The American Numismatic Society is dedicated to the study and public appreciation of coins, currencies, medals, and other related objects. Since its founding in 1858, the ANS has assembled a permanent collection with over 800,000 objects dating from 2000 BCE to the present and numismatic library, which houses approximately 100,000 books, documents, and artifacts. These resources are used to support publications of books and periodicals, lectures, academic seminars, and exhibitions.
The ANS headquarters are located at 75 Varick Street in lower Manhattan, NY.
The mission of The American Numismatic Society shall be to promote and advance the study, research, and appreciation of numismatics.