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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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September 13, 2020

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NBS PodCast

NBS commissioned Lianna Spurrier to produce a quarterly podcast for NBS. Below are NBS Bibliotalk Podcasts to date:
Episode 1 - Louisville vs. Lawrenceville
Episode 2 - 300 Linear feet of Books
Episode 3 - The ANS Library, with David Hill
Episoed 4 - A Gengerke Set, with Dan Hamelberg

NBS Podcasts are also on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

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Summer 2020

The Asylum Special Issue: "Evolution of a Numismatic Library" To help all numismatic bibliophiles through this stressful time, we are offering The Asylum's Summer 2020 Special Issue, "Evolution of a Numismatic Library, Part 1" free to everyone. Download your copy of this special theme issue and share our love of numismatic literature.

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Free PDF of Asylum V38N2 Summer 2020

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.

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.


  • Bid on great numismatic literature and donate to the NBS at the same time! This year's NBS Fundraising Auction is entirely by mail bid this year. Download the catalogue and send your bids to df@numislit.com by 6:00PM, Monday August 31, and help support numismatic literature.
  • The NBS will be holding our General Meeting during the Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium via Zoom on August 28, 2020 at 11:00AM. Registration includes links to all presentations August 28–29, including those by many NBS members.
    Register Here.
    Download the Symposium Schedule Here
  • The Aaron Feldman Exhibit Awards for 2019 were First Place to Michael Shutterly and Second to Marc Charles Ricard. Michael Shutterly's exhibit can be seen Buy the Books for the Coin
  • 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.



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