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  • 2020 Gala

    The 2020 Gala will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York City. Cocktails begin at 6:30 and Dinner and Program at 7:30. The ANS will honor Richard Beleson. View the...

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  • ANS Fellows 2020

    Mr. John W. Adams—F Mr. John Aiello—LF Mr. Stephen Album—LF Mr. David Thomason Alexander—F American Academy in Rome—LF American Numismatic Association—HF American Numismatic Assoc Library—HF Dr. Carmen Arnold-Biucchi—F Mr. Leonard Augsburger—F Prof. Jere L. Bacharach—LF Prof. Roger S. Bagnall—LF Dr....

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  • October 2019 E-News

    Announcements and Upcoming Events Dr. Ute Wartenberg Steps Down to Focus on Research The American Numismatic Society announced this week that its Executive Director, Dr. Ute Wartenberg, has decided to step down from her position to return to full-time research....

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  • Dr. Gilles Bransbourg named ANS Executive Director

    PRESS RELEASE November 1, 2019 New York The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Gilles Bransbourg has been named Executive Director. He replaces Dr. Ute Wartenberg, who is stepping down as Executive Director after two decades...

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  • Dr. Wartenberg Steps Down as Executive Director

    PRESS RELEASE November 1, 2019 New York The American Numismatic Society announced this week that its Executive Director, Dr. Ute Wartenberg, has decided to step down from her position to return to full-time research. She will remain at the Society...

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  • The ANS welcomes a new Assistant Curator

    PRESS RELEASE October 31, 2019 New York, NY The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Jesse Kraft has been hired as Assistant Curator of the Coins and Currency of the Americas. Dr. Kraft finished his PhD in...

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  • 162nd Annual Meeting

    The One Hundred Sixty-Second Annual Meeting Saturday, October 19 3:00 pm ANS Headquarters 75 Varick Street New York, NY Officers of the Board of Trustees and staff will make remarks and presentations. The meeting and following reception are open to...

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  • September 2019 E-News

    Upcoming Events and Announcements 2019 Huntington Award to Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society have voted to bestow upon Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin the 2019 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his scholarly work on...

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  • 2019 Huntington Award

    Terracotta Amphora ca. 540–530 BCE Reverse, men weighing merchandise MET 47.11.5 2019 Huntington Award to Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin who will deliver the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture  Markets, coins and weights in Hellenistic Asia Minor November 8, 2019 5:30 pm 75 Varick...

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  • August 2019 E-News

    Announcements and Upcoming Events Upcoming Lecture: Ancient Coinage and the Portable Antiquities Scheme Join Dr. Andrew Brown of the British Museum on Tuesday, September 10, for Ancient Coinage and the Portable Antiquities Scheme. The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) was created...

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  • 2019 Nominations and Governance

    The Nominating and Governance Committee, pursuant to Art. V Sec. 12 of the ANS By-Laws approved for publication all of the nominees as follows: The following Trustee candidates have been nominated for a one-year to three-year term (until the relevant...

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  • July 2019 E-News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS There is still time to renew your membership! Those of you who still need to renew for 2019 can quickly and easily do so at numismatics.org/membership. If you have any questions about your membership standing, contact...

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  • June 2019 E-News

    Announcements & Upcoming Events 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...

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  • ANS Seeks Assistant Curator, American Dept.

    June 14, 2019 for immediate release New York, NY The American Numismatic Society Seeks an Assistant Curator, American Department The American Numismatic Society (ANS) seeks an energetic and creative assistant curator to oversee and lead its American Department. The successful...

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  • May 2019 E-News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS IAPN Book Prize for 2019 Catharine Lorber’s Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire was declared the winner of the prestigious International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) Book Prize for 2019. The prize of 1,000 Swiss Francs with a...

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  • 2019 Mid-Year Appeal

      Dear Friend, The ANS is deeply grateful for your support, which has allowed us to set a pace for a very busy and productive 2019. Today I ask that you continue your generosity by making a donation to our...

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  • April 2019 E-News

    UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS  An Event to Honor Dr. William E. Metcalf On Friday, May 3, the ANS will honor Dr. William E. Metcalf, former Chief Curator, with the presentation of a Festschrift published in his honor, Concordia Disciplinarum. Edited...

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  • Announcing Roman Republican Die Project

    This project, undertaken by Dr. Lucia Carbone (ANS) and Prof. Liv Yarrow (Brooklyn College, CUNY) aims at providing a precise quantification of the monetary production under the Roman Republic. The first two parts of this project have been generously funded by the...

