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REPORT ON THE 2009 NBS NUMISMATIC LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
John Adams writes:
Q. David Bowers was accorded a full house for the 2009 NBS Symposium. The ostensible topic of the Symposium was Dave's new book, The Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coinage. This outstanding addition to our literature was referenced from time to time but, more often, the audience was treated to a wealth of anecdotes about numismatists and numismatics in general. To say that we were "riveted" is understatement.
Dave donated a hardcover edition of The Encyclopedia, which was then passed around for the signatures/home towns of all those in attendance. This marvelous memorial of the occasion was auctioned the following day at our regular NBS meeting, where it fetched $7500 ! QDB was present to see just how much we bibliophiles think of this great author.
Dave Bowers adds:
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society Symposium was very well attended, and everyone seemed to enjoy the presentation. The convention itself was very enjoyable, and at the Stack's bourse table, quite a bit of business was done. However, public attendance seemed to be very low, and some dealers said this was the slowest ANA Convention in recent memory. For me, the event was quite enjoyable, as I enjoyed seeing people, attending events, and the like.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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