The Exchange : Noted speakers to present at NBS General Meeting at ANA World's Fair of Money in August

Noted speakers to present at NBS General Meeting at ANA World's Fair of Money in August

Attendees of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society General Meeting during the 2014 World's Fair of MoneySM held Friday, Aug. 8 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in room 42 of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center will be treated to special presentations by noted numismatists and bibliophiles, Dan Hamelberg and Wayne Homren. Topics will cover the distinctive past and the future of numismatic bibliomania, from the early days of the U.S. Mint to the modern era of online numismatics. 

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Foundational Documents of the U.S. Mint

NBS Past President Dan Hamelberg is a longtime U.S. coin collector and numismatic bibliophile, whose personal library of some 15,000 volumes includes some of the most rare specimens of U.S. numismatic literature. He will discuss and display a few highlights of his library, including Thomas Jefferson's work on weights, measures, and coins, the Congressional Act creating the Mint and papers appointing Henry Voigt as the first coiner to the U.S. Mint. The latter two documents are both signed by Thomas Jefferson. 

 

 

 

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The Past, Present and Future of Online Numismatics

Wayne Homren is founder and editor of The E-Sylum, the weekly NBS electronic newsletter for numismatic bibliophiles, researchers and "just plain collectors." Covering topics all over the numismatic map from book reviews, hobby history and recent coin designs, its readership spans an engaged and influential global audience, including top authors, collectors and dealers on six continents. For his work Homren won the 2008 Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for numismatic writing.

Having worked in the technology field his entire career, Homren has been in the vanguard of applying new technologies to his numismatic hobby. "He was writing a blog before the word was coined," said NBS Historian Joel Orosz. He created NBS' first website by hand in the mid-1990s, and led its upgrade in 2008. The site includes a free archive of all E-Sylum issues, encompassing over 17,000 articles to date.

His talk will summarize the history of numismatics on the Internet from the early days of dialup through today's mobile app-driven world and looks beyond today to a world where ever more numismatic information is instantly findable and seamlessly usable online.

For more information, see: www.coinbooks.org/events/

 

 

Written by David Sundman at 00:00

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