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  • Refer a Friend and get $50!

    Refer a Friend and get $50! Not only will you be helping your Society, but when you introduce a friend as a new member, you will receive a $50 discount to use to purchase any ANS publication(s) costing $50 or...

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  • The Power of Money Workshop

    THE POWER OF MONEY: COINAGE, IDENTITY, AND POWER IN THE GREEK EAST UNDER THE ROMAN EMPIRE A Columbia University & American Numismatic Society Workshop organized by Prof. John Ma (CU) and Dr. Lucia Carbone (ANS)   Thursday, May 2, 2019 THIS...

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  • March 2019 E-News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS April "Money Talks"  Join ANS Board President Sydney Martin for the next “Money Talks” lecture on April 13. What many early American coin collectors fail to recognize is that, from the sixteenth century until 1763, New...

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  • February 2019 E-News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS March “Money Talks” Join Donald Squires on March 9 for Reading Byzantine Coins. With Latin, Greek, or both and written in a mixture of the Greek and Roman alphabets, the inscriptions on Byzantine coins can be...

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  • January 2019 E-News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS The ANS Acquires the Del Bland Archive We are pleased to announce the acquisition of the vast archive of research data assembled by United States large cent expert Del Bland. By the end of his life,...

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  • Money Talks | An Intro to Hellenistic Coins

    An Introduction to Hellenistic Coins with Peter van Alfen Saturday, February 9, 2019 1:00-4:00 Members: $30 Non-members: $50 RSVP is closed - all seats are filled Chief Curator Dr. Peter van Alfen invites members and friends of the ANS to the...

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  • The ANS Acquires the Del Bland Archive

    The ANS Acquires the Del Bland Archive January 28, 2019 New York, NY The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the acquisition of the vast archive of research data assembled by United States large cent expert Del Bland, who...

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  • Accepting Applications For 2019 Seminar

    With a deadline of February 22, 2019, The ANS is now accepting applications for the 65th Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics to be held at the ANS in New York City from June 3 through July...

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  • The 2018 Year End Appeal

    Dear Friend, The past year has been an exceptionally busy one for the American Numismatic Society, marked most recently by the acquisition of a huge amount of extraordinary material from the Medallic Art Company, America’s oldest private mint. Moving, storing,...

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  • Gala 2019

    2019 Gala will take place on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York City. Cocktails begin at 6:30 and Dinner and Program at 7:30. The ANS will honor Mike Gasvoda. View the full...

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  • The ANS Releases SCO V.2

    November 27, 2018 New York for immediate release The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the release of version 2 (v.2) of the web-based research tool: Seleucid Coins Online (SCO). As a component of the National Endowment for...

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  • Reception to Honor Dr. William E. Metcalf (Rescheduled)

    Due to unforeseen circumstances this event and booksigning needs to be rescheduled to another date and time.  We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to celebrating Dr. Metcalf with a  presentation of the Festschrift in the near future. On...

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  • 2018 Huntington Award to John Kleeberg

    Press Release November 1, 2018 The American Numismatic Society Awards its 2018 Archer M. Huntington Award for Excellence in Numismatic Scholarship to Dr. John M. Kleeberg. The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to bestow upon Dr....

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  • ANS Fellows 2019

    Fellows of the Society 2018–2019   Mr. John W. Adams—F Mr. John Aiello—LF Mr. Stephen Album—LF Mr. David Thomason Alexander—F American Academy in Rome—LF American Numismatic Association—HF American Numismatic Assoc Library—HF Dr. Carmen Arnold-Biucchi—F Mr. Leonard Augsburger—F Prof. Jere L. Bacharach—LF...

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  • Money Talks | US Medallic Art Heritage

    Preserving US Medallic Art Heritage Ute Wartenberg + Peter van Alfen Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. $30 for members, $50 for nonmembers The ANS recently acquired the archives of the Medallic Art Company (MACO). MACO was founded in New...

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  • The 161st Annual Meeting

    Saturday, 20 October 2018 | 3:00 pm The event is open to ANS members and the public. Officers of the Board of Trustees and staff will make remarks and presentations. Election of Trustees and a vote on proposed amendments to...

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  • Acquisition – Medallic Art Company Archives

    September 28, 2018 New York for immediate release The American Numismatic Society has announced the acquisition of the archives of the Medallic Art Company, one of America’s oldest and most important private mints. The archive, which consists of more than...

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  • Money Talks | ANS History

    May the Little Things Not Perish: The History of the ANS with David Hill, ANS Librarian and Archivist Saturday, October 13, 2018 1:00 $30 members/$50 for non-members Almost from the beginning, the motto of the ANS has been parva ne...

