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Money Talks | Finding the Founder of a Temple to Diana in Nerva’s Rome

MONEY TALKS The Significance of Diana on the Coinage of Nerva: Finding the Founder of a Temple to Diana in Nerva’s Rome With Nathan Elkins Saturday, August 22 1:00 pm ET This Money Talks will be held live via video conference. As with any Money Talks, you will be able to ask questions and hear responses in real time. The…
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Money Talks | State Coinages of the Confederation

MONEY TALKS An Introduction to the State Coinages of the Confederation, 1785 - 1788 With Ray Williams Saturday, July 18 1:00 pm ET This Money Talks will be held live via video conference. As with any Money Talks, you will be able to ask questions and hear responses in real time. The session is open to ANS members only. RSVP…
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Money Talks | The Newman Portal

MONEY TALKS What's New at the Newman Portal? With Len Augsburger Saturday, June 27 1:00 pm ET This Money Talks will be held live via video conference. As with any Money Talks, you will be able to ask questions and hear responses in real time. The session is open to ANS members only. RSVP to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org to get…
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Money Talks Deutsch | Die Münzprägung von Mile

MONEY TALKS DEUTSCH Die Münzprägung von Milet: Neue Forschungen und Wege with Professor Dr. Bernhard Weisser, Berlin Dr. Ute Wartenberg, New York Rudolf Hilbert, München   25 Juni 2020 18h CET (1:00 pm EST) Milet, die bedeutende Metropole an der Westküste Kleinasiens, war für eine der umfangreichsten Münzprägungen der archaischen Antike verantwortlich. In dieser Folge…
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Money Talks | Stories and Conversations as Recorded by Seleucid Coins

MONEY TALKS Stories and Conversations as Recorded by Seleucid Coins With Oliver Hoover Saturday, June 6 1:00 pm ET This Money Talks will be held live via video conference. As with any Money Talks, you will be able to ask questions and hear responses in real time. The session is open to ANS members only. RSVP to Emma Pratte…
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Money Talks: Currency with Consequences

MONEY TALKS Currency with Consequences: Circulating Counterfeits in the United States With Jesse Kraft Saturday, May 16 1:00 pm EST This Money Talks will be held live via video conference. As with any Money Talks, you will be able to ask questions and hear responses in real time. The session is open to ANS members only. RSVP to Emma…
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Money Talks
Coins and Computation: New Developments in the Computer-Aided Die Study

With Zachary Taylor and Dr. Peter van Alfen

Saturday, April 25
1:00 pm EST

This Money Talks will be held live via video conference. As with any Money Talks, you will be able to ask questions and hear responses in real time. The session is open to ANS members only. RSVP to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org to get the link. 

Die studies help numismatists learn about the ancient money supply, mint layout and manufacturing processes, and much more, but can be tedious and strenuous to conduct. The Computer-Aided Die Study (CADS) aims to solve this problem by automating a vast majority of the ‘busy work’ in a die study, cutting the time needed for sorting and clustering by orders of magnitude. Zachary Taylor, who will be graduating this May with a degree in Computer Science from Trinity University (San Antonio, TX), undertook the development of CADS for his honors thesis and will present the preliminary and promising results in this Money Talks. He and Chief Curator Peter van Alfen will introduce and demonstrate the CADS tool, summarize the computer vision and clustering methods it uses, and finally suggest how CADS might be used to aid numismatists going forward.

Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations is supported by an ANS endowment fund generously given in honor of Mr. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.

Money Talks | Antony and Cleopatra: A Match Made on Coinage

Money Talks Antony and Cleopatra: A Match Made on Coinage With Dr. Lucia Carbone Saturday, April 4 1:00 pm This Money Talks will be held live via video conference. As with any Money Talks, you will be able to ask Dr. Carbone questions and hear responses in real time. The session is open to ANS members only.…
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Money Talks:
Before the Coinage Act of 1857: How Americans Spent Foreign Coinage

With Dr. Jesse Kraft

Saturday, March 14
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$30 for ANS members
$50 for non-members

From the earliest days of the British-American colonies, up through the late 1850s, a variety of foreign coinage circulated in the United States. At various times, coins from Spanish-America, Great Britain, France, and Brazil held legal tender status and formed a majority of the hard-money supply in the United States. Most of these coins did not conform to the predominant unit of account (i.e. “dollars” or “pounds”) and forced American consumers and merchants to navigate this system through a variety of ingenious, though sometimes confounding methods. This Money Talks discusses those methods, including the use of abstract mathematical formulas, a variety of exchange charts, the prolonged usage of British monetary terminologies, and ways to evade the heightened threat of counterfeit coins. Despite these hindrances, certain coins could freely circulate largely due to the familiarity that several generations of Americans had with them. It was not until consumers and merchants had to contend with new and different types of foreign coins (ca. 1840s and 1850s) that the system finally came to a halt.

Space is limited. RSVP to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org

Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations is supported by an ANS endowment fund generously given in honor of Mr. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.