June 2019 E-News

Announcements & Upcoming Events

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ANS Seeks an Assistant Curator
The American Numismatic Society seeks an energetic and creative assistant curator to oversee and lead its American Department. The successful candidate will be in charge of the collections of North and South American coins, currency, medals, and related objects. More…

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Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality
An 1864 Silver Decoration of Gen. Benjamin Butler, Army of the James will be on display at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC)/ Virginia Historical Society. The exhibition explores the African American experience in Virginia from the arrival of the first Africans in English North America in 1619 to the present day. More..

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The Summer Seminar is Underway
The Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics is currently underway. The students from around the world, with the help of Eric P. Newman Visiting Scholar Dr. Evangeline Markou of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, have been attending lectures and working on the presentations they will be giving at the end of next month. Learn more about the Summer Seminar.

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The Mid-Year Appeal is Now On!
Thanks to your unwavering loyalty and generosity, we have been able to set an ambitious pace for 2019. Highlights of recent activity are described in the 2019 Mid-Year Appeal flyer. Today we ask that you please consider making a donation to our Mid-Year Appeal so we can continue to build on the momentum we have gained so far. Click here to donate.

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First JEAN of 2019
The first issue of the 2019 Journal of Early American Numismatics (JEAN) is being mailed to subscribers now! Articles include “John J. Ford, Jr.: A Life in Three Portraits” (Q. David Bowers), “Lion Dollars: A Collector’s Viewpoint” (Ray Williams), “The Massachusetts Pine Tree Penny: A Copper Token Struck in Boston in 1776” (Julia H. Casey), “Point/Counterpoint: John Kleeberg’s Continental Dollar” (Jeff Rock), “Research Notes Regarding the Non Dependent Status Copper Coinage” (Byron White), “Identification and Classification of an Important New Variety of the Massachusetts Silver Coinage: The Salmon 11-X Pine Tree Shilling” (Christopher J. Salmon), “Newman Sale Uncovers New Rubber Lady Family Varieties” (Kayla Schlemmer), “John Bailey’s New York City Mint” (Gary A. Trudgen), “The Spanish Colonial Mint at Potosì: A Comparative Look” (Brian Stickney), and “A Biography of Thomas Sparrow (V)” (Joseph Daragan). To subscribe, visit numismatics.org/store/cnl or call Emma Pratte at 212.571.4470 x117. 

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Coinage and Economy of the Early Medieval Mediterranean
On September 26 and 27, 2019, the ANS and Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) will be hosting a conference organized by the Networks & Neighbors research group: Coinage and Economy of the Early Medieval Mediterranean

This colloquium will focus on the monetary economy of the Visigothic kingdom in its Mediterranean context. The conference will consist of a keynote seminar at BMCC on the evening of Thursday September 26, followed by an all-day seminar at the ANS on Friday September 27.

Attendance is free, but space is limited for the all-day event on September 27. Pre-registration by September 1 is required, and we ask all pre-registrants to give a brief (one sentence) statement of their interest in the topic of the conference. To inquire about registration, please contact David Yoon at dyoon@numismatics.org

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2019 World's Fair of Money
Executive Director Ute Wartenberg, Deputy Director Gilles Bransbourg, and Membership Associate Emma Pratte will be attending the ANA’s 2019 World’s Fair of Money. Renew your membership, purchase a book, or just say hello. We will be at booth 1347. More...

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We will be closed on July 4 + 5
The ANS will be closed on July 4–5. We hope everyone has a great holiday! 

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June in Review

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The American Classical League (ACL) Visits the ANS
On June 26 a group of twenty-five Latin teachers from the American Classical League visited the ANS as a part of the ACL Centennial Institute. Assistant Curator of Roman Coins Dr. Lucia Carbone led two sessions. The first part, Coinage and Literature, Two Complementary Approaches to Roman Civilization, connected the beginning of Latin literature and Roman coinage. Then Teaching Caesar and Vergil with Coins focused on the didactic importance of using coinage when dealing these most celebrated texts.

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Imagining America
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On May 31, Prof. Peter Dunham presented Imagining America: Native American Icons and National Identity on Early American Coins. Money is not just a medium of exchange but also a vehicle for transmitting ethnic and political messages. In the wake of independence, depictions of Native Americans were frequently used on coins throughout the Americas to distinguish emerging national identities from those of former imperial overlords. Watch the entire lecture on the ANS Youtube page

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Making Mexico "Money Talks"
On June 1 Prof. Peter Dunham gave the “Money Talks” lecture Making Mexico: The Imagery of Nation-Building on Mexican Currency. Focusing on Mexico, with its tumultuous history of political upheaval, Prof. Dunham considers how the imagery on currency is used to help forge national identity.

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Publishing Your Numismatic Manuscript "Money Talks"
Preparing a scholarly manuscript for publication can be daunting. Director of Publications Andrew Reinhard and Associate Curator and co-editor of the AJN David Yoon helped to walk participants through the process covering topics like style, formatting, bibliography and notes, preparing images for publication, image rights/permissions, academic plagiarism, peer review, the production schedule/timeline, open access, digital publication, and more.

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