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Asylum print stylized logo -The Asylumis the official publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. Over the years many interesting original articles have appeared in its pages. The Asylum is published quarterly and is mailed free to all NBS Members. There are currently a limited number of back issues available!

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Submission Guidlines

Articles submitted for publication should be of general interest to readers of The Asylum and pertain to numismatic literature, numismatic personalities, or general numismatic research. Publication and editing are at the sole discretion of the editor.

All submissions should be sent to:
Maria Fanning, Editor
The Asylum
141 W. Johnstown Rd
Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 414-0855

Submission Deadlines

The deadlines for submission are as follows, but may be changed as needed at the editor's discretion. 
Spring Issue(No. 1)February 1st
Summer Issue(No. 2)May 1st
Fall Issue(No. 3)August 1st
Winter Issue(No. 4)Novenber 1st

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Back Cover$1255.5 inches wide x 8 inches tall
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Quarter Page$402.25 inches wide x 3.75 inches tall
  • * A 10% discount may be applied for a full-year committment.
  • ** A 10% discount is available to NBS members and community associations.

Camera-ready copy should be sent to or
Maria Fanning, Editor
The Asylum
141 W. Johnstown Rd
Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 414-0855

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You can access The Asylum Index directly on the NNP (Newman Numismatic Portal)
25-Year Index (2007)
5-Year Supplement (2012)
or you can download the files as PDF documents
25 Year Index
5 Year Supplement
You can also visit the Index Page

Back Issue Ordering Information

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

Contact Kolbe & Fanning at or (614) 414-0855 to order.

Current Issue

Cover of Current Issue of the Asylym
  • Message from the President, By Tom Harrison
  • The Coinage of San Serriffe By Pete Smith
  • Raised as a Numismatist by Aaron Oppenheim
  • Valentine‚Äôs 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

To read the Online Archive of The Asylum visit this link to the Newman Numismatic Portal/Asylum. It will take you directly to The Asylum or click on the NNP image below to go directly to the NNP Main page.



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