Welcome to the Numismatic Bibliomania Society Wiki
This section of our web site is where our members and web site visitors can create and edit numismatic information for the benefit of all.
Types Of Numismatic Literature
There are several types of numismatic literature. The four main types are books, periodicals, catalogues, and fixed price lists. Minor types include correspondence, photographs and ephemera.
Emerging technologies of electronic media include new types of numismatic literature. Electronic media may include digital forms of previously printed media and digital forms of items that have not previously appeared in print.
Numismatic Literature Definitions
From book sizes to binding styles, this section on numismatic literature definitions provides information regarding the terminology used to describes books and related content.
NBS Top 100 Numismatic Literature Items
The one hundred greatest items of united states numismatic literature is a survey of the NBS membership. The results of this survey are now available.
The numismatic bibliography is a constant work in progress. Our goal here is very simple: to identify major English-language references in a variety of numismatic disciplines. Please note: most standard references are written in the language of the country with which the reference is concerned (e.g., the major standard references on German numismatics are written in the German language, not in English). Moreover, many of the standard references on ANCIENT and MEDIEVAL numismatics are written in German or French, not in English. If you are an advanced collector, or if you are seeking references in a language other than English, you are strongly encouraged to visit the LIBRARY CATALOG search engine of the American Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Association's Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library's Search.
Numismatic Research Projects
The numismatic research projects section is devoted to specific projects on which members are working.
Numismatic Web Sites
Links to numismatic web sites encompassing national, regional, local, specialty clubs, world wide mints, and publications.
How to Pack Books
This article on how to pack books was written by numismatic literature dealer John F. Bergman of Lakewood, CA. Mr. Bergman (1944-2000) was a charter member of our Society and a longtime fixture in our hobby. The article is reprinted here with the permission of his family.