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October 25, 2020

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Autumn 2020

The Asylum Special Issue: "Evolution of a Numismatic Library, Part 2"
plus, reports from the NBS Annual General Meeting.
Congratulations to all of the members who helped The Asylum win First Place in the American Numismatic Association's Outstanding Specialty Numismatic Publication award! It is your contributions that keep this journal so vibrant.
The deadline for our next issue will be November 1, 2020. Keep those stories coming!

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. 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.


  • 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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