News

  • 2017 June Enews

    ANS Repatriates Coins On May 26, 2017, the ANS welcomed the Director and CEO of the Salzburg Museum, Consul General of the Austrian Consulate, and an attorney representing the Salzburg Museum, to New York for the repatriation of a group...

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  • ANS CLOSED ON THE 3RD-4TH OF JULY

    THE ANS WILL BE CLOSED ON THE 3RD & 4TH OF JULY.  We hope you enjoy the Holiday! MEDAL BY ALLEN GEORGE NEWMAN | US | 1918 | 1985.81.162 The ANS created this medal, depicting Liberty hand ringing the Liberty...

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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...

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  • ANS Repatriates Coins to Salzburg Museum

    Press Release May 26, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY The American Numismatic Society (ANS) welcomed the Director and CEO of the Salzburg Museum, Direktor Hon.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Martin Hochleitner, Consul General of the Austrian Consulate Dr. Georg Heindl,...

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  • 2017 May Enews

    Mid Year Appeal The Society has made great progress so far this year. You can help us keep up the pace and continue our important work by donating to the Mid Year Appeal today! Your 100% tax-deductible gift will help...

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  • The New York Review of Books

    Read the review of the Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters of the Great War in the New York Review of Books. The exhibition ran at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, January 27–April 9, 2017. Catalog of...

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  • 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...

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  • Read the Latest Posts from Pocket Change

    Assistant Curator Lucia Carbone examines sixteen specimens of Roman Lead tokens from Hispania Baetica which are a part of  The Richard B. Witschonke Collection at the ANS.  Nine of these tokens remain unpublished. One of them is a unique piece. The...

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  • Money Talks, Ray Williams, June 10th

    Mr. Ray Williams, ANS Fellow, Vice President of the NJ Numismatic Society, and former Colonial Coin Collectors Club president, will discuss the coins issued by the authority of Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey, along with the economic climate bringing...

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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...

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  • Read The Latest from Pocket Change

    Adjunct Curator Oliver Hoover uncovers three intriguing coins overlooked for decades in the cabinets of the ANS. New and exciting discoveries in Seleucid numismatics are revealed by revisting the possibilities of rogue Seleucid satraps, uncertain mints and new issues. Read...

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  • 2017 May Enews

    2017 May Enews. The Mid-Year Appeal, Staff updates and Twitter Milestones. Read all about our busy month 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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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  • ANS at Crystal Palace Exhibit at Bard

    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...

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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...

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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...

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  • 2017 March Enews

    Hellenistic Royal Coinages Project Funded by NEH The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the ANS a substantial grant to fund the web-based Hellenistic Royal Coinages (HRC) project. This three-year project (Phase 1, planned for 2017­2020) promises to...

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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...

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  • ISAW Exhibition at NYU closes April 23rd

    On October 19, 2016 an exciting new exhibition entitled Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity was opened at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University. The exhibit explores the ways in which time...

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  • 2017 February Enews

    Money Talks Lecture, “The Beginnings of Islamic Coinage" The Society is pleased to offer another lecture in the new series Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations, “The Beginnings of Islamic Coinage.” This lecture discusses the beginnings of Islamic coinage in the seventh...

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  • Art of Devastation, WWI catalog published

    The ANS is proud to announce the publication of The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters of the Great War. Timed to coincide with the centennial of US involvement in the First World War, the exhibition, The Art of Devastation,...

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  • Money Talks, Vivek Gupta, March 11th

    This talk introduces members to the beginnings of Islamic coinage in the seventh century and its vast trajectories within the Arab lands and beyond. It begins with an in-depth survey of its Byzantine and Sasanian precedents and provides a basic...

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  • Lecture Series: Money Talks begins Jan. 27

    A new monthly lecture series, “Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations,” will begin in January, 2017. The ANS curators and fellows are pleased to announce a new lecture series, “Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations.” In this monthly interactive lecture series, appropriate for all levels...