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  • 2017 Saltus Award to Bogomil Nikolov

    September 11, 2018 New York, NY for immediate release 2017 J. Sanford Saltus Award to Bogomil Nikolov Bulgarian artist Bogomil Nikolov is the recipient of the 2017 J. Sanford Saltus Award for excellence in medallic art, which will be awarded...

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  • Money Talks | David Hendin

    Judean Coinage and Early Christianity with David Hendin September 20, 2018 5:00 $30 for members/$50 for nonmembers David Hendin will discuss Jewish and ancient Christian coins in the context of archaeology and the experience of 50 years studying the coins...

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  • 2018 Nomination and Governance

    The Nominating and Governance Committee, pursuant to Art. V Sec. 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 (until the relevant annual...

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  • 2018 Mid-Year Appeal

    Dear Friends, In the past month, as much-delayed spring warmth finally settled over New York, we have been witnessing a sudden increase in the number of friends visiting us here at our headquarters. So much activity adds to the excitement...

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  • Press Release | 2018 Saltus Award

    May 31, 2018 New York for immediate release Geer Steyn Receives the 2018  J. Sanford Saltus Award Dutch artist Geer Steyn became the fifty-seventh recipient of the J. Sanford Saltus Award for excellence in medallic art at the biannual conference...

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  • Press Release | 2018 Fowler Lecture

    May 10, 2018 New York, NY for immediate release The American Numismatic Society Announces 2018 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture Presenter, Professor Walter Scheidel The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to announce that the 2018 Harry W. Fowler Memorial...

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  • Money Talks | The Art of Photographing Coins

    THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHING COINS PART II with Alan Roche June 16, 2018  | 1:00 – 4:00 pm $30 for members/$50 for nonmembers  Alan Roche, the Society’s photographer, will present “The Art of Photographing Coins’. Roche will consider the various aspects...

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  • Press Release | 2017 + 2018 Saltus Awards

    April 24, 2018 New York, NY for immediate release 2017 + 2018 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of the Medal The Board of Trustees of the American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the recipients...

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  • Money Talks | To Counterfeit is Death

    TO COUNTERFEIT IS DEATH with Ray Williams April 21, 2018  | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm $30 for members / $50 for nonmembers To Counterfeit is Death is a seldom enforced threat which is seen on many of the bills issued during our British...

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  • Lecture by Dr. Evangeline Markou

    Join us on Thursday, April 5, 2018 for "New Observations in Archaic & Classical Period Cypriote Coinage" by Dr. Evangeline Markou. Dr. Markou is the Senior Researcher at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) and is an expert is Cypriote coinage. There will be...

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  • Money Talks | How to Read Latin on Coins

    HOW TO READ LATIN ON COINS with Lucia Carbone March 10, 2018  | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm $30 for members / $50 for nonmembers This will be the first of a set of programs within the “ Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations”...

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  • ABSS Trip to Poland

    An Autumn Journey through Poland by Dr. Ute Wartenberg, ANS Executive Director In September of 2016, our annual Sage Society trip brought a group of members to Poland, a country with a long, distinguished, sometimes painful history, which we were...

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  • the Augustus B. Sage Society Trip to Spain

    the Augustus B. Sage Society Trip to Spain by Mary N. Lannin In September a group of Augustus B. Sage Society members went on a 10-day tour of Spain, traversing the country and visiting the beautiful cities of Madrid, Seville,...

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  • Eric M. Krauss

    Eric M. Krauss, Curatorial Associate Ph.D., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1983 M.D., Cornell University Medical College, 1978 A.B., Biochemical Science, Harvard College, 1974 Eric Krauss joined the staff of the American Numismatic Society in 2017 upon retirement from medical...

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  • Press Release | 2018 Annual Gala

    January 2018 New York, NY for immediate release The American Numismatic Society 2018 Annual Gala Dinner On Thursday, January 11, 2018, approximately 180 friends of the American Numismatic Society gathered to honor the Rosen Family with the Trustees’ Award at...

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  • Thank You for Another Successful Gala

    The American Numismatic Society wishes to thank all those who supported the 2018 Annual Gala, held on Thursday, January 11, 2018, when more than 170 friends gathered at the Harvard Club in New York City to honor the Rosen Family...

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  • Press Release | Seleucid Coins Online

    January 2018 New York for immediate release The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the release of a new web-based research tool: Seleucid Coins Online (SCO). As a component of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal...

