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American Numismatic Society E-News, November 2009

Upcoming Lecture

Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, curator of Islamic and Iranian coins at the British Museum, will present a lecture entitled “Persian gods and kings: the coins of ancient Iran” on Wednesday, November 18th 2009. Reception begins at 5:30pm, lecture at 6:00pm. Please RSVP by 3pm on Wednesday November 18 to Megan Fenselau, 212-571-4470 ext 117 Details Here

Sage Trip - Last Chance to Sign Up

Sage Society members should confirm plans to attend the September 19-26 2010 trip to Turkey and the Greek islands no later than December 1, 2009. In conjunction with Westminster Classic Tours the ANS is organizing a cruise around Turkey and the Greek islands. Highlights will include 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 Deputy Director Andrew Meadows. The opportunity will also be taken to taste some of the fine wines produced in the region, to accompany the excellent local cuisine. For more information, contact Megan Fenselau in the Membership Department (212) 571-4470 ext 117, View the itinerary

ANS 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

2010 Graduate Summer Seminar

The 56th Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics will be held June 7 through July 30, 2010. Applications are due February 12, 2010. Stipends in the amount of $4,000 are available on a competitive basis. For application forms and further information, please see the Summer Seminar page of our website:, or contact the Seminar Co-Director, Dr. Peter van Alfen,

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 Gala

Please consider contributing to the Annual Dinner Gala honoring Victor England, Jr. of Classical Numismatic Group Inc. on Thursday, January 7th, 2010 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available and auction donations are needed. Gala proceeds contribute to the continued success of ANS programs and operations. For further details visit GALA2010 or contact Megan Fenselau in the Membership Office, (212) 571-4470 ext 117,

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