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American Numismatic Society Enews, November 2010

Numismatica Genevensis Auction

Duplicate items from the ANS Collection from the late 19th and 20th Century Europe are being offered for sale through Numismatica Genevensis SA of Geneva, Switzerland(NG SA) sale No, 6 on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Live bidding and a virtual catalogue are available on the NG SA website ANS duplicate items (lots 305-320) are viewable on page 98 of the virtual catalogue.

ISAW Lecture

ANS Assistant Curator of Roman Coins, Mr. Gilles Bransbourg, will present a lecture entitled "Late Roman Taxation: The East/West Divide" at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU, on Tuesday, November 30th at 6pm. For more information, please visit

Bibliophile Seminar Event

ANS Members are cordially invited to a seminar "Collecting Books Without Losing Your Sanity: Financial, legal, and practical strategies for managing book collecting" hosted by C & P Bibliography Services. The December 7, 2010 Seminar will be held from 5:30pm to 8pm at the American Numismatic Society.

Details available here. RSVP required to or online at

ANS at the SF Historical Bourse

Members of the ANS Staff will attend the San Francisco Historical Bourse December 10-11, 2010. From 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, December 10, ANS Deputy Director Dr. Andrew Meadows and ANS Adjunct Curator Mr. David Hendin will present lectures entitled "New Greek Coins from Ancient Egypt: Finds from an Underwater City" and "Coins of the Two Jewish Wars" respectively.

For more information on attending the SF Historical Bourse or to download an admission discount coupon, please visit

Funny Money Exhibit Extended

By popular demand, Funny Money: The Fight of the U.S. Secret Service against Counterfeit Money, has been extended through January 31, 2011. In partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and United States Secret Service, this new exhibition at the Bank is devoted to the Secret Service's work to catch counterfeiters of US currency. For more information, please visit

2011 ANS Dinner Gala

Please lend your support to the ANS Dinner Gala in honor of Ira and Lawrence Goldberg on January 6, 2011. Opportunities to sponsor a table, place an advertisement in the program, donate an auction item, or make a contribution are available. Auction items in particular are urgently needed. We ask that you consider donating an item or service valued at $250 and above for auction. Gift certificates, numismatic objects, historic items, books, jewelry, trips, professional services, event tickets, or even an “experience” are all welcome donations.

Please visit the Gala page for more information on how you can participate.

E.P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar 2011

Applications for the 2011 Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics are now available on the ANS website. The Visiting Scholar for the 2011 Seminar will be Dr. David Wigg-Wolf. Dr. Wigg-Wolf is a Researcher at the Römisch-Germanische Kommission (RGK) of the Deutschen Archäologischen Institut, and a specialist in the Iron Age and Roman Coinages of Northern Europe. Applications are due no later than February 11, 2011. For application forms and further information, please see the Summer Seminar page or contact the Seminar Co-Director, Richard Witschonke, at

ANS Magazine Changes Format

Our readership and advertisers will be delighted to know that the award-winning ANS Magazine will be issued 4 times a year beginning in 2011. Ad sizes range from business card size to a full page. For more information on pricing and special discounts, visit the ANS Magazine page

New ANS Publication - American Art Medals

American Art Medals, 1909-1995 by David T. Alexander
Hardback, illus., ISBN 978-0-89722-317-1.
List Price: $150 Pre-order through January 15, 2010: $95 (plus S & H)
American Art Medals, 1909–1995 is the first comprehensive study of the two most important series of art medals produced in the United States: the medals of the Circle of Friends of the Medallion (1909–1915) and those of the Society of Medalists (1930–1995). Together, these two series offer an unmatched panorama of American medallic sculpture in the twentieth century.

In addition to cataloguing the issues of these two medallic art organizations, this book features an innovative effort to record the different colors and patinas in which the medals were issued. Especially for the Society of Medalists, whose long history meant that different production batches of a particular medal might have been made several decades apart, this hitherto neglected dimension in the study of art medals shows how changes in the surface finish can yield truly startling variations in the visual impact of a design. Pre-order Now

Pre-order Deadline For Massachusetts Silver Book Extended

The Silver Coins of Massachusetts: Classification, Minting Technique, Atlas by Christopher J. Salmon
Hardback, illus., 304 pp., ISBN 978-0-89722-316-0.

List Price: $95.00 Pre-order through ""December 15 2010"": $60

The Silver Coins of Massachusetts is a splendidly illustrated review of these coins, employing the latest historical and numismatic evidence as well as novel scientific analysis. Minting technique is explored in detail. All varieties of the coinage are newly classified with a consistent yet flexible taxonomic system that lists the varieties in chronological order and can readily accommodate potential future discoveries. The book includes a fully illustrated atlas that details important characteristic features. Order Now

ANS Library New Arrivals

For a list of recent acquisitions to the library, visit: