Visiting the ANS

The ANS contains America's most comprehensive collection of coins, medals, and paper currency from every part of the globe. In October, 2008 The American Numismatic Society opened its new headquarters at 75 Varick Street (at the Corner of Canal Street). There are educational and research facilities available to international scholars, students and the general public who are interested in studying coins, medals, and other treasures in the Society's superb collection. The headquarters encompasses the world's largest numismatic library.

The Collection
Monday - Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm. To conduct research in the collection please make an appointment with a curator or the collections manager (staff directory).
Government-issued photo ID required.
Members: Free. Non-members: $50 per day. Students with valid student ID: free.

The Library
Monday - Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm. Calling ahead to set an appointment is appreciated; Call 212-571-4470 x170
or email
Government-issued photo ID required.
Members: Free. Non-members: $20 per day. Students with valid student ID: free.

The Archives
The ANS Archives are open by appointment with the Archivist. For more information see the Archives Research page.
Government-issued photo ID required.
Members: Free. Non-members $20, Students with valid student ID Free.

The ANS headquarters features revolving exhibits. The modest exhibit is generally open Monday-Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm except most bank and local holidays.
Admission: Free to all.

Evening lectures generally commence at 6pm, with a reception from 5:30pm.
Government-issued photo ID required.
Evening Lectures: Members Free, Non-members $10, Students with valid ID Free.
Money Talks Seminar and Luncheon: Members $20, Non-members $50.


American Numismatic Society

75 Varick Street, 11th Floor New York, NY 10013
Telephone: (212) 571-4470
Fax: (212) 571-4479

Arriving at the ANS

The ANS sits at the corner of Canal and Varick Streets at the junction of Manhattan's SoHo and TriBeCa neighborhoods. On-street, metered parking is quite limited on Varick Street, but there are local parking garages within walking distance. Arriving by public transportation or taxi is strongly advised. If taking the subway, the #1 red line train stops at Canal Street, directly under our building.

Upon entering 75 Varick Street (also called One Hudson Square), head to the reception desk, present your government-issued photo ID, and tell the guard that you are visiting the American Numismatic Society. You will receive a Visitor badge, which you must wear throughout your visit. Take the elevator to the 11th floor, and approach the guard station for further instructions.