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WHAT'S WITH THE FUNNY NAME? Well, our organization is the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, a group for people who love coin books and are crazy for any and all information about numismatics. Our print journal is The Asylum, so our electronic publication naturally became The E-Sylum. While The E-Sylum is free to all, only paid members of NBS receive The Asylum.
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Great E-Sylum issue. I laughed heartily at Joe Levine’s inscription to John Ford. And the story about the teenager stealing the coins on display was also interesting. It seems every story, however trivial, is worth reading and well written. Your efforts are much appreciated.
-Alan V. Weinberg, Woodland Hills, California
"Each week The E-Sylum is my most eagerly awaited read. The brightest minds in numismatics contribute to it over such a varied range of topics. While numismatic literature is the driving theme, I find that peripheral anecdotes and objects still find ready acceptance. Since I collect and study items that pertain to the history of the numismatic hobby, I appreciate being able to share these with readers, and their inclusion often launches a variety of responses the following week that add to my own knowledge."
-David W. Lange, Lakewood Ranch, FL
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My hobby is limited to U.S. Large Cents --- and just the year of 1794 because it has 69 distinct varieties. But I always look forward to your outstanding e-mail.
-Chuck Heck, Bluffton, South Carolina
I live in Ireland and the nearest coin club is over 200 miles away from me. Still, I never feel isolated! Every Monday morning, I get to hang out with some of the finest numismatists from around the world through the pages of The E-Sylum which is by far the best numismatic publication out there. Got a question? Ask away. You're almost sure to get an answer - no matter what the topic! In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a friendlier, more knowledgeable group of people anywhere. And besides all that, it's free!
Darryl Atchison, F.C.N.R.S. (Editor of Canadian Numismatic Bibliography)
In just over twenty years, in an Internet environment swarming with noise, clutter, and confusion, the E-Sylum has emerged as a rock-solid haven for numismatic news, authoritative information, and remarkably productive crowdsourcing and dialogue. It’s entertaining, at times provocative, and always thought-provoking—an invaluable meeting place akin to a fin de siècle Viennese café in the atrium of a numismatic research library nestled in the center of a twenty-story, ten-block museum.
–Dennis Tucker, Publisher, Whitman Publishing
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