I bestirred myself to add Kabir Sehgal's Coined to my library, and one of the
first things I checked was the identity of the "oddball" numismatists (to use reviewer Jessica Pressler's term),
interviewed by the author in Chapter 8, Gilt Complex.
A number are interviewed, and more are quoted. Two of the interviewees stand out as NBS and E-Sylum stalwarts, namely Howard
Daniel and Harvey Stack.
Howard is identified by Sehgal as "the Satan of numismatics" for his brutal honesty, and Harvey is identified as the Dean of
coin dealers for his seniority in the field.
Among those quoted is another E-Sylum standby, D. Wayne (Dick) Johnson.
If these are the kind of people Ms. Pressler considers "oddballs," I'm happy to be counted among them!