American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

American Numismatic Society E-News, December 2009

Year End Appeal 2009

Year End Appeal letters have just been mailed. In order to continue our regular activities and begin implementing some of our new projects, we need the help of our friends and members. Please consider an end-of-year gift to the American Numismatic Society and support our dedicated staff and programs such as lectures, exhibitions and regular services to members. With your generous support, we will be able to initiate new ideas, which will make numismatic research and outreach available to more people. To donate online, please visit Development.

ANS at SF Historical Bourse

ANS Curatorial Associate Rick Witschonke will present a lecture entitled “The Case of the Missing Muses: A Numismatic Mystery” at the San Francisco Historical Bourse, 6:30 on Friday, December 11, 2009. For the latest listing of attending dealers, evening lectures, the SFHB schedule, and a discount coupon, please visit the Bourse website at

ANS Library Duplicates in Kolbe Sale

The ANS is pleased to announce that on January 9th, 2010, George Frederick Kolbe/Fine Numismatic Books will offer for sale at public auction American Numismatic Society Duplicates. Any ANS member can request a free auction catalog by contacting Megan Fenselau (212) 571-4470 ext 117, Lot viewing will be held at the American Numismatic Society on January 7th and 8th. For more information, see Kolbe Sale or

ANS Gala

As the 2010 Gala in honor of Mr. Victor England, Jr. approaches, we are still in need of sponsors, advertisers, and auction items to make the evening extra special. The American Numismatic Society is heavily dependent on funds raised at the Gala to maintain its programs and operations. Over the last few years, the auctions have raised almost $500,000. We ask that our members consider donating an item or service valued at $250 and above for auction. Gift certificates, numismatic objects, historic items, books, jewelry, trips, professional services, event tickets, or even an “experience” are all welcome donations. Full event details including advertising and sponsorship rates are available at GALA2010