February 28th Live Online Sale

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers announce their February 28 online sale of North American numismatic literature. Bidders may browse the sale's contents through the firm's online bidding portal at auction.numislit.com. The live auction starts at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time.

This is the first in what is expected to be a series of smaller online numismatic book auctions held by Kolbe & Fanning in addition to their traditional printed and public auctions. The Feb. 28 sale focuses on North American numismatic literature, and features 380 lots ranging in estimated value from $20 to $2000. All lots are illustrated and feature the full descriptions collectors have come to expect from Kolbe & Fanning.

View lots and place bids online at

Eric P. Newman Collection Special Hardcover Editions

Selections from the fabled collection of the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) are being offered for sale in a series of public auctions expected to be at least ten in number, to be held over the next several years by various auction firms.

These special edition catalogues are a fitting tribute to an extraordinary collection and an extraordinary man.

The Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society will receive $25 from the sale of every catalogue to further its philanthropic activities, including the advancement of numismatic scholarship.
Subscription price is not subject to discounts.

Individual editions are also available for the cost of $125 each:
Sale I, April 25, 2013

Sale II, November 15-16, 2013
Sale III, January 15, 2014
Sale IV, May 16-17, 2014
Sale V, November 14-15, 2014

Featured Items

Kolbe & Fanning Publications

Sale on U.S. Catalogues

Kolbe & Fanning have issued an online-only listing of U.S. auction catalogues for sale. The list features 568 listings of numismatic sale catalogues, most of them available for under $10.

All are available for immediate purchase at the price indicated. Intended as a "quick-n-dirty" listing, items have not been exhaustively catalogued, with just the basic info noted. Condition should be assumed to be average.

Items are priced to sell, and customers can take 10% off their order (prior to shipping) for any order over $100. Postage is $3 for the first item and $1 per catalogue after that.

The list can be downloaded by clicking the image to the right.

Some of these we have duplicates of, some of them we don't: so don't delay.

To order, contact David Fanning by calling our office at (614) 414-0855 during normal business hours or email df@numislit.com to ensure that items are still available.

The Gobrecht Journal

Kolbe & Fanning are proud to announce that they are now the exclusive distributors of The Gobrecht Journal Collective Volumes.

Published by the Liberty Seated Collectors Club since 1974, The Gobrecht Journal is an invaluable source of information on the Liberty Seated coinages. The Collective Volumes ensure that articles published in individual issues are preserved for future generations of collectors who may not have the original issues.

David Fanning on the Importance of a Numismatic Library

In this video, David speaks to CoinWeek about the importance of maintaining a numismatic library
at the Early American Coppers Show.

Video: David on the Importance of a Numismatic Library
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are the largest firm in the world specializing in rare and out-of-print numismatic literature. Drawing upon decades of experience, we buy and sell books, catalogues and periodicals in all languages and from all time periods. We regularly conduct mail-bid and public auction sales and also sell numismatic books directly from this website. Please feel free to contact us if we may be of assistance in building or disposing of your library.

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