American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society



Published 2014

The Island Standard: The Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Coinages of Paros by John A.N.Z. Tully (Numismatic Studies Volume 28). This book is the first comprehensive study of the monetary history of one of the major coin-producing states of the Hellenistic and Roman Aegean. It analyzes the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman coinages of the Cycladic island of Paros.

Published 2013

New Jersey State Coppers by Roger S. Siboni, John L. Howes, and A. Buell Ish. As William Sheldon eloquently put it in Penny Whimsy, Old copper, like beauty, appears to possess a certain intrinsic quality or charm... [with] an almost living warmth and personality not encountered in any other metal.... You see rich shades of green, red, brown, yellow, and even deep ebony: together not elsewhere matched in nature save perhaps in autumn leaves...

From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit and Debased Currencies in Colonial and Pre-Federal America by Philip L. Mossman (ANS Numismatic Studies 27). Ever since coinage was developed in ancient Lydia, an element of society has sought to debase the coin of the realm for personal gain not only by counterfeiting, but also by shaving away precious metal. Currency debasement was not confined to the proletariat since throughout history various monarchs increased their royal revenues, or seigniorage, by reducing the quality of the coins’ specie content or its weight standard.

Coins of the Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at the American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum. The Abraham and Marian Sofaer collection consists of 4,000 coins and related objects produced by the peoples who inhabited the Holy Land from the Persian period in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE through the Crusader Kingdom in the 13th century of the modern era. Assembled over more than 30 years, the collection contains gold, silver, and bronze coins of the Persians, Greeks, Samarians, Jews, Nabataeans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Crusaders.

Published 2012

Feel of Steel by Mark D. Tomasko. The “feel of steel” is that tactile experience one gets from well-printed bank-note engravings, which for more than 150 years was engraved on and printed from steel dies and plates. The Feel of Steel gives particular attention to picture engraving and the picture engravers, as well as a look at the process of bank-note engraving. This publication in three parts concentrates on the post–Civil War era, on the process, provides insights into the design, engraving, and printing of the documents, and on connecting faces to the names of the engravers and includes illustrations of the best work of most of these men. (2012)

Diva Faustina. Coinage and Cult in Rome and the Provinces by Martin Beckmann, (Numismatic Studies no. 26). The coinage struck posthumously in the name of Faustina the Elder, wife of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, was the largest such issue ever produced by the mint of Rome. Until now it has been impossible to date these coins with any accuracy, and thus difficult to determine their place in imperial ideology. This study definitively resolves the chronological difficulties of these undated issues by means of die study of Diva Faustina's gold and bronze coinage.

Published 2011

Cultural Change: Coins of the Holy Land A full color catalogue of all the coins featured in the ANS’ acclaimed temporary exhibit of the same name. All coins are illustrated in full color, with explanatory text, illustrations of related material, maps and family-trees.

American Art Medals by David T. Alexander. 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. (2011)

Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms: Ancient Arabian Coins from the Collection of Martin Huth (Ancient Coins in North American Collections 10, 2011) Built over the last 20 years, the Martin Huth collection of pre-Islamic coins covering all parts of the Arabian Peninsula represents the lagest assembly of such material ever put together, exceeeding by far the holdings of existing Museum collections. 480 coins are fully described and illustrated on more than 70 plates.

Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms - Studies in the Monetization of Ancient Arabia by Martin Huth and Peter van Alfen.(Numismatic Studies 25, 2011)

Published 2010

Coin Hoards X edited by Oliver Hoover, Andrew Meadows, Ute Wartenberg Kagan. The tenth volume of Coin Hoards is again focussed 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. (2010)

The Silver Coins of Massachusetts by Christopher J. Salmon.A splendidly illustrated review of the first coins struck in British North America, a mere generation after the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, employing the latest historical and numismatic evidence as well as novel scientific analysis. (2010)

Published 2009

The Numismatic Finds of the Americas, An Inventory of American Coin Hoards (Treasure Trove), Shipwrecks, Single Finds, and Finds in Excavations by John M. Kleeberg. An inventory, modeled on the Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards, enumerating approximately 900 coin finds, chiefly from the United States, but also from Canada and most other countries in the Americas. (Numismatic Notes and Monographs 169, 2009)

Newby's St. Patrick Coinage edited by Oliver D. Hoover. This volume collects together the papers presented at the Coinage of the Americas Conference on Mark Newby and the St. Patrick coinage used in colonial America, held in 2007. (Coinage of the Americas Conference Proceedings 16, 2009)

Published 2008

The Athenian Decadrachm by Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert. This monograph collects for the first time the evidence for the largest denomination ever produced by the Athenian state, the ten-drachma piece, and situates the coinage within its social, political and economic background. (Numismatic Notes and Monographs 168, 2008) OUT OF PRINT