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Wayne Knobel Homren



Born in Pittsburgh, PA. Received B.S. from University of Pittsburgh (1980), MS from University of Michigan (1981), M.B.A. from University of Pittsburgh (1992). Employed at Bell Laboratories. Product manager for Lycos Internet search engine. Married Diana Robinson on July 5, 1997. They have two sons and a daughter.

Past President of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society (WPNS) and Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists.

Named a Numismatic Ambassador in 2002. General Chairman for the 2004 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Pittsburgh. Fellow of the ANS. Member of the Rittenhouse Society. He has conducted programs for young numismatists in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Author of The Early History of the Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society. Author of articles in The Asylum, The Numismatist and Paper Money. Creator, editor and publisher of The E-Sylum, a weekly electronic newsletter. In 2008 he received the Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing.

He has collected U.S. Civil War numismatics and counterstamped coins (ANR sale June 2006); Pittsburgh obsolete paper money and Confederate currency (Smythe, July 2006) and J.S.G. Boggs money art. He has assembled an extensive library on American numismatics.

In 2021 he was on the Coin World list of The Most Influential People in Numismatics 1960-2020.

bio by email 3/3/2010

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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