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Money Talks, Jonathan Kagan and David Hill

Numismatic Book Collecting
Jonathan Kagan & David Hill
November 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$30 for members / $50 for nonmembers

In the age of the internet, most older books, including numismatic books, are available online thanks to initiatives of the Bibliothèque de France, the Newman Numismatic Portal and many other platforms. What does this mean for collectors of physical books and other historical records? Jonathan Kagan, who has collected rare numismatic books for the last 40 years, and David Hill, archivist and librarian for the ANS, will examine the notion of collectible books and manuscripts and consider their place in private and public collections. Examples from the Kagan and ANS Libraries will be at hand for inspection.


Please RSVP to Emma Pratte at or 212-571-4470, ext. 117.


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

Legal and Ethical Issues in Numismatics Supplemental Reading Bibliography

Atwood, R. Stealing History. Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World (New York, 2004). A fascinating chronicle of the looting of the Moche tombs of Peru. Brodie, N., J. Doole and C. Renfrew (eds) Trade in Illicit Antiquities: The Destruction of the World’s Archeological Heritage (Cambridge, 2001). Twenty essays on the incidence…
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Library Catalog Naming Contest — Winner!

ANS Library Catalog Naming Contest -- Winner decided April 19, 2010! Thank you to all who entered! And the winner is... Andrew G. Scott! The winner of the Library Catalog Naming Contest has been decided! The chosen submission was given by Andrew G. Scott, was an Assistant Professor of Classics at Hendrix College in Arizona is now an Assistant…
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