Category Archives: Appeals

2020 Year End Appeal

Together, we have been through many unforeseen situations during the past year. Throughout it all, your support has never wavered, and we wish to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the abiding faith you have shown the Society. Today as we begin our Year-End Appeal, we enter a critical fundraising window for…
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2019 Year End Appeal

November 2019 Dear Friend, In this, my first appeal to you as Executive Director of the ANS, I first want to thank you most warmly for your continuing generosity over the years. Without you, this institution could not even exist let alone thrive—and it is most certainly thriving. For this we must all be grateful…
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The 2018 Year End Appeal

Dear Friend,

The past year has been an exceptionally busy one for the American Numismatic Society, marked most recently by the acquisition of a huge amount of extraordinary material from the Medallic Art Company, America’s oldest private mint. Moving, storing, researching, and cataloging those items—many thousands of them, including medals, galvanos, dies, and much more—will keep us working hard for a few years. But their value to American history makes the work imperative, and for anyone who shares our commitment to scholarship and education, this project alone offers ample reason to keep the Society moving ahead at full power.

So as 2018 draws to a close, I once again ask all of you who share our passion for numismatics to make a donation to the ANS. Your support will allow us to continue the momentum that we have built up over this last year. With your help, we can continue not only to pursue unusual, once-in-a-lifetime acquisitions but also to continue the vital activities that make up our year: we can host the seminars and lectures, welcome visitors to view our collections, publish the books and journals, mount the shows, educate schoolchildren and young scholars, and expand our online offerings that make the Society’s holdings ever more accessible. So, please, make a tax-deductible donation to the ANS now, and secure our footing for the coming twelve months.

Your contributions mean more than ever to the Society. Every donation, no matter the size, counts. A small gift that helps us keep the lights on or covers the cost of photographing a coin is just as necessary to us as one that allows us to publish a book or sponsor a curator’s research. All these donations add up to make possible the many and varied projects the Society undertakes.

For an overview of highlights from fiscal 2018, please view our annual report, which is available online at: If you would like a hard copy of this report, let us know and we will happily send it to you.

Thank you again for helping us with a successful 2018, and my very best wishes for the New Year.

UWK new Signature


Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan
Executive Director


To help support the study, research, and appreciation of numismatics...

$25 helps us photograph and digitize one item
$100 pays for one day of electricity at the ANS
$250 helps assess the MACO archive for one day
$500 helps with the cost of hosting a class visit to the ANS
$1,000 helps pay for our web servers for a month
$2,000 covers the cost of supervising a student intern for a semester
$5,000 will prepare one archival collection for digitization
$10,000 will pay for the publication of one new book




If you prefer to call in, mail, or fax your gift, use the contact information below:

American Numismatic Society
75 Varick St. Floor 11
New York, NY 10013
Tel (212) 571-4470 ext 117
Fax (212) 571-4479

For contributions via wire transfers:
Bank Name: Bank of America
Swift #: BOFAUS3N
ABA#: 026009593
CHIPS#: 0959
Bank account#: 483043576888
Bank Address: Bank of America, 1 Bryant Park, New York, NY 10036
For benefit of The American Numismatic Society

2018 Mid-Year Appeal

Dear Friends, In the past month, as much-delayed spring warmth finally settled over New York, we have been witnessing a sudden increase in the number of friends visiting us here at our headquarters. So much activity adds to the excitement of this time of year and fills us with hope, especially when we anticipate your…
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The ANS 2017 End of Year Appeal Is On!

Dear Friend, Each year at this time I ask all of you who share our passion for numismatics to consider making a donation to the American Numismatic Society, but I do not want you to think this a generalized, abstract request. Since I last made this appeal we have taken great concrete steps toward making…
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Appeals 2017 Mid-Year

Dear Friend, The Society has been sprinting since the onset of 2017, thanks to you and our other devoted supporters. Now, as I do every spring, I ask you to help us keep up the pace by donating to our Mid-Year Appeal. The funds we receive now are especially important to us, as they ensure…
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The 2016 ANS Year End Appeal Is On!

At this time of year, it is customary that we ask our friends and members to help keep the Society strong by making a gift to the ANS. Dear Friends, This past year marked the 158th anniversary of the Society—a remarkable testament to a modern, evolving institution that remains committed to its 19th-century purpose: to…
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Appeals 2016 Mid-Year

The 2016 ANS Mid-Year Appeal Is On! At this time of year, it is customary that we ask our friends and members to help keep the Society strong by making a gift to the ANS. Contributions are vital and help us further our programs, publications, exhibits and research, as well as maintaining our status as…
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