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  • Accepting Applications For 2017 Seminar

    With a deadline of  February 10, 2017, The ANS is now accepting applications for the 63rd Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics to be held at the ANS in New York City from June 5 through July 28,...

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  • Art of Devastation – Lecture Fri. Jan. 27

    The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters of the Great War opens with a lecture by Peter van Alfen, the Margaret Thompson Curator of Ancient Greek Coins at the American Numismatic Society and co-curator of the exhibition. Van Alfen is...

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  • Gala 2017 Thank You

    The ANS wish to thank all of its supporters of the 2017 Gala held on Thursday, January 12, 2017, over 150 friends of The American Numismatic Society gathered to honor Anthony J. Terranova, the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society and...

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  • New Lecture Series, “Money Talks”

    New York, NY - The American Numismatic Society (ANS) curators and Fellows are pleased to announce a new lecture series, “Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations,” that begins in January 2017. In this monthly interactive lecture series, meant to introduce topics of...

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  • 2017 January Enews

    Thank You The Board of Trustees and staff of the ANS would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our members and friends who contributed to our Year End Appeal. Your support is critical to the Society and helps...

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  • The American Numismatic Society 2017 Gala

    New York, NY - On Thursday, January 12, 2017, over 150 friends of The American Numismatic Society gathered to honor Anthony J. Terranova, the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society and the Newman Numismatic Portal with the Trustees’ Award at...

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  • The 2016 ANS Year End Appeal Is On!

    At this time of year, it is customary that we ask our friends and members to help keep the Society strong by making a gift to the ANS. Dear Friends, This past year marked the 158th anniversary of the Society—a...

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  • 2016 December Enews

    Don’t Forget the ANS There’s less than two weeks left to make your 100% tax-deductible gifts for the year – please don’t forget to include the American Numismatic Society. This past year marked our 158th anniversary – help us continue...

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  • 2016 November Enews

    Year End Appeal This past year marked the 158th anniversary of the ANS, yet through that span of time, the Society remains true to its 19th century purpose: to make the wonders of numismatics available to all who are interested....

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  • ANS Publishes Wealth and Warfare

    The ANS Publishes Wealth and Warfare: The Archaeology of Money in Ancient Syria   November 16, 2016 The American Numismatic Society is proud to announce the publication of Wealth and Warfare: The Archaeology of Money in Ancient Syria, by Frédérique...

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  • 2016 October Enews

    Saturday, 29 October 2016 Members are welcome to: Visit the Library from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (an appointment with the Librarian would be appreciated). Please contact: dhill@numismatics.org Conduct Curatorial Research: time-slots available from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm (by...

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  • 2016 September Enews

    Sage Society in Poland An amazing numismatic tour of Poland is about to get underway for members of the Augustus B. Sage Society. For one week, members will partake in exceptional opportunities to view numismatic and artistic treasures in Warsaw,...

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  • Mark M. Salton Memorial Lecture

    “Roman Coins, Money and Elizabethan Society: an Unknown Work by Sir Thomas Smith,”  will be the topic of the 2016 Mark M. Salton Memorial Lecture by Dr. Andrew M. Burnett, ANS Trustee and former Director at The British Museum. The...

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  • October Lectures – Save the Dates

    Stephen K. Scher Lecture Dr. Ulrich Pfisterer will present “Chardin’s Apes: Numismatics and the Science of Observation," as the 2016 Stephen K. Scher Lecture on Thursday, October 6, at 6:00 PM. Dr. Pfisterer serves as Chair of General Art History...

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  • Gala Thur. Jan. 12 Waldorf Astoria 6:30 pm

    2017 Gala will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue (East 50th Street), New York City. Cocktails begin at 6:30 and Dinner and Program at 7:30. The ANS will honor Anthony J....

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  • Stephen K. Scher Lecture

    Stephen K. Scher Lecture by Dr. Ulrich Pfisterer: "Chardin's Apes: Numismatics and the Science of Observation," The lecture by Dr. Ulrich Pfisterer, University of Munich, on Thursday, October 6, 2016. This ANS event is being held at the Institute of Fine...

