17 Feb 2020

A Fount of Knowledge

Library | Mokester

Free stuff isn't always good, sometimes the old adage that "you get what you pay for" is true. But when you're speaking of the E-Sylum, you are talking about one of the most interesting Free publications available to the collector community. Wayne Homren, the editor of the E-Sylum, sends out a weekly newsletter packed full of interesting articles, annoucements, and book reviews. Always a fun read. Get yourself on Wayne's mailing list by writing him at whomren@gmail.com and let him know you want to be on his E-Sylum mailing list. Who knows, you may enjoy it so much that you end up joining the sponsor group, the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. Here is a brief excerpt from this week's issue, remember it's an E-Pub so no extra paper clogging up your recycling bin:

20 Sep 2019

D.Brent Pogue Collection catalogs

Library | Moneda1793

Just received catalogs of the D.Brent Pogue collection 1 -4 , and put in an order for 5. All I can say is WOW! A treasure of information on this outstanding auction of the late Brent Pogue. If you have a chance of looking through these catalogs, do so! Looking forward to browsing these catalogs this weekend!

23 Aug 2019

Catalog searching

Library | Taler 63

Help;Does anyone have access to a Ferdinand Friedensburg & Hans Seger Coin Catalog? ( circa 1901 publication )These books came out before John Davenport issued his chronicles of World Crowns.In particular, I am looking for pictorial references for the following F/S numbers.I have found the F/S #3410, but I need F/S #3413 - F/S # 3416 - and F/S # 3418, because there are at least 6 variations to the basic 1543 dated ( F/S # 3410 ) coinSadly, John Davenport has list all of these varieties as Dav. 8993ThanksKeith

26 May 2019

Building a Numismatic Library

Library | Ancient Collector

As I am having more free time, I thought I would start to write book reviews. But before I start, I thought I should put down my views of what constitutes a personal numismatic library, in general terms to make it appropriate for all collectors, but using the titles of actual books in my library to illustrate the different categories of books. I have over a thousand books in my library and more than 250 are numismatic or related to my numismatic areas of interest.

29 Jan 2019

Everybody Agrees

Library | Mokester

One piece of advice that all of us give to newcomers and even to each other is the absolute need to Buy The Book before you start collecting any particular series of coins. We have all read numerous book reviews on Esylum, on this Blog, and in magazines. Heck, even today's ANA blog makes recommendations about which books a beginning collector should have in their library.

10 Oct 2018

Panamanian numismatic bibliography

Library | user_86060

Hi Numismatic and Collectors who love this wonderful hobby, here we present you recommended bibliography on Panamanian numismatics, which includes history and basic concepts.

06 Aug 2018

Numismatic Book Review-Mega Red Book

Library | Big Nub Numismatics

The Mega Red Book, an extension and deepened version of the highly prestigious Red Book, is written by Richard S. Yeoman. This book is somewhat costly, but worth it. Larger pictures, to more easily identify your coins, and to more easily compare grades. This book has a better grading system, and spells out and shows exactly what the coin needs to have in order to make the grade. Yet, not as in depth as the Grading Standards book. This book goes into never before seen detail, offering letters from the mint directors, and stories tied to our nation's coins. Each year a new section is deepened, and I believe this mega red book is now to the Dime section. The pricing list is even more attractive and contains auction realized prices for the highest grades, or if it is in the top 250 list. The mega red book gives a more satisfying pricing guide to the Philippine issues, and other mint-made foreign issues. A well worth it buy, although I found my 2017 issue at a discount book store and got it for only seven dollars. Maybe that is why I have several pictures of the same coin, in the wrong places.


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