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Imperial Banknotes of Persia Published

New York, NY March 2, 2016 The American Numismatic Society Publishes The Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia The American Numismatic Society is delighted to offer The Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia, by Michael E. Bonine. This hardcover, 148-page book is a study of this first bank in Iran to issue banknotes…
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Fowler Lecture: Aneurin Ellis-Evans

New York, NY February 26, 2016 The American Numismatic Society Announces 2016 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture Presenter Aneurin Ellis-Evans The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to announce that the 2016 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture will be presented by Aneurin Ellis-Evans, Junior Research Fellow in Classics at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. The lecture…
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62nd Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics

June 6 through July 29, 2016 Study at the Foremost Seminar in Numismatic Methods and Theory For over half a century, The American Numismatic Society, a scholarly organization and museum of coins, money, and economic history, has offered select graduate students and junior faculty the opportunity to work hands-on with its preeminent numismatic collections. With…
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ANS 2016 Annual Gala

January 8, 2016 On Thursday, January 7, 2016, nearly 200 friends of The American Numismatic Society (ANS) gathered at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City to celebrate Regina and John W. Adams’ long-term dedication to the Society with the presentation of the 2016 Trustees’ Award. Their unflagging devotion to numismatics, John’s leadership roles…
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Congress Considers Import Restrictions on Iraqi Artifacts

by Peter K. Tompa The Iraq Cultural Heritage Protection Act (H.R. 2009) is legislation recently introduced in the United States House of Representatives making it illegal to import into the US virtually any artifact excavated from the earth in Iraq that is over 100 years old. While the statute purportedly is designed to address the…
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Obituary: Michael Grant 1914–2004

by Sebastian Heath Professor Michael Grant, distinguished author of both numismatic scholarship and popular histories of the ancient world, died on October 4th in London at the age of 90. Dr. Grant was most prominent as the author of more than 50 books that aimed to make the politics and society of ancient Greece and…
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Obituary: Ömer Diler, 1945-2005

by Emine Nur Diler Born in Istanbul in 1945, Ömer Diler was educated as a chemical engineer but became interested in coins when he was given a rare Ottoman gold coin as a present in 1972, and thus his first numismatic interest was Ottoman currency. Long years spent at antique shops sifting through thousands of…
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Obituary: Frederick R. Mayer (1928–2007)

by Richard C. Frajola Frederick R. Mayer, noted philanthropist and world-class collector of art, coins, currency, and stamps, died in Denver, Colorado, on February 14, of complications following heart surgery. He was seventy-nine years old. Mr. Mayer was a life member of the American Numismatic Association. A portion of his collection of Colorado territorial gold…
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The ANS Introduces Digital Library

The ANS introduces Digital Library which continues its mission of providing Open Access research tools to researchers worldwide. The newly unveiled Digital Library (http://numismatics.org/digitallibrary) will grow to house three collections of digital material: numismatic theses/dissertations, auction catalogues, and ebooks.

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Huntington Award 2016

New York, NY February 26, 2016 The American Numismatic Society Awards its 2016 Archer M. Huntington Award for Excellence in Numismatic Scholarship to Dr. Michael Alram The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to award Dr. Michael  Alram the 2016 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. The award…
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