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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

February 19, 2017

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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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Winter 2016 Contents

  • In Defense of a Library by Christopher Faulkner
  • Circular for Haseltine Type Table Catalogue and Sale by W. David Perkins
  • A Word to Coin Collectors (About Numismatic Mania, from 1878) by Joel J. Orosz
  • In Remembrance of Linda Louise Kolbe 1942–2016
  • The Life of Samuel Pozzi by Shanna Schmidt
  • Off the Shelf: Thomas Wyatt and the Birth of Numismatic Fraud in the United States by David F. Fanning
  • Book Review — Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman by David Gladfelter

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