Category Archives: News

ANS Twitter Followers Exceeds 5,000

Press Release May 11, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that @anscoins, the Society’s Twitter account, now has over 5,000 followers. In keeping with the mission of the ANS to promote and advance the study, research, and appreciation of numismatics, this milestone bodes well for…
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The 2017 ANS Year Mid-Year Appeal Is On!

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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New Image-Based Roman Coin Identification

Press Release May 1, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce a new interface for Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE), which allows non-specialists, hobbyists, collectors, archaeologists, and others to browse Roman Imperial coins by image for free online. People can compare the coins in…
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Money Talks, Gilles Bransbourg, May 6th

Press Release January 26, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY   "Signs of Inflation" will look at how inflation translates into coinage and large denomination banknotes. The lecture will cover the effects of inflation on coins and banknotes from ancient Rome to modern Zimbabwe. Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 1:00 pm. American Numismatic Society. Lunch…
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2017 April Enews

2017 April Enews. NEH-Mellon Grant, Fowler lecture and more. Read here. The American Numismatic Society E-News is a monthly news posting sent out via e-mail. It allows members and friends of the ANS to keep up to date with recent acquisitions of coins, notes, medals and other items, upcoming events, and other news of interest to…
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2017 April Enews

Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture On Monday, May 1, 2017, the ANS will host the Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture, featuring a presentation by Phillip Wagoner, Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Wesleyan University. Prof. Wagoner’s lecture, “The Deccan as an Integrated Currency Zone: New Approaches to the Study of Peninsular Indian Coin Hoards…
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ANS Awarded Funding for Open Book Program

Press Release April 10, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY The digitization of the American Numismatic Society’s backlist of monographs has been funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as part of the joint NEH-Mellon Humanities Open Book Program. All of the ANS’s book-length publications through 2010 will be made available for free online…
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ANS at Crystal Palace Exhibit at Bard

[caption id="attachment_11346" align="aligncenter" width="220"] 1940.100.1018[/caption] On March 23, 2017, New York Crystal Palace 1853 opened at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. Shedding light on a near-forgotten aspect of New York’s cultural history, this exhibition explores the first world’s fair held in the United States. The Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations…
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NEH Funds Hellenistic Royal Coinages Project

Press Release March 29, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the American Numismatic Society (ANS) a substantial grant of $262,000 to fund the web-based Hellenistic Royal Coinages (HRC) project. Under the direction of Curator Dr. Peter van Alfen and Director of Data Science Ethan Gruber,…
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ANS Announces Harry W. Fowler Lecture

Press Release April 29, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to announce that the 2017 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture will be presented by Phillip B. Wagoner, Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Wesleyan University. The lecture will take place on Monday, May 1, 2017 at…
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