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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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February 18, 2024

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  • The Awards Page has been updated to show 2021 winners! NBS Awards Page
  • New NBS PodcastNumismatic Bibliographies, with David Fanning, interview by Lianna Spurrier. Podcasts can be heard here.
  • 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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NBS Podcasts

NBS commissioned Lianna Spurrier to produce a bimonthly podcast for NBS. Below are the current 4 NBS Bibliotalk Podcasts to date:

  • Episode 16 - The Canadian Numismatic Bibliography, with Daryl Atchison
  • Episode 15 - Collection Highlights, with Dan Hamelberg
  • Episode 14 - The ANA Library, with Akio Lis
  • Episode 13 - Numismatics in American Universities, with Kellen Hoard
  • Episode 12 - Civil War Tokens, with Cole Hendrickson

ALL Podcasts can be heard  here.

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

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Vol. 41 No. 4 Table of Contents

The Asylum Winter 2023

In this issue:

  • George Kolbe Retires From Bookselling By Kolbe & Fanning
  • A Bookbinder’s Journey, Part 2: Putting It Together By Jeff Dickerson
  • Book Review: Kushan Mystique By David Jongeward Reviewed by David F. Fanning
  • The Hart Plate of Early American Paper Money By Leonard Augsburger
  • ASSOCIATIONS • Autographs • Annotations • Inscriptions: The Robert D. Bruce Copy of the Supplemented Manual of Gold and Silver Coins of all Nations: The Banquo’s Ghost of American Numismatics By Joel J. Orosz
  • The Ugliest Book in my Library and a Life Less Ordinary By Darryl A. Atchison, F.C.N.R.S.
  • History of the Coin Circulation in Cuba By Roberto Menchaca García

Click on the link below for free PDF Copy of the Summer Issue V38N2:

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.<<

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