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Friday, January 29
1:00 pm EST

As a part of our new Long Table initiative to invite outside curators from coin cabinets around the world, join Director of the Numismatic Department of the Vatican Library Eleonora Giampiccolo for a discussion on Vatican coin cabinet. She will speak on the history of the collection, its acquisitions, and its locations over the centuries as well as highlighting signature pieces and historical relics—including little-known coin finds in the Roman catacombs and coins found around St. Peter’s tomb.

The Long Table sessions are open to ANS members only. A link will be sent to all active ANS members the morning of the talk.

Past Long Table sessions

Upcoming Events & Announcements


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2021 Annual Gala
Join us for our 2021 Gala! The ANS Annual Gala honoring Lottie and Mark Salton will be held virtually on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Join for pre-program "Cabinet Conversations" at 12:30 and for the Gala program at 1PM ET. The event will feature keynote speaker Jacob Goldstein, NPR correspondent and author of the new book,MONEY: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing. Patrons, Sponsors, and Individual Supporters of the Gala will receive raffle tickets and a limited edition pin designed by Saltus Award winner João Duarte. Program details and information on sponsorships, ticket purchases, and the raffle prizes can be found here.

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The 2020 Year End Appeal is on
The American Numismatic Society relies on the generosity of our members and donors. As 2020 concludes, consider making a year-end donation today. Thank you for your support! View the Year End Appeal here.

December in Review

Bactrian coin
Silver Tetradrachm of Eucratides I of Bactria, Bactria, 170 BC - 145 BC. 1997.9.68 http://numismatics.org/collection/1997.9.68?lang=en

ANS Awarded NEH Grant
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Society a $150,000 grant for the two-year joint ANS-Oxford University OXUS-INDUS project. The international award will allow the project team from the institutions in the US, UK, Germany, and Pakistan to further research aspects of Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek coinages. Learn more about the projecthere.

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The Roman Republican Die Project Launched New Site 
The Roman Republican Die Project (RRDP), sponsored by the American Numismatic Society and generously funded by the Arete Foundation, is the largest die study ever undertaken. Read more about the project here.

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New Videos on YouTube!
Watch the new videos posted to the ANS YouTube Channel: Dr. Warren Esty presents on Die Studies in his Money TalkDr. Jesse Kraft presents the Brasher Doubloon in our new series, the ANS's Greatest Coinsand Mr. Sydney Martin accepts the 2020 Archer Huntington Award and delievers the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture.

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November Long Tables & Money Talks
This month’s Long Table discussions included: “The G. N. Olcott Collection” with Dr. Lucia Carbone, “Connections, Community & Coinage" with numismatists George Watson and Bernhard Woytek, and "The Numismatic Collection in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan" with Dr. Irene Soto Marín. ANS Curator Emeritus Michael Bates delivered a Money Talks lecture, "The Silver Coinage of Iran Under its Early Muslim Governors, 651-705". 

2021 Gala Raffle

ANS Gala 2021Thursday, January 14, 1:00 pm EST Invitation | Program | Speakers | Raffle Join us this year for our 2021 Gala, where we will be hosting a raffle fundraiser for the first time. For more information and to purchase raffle tickets, visit the 2021 Gala page here. Individual supporters, as well as all patrons, benefactors,…
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ANS Gala 2021
Thursday, January 14, 1:00 pm EST

Invitation | ProgramSpeakers | Raffle

Benefactor $5,000

  • Invite up to 30 guests
  • 60 raffle tickets (30 for you and one for each of your guests) 
  • Recognition online, in printed Gala materials, and the ANS Magazine
  • Limited edition pins commissioned by Saltus Award winner, João Duarte (one for you and one for each of your guests)

Patron $2,500

  • Invite up to 15 guests
  • 30 raffle tickets (15 for you and one for each of your guests) 
  • Recognition online, in printed Gala materials, and the ANS Magazine
  • Limited edition pins commissioned by Saltus Award winner, João Duarte (one for you and one for each of your guests)

Individual Supporter $100




We hope you will join these donors who have already made a commitment to support this event. 

