American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

American Numismatic Society E-News, April 2010


This year's Mark M. Salton Memorial Lecture will be held on Monday, May 17, 2010 at ANS headquarters. James Draper, the Henry R. Kravis Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will present a lecture entitled "Medals and Plaquettes at The Metropolitan Museum of Art". For details, visit

5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Lecture

Please RSVP to (212) 571-4470 ext 117 or


On Tuesday, May 25, 2010, Dr. Evangeline Markou will present a lecture entitled "The Gold of the Kings of Cyprus" at ANS headquarters. Dr. Markou is a Researcher in the Institute for Greek and Roman Antiquity at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens. Her doctoral thesis, on the gold coinage of the ancient kingdoms of Cyprus will be published later this year. This lecture will survey the material included in that work and summarize her conclusions. For details, visit:

5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Lecture

Please RSVP to (212) 571-4470 ext 117 or


Dr. Andrew Meadows and Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan will present lectures at the San Francisco Historical Bourse on May 14 and 15. For more information on the Bourse schedule visit or to download a discount Bourse admission coupon visit


Members of the Augustus B. Sage Society are invited to attend a Sage event on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 7pm. Dinner will be served and Dr. Wartenberg Kagan will present a lecture on the creation of the new ANS exhibit at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York entitled "Funny Money: The Fight of the U.S. Secret Service against Counterfeit Money". Please RSVP to Megan Fenselau by Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at (212) 571-4470 ext 117 or

Sage Dinner and Lecture
Saturday, May 15, 2010 7:00pm
McCormick & Kuleto
Dolphin Room
900 North Point St.
(Corner of Beach and Larkin)
San Francisco, CA 94109

For details, please visit the Sage Society News Page:

For more information about joining the Augustus B. Sage Society, please visit:


Coin Hoards X edited by Oliver Hoover, Andrew Meadows, and Ute Wartenberg Kagan is again focused on ancient Greek coinage. The inventory contains records of 471 new hoards or re-evaluations of old ones, and provides an indispensable supplement to the Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards and previous volumes of Coin Hoards. Ten articles are devoted to the full publication of a series of important new hoards related to the coinage of the Seleucid Empire, and are accompanied by 67 illustrative plates.

Orders received by July 15, 2010 will receive the drastically reduced pre-publication price of $50 (regularly $80). Order online or download a printable order form now:


The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the limited edition of the ANS Medal honoring numismatist Q. David Bowers. The medal will be minted in both silver and bronze and will be available only by subscription until October 31, 2010. In 2006 the ANS honored Q. David Bowers for his contributions to numismatic scholarship and for promoting coin collecting to a broad and growing audience. Bowers was awarded a uniface medal, designed by Alexander Shagin, which is being issued by popular demand as a two-sided medal. To read the full press release please visit: To place an order, visit the ANS Store:


The winner of the Library Catalog Naming Contest has been decided! The chosen submission was given by Andrew G. Scott, Assistant Professor of Classics at Hendrix College in Arizona. Andrew was a recent participant in the ANS Summer Seminar in Numismatics during 2009. Well done, Andrew! And thank you again to all who entered. We had some fantastic entries overall.

The new catalog will be called DONUM. This is short for Database of NUmismatic Materials. The word "donum" is also Latin for "gift", and as a free resource, this online catalog is our gift to the world. The new online catalog is still very much being developed and we thank you in advance for your patience. A trial version of the new catalog is available at present at the following : While the catalog has been updated to contain even the most recently cataloged items, we are still working out a number of technical issues associated with making searches more efficient. Updates about this ongoing progress will be forthcoming.


In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the Colonial Newsletter, we would like to develop a new CNL logo to grace the cover of the publication and indicate its status as the premier source for colonial numismatic discussion. Readers are invited to submit their own proposals, which should include an image and the words, “The Colonial Newsletter”, as design elements. Additional appropriate Latin mottoes are encouraged, but not required. Proposals for the CNL Great Seal will be judged by a special committee of the Colonial Newsletter Congress, consisting of Gary Trudgen, Phil Mossman, Lou Jordan, John Kleeberg, John Kraljevich, and Oliver Hoover. The top entries will be published along with the winning design in the December anniversary issue of the Colonial Newsletter. The chosen design will feature prominently on the CNL cover page for years to come.

The deadline for submissions is October 22, 2010. Please submit your designs (email is preferred) to or mail to CNL Logo Design c/o American Numismatic Society, 75 Varick St. Floor 11, New York, NY 10013. Full details available here:


See a full listing of new acquisitions at :


Work is now well under way on the project to digitize the ANS coin collection. Frequent visitors to our online database ( will have noticed substantial additions in various areas. This is thanks to generous gifts from ANS Trustee Mr. Dan Holmes and member Mr. Mike Gasvoda.

Is there a particular group of coins you would like to see digitized and available for public view? For details of how to sponsor particular sections of the collection for digitization please contact the Membership Office, (212) 571-4470 ext 117,