Homren, Wayne

Numismatist, Data Scientist and Numismatic Promoter

Wayne Homren (*1958) is a lifelong collector whose specialties include U.S. Civil War Encased Postage Stamps and private scrip, tokens, medals, and emergency monies of all kinds. He befriended and collects the works of money artist J.S.G. Boggs and has a private library of over 3000 volumes on U.S. numismatics.

Wayne has always been interested in visions of the future and technologies that could change the world, long before they were established. This led him to work with computers, the Internet, search engines and data analysis from early on at companies including Bell Laboratories and Lycos (a pre-Google search engine). Today he works as a data scientist for the U.S. Department of Defense.

He combined his technology interests with his passion for numismatics. He founded the email newsletter The E-Sylum for the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, which has been published weekly since 1998 and gathers numismatic news and research information from all over the world. For this Wayne received the 2008 Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Numismatic Writing. In addition, he has written for many magazines and publications such as The Numismatist, Coin World, Paper Money and TAMS Journal over decades.

He advised the founders of the Newman Numismatic Portal, which includes one of his earlier projects, the CoinLibrary, and remains a consultant with NNP.

Wayne is a member of numerous associations and societies where he has held various positions. He is a fellow of the American Numismatic Society, a member of the Rittenhouse Society, has served as president of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists, and is a member of specialty groups such as the Token and Medal Society and the Society of Paper Money Collectors.


You can contact Wayne Homren by e-mail.

You can find his professional profile on LinkedIn.

If you would like to get an idea of how Wayne Homren contemplates the future, read his article “Future Boy Modernizes Numismatics”, which appeared in the Autumn 2016 issue of The Asylum and his Thought Experiment blog.

And here you will find Wayne Homren’s E-Sylum (including the complete archive), which you should definitely subscribe to if you haven’t already done so.