American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

ANS E-news October 2011

2012 ANS Gala - Contributors Needed

The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2012 Dinner Gala. The recipient of the Trustees’ Award is Harlan J. Berk. The recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Service Award is Frederic G. Withington. Mr. Berk and Mr. Withington will be honored on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

We are currently looking for sponsors, program advertisers, and auction donors. Preferred auction items include coins, medals, historical items, rare books, and artwork. Please contact the Membership office for details at, (212) 571-4470 ext. 117.

For more information about sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please visit the 2012 Gala page.

Krause-Mishler Forum

On Thursday, October 20t, Dr. Tuukka Talvio of the National Museum, Helsinki, will present "Finnish Monetary History, Between the East and the West" at the 2011 Krause-Mishler Forum. RSVP required to or (212) 571-4470 ext. 117. Details available here.

154th Annual Meeting

The ANS 154th Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at 3:00pm. In addition to remarks and presentations by Officers and staff, election of Trustees and a sale of duplicate items from the ANS Library will take place. A reception will follow.

Nominations for Trustees, and Officers of the Society can be read here. For more information, contact Megan Fenselau at (212) 571-4470 ext. 117,

Hendin Lecture

On Wedesday, November 9, 2011, ANS Adjunct Curator David Hendin will present "Shekel for your Thoughts - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land". Mr. Hendin is a specialist in weights and currency of the ancient Levant, especially Judaean and biblical, Toman provincial, and Nabataean coins. and author of the newly released Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land. Details here. RSVP required to or (212) 571-4470 ext. 117.

Heritage Lecture Series: Colonial Coins

On Tuesday, November 15th, the ANS is pleased to host the first in a series of lectures in conjunction with Heritage Galleries. This event, focusing on U.S. Colonial coins, will feature lectures by Christopher J. Salmon, author of Silver Coins of Massachusetts (2011) and Mark Borckardt, senior cataloger of U.S. coins at Heritage Auctions. Details here. RSVP required to or (212) 571-4470 ext. 117.

ANS at C4 Convention

ANS Curator of North American Coins and Currency, Robert Wilson Hoge, to attend annual C4 Convention at the Bay State Coin Show, Boston, MA. Be sure to check out the ANS exhibit of counterfeit coins at the show. Details here.

2012 Augustus B. Sage Society Trip

Next year's Sage Society trip will offer the chance to visit some of the great archaeological sites and Museums of Israel and Jordan. Highlights will include visits to Jerusalem, Masada, the Dead Sea and Petra. The trip will take place in the early Spring of 2012 and will led by one of the foremost experts on the coinage of Holy Land, ANS Adjunct Curator David Hendin. For further information on the Sage Society or the trip, please contact Megan Fenselau at (212) 571-4470 ext. 117, or visit the Sage Society page for updates.

Sage Society Dinner & Lecture

Sage Society members and ANS Board members are cordially invited to attend a Sage dinner and lecture on Friday, October 21st, 2011 at 7:30pm. ANS Trustee Prof. Jere Bacharach will present a lecture entitled "Restoring Egypt's cultural heritage - the American role". Tickets are $120 per person. For details, please visit the Sage Society News page. To RSVP, please contact Megan Fenselau at (212) 571-4470 ext. 117, no later than Monday, October 17th.

ANS EADitor included in Society of American Archivists' Description Expo 2011

The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce that EADitor, the open-source collection management and web publication system created by ANS web and database developer Ethan Gruber, has been selected for inclusion in the Society of American Archivists’ Description Expo 2011. Read the full press release here.

Wall Street Bourse

The Wall Street Bourse, which will be run by an independent numismatic group, will be held at the Museum of American Finance from 10 am – 4 pm on Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22. Coins, currency, bank notes, stock certificates, medals, tokens and other ephemera related to money and its history will be displayed for sale by 20 dealers. Admission to the Museum and the Bourse will be free. Details here

Recent Acquisitions

For a list of ANS Library new arrivals, click here.

For a list of recent acquisitions to the ANS Collection, click here.

Advertise in ANS Magazine

The ANS would like to thank all of our magazine Advertisers. It is with their support that the ANS Magazine is now being issued 4 times a year. Ads for 2011 Issue no. 4 will be due on Nov. 1. Ad sizes range from business card size to a full page. For more information on placing an Ad, pricing and special discounts, visit the ANS Magazine page or contact Joanne Isaac at 212-571-4470 ext. 112.