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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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This Week's E-Sylum

April 21, 2019

  • WAYNE'S WORDS: THE E-SYLUM APRIL 21, 2019
  • KOLBE & FANNING SALE 152 CLOSES APRIL 27, 2019
  • WORKMAN BOOKS ANNOUNCES MAY 11, 2019 SALE
  • NEW BOOK: THE GOLD COINAGE OF BELGIUM
  • NEW BOOK: THE ANIMAL VICTORIA CROSS

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    Announcements

    • 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.
    • Happy Birthday NBS! Maria Fanning is collecting remembrances for a special Anniversary "Asylum" Edition. Send pictures and information to nbsasylum@gmail.com by April 15th 2019.
    • The Asylum received the second place award for Outstanding Specialty Numismatic Publication from the American Numismatic Association in Philadelphia!
    • 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

    Image of NBS's 2nd place award from ANA for Outstanding Specialty Numismatic Publication

    Cover of Asylum V37N1 - Asylym Spring 2019

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    V37N1 Table of Contents

    • Message from the President, By Tom Harrison
    • The Coinage of San Serriffe By Pete Smith
    • Raised as a Numismatist by Aaron Oppenheim
    • Valentine’s Day By David Pickup
    • United States Numismatic Literature and a Surprising Find By Cole Hendrickson
    • Intaglio Printing & Wiping Paper By Bob Bednar
    • The Coin Collector By Ray Williams
    • My Dad, His Bank and How to Start Collecting Coins By David Pickup
    • A Casual Discussion at the ANS: A follow up to An Afternoon at Princeton University By Ray Williams
    • The Sheriff and the Switcher: An Afternote By Joel J. Orosz
    • Lauer's Musterkarte 28: Within a Rare Catalog, an Even Rarer One By David D. Gladfelter

    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.