American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

American Numismatic Society Enews, July 2011

Mid-Year Appeal

There is still time to give to the ANS ANS Mid-Year Appeal. Your generosity will help us continue to provide all our services to you and anyone else interested in numismatics. We know that many of you appreciate the ANS Magazine, the website, the expert curatorial advice, the Librarian’s prompt responses and so much more. Your ongoing support makes this possible. To read the Executive Director's appeal letter, donate online, or download a mail-in form, please visit our Development Page.

ANS Attends World's Fair of Money

We invite all members and friends to stop by the ANS table (Booth #1380) at the upcoming World's Fair of Money convention in Rosemont, IL August 16th-20th. We value the chance to meet and catch up with you and will have a limited supply of ANS publications will be available for purchase. For more information about the World's Fair of Money visit the ANA Website.

Robert Hoge Lecture

ANS Curator of North American Coins and Currency,Robert Wilson Hoge, will present a lecture entitled "Early American Phantasms of C. Wyllys Betts" at the ANA World's Fair of Money on Tuesday, August 16, at 3:00 p.m. in Room #3 of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois. Full details available here.

David Alexander Lecture

On Saturday, August 20th, 2011, ANS Fellow David T. Alexander will present a lecture entitled "The Mysterious Demise of Art Medals in America" at the Chicago Coin Club Meeting during the ANA World's Fair of Money. The meeting will be held at 10am in Room #5 of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois. He will be available to sign copies of the his book American Art Medals 1909-1995. A limited supply will be available for purchase at the event and at the ANS table (Booth #1380). Full details available here.

Mike Gasvoda Lecture

On Saturday August 20th, ANS Trustee Mike Gasvoda will present a lecture entitled "The Incredible Ancient Coin Collection of the Hunt Brothers: Its Formation, Eventual Sale, and Select Recent Coin Prices". The lecture will be held in Room 3 of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois.

Numismatic Conversations

As part of our ongoing Numismatic Conversations series, ANS Deputy Director Dr. Andrew Meadows will present "Coinage and civic pride in the Greek world" on Wednesday September 7th at 5:30pm. Dr. Meadows will talk about the remarkable shift in Greek civic coin design that occurred after the death of Alexander the Great. On view will be specimens from the ANS' fine collection of Hellenistic civic tetradrachms, as well as coins of Alexander's successors. Pre-registration required to, 212-571-4470 ext 117. 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.

Save the Date - 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,

Library New Arrivals

For a list of recent Harry W. Bass, Jr. Library acquisitions, visit the Library New Arrivals page.

2011 Membership and Subscription Renewals

Please renew your membership dues for 2011. The Society relies on your membership dues and contributions to improve upon programs and further our mission. You can renew online or download a mail-in form from 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. Thank you for your continued membership.