American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society



Robert Wilson Hoge, Curator Emeritus

B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, Anthropology/History; Post-graduate study at the University of Chicago and University of Colorado, in Anthropology, History, Geography, and Education: teaching certification in Social Sciences.

From 1981 to 2001, Hoge was Curator of the American Numismatic Association--in charge of the ANA's Money Museum, in Colorado Springs. He served also as manager of the ANA's Authentication Bureau and columnist and contributing editor for The Numismatist. For 19 years he taught the most highly rated course in the ANA's Summer Seminar, and prepared dozens of exhibits. He served previously as Director of the Sanford Museum and Planetarium, from 1976 to 1981, when he was named in Outstanding Young Men of America; he also taught Cultural Anthropology at Buena Vista College, in Iowa. Hoge's numismatic interests range widely through ancient, medieval, oriental and early modern issues. He is the author of several hundred articles in numismatics and other areas. Hoge has participated in archaeological excavations, and in 1985 was invited to observe the treasure salvage of the 1622 Spanish galleon Nuestra SeƱora de Atocha. He was selected as a United States representative in the International Partnerships among Museums Program of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), working with the National Museum of Pakistan (1990). He has been a member of numerous professional numismatic and museological organizations and has served as a speaker upon many occasions, also appearing on the PBS Television programs, The News Hour, with Jim Lehrer and The History Detectives.

In 2013, Mr. Hoge retired as Curator of North American Coins and Currency at the ANS and earned the title Curator Emeritus.

Mr. Hoge wrote about research at the ANS in a column for ANS Magazine. Some of those earlier articles are available on the ANS Magazine website: