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2021 Gala Program

ANS Gala 2021Thursday, January 14, 1:00 pm EST Invitation | Program | Speakers | Raffle 2021 Annual Gala in memory of Lottie and Mark Salton Thursday, January 14, 2021 Information for participants: Join at the Zoom links below. Find the full Gala program booklet which will be printed and distributed to individual supporters, patrons, benefactors, and their…
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"Lost in the Odyssey" by Mashiko
2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award to Mashiko

December 12, 2019

6:00 pm      A Century of Medallic Excellence: The History of the J. Sanford Saltus Award
7:00 pm      Presentation of Award

A subscription dinner will be held following the event for $85 per person.

Please let us know if you plan to attend. To attend the dinner, please RSVP by December 6, 2019 to Emma Pratte at or 212-571-4470, ext. 117


November 15, 2019
New York, NY

The American Numismatic Society Presents its 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Excellence in Medallic Art to Mashiko 

The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce that Mashiko is the recipient of the Society’s prestigious 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Signal Achievement in the Art of the Medal.

Mashiko grew up in her father’s home city of Kyoto, Japan. In 1962 she moved to the United States, and in 1964 to New York City. There, in 1993, she founded Medialia … Rack and Hamper Gallery, a showplace for contemporary medallic art.  Seven years later she founded New Approach, Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes emerging artists and curators and serves as a contemporary medallic-art research center.

As a prolific sculptor and medallic artist, Mashiko has received numerous awards, including the American Numismatic Association’s Excellence in Medallic Sculpture Award and the Grand Prix at the XXXV Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Congress. Her stone sculptures, medallic art, silkscreen prints, and drawn illustrations are in numerous public collections around the world, including the Cincinnati Art Museum, the National Museum of Taiwan, Kyoto City Hall, the Queens Museum (New York), the American Numismatic Society, the American Numismatic Association, and the British Museum. Her many commissions, from organizations such as the British Art Medal Society and the New York Numismatic Club, include one for a memorial granite headstone for the feminist activist and author Betty Friedan. She has also been invited to submit designs to the U.S. Mint.

In addition to her extensive creative endeavors, she has also been a tireless teacher of her craft, offering courses in medallic and stone sculpture at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, for two decades (1993 – 2013). Since 2001 she has also conducted private book-art, medal and urushi workshops.

“Mashiko is unquestionably deserving of the Award,” noted Saltus Committee Chairman Donald Scarinci, “not only for her wonderfully creative medallic art, but for all that she has done to teach and promote the medal as well. We are especially pleased to present the Award to her this year, the centennial year of the Award.”

The ceremony will take place at the ANS headquarters in New York City on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 6 P.M. The Saltus Medal will be presented to  Mashiko by ANS Executive Director Dr. Gilles Bransbourg.

The award was created with a grant to the American Numismatic Society by J. Sanford Saltus in 1913 to recognize and encourage excellence in the art of the medal.  The first Saltus Award was presented in 1919; the silver award medal was designed by the prominent German-born numismatic and architectural sculptor Adolph Alexander Weinman.

Mashiko joins the ranks of other significant artists who have been awarded the medal including, among dozens of others, James Earl Frazer (1919), Victor D. Brenner (1922), Paul Manship (1925), Lee Lawrie (1937), Donald DeLue (1967), Kauko Räsänen (1986), Gustaaf Hellegers (2001), and João Duarte (2011), and Bogomil Nikolov (2017).

The American Numismatic Society, organized in 1858 and incorporated in 1865 in New York State, operates as a research museum under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is recognized as a publicly supported organization under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) as confirmed on November 1, 1970.





Money Talks | Publishing Your Manuscript

Preparing Your Numismatic Manuscript for Publication ANS Director of Publications Andrew Reinhard and Associate Curator David Yoon June 22, 2019 1:00–4:00 pm $30 for members $50 for non-members Preparing a scholarly manuscript for publication can be daunting, and this workshop will walk you through the process. Topics will include style, formatting, bibliography and notes, preparing…
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Money Talks | Making Mexico

Making Mexico:The Imagery of Nation-Building on Mexican Currency with Peter S. Dunham, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Cleveland State University Saturday, June 1 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm $30 for members, $50 for non-members Mexico, with its tumultuous history of political upheaval, offers an ideal laboratory in which to consider how the imagery on currency is used to…
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Upcoming Lecture | Imagining America

Imagining America: Native American Icons and National Identity on Early American Coins with Professor Peter Dunham Friday, May 31, 2019 | 5:30 pm ANS Headquarters at 75 Varick St., New York, NY Money is not just a medium of exchange but also a vehicle for transmitting ethnic and political messages. The imagery on currency is often…
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Money Talks | French Colonial Coinages

French Coinage Specifically for North America with Sydney Martin, ANS President of the Board of Trustees Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm $30 for members, $50 for non-members What many early American coin collectors fail to recognize is that, from early in the sixteenth century until 1763, New France included most of what is…
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Money Talks | Reading Byzantine Coins

Reading Byzantine Coins Independent Researcher, Collector, and ANS Life Member, Donald Squires March 9, 2019 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm $30 for members, $50 for non-members Reading Byzantine coins can pose a problem to those used to the Latin inscriptions on Roman coins or the Greek inscriptions on Greek coins. The inscription on a Byzantine coin can be…
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Money Talks | Wine & Coins

Wine & Coins
with Alex Conison, Guest Speaker & Wine Expert, and Curators: Peter van Alfen, Gilles Bransbourg, Lucia Carbone, & David Hendin
Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm

With Wine Tasting: Members $100, Non-Members $125
Without Wine Tasting: Members $50, Non-Members $75


On Saturday, December 16, Join Alex Conison—PhD from the University of Michigan on the Ancient Roman wine trade and current Brand Manager of Josh Cellars, one of America's premium wine brands—and curators Peter van Alfen, Gilles Bransbourg, Lucia Carbone, and David Hendin for a history of wine and coins. One of the foremost components of the nectar that the Olympians drank to preserve their immortality, wine was sacred to the ancient Greeks and associated, through Dionysus (Bacchus for the Romans), with theater and poetry. Wine plays a major ritual role in Judaism as well, grapes, vines and amphoras being represented at different stages of Jewish ancient coinage, to the extent that Greeks and Romans believed Jews had a cult of Dionysus. Then, in the modern period, wine and grapes have resurfaced mostly on tokens designed to promote wine brands. Coins of Greece, the Attalids, Rome, Judaea, and modern tokens from France, the US and Britain will be presented along side a selection of wines linked to these locations and their ancient winemaking traditions.

Limited Space available. Please RSVP to Emma Pratte at or 212-571-4470.

Money Talks, Vivek Gupta, March 11th

This talk introduces members to the beginnings of Islamic coinage in the seventh century and its vast trajectories within the Arab lands and beyond. It begins with an in-depth survey of its Byzantine and Sasanian precedents and provides a basic outline of “Arab-Sasanian” and “Arab-Byzantine” types. Members will also learn about the styles of Arabic…
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Mark M. Salton Memorial Lecture

“Roman Coins, Money and Elizabethan Society: an Unknown Work by Sir Thomas Smith,”  will be the topic of the 2016 Mark M. Salton Memorial Lecture by Dr. Andrew M. Burnett, ANS Trustee and former Director at The British Museum. The lecture will take place at the ANS headquarters in New York City on Thursday, October…
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