and collecting of numismatic literature. Numismatic literature includes books, periodicals, catalogs and other written or printed material relating to coins, medals, tokens, or paper money, ancient or modern, U.S. or worldwide.

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August 11, 2019

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  • NBS Events at the 2019 World's Fair of Money - Rosemont, Illinois - Visit the Events Page for complete information.
  • Back Issues  -  Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are now managing the distribution of back issues of the award-winning journal The Asylum. Back issues are available in limited numbers. An inventory of what's available can be downloaded at numislit.com/pdfs/AsylumBackIssues.pdf. Contact Kolbe & Fanning at orders@numislit.com or (614) 414-0855 to order.
  • The Asylum Author Index has been updated. It is available on the NNP or on The Asylum page.

Thanks to you, The Asylum received the second place award for 2nd Place for ANA Outstanding Specialty Numismatic Publication from the American Numismatic Association in Philadelphia!

Contributions from NBS members like you are what keeps our journal a vibrant quality publication. Please share your photos (JPGs with captions) of NBS members and events from the ANA to nbsasylum@gmail.com by September 1 to be included in The Asylum's Fall issue.

Thank you for sharing your passion for numismatic literature with The Asylum!
Maria Fanning
Editor, The Asylum

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Cover of Asylum V37N2 - Asylym Summer 2019

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NBS 40th Anniversary Issue

V37N2 Table of Contents

  • Message from the President, By Tom Harrison
  • NBS Board of Trustees Slate of Candidates and Election Ballot
  • The Asylum Awards Ballot
  • Reminiscences from dozens of past and present NBS members
  • Remembrances of NBS charter members and numismatic bibliophiles past
  • NBS awards 1986–2018
  • Photos throughout the years provided by our own NBS historian Joel Orosz
  • NBS General Meeting and Symposium at the ANA's World's Fair of Money

Martin Gengerke has made his book on ANA Auctions Open Source and available for download by NBS Member at no charge. The book can be found on the Resources Page. The book will also be placed on the NBS Wiki so that NBS members can add information to the book.



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Photo from the cover of Louis Helfenstein Collection of Large Cents (August 14, 1964)
				Catalog image courtesy of Dan Hamelberg.
Photo from the cover of Louis Helfenstein Collection of Large Cents (August 14, 1964). Catalog image courtesy of Dan Hamelberg.