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.
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.
The Past, Present and Future of Online
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
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
For more information, see: www.coinbooks.org/events/