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  • Money Talks | Mark D. Tomasko

    BANK NOTES: FROM DESIGN TO PRINT with Mark Tomasko February 3, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm $30 for members / $50 for nonmembers America became the world leader in bank note engraving by the 1860s. Through the American Bank...

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  • Accepting Applications For 2018 Seminar

    With a deadline of February 23, 2018, The ANS is now accepting applications for the 64th Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics to be held at the ANS in New York City from June 4 through July...

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  • Gala Thur. Jan. 11 Harvard Club 6:30 pm

    2018 Gala will take place on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York City. Cocktails begin at 6:30 and Dinner and Program at 7:30. The ANS will honor the Rosen Family. View the...

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  • The ANS 2017 End of Year Appeal Is On!

    Dear Friend, Each year at this time I ask all of you who share our passion for numismatics to consider making a donation to the American Numismatic Society, but I do not want you to think this a generalized, abstract...

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  • Money Talks | Wine & Coins

    Wine & Coins with Alex Conison, Guest Speaker & Wine Expert, and Curators: Peter van Alfen, Gilles Bransbourg, Lucia Carbone, & David Hendin Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm With Wine Tasting: Members $100, Non-Members $125 Without Wine...

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  • Governance FY2018

    Officers of the Society (For the term October 28, 2017 – October 20, 2018) Chairman of the Board - Kenneth L. Edlow President - Sydney F. Martin First Vice President - David Hendin Second Vice President - Andrew M. Burnett...

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  • Book Launch with Dr. William Metcalf

    Please join us on December 6 at 5:30 for a book launch and reception for The Later Republican Cistophori by William Metcalf. This event is free, and books will be available for signing for the special price of $40. The book catalogs and...

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  • 2018 Gala Announced

    November 13, 2017 New York for immediate release   The American Numismatic Society Announces 2018 Gala Honorees New York, NY --The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 11, 2018, it will honor the Rosen...

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  • Read the latest 2017 September Enews

    2017 September Enews. Upcoming lectures, the Huntington Award Ceremony and new discoveries in the ANS coin cabinets! 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...

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  • 2017 Archer M. Huntington Award Ceremony

    The 2017 Archer M. Huntington Award Ceremony + Sylvia Mani Hurter Lecture October 20, 2017 5:30 PM Reception 6:00 PM Lecture   75 Varick St., Floor 11 New York, NY 10013     The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society...

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  • Money Talks, Wartenberg, Hill & Reinhard

    The Future of Digitization Len Augsburger, Ute Wartenberg, David Hill, and Andrew Reinhard October 21, 2017 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm $50 for members / $85 for nonmembers Attendance Limit: 30 People Numismatics remain uniquely placed for contributing to the...

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  • The 160th Annual Meeting

    Saturday, 28 October 2017 | 3:00 pm     The event is open to ANS members and the public. Officers of the Board of Trustees and staff will make remarks and presentations, and the election of Trustees will be held. The Society will unveil new donor...

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  • Aneurin Ellis-Evans lectures at ANS

    Mouse-Killing Apollo and His Coinage: New Light on the Mint of Alexandreia Troas in the Hellenistic Period Friday, 15 September 2017 5:30 pm The day before our September Money Talks conversation, the ANS will present a lecture by Aneurin Ellis-Evans (Lecturer in Ancient...

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  • 2017 Nomination and Governance Committee

    Below are the nominations for Trustees, Officers and Fellows.  All ANS Fellows (currently 212 out of a possible 225) are invited to vote for the nominated Trustees at the ANS Annual Meeting on 28 October 2017.  Nominations were posted on line...

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  • Money Talks, Hendin, Hoge & Wartenberg

    COUNTERFEITS: THE THREAT TO COLLECTING AND SCHOLARSHIP September 16, 2017 11:00 am $50 for Members/$85 for Non-Members *September 5: This talk is now full. Please contact membership@numismatics.org if you would like to be put on the wait list. David Hendin,...

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  • Read the latest 2017 August Enews

    2017 August Enews.The ANS aquires a volume of rare pamphlets from the library of Augustin Dupré, Coin World comes to visit and we receive two NLG awards! Read all about our busy month here. The American Numismatic Society E-News is a monthly news posting sent out via...

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  • Appeals 2017 Mid-Year

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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, 2017

    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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  • 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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  • MONEY TALKS: NUMISMATIC CONVERSATIONS

    The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the upcoming lectures for Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations. In this monthly interactive lecture series, appropriate for all levels of coin collectors and enthusiasts. This is a rare, hands-on experience where attendees will...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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