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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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The ANS Announces 2016 Gala Honorees

The ANS is pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 7, 2016, it will honor longtime benefactors Regina and John W. Adams with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. During the event, the Society will also present the Distinguished Service Award to Kenneth E. Bressett, and honor Dr. Ursula Kampmann with the 2015 Burnett Anderson Memorial Award

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ANSociety Publishes Medallic Art of the ANS

The ANS is proud to now offer a new and much anticipated publication for sale, Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014, Studies in Medallic Art 2. The hardcover book, by Scott H. Miller, includes 60 medals issued by the ANS, two COAC medals and the 1910 Actors’ Fund Medal, all accompanied by color photographs.

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ANS Honored Arthur A. Houghton with 2015 Archer M. Huntington Award

[caption id="attachment_8093" align="alignright" width="300"] Arthur Houghton received 2015 Huntington Award from Prof. Jere Bacharach[/caption] On May 16, 2015, the American Numismatic Society presented Arthur A. Houghton, III with the 2015 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. With almost 60 guests in attendance, family, friends and supporters were treated…
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