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The Asylum is the official publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. Over the years many interesting original articles have appeared in its pages. The Asylum is published quarterly and is mailed free to all NBS Members. There are currently a limited number of back issues available!
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Submission Guidlines

Articles submitted for publication should be of general interest to readers of The Asylum and pertain to numismatic literature, numismatic personalities, or general numismatic research. Publication and editing are at the sole discretion of the editor.

All submissions should be sent to:
Maria Fanning, Editor
The Asylum
141 W. Johnstown Rd
Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 414-0855

Submission Deadlines

The deadlines for submission are as follows, but may be changed as needed at the editor's discretion. 
Spring Issue(No. 1)February 1st
Summer Issue(No. 2)May 1st
Fall Issue(No. 3)August 1st
Winter Issue(No. 4)Novenber 1st

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Camera-ready copy should be sent to or
Maria Fanning, Editor
The Asylum
141 W. Johnstown Rd
Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 414-0855

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You can access The Asylum Index directly on the NNP (Newman Numismatic Portal)
25-Year Index (2007)
5-Year Supplement (2012)
or you can download the files as PDF documents
25 Year Index
5 Year Supplement
You can also visit the Index Page

Back Issue Ordering Information

Back Issues of The Asylum are available at $5.00 each or 13 for the price of 12 at $60.00. Note: Complete Indexes (through 2002) by Author and by Subject are available for viewing online at: Author Index and Subject Index.

You may download a complete list of back issues available Back Issue Order Form (PDF) or Back Issue order Form (DOC) Mail entire list with your check or money order. Make check or money order payable to:

Numismatic Bibliomania Society
c/o Terry White
P.O. Box 39
Hilliard, OH 43026

Latest Issue

Asylum Vol 36 No. 1 Spring 2018
    The Asylum v36 n2 Table of Contents
  • NBS News
  • NBS Constitution and By-Laws Proposed Changes and Ballot
  • The Asylum Awards Ballot
  • Message from the President
  • Donte to NBS Benefit Auction at ANA
  • A Handwritten Letter from Eric P. Newman Shared by George F. Kolbe
  • Funny Meeting You Here! By Bill Daehn
  • Taking the Plunge: or, Becoming a “Real” Bookseller By David F. Fanning
  • The Camden Bank Note Registers By David Gladfelter
  • An Adventure in Rhode Island By Dan Hamelberg
  • Chasing an Oasis of Numismatic Knowledge By Thomas D. Harrison
  • Imhoof-Blumer, Fontana, and Quadras y Ramón Kibitzing My Collection By Andrew McCabe
  • A Copy of Henfrey’s English Coins Bound with Wilkinson’s Ancient Egyptians By David Pickup
  • There Has To Be a Better Lazy Deuce? By John and Nancy Wilson
  • A Fortunate Scratch By Ray Williams
  • An exceedingly interesting copy of Brooke’s English Coins By Peter Gaspar
  • Tales of Numismatic Good Luck and Bad Luck By Jud Petrie

To read the Online Archive of The Asylum visit this link to the Newman Numismatic Portal/Asylum. It will take you directly to The Asylum or click on the NNP image below to go directly to the NNP Main page.

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