Welcome to NBS
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.
This Week's E-Sylum
March 17, 2019
- WAYNE'S WORDS: THE E-SYLUM MARCH 11, 2019
- NBS GAINS TAX-EXEMPT STATUS
- HAMELBERG LIBRARY TOUR SURVEY
- BANKNOTE BOOK CUBA CHAPTER PUBLISHED
- BOOK REVIEW: 100 GREATEST ANCIENT COINS, 2ND ED.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1 to be included in The Asylum's Fall issue.
Thank you for sharing your passion for numismatic literature with The Asylum!
Editor, The Asylum
V37N1 Table of Contents
- Message from the President, By Tom Harrison
The Coinage of San SerriffeBy Pete Smith
Raised as a Numismatistby Aaron Oppenheim
Valentine’s DayBy David Pickup
United States Numismatic Literature and a Surprising FindBy Cole Hendrickson
Intaglio Printing & Wiping PaperBy Bob Bednar
The Coin CollectorBy Ray Williams
My Dad, His Bank and How to Start Collecting CoinsBy David Pickup
A Casual Discussion at the ANS: A follow up to An Afternoon at Princeton UniversityBy Ray Williams
The Sheriff and the Switcher: An AfternoteBy Joel J. Orosz
Lauer's Musterkarte 28: Within a Rare Catalog, an Even Rarer OneBy 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.