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The E-Sylum: Volume 18, Number 31, August 2, 2015, Article 39


There are lots of great presentations and events coming up at this month's American Numismatic Association Worlds' Fair of Money in addition to the NBS events discussed above. Here are a few readers have passed along. Thanks. -Editor

Numismatic Literary Guild Symposium
Scott Travers passed along this information:

Numismatic Literary Guild Symposium
10 am on Thursday, August 13th, at the convention center

"The Internet's Impact on Numismatic Journalism"
Moderated by Charles Morgan of, who will also be a speaker

Charles will be joined by Wayne Homren, editor of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society’s weekly e-publication, The E-Sylum. Two other prominent speakers will join them and will be announced.

Remember, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), and the Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) are two separate organizations. Each is hosting its own symposium. Yours truly will be at both, and I'm looking forward to two stimulating sessions. I may have to pack a lunch that day. -Editor

Early Half Dollar Book Signing
Steve Tompkins writes:

Early United States Half Dollars I just wanted to say thank you to all those who have pre-ordered a copy of my Early Half Dollar book and to let you know that I will have the finished books with me at the upcoming ANA. I pick them up on Monday 8/10, so I will be unable to ship any until the following Monday. I will however be happy to deliver any that were pre-ordered directly at the show.

Speaking of pre-orders…I am extending the special price of $79 until 8/8. So if you have been putting it off, you better get your order in before the 8th to save some money! See:

Also I will be doing a book signing on Thursday from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm and on Friday from 2 pm - 3 pm at the Central States Numismatic Society table - #1948. There will be books available for sale at the table throughout the show, but at the normal cover price of $89. Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!

The Workflow of the First United States Mint
In today's JR Newsletter, a publication of the John Reich Collectors Society (JRCS) David Finkelstein writes:

I will be conducting a Money Talks presentation at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago on Wednesday, August 12th at 4:00 PM in Room 6. My presentation is titled “The Workflow of the First United States Mint”. Mint related documents from the National Archives and Library of Congress that were not previously included in my John Reich Newsletter articles have been incorporated into my presentation.

I've been following David's John Reich Newsletter articles, and they offer a wonderful glimpse into the working of our nation's first mint. Bibliophiles and researchers should find this of interest. -Editor

Armenian Numismatic Roundtable
Leon Saryan writes:

An Armenian numismatic roundtable will be held in conjunction with the Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money. Scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 2 PM., Room 24 of the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, the two hour meeting will feature an open discussion led by noted dealer Frank Kovacs and researcher L. A. Saryan.

All aspects of Armenian numismatics and artifacts are fair game--ranging from the ancient period to modern times--coins, medals, paper ephemera, metal work, art, and anything else you might wish to discuss. Bring your items for show and tell, or to sell or exchange. The program is sponsored by the newly formed Armenian Numismatic and Antiquities Society, and is open to all interested persons free of charge

For more information about the Armenian Numismatic and Antiquities Society, see:

Civil War Token Society Programs

Susan Trask forwarded this information on programs offered by the Civil War Token Society. Thanks. -Editor

Monitor Civil War Token The Excitement & Potential of Patriotic Civil War Tokens:
A New Book & the Market Place
Q. David Bowers & Susan Trask

Join Dave and Susan in this exciting presentation of Patriotic Civil War Tokens. See what the 6th Edition of Fuld’s Patriotic Civil War Tokens holds for the collector. Enjoy the narrative and pictures of some of the most interesting of Patriotic Tokens. The presentation begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, August 13th at the ANA World's Fair of Money in Chicago.

Johnson Island Sutler scrip Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island
The Story of a Prisoner Of War Camp and Related Sutler Scrip
by Thomas Reed and Susan Trask
Thursday Aug 13, 2015 4:00 pm

Confederate Officers imprisoned on an island north of Sandusky, Ohio in Lake Erie. What was daily life like? What about the chance of escape? What was offered for sale by the camp sutler to make life easier?

Chicago Host Committee Compiles Program Details
Paul Hybert writes:

Many clubs meet at the ANA convention, and some offer a featured speaker and program. Although the speakers at the Money Talks program are listed in the show guide, as are the speakers at the Sundman Lecture Series, the featured speakers at club meetings usually are not in the show guide. (The details are often finalized after the show guide is printed, and the details are subject to change.)

As an experiment this year, the local host committee is trying to collect the details of the featured programs at club meetings. A sparse first effort is available at:

Thanks! This is a great service. These talks and get-togethers can be the best part of a convention. Keep checking this page during the lead-up to the show and mark your calendars. Don't miss out on presentations of special interest to you. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:

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