Benefactors 

  • Leonard Augsburger & Debra Kurtz
  • Kenneth & Mary Edlow
  • David & Jeannie Hendin
  • Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG
  • John D. Nebel
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation
  • Lawrence R. Stack/Stack Family
  • Anthony J. Terranova
  • Mark Tomasko
  • Vilmar Numismatics

Patrons

  • Alain Baron—Numismatica Genevensis SA 
  • Classical Numismatic Group, LLC
  • Carole Anne Menzi Collier 
  • Heritage Auctions
  • Dan & Connie Hamelberg
  • Members of the New York Numismatic Club
  • Ute Wartenberg Kagan & Jonathan Kagan
  • Shanna Schmidt Numismatics Inc.
  • Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  • Dave and Judy Steine

Raffle Donors

  • Keith Barron
  • Michael Beall
  • Victor England, Eric McFadden, & A. Peter Weiss
  • Ute Wartenberg Kagan & Jonathan Kagan
  • Mary Lannin
  • Shanna Schmidt Numismatics Inc.
  • Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.


Press Release

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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December 1, 2020
New York, NY
For Immediate Release

The American Numismatic Society Announces New Prize in Ancient Numismatics

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the Collier Prize in Ancient Numismatics, given in memory of the late Professor James M. Collier. The Collier Prize in Ancient Numismatics is a substantial monetary prize that will be awarded biennially to the best single- or multi-authored book, catalogue, or online digital work in the field of ancient numismatics (650 BCE–300 CE).

A jury of five senior numismatists, including a senior ANS curator, will be appointed biennially by the President of the American Numismatic Society to select the recipients. The Collier Prize will be offered for the first time in 2021 and the winner(s) will receive prize money of $20,000, to be split equally in the event of a multi-authored work. For the initial prize, eligible publications will be limited to those works published in 2019 or 2020. The jury will announce its selection in late 2021. Details for the Collier Prize can be found on the ANS’s website at numismatics.org/collier.

The Collier Prize honors the life of Professor James M. Collier. Professor Collier was born in Bellingham, Washington and completed his PhD in Art History at the University of Michigan in 1975. He served as a tenured professor and department chair in the Art History Department at Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama). Over the course of his academic career, he lectured widely and published on the Italian Renaissance and Early Netherlandish perspective, which was the subject of his doctoral dissertation.

In addition to his scholarship, Professor Collier actively pursued other interests. He traveled widely and met his wife Carole Anne in the Sacristy of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy. In total, he visited 84 countries—including in 2012 when he sailed with a crew of three on a 50-foot sailboat from South Africa to Brazil. In 1990, Professor Collier and Carole Anne moved to the Netherlands, where he was a self-sufficient artist until the end of his life. His paintings cover a range of topics, including portraits, dogs, views of Amsterdam, Italian architecture, ships, and fantasies, many of which can be found on the website jimcollier.nl.

Collecting ancient coins was the foundation of his broad fascination with art, history, and culture. His collection of almost 1,000 Greek and Roman coins gave him immense pleasure, continually inspiring him by their beauty and depictions of famous monuments and portraits of Hellenistic and Roman rulers.  A complete profile of Professor Collier will be included in the Spring issue of the ANS Magazine.

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.

2021 Gala Speakers

ANS Gala 2021Thursday, January 14, 1:00 pm EST Invitation | Program | Speakers | Raffle Keynote Speaker Jacob Goldstein; photo by Sandy Honig/NPR Dr. Gilles Bransbourg, Executive Director of the American Numismatic Society, more... Jacob Goldstein, ANS 2021 Gala Keynote Speaker, is the author of MONEY: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing and the co-host of…
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Press Release: The American Numismatic Society Announces 2021 Gala

December 7, 2020New York, NYFor Immediate Release The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 14, 2021, it will hold its annual Gala celebration, virtually, in memory of benefactors Mark and Lottie Salton. The Gala will be open, via Zoom, to members of the Society and their guests. The event…
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