American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

American Numismatic Society E-News, May 2010

Recent Accolades

New York Historical Society and Bard Graduate Center exhibition "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick" has won the 2009 First Runner-up prize in the annual Association of Art Museum Curators' (AAMC) Awards for Excellence in the Outstanding Exhibition Catalogue category. Congratulations to ANS Curator of North American Coins and Currency Mr. Robert Hoge who planned and wrote the numismatic section of this exhibition and catalog.

An amazing exhibition and catalog for anyone interested in Colonial numismatics and the historical context of late-seventeenth century New York's position in international trade and culture. Purchase the catalog online using the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go to support ANS programs. Dutch New York on Amazon

Greek Lecture

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: Markou Lecture

5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Lecture

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

Sage Society Event

Members of the Augustus B. Sage Society are invited to attend a Sage event on Friday, June 18, 2010 at the Century Association in Manhattan. Dinner will be served and the evening's speakers, ANS Trustee Mr. Peter K. Tompa and ANS Research Scientist Sebastian Heath, will present a discussion on coins and provenance.

For more information about the event, please visit the Augustus B. Sage Society news page: Sage News

If you would like to become a Sage Society member, please contact Megan Fenselau in the Membership Office (212) 571-4470 ext 117,

ANS at Oxford

ANS Deputy Director Dr. Andrew Meadows will participate in Oxford University's "Ancient History Research Seminar: The Attalids and their Neighbours, 188-133 BC". On June 1, 2010 Dr. Meadows will present a lecture entitled "Coinage in the Attalid Kingdom: A Closed Monetary System?" at Oxford's Ioannou Centre. This lecture is sponsored by the Heberden Coin Room from a grant generously provided by the Robinson Charitable Trust. For more information on the seminar, please visit Oxford University Classics Department website

ANS at Stanford

ANS Margaret Thompson Associate Curator of Greek Coins Dr. Peter van Alfen will participate in the Emergence of Cooperation Colloquium at Stanford University on May 21 and 22, 2010. Dr. van Alfen will be presenting his work on cooperative coinage as well as unveiling the latest in the joint Nomisma-Stanford-ANS digital coin hoard project. Visit the Stanford website for details

ANS on Facebook

The American Numismatic Society has launched a Facebook page. Become a fan and stay updated on news, events, photos, special sales, and more. ANS on FACEBOOK

Pre-publication Sale

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

Q. David Bowers Medal

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.Read the press release

To place an order, visit the ANS Store

Colonial Newsletter Contest

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 on the CNL Page

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