American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

American Numismatic Society Enews, February 2011

2011 ANS Membership

Please renew your membership dues for 2011. You can renew online or download a mail-in form on the Membership Page. Benefits include the award-winning ANS Magazine (now quarterly), 30% off all publications, discounts on library and research fees, invitations to lectures and events, and much more. The Society relies on your membership dues and contributions to improve upon programs and further our mission. Thank you for your continued membership.

Huntington Award

The Huntington Medal Award is conferred annually in honor of the late Archer M. Huntington in recognition of outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship.

The recipient of the 2009 Huntington Medal Award is Professor Bernd Kluge. Prof. Kluge has made significant contributions to the field of numismatics. He is the director of the Münzkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and a leading specialist in the Medieval period. ANS Executive Director Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan will present this award to Prof. Kluge at the Bode Museum in Germany on March 24, 2011 in conjunction with the German Numismatic Society. Prof. Kluge will present a lecture entitled "Münzen, Männer, Moritaten. Numismatische Einladung in das Mittelalter" at the event. For details, please visit 2009 Huntington Award.

Numismatic Conversations with David T. Alexander

Numismatic Conversations is an ongoing series of informal hands-on roundtable discussions with experts from diverse backgrounds, who will explore various subjects connected to the study and collecting of coins, currency and related artifacts.

On Tuesday, March 29th, David T. Alexander will host an exploration of his recently published book, American Art Medals 1909-1995. Many of these medals will be on hand to explore and Mr. Alexander will also be available to sign copies of his book. Space is limited. Pre-registration required to, (212) 571-4470 ext 117.

Numismatic Conversations: American Art Medals 1909-1995 with David T. Alexander
29 March 2011

ANS Librarian in Minneapolis

On March 25th, 2011 at the Art Libraries Society of North America conference in Minneapolis, ANS Librarian Elizabeth Hahn will present a talk titled "KOHA-llaboration: Utilizing the resources of the open-source community to migrate the ANS library catalog. " The talk will focus on the recently completed process of implementing an open-source solution for the online library catalog of the ANS. The talk will underline the challenges involved and the importance of collaboration during this recent migration, which started in the fall of 2009 and ended in the spring 2010.

Details on the conference are available online here :

ANS Deputy Director in Calgary

On Friday, April 15th, 2011 ANS Deputy Director Dr. Andrew Meadows will present the Nickel Numismatic Lecture entitled "Between Greece and Rome: Coinage in the Imperium of Mark Antony" at the Nickel Arts Museum in Calgary, Canada. Details

ANS Curatorial Associate in Belgium

On May 13, 2011 the Royal Library of Belgium will host its third International Numismatic Conference. ANS Curatorial Associate Rick Witschonke will present a lecture entitled "The Use of Control Marks on Roman Republican Coinage" at 11:30am. Details of the conference are available here

ANS Publications - Now Shipping

Silver Coins of Massachusetts by Christopher J. Salmon and American Art Medals 1909-1995 by David T. Alexander are currently available for shipping. Those who have placed orders should expect their items in the coming weeks of March. To place an order for these and other ANS titles, please visit our Online Store

ANS Magazine Advertisers

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. 2 will be due on May 2 with a mail date of June 15. 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.

Library New Arrivals

Check out our most recent acquisitions on the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Library page