September 12, 2009. Edited by Syd Martin. 4to, original pictorial card covers. iv, 130 pages; illustrated in color. Fine. Item #6830
The published proceedings of this private gathering of specialists in American colonial coins, featuring short articles by those in attendance. The Siboni Beach Symposia are casual get-together of colonial collectors organized by Roger Siboni and held at his beach house on the Jersey Shore. Those in attendance present a brief talk discussing their current collecting interests, a recent acquisition, or any research in which they happened to be engaged. Coins and other objects brought to the gathering are photographed, and written summaries of the talks are submitted to a volunteer editor. Out of this, a book is created, and these are made available at cost only to those in attendance (in a choice of bindings). These volumes often include cutting-edge research as well as more casual, but always interesting, reflections on a given colonial theme. The gatherings have become well-known for fostering camaraderie among collectors and for promoting the colonial specialty. According to the introduction, 29 numismatists from ten states attended this fifth gathering.