American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

American Numismatic Society E-News, February 2010

2010 Membership & Subscription Renewals

It is easier than ever to renew your Membership or update your subscriptions online. Membership benefits include event invitations, discounts on publications and research fees, the award-winning ANS Magazine and more. We rely on our members for their continued support and participation. Please visit to renew.

ANS in San Antonio

Dr. Peter van Alfen, Margaret Thompson associate curator of Greek coins recently presented a lecture entitled "Designing the Beautiful: Economics and Politics in the Art of Ancient Greek Coins" at the San Antonio Art Museum. Many thanks to all the ANS members and friends who attended. Dr. van Alfen's lecture was featured in an article on To read the article, visit

Journey to the Birth of Coinage

ANS Members are invited to explore Turkey and the Greek Islands with ANS Deputy Director Dr. Andrew Meadows from August 29th through September 5th. In conjunction with Westminster Classic Tours the ANS is organizing a numismatic cruise with highlights including visits to two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World at Ephesus and the Mausoleum. Tours of sites will be complemented by a program of numismatic talks by Dr. Meadows. The opportunity will also be taken to taste some of the fine wines produced in the region and to sample the excellent local cuisine. Only a few spaces left! For more information or to view the full itinerary, visit or contact Megan Fenselau in the Membership Department (212) 571-4470 ext 117,

ANS Library Naming Contest - Deadline Extension

In 2010, the ANS Library will launch a new and improved library catalog. This catalog needs a name. We ask the creative minds of the numismatic community to help with this. The person who submits the name that is chosen will win a $100 ANS gift certificate, which can be used for a wide variety of ANS purchases, including publications, March 1, 2010, so make sure to get your ideas in before then! Over 50 submissions have already been made. To submit your entry, please email or mail your entry to the attention of Elizabeth Hahn at the ANS headquarters in NYC. You can submit as many entries as you like. For details visit

Traveling Exhibits

Items from the ANS Collection are often loaned out for use in outside exhibitions. Currently items from the collection are featured in exihibitions in Sydney, Nashville, Cincinatti, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. For a current list of exhibitions featuring ANS Coins, please visit

Library New Arrivals

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