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The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) is an educational organization 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.

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This Week's E-Sylum

December 4, 2016

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  • Martin Gengerke's 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.
  • The Asylum Author Index has been updated. It is available on the NNP or on The Asylum page.

Photo from the cover of Louis Helfenstein Collection of Large Cents (August 14, 1964). 
				Catalog courtesy of Dan Hamelberg.

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Special Issue: The Future of Numismatic Literature

Fall 2016 Contents

  • NBS Symposium and Annual Meeting Report by Joel J. Orosz
  • Printed or Electronic Books: Each Holds Advantages for Research by David Hill
  • Lawrenceville or Louisville? by Joel J. Orosz
  • Future Boy Modernizes Numismatics by Wayne Homren
  • Thoughts on Writing a Print Media Book in a Digital World by Neil Musante
  • A Dying Profession? by Charles Davis
  • Slicing the Bibliophilic Landscape by Len Augsberger
  • The Economics of Numismatic Literature and Research by David F. Fanning
  • A Positive Future for Numismatic Literature by Elizabeth Hahn Benge
  • Aspects of Numismatic Literature Digitization by Dan Hamelberg
  • History in Your Hands Foundation: A new approach to teaching history by Shanna Berk Schmidt

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