American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

American Numismatic Society E-News, September 2009

Stack Family Coinage of the Americas Conference: Augustus Saint-Gaudens and His Numismatic Legacy

On October 10th, 2009, the ANS will host a Stack Family COAC featuring lectures by Saint-Gaudens experts, study sessions of Saint-Gaudens ANS and loan items, and a guided tour of the Saint-Gaudens exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and items for a show and tell session. Lunch will be included. Please also note that October 8th & 9th, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be holding a symposium and various tours in conjunction with their exhibit “Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art”. For a list of speakers and registration instructions, visit

Recent Accolades

The ANS was recently recognized by the Numismatic Literary Guild at their annual award presentation during the ANA World’s Fair of Money.

Best Specialized Book, Museum and Exhibition Catalogs: One Hundred Years of Solicitude: Collecting by the New York Numismatic Club

Best Specialized Book, Extraordinary Merit: The Athenian Decadrachm, by Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert

Non-profit or Club Numismatic Publications, Best Issue, Large Publications: ANS Magazine, Winter 2008, Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Editor

Non-profit or Club Numismatic Publications, Best Column, Large Publications: "From the Collections Manager," Elena Stolyarik, ANS Magazine

Best Non-Commercial Web Site:, American Numismatic Society

Clement F. Bailey Memorial Award, Best New Writer: Emily Haug, American Journal of Numismatics 20.

ANS Annual Meeting

The 152nd Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, October 24th, at 3pm. Remarks and presentations will be given by Officers and Staff and the election of Trustees will be held. Recent acquisitions to the ANS Collection will also be on view, including items from the Korein Collection bequest of Gobrecht dollars. A sale of duplicate items from the ANS Library and a reception will follow. 2009 Nominations for Trustees, Officers, and Fellows of the Society can be read here:

ANS Receives Grant

The ANS has received a $10,000 grant from the Dispersed Authority Ecologies project based at Stanford University. One goal of this project, which is under the direction of Ian Morris, Josiah Ober, and Barry Weingast, is to create multiple, interacting databases focusing on different data sets from the ancient world. Greek curator Dr. Peter van Alfen has been involved in this project from its inception two years ago. The grant will be used on a joint ANS-Stanford University-French initiative to digitize the Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards. Watch work on this project progress at

International Numismatic Libraries' Network

The ANS Library and the Geldmuseum in Utrecht have officially founded the International Numismatic Libraries' Network (INLN). The group is still in the early stages of organization, but a website is being developed and will be announced shortly. Members and the community will be able to see what the goals are and submit their comments and suggestions. The aims will be to coordinate common efforts (for example, in developing cataloguing standards) and quite generally to distribute and to exchange information, ideas, and publications among the numismatic library community.

Exhibit Featuring ANS Coins

Items from the ANS Collection will be included in the new exhibit, "Dutch New York between East and West: the World of Margrieta van Varick”, organized by the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society (at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 18 West 86 Street, New York, NY). This exhibit celebrates the 400th year anniversary of the Dutch founding of the New Netherlands colony. For more information, visit

ANS Represented at Politics and Economic History Conference

Greek coin curator Dr. Peter van Alfen, and ANS editor, Dr. Muserref Yetim, will be participating in a Politics and Economic History conference at the 320 Ranch in Montana from October 1st through the 4th. The conference is jointly hosted by the history and politics departments at Montana State University and Stanford University. Dr. Yetim will be chairing and acting as respondent for a session entitled "Social Justice, Capitalism and Economic History," while Dr. van Alfen will be presenting a paper entitled "Problems in the Political Economy of Archaic Greek Coinage." For more information visit

Joint ANS-INA Conference

Dr. Peter van Alfen, who serves on the board of directors of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (, will be attending INA's annual board meeting in Washington D.C. on September 25-26. While in Washington, Dr. van Alfen will be talking to his INA colleagues about a joint ANS-INA conference on shipwrecks and coins that the ANS hopes to host in the fall of 2010. For those interested in learning more about the conference plans, please contact Dr. van Alfen directly (|

Library New Arrivals

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