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The E-Sylum: Volume 16, Number 33, August 10, 2013, Article 3


Collectors across the U.S and the world are heading to Chicago this week for the American Numismatic Association's annual "World's Fair of Money" convention. Here's a reminder of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society events and other happenings E-Sylum readers have reported. We'll start with a repeat of NBS Vice President Marc Ricard's earlier report. -Editor

Marc Ricard writes:

NBS logo The NBS Symposium will be held on Thursday, August 15, from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. in Room 6 of the Stephens Convention Center. Our special guest speaker will be Karl Moulton discussing his new book, "John J. Ford and the Franklin Hoard".

The NBS General Meeting will be held on Friday, August 16, from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. in Room 24 of the Stephens Convention Center. We will have presentations from authors (including Bill Bugert) on their new books, reports from the ANS and ANA Librarians, presentations of the Joel Orosz and Jack Collins Literary Awards, installation of new officers, and an auction of important numismatic literary works that have been donated by our members.

We hope these events will be well attended by Young Numismatists, collectors, and bibliophiles, and if past conventions are any indication of future events, the meetings should be informative and spirited.

Here are some other book-related events readers passed along. -Editor

John Burns Numismatic Literature
Literature dealer John Burns reports that he will be set up at the show at Tables 1351-1352.

Reed Book Signing
Fred Reed writes:

I've got a signing in downtown Chicago on Saturday at noon the last day of the upcoming ANA convention for my new book, Abraham Lincoln: Beyond the American Icon. The event will be held at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, 357 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654 p. (312)944-3085 f. (312)944-5549.

E-Sylum readers can attend the event on their computers. It will be broadcast live and listeners can send in questions that moderator Dam Weinberg will ask the author. The format of the presentation is for the moderator to interview the author. A live audience will also be present to ask questions of the author. Listeners can also order autographed copies of either of my Lincoln books. Those attending the ANA convention are especially invited, but any E-Sylum reader can tune in on

1792: Birth of a Nation's Coinage
Len Augsburger writes:

On Thursday, at 3pm, Joel, myself, and Pete Smith will have a Money Talks presentation, "1792: Birth of a Nation's Coinage" in which we will cover our latest research on the 1792 half disme.

Joel Orosz adds:

In our presentation we will reveal some surprising findings about when and where the 1792 half dismes were struck.

The Numismatourist
Howard Berlin, aka The Numismatourist, will give a “Money Talks” presentation at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago at 4:00pm on Thursday (August15) in Room 13 of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The topic is: When Traveling, Visit a Museum Having a Numismatic Exhibition. Much of the presentation is based on his soon to be released book, “The Numismatourist: The Only World-Wide Travel Guide to Museums, Mints, and Other Places of Interest for the Numismatist.” All E-Sylum readers are welcome to attend.

Paul Hybert, with the Local Exhibit Committee writes:

From the recent issues, I cannot determine if you will be visiting the ANA Convention in suburban Chicago, near O'Hare Airport. On the chance that you might be undecided, maybe I can tempt you with some of this year's Collector Exhibits.

From mentions in the E-Sylum of medals for heroism and things from Pennsylvania, "Pennsylvania Railroad Heroic Service Medals" should interest you. "Dr. Daniel W. Valentine: Profile of a Numismatic Pioneer" should appeal to your interest in numismatists of the past, and "Laban Heath's Counterfeit Detector Microscopes" should appeal to the ephemera collector in you.

Among the eye-catching titles, we have "I Collect Weird Stuff" and "Hwenne Gold Was Smite in Coign." Let me know if you need more convincing -- fifty more exhibits will be on display.

Well, although I initially had plans to attend, it's not going to work this year. I wish everyone a great time, and encourage all E-Sylum readers at the show to take advantage of all the great opportunities to meet up with fellow collectors and soak up the numismatic knowledge. -Editor

Wayne Homren, Editor

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