My two cents worth about the '100 Greatest Works of American Numismatic Literature': For a numismatic bibliophile with a small but expanding library, the list is invaluable. It simply offers an amazing compilation of titles to peruse (many I never knew existed), from which I can cherry pick those that interest me, seek out and purchase on the aftermarket. What a fantastic resource to have at your fingertips!
Those of us who've been around numismatic literature for a while tend to take a lot for granted. Back in the day when I got started in this realm, there were some lists to go by, but they seemed to be at one extreme or the other - either short lists of five or six recommended works, or a complete bibliography listing everything under the sun - hundreds or even thousands of titles. A "top 100" list vetted by experienced collectors would have been very useful to me. So I'm looking forward to the book and expect it will provide a boost to the hobby. -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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