Welcome to NBS
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) is an educational association founded in 1979 to support and promote the use and collecting of numismatic literature. Numismatic literature includes books, periodicals, catalogs and other written or printed material relating to coins, medals, tokens, or paper money, ancient or modern, U.S. or worldwide.
NBS Membership Renewal Time!
Please renew your membership in the NBS to continue receiving The Asylum in 2019. Go to coinbooks.org/about/membership.html to pay by PayPal or download a membership form today. Your current expiration date is printed to the right of your name on your subscription envelope, which should be arriving soon.
This Week's E-Sylum
December 9, 2018
- WAYNE'S WORDS: THE E-SYLUM DECEMBER 9, 2018
- NEW BOOK: MONNAIES ROYALES FRANÇAISES, 40TH EDITION
- NEW BOOK: ECUADORIAN COINS
- NEW BOOK: THE IBNS INTRODUCTION TO BANKNOTES
- BOOK REVIEW: SO-CALLED DOLLARS PACIFIC COAST EXPOS
- Back Issues - Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are now managing the distribution of back issues of the award-winning journal The Asylum. Back issues are available in limited numbers. An inventory of what’s available can be downloaded at numislit.com/pdfs/AsylumBackIssues.pdf. Contact Kolbe & Fanning at email@example.com or (614) 414-0855 to order.
- Happy Birthday NBS! Maria Fanning is collecting remembrances for a special Anniversary "Asylum" Edition. Send pictures and information to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15th 2019.
- The Asylum received the second place award for Outstanding Specialty Numismatic Publication from the American Numismatic Association in Philadelphia!
- The Asylum Author Index has been updated. It is available on the NNP or on The Asylum page.
Thanks to you, The Asylum received the second place award for 2nd Place for ANA Outstanding Specialty Numismatic Publication from the American Numismatic Association in Philadelphia!
Contributions from NBS members like you are what keeps our journal a vibrant quality publication. Please share your photos (JPGs with captions) of NBS members and events from the ANA to email@example.com by September 1 to be included in The Asylum's Fall issue.
Thank you for sharing your passion for numismatic literature with The Asylum!
Editor, The Asylum
Message from the PresidentBy Tom Harrison
Del Bland (1933–2018)By David F. Fanning
An Afternoon at Princeton UniversityBy Ray Williams
Off the Shelf: A Deluxe Edition of an 1899 German Sale of American CoinsBy David F. Fanning
ASSOCIATIONS: Autographs • Annotations • Inscriptions
Del Bland’s William H. Sheldon-Inscribed Copy of Early American Cents: Before the Sheriff Nabbed the SwitcherBy Joel J. Orosz
Researching Your Ancient CoinsBy Shanna Schmidt
The AsylumV36 N4 Table of Contents
Martin Gengerke has made his book on ANA Auctions Open Source and available for download by NBS Member at no charge. The book can be found on the Resources Page. The book will also be placed on the NBS Wiki so that NBS members can add information to the book.