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  • 159th Annual Meeting

    Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm Open to ANS Members, and the public. Officers and staff will make remarks and presentations, and the election of Trustees will be held. A new exhibition will be on display. Members are welcome...

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  • 2016 Summer Enews

    New ANS Website The ANS re-launched its website, http://numismatics.org/, which now features improved navigation, search capability, and user interface to help numismatists explore, learn, shop, and conduct research with ease. Of particular note is the updated section on the ANS...

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  • 2016 June Enews

    Mid-Year Appeal  The 2016 ANS Mid-Year Appeal is On! Please give generously today – your 100% tax-deductible gift will make a difference! To those of you who have already given, thank you for your generosity!   New Member of the Curatorial Department...

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  • 2016 Nomination and Governance Committee

    The Nominating and Governance Committee, pursuant to Article V Section 12 of the ANS By-Laws approved for publication all of the nominees as follows: The following Trustee candidates have been nominated for a three-year Term ending in 2019 for vote...

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  • Dr. Michael Alram Received Huntington Award

    On June 7, 2016, the ANS honored Dr. Michael Alram with the 2016 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. Dr. Alram is a distinguished scholar, scientist, researcher and teacher who has been a...

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  • 2016 May Enews

    Assist the ANS The ANS is having a very busy and productive 2016! But we need your support so we can continue the momentum that we have built up so far this year. Please make a 100% tax-deductible donation to our Mid-Year...

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  • 2016 April Enews

    ANS Book Sale The ANS will be selling select books published after 2000 at a deep discount (up to 80% off retail) from April 25–May 8. Titles in the sale are: Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Coins of the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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  • The ANS Introduces Digital Library

    New York, NY September 18, 2015 The American Numismatic Society Introduces Digital Library The American Numismatic Society (ANS) continues its mission of providing Open Access research tools to researchers worldwide with its newly unveiled Digital Library (http://numismatics.org/digitallibrary). The ANS Digital...

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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...

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  • The ANS Announces 2016 Gala Honorees

    September 22, 2015 The American Numismatic Society (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...

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  • ANSociety Publishes Medallic Art of the ANS

    New York, NY June 22, 2015 The American Numismatic Society Publishes Medallic Art of the ANS The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is proud to now offer a new and much anticipated publication for sale, Medallic Art of the American Numismatic...

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  • The ANS confers 2014 Huntington Award to John W. Adams

    February 18, 2014 The American Numismatic Society confers its 2014 Archer M. Huntington Award for excellence in numismatic scholarship to John W. Adams The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society have voted to award John W. Adams the 2014 Archer...

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  • ANS Annual Gala 2014

    On January 9 the American Numismatic Society held its 2014 Annual Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The event honored Marian Scheuer Sofaer and the Honorable Abraham D. Sofaer, whose uncommon generosity to the ANS has...

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  • Edward Sawyer’s Portraits of Native Americans Now Online

    ANS announces: Edward Sawyer’s Portraits of Native Americans Now Online The ANS is pleased to announce that it has digitized its entire collection of Native American medallic portraits by Edward Warren Sawyer (1876–1932). This exceedingly rare collection of uniface medals...

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  • Library Catalog Naming Contest — Winner!

    ANS Library Catalog Naming Contest -- Winner decided April 19, 2010! Thank you to all who entered! And the winner is... Andrew G. Scott! The winner of the Library Catalog Naming Contest has been decided! The chosen submission was given by...

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  • Stephen Album

    At its meeting on March 6, 2004, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to award the 2003 Archer M. Huntington Medal Award to the Islamic scholar Stephen Album. Stephen Album is the most distinguished Islamic scholar of his generation. All of his...

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  • Full Circle: The Olympic Heritage in Coins and Medals

    An Exhibition by the American Numismatic Society at The Federal Reserve Bank of New York October 21, 2003 through October 1, 2004 This is a text-only version of the exhibition brochure, which is also available as a pdf file. A Press Release is posted. An...

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