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ANS Lyceum

The ANS Lyceum is an online educational offering from the American Numismatic Society. Over several weeks, participants have the opportunity to engage in interactive lectures and discussion sessions with ANS curators and staff. The ANS Lyceum is open to all with no prior knowledge of numismatics or history required or expected. See full Press Release.

Wednesdays,
12:30–2:00 pm (ET)

$100 for ANS Members
$250 for non-members

Join as a member today

Scholarships are available for students


September 22–October 27, 2021

Money of the United States

with Dr. Jesse Kraft, Assistant Curator of American Numismatics

September 22—A City Upon a Hill (1652-1776)
September 29—Live Free or Die (1765-1788)
October 6—Four Score and Seven Years Ago (1785-1873)
October 13—There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills! (1830-1900)
October 20—Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1873-1964)
October 27—I am Not a Crook! (1965-present)

At this time, registration has closed.
Contact Austin Goodwin Andrews at aandrews@numismatics.org with questions.

Past sessions

July 14–August 4, 2021

Photography Workshop

with ANS Senior Photographer Alan Roche

May 19–June 30, 2021

Coins of Rome

with Executive Director Gilles Bransbourg
& Assistant Curator Lucia Carbone

March 31–May 5, 2021

Coins from the Archaic to Hellenistic periods 

with ANS Chief Curator Peter van Alfen

Press Release: The ANS Lyceum

February 16, 2021New York, NYFor Immediate Release The ANS Lyceum: New Online Educational Program to Begin March 31 The American Numismatic Society (ANS) announces the ANS Lyceum, a new online educational program. Over the course of several weeks, participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive lectures and discussion sessions with ANS curators who…
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ANS Lyceum Tuition

The ANS Lyceum is an online educational program of the American Numismatic Society. See more information at ANS Lyceum. Tuition is $250.00 USD for non-members. Tuition for members of the ANS is $100.00. Join the ANS today at numismatics.org/membership/ to receive the membership rate. Tuition Membership Option Non-member $250.00 USDANS Member $100.00 USD Register for…
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August 2021 E-News

Upcoming Events and Announcements COAC 2021Registration is now open for the Coinage of the Americas Conference 2021: The Victor D. Brenner Sesquicentennial, which will take place on September 17-18. This COAC, the first in over a decade, will review the life, work, and legacy of sculptor Victor David Brenner for the 150th anniversary of his…
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The ANS is now open to visitors by appointment.

In compliance with the New York City vaccine mandate for public indoor spaces, we are currently requiring all visitors to be fully vaccinated.

Also, please feel free to reach out to ANS staff, who will assist you with digital and online requests, as we have dramatically stepped-up our capabilities.  

To prepare for your visit:

Please call: (212) 571-4470, ext. 117

Or e-mail: membership@numismatics.org

We are grateful for your support, demonstrated throughout the year by your very high attendance at our Long Tables, Lyceum, Money Talks, and all our other online events. Your engagement with our blog posts and podcasts, and your generous messages of encouragement, donations, and gifts have been very encouraging.

Thank you for your cooperation. We very much look forward to seeing you soon, whether in-person or remotely.

July 2021 E-News

The 2022 Gala will honor David Hendin, the ANS welcomes Nathan Elkins, an update to RRDP, and much more!

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June 2021 E-News

Upcoming Events and Announcements Money Talks | Writing History from the Roman Republican Coin SeriesJoin Prof. Liv Yarrow on July 24. Her new book The Republic to 49 BCE: Using Coins as Sources (Cambridge University Press 2021) will be released in the US officially on July 15. To mark the occasion, this talk will address some of the challenges and joys…
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"As we prepare to reopen our headquarters for visitors, we are reminded of how much we relied on you, our loyal friends, to meet the unique challenges of the past year. Now we turn to you again to help us maintain this incredible growth with a contribution to the 2021 Mid-Year Appeal."

Gilles Bransbourg
ANS Executive Director

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Dear Friends and Members,

As we prepare to reopen our headquarters for visitors, I am reminded of how much we relied on you, our loyal friends, to meet the unique challenges of the past year. Now we turn to you again to help us maintain this incredible growth with a contribution to the 2021 Mid-Year Appeal.

With your support, we significantly expanded our virtual programming in order to stay connected to our members near and far. We recently sponsored a virtual conference on the Witschonke Collection in collaboration with the CUNY Graduate Center, which was attended by more than 300 participants. Every day, hundreds of digital records from our European medieval and modern collection are being updated and published online with high-resolution images. Since last spring, members have gathered remotely for our weekly Long Table discussions, monthly Money Talks lectures, and our newly-launched educational initiative, the ANS Lyceum.

In addition to developing our virtual content, we continue to invest in all aspects of our physical collections. Two projects to highlight include the Marc M. Salton archive donated to the ANS Library and the transfer of the Medallic Art Company acquisition from Nevada to New York City. The move will enable us to process, photograph, and catalogue this material, making it accessible to researchers and the public for further examination. 

We are investing in the technical and personnel resources needed to present our programs as hybrid events that will allow you to fully access our offerings regardless of your location or circumstances. In just a few short months, we will host the recently revived Coinages of the Americas Conference with presenters and attendees both at the ANS in New York and around the world. Future programming will be designed to bring together the absolute best of both our online and in-person events. 

As always, we can only realize our ambitions with your help. Support these efforts through a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Mid-Year Appeal today. From myself, the Board of Trustees, and the entire staff of the ANS, please accept our deepest gratitude for enabling the Society to be an unparalleled resource in the field of numismatics.

Gilles Bransbourg
ANS Executive Director

May 2021 E-News

Upcoming Events & Announcements Money Talks | The Brenner 150 Exhibition: 150 Years of V.D.B.Join Assistant Curator of American Numismatics Jesse Kraft, ANS Fellow Scott H. Miller, and MFA Boston Director of Exhibitions Patrick McMahon on June 12, 2021 for the official launch of the  Brenner 150 Exhibition. This exhibit celebrates acclaimed sculptor Victor David Brenner and digitally recreates the famous 1912 Hahlo Exhibition.More... New…
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