ANS eNews

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 of coins, notes, medals and other items, upcoming events, and other news of interest to the numismatic community.

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  • June 2020 E-News

    Announcements & Upcoming Events We are back! We are pleased to be sending you our June E-News from the ANS headquarters in New York City. Our first from the office in over three months. We began opening up on June...

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  • May 2020 E-News

    Upcoming Events and Announcements   Announcing CoinHoards.org The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the launch of CoinHoards.org, a new web-based, linked open data tool for research in ancient Greek numismatics and ancient economies. This is the latest edition...

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  • April 2020 E-News

    Announcements and Upcoming Events A Digital "Money Talks" | Currency with Consequences: Circulating Counterfeits in the United States Illicitly creating the likeness of a genuine piece is one thing, successfully spending it is another. Similarly, recognizing a counterfeit is the...

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  • March 2020 E-News

      Announcements and Upcoming Events Updating the Coinage of Hadrian on OCRE The ANS is updating Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE). New research on the coins of Hadrian necessitates a significant upgrade—these coins making up 10% of coinage...

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  • February 2020 E-News

      February 2020 Upcoming Events & Announcements Upcoming Money Talks | Before the Coinage Act of 1857: How Americans Spent Foreign Coinage Join Assistant Curator of the Coins and Currency of the Americas Dr. Jesse Kraft for a Money Talks...

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  • January 2020 E-News

    January 2020 Announcements & Upcoming Events February “Money Talks” | Coinages in the Persian Empire Join us on February 29 for the first “Money Talks” of 2020. Until a few decades ago, the Achaemenid (Persian) Empire (ca. 550–330 BC) was...

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  • November 2019 E-News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS 2019 Saltus Award to Mashiko The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce that Mashiko is the recipient of the Society’s prestigious 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Signal Achievement in the Art of the Medal....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • November 2018 E-News

    UPCOMING & CURRENT EVENTS   The 2019 Annual Gala Dinner Ticket and table prices are now available for the 2019 Annual Gala Dinner honoring our former First Vice President, Mike Gasvoda. The Gala will take place on Thursday, January 10,...

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  • October 2018 E-News

    Upcoming Events 2019 Gala Tickets Now Available Ticket and table prices are now available for the 2019 Annual Gala Dinner honoring our former First Vice President, Mike Gasvoda. The Gala will take place on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the...

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  • September 2018 E-News

    UPCOMING EVENTS MACO Archive Acquisition 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 50,000 individual items...

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  • July 2018 E-News

    UPCOMING & CURRENT EVENTS Summer Book Sale We have so many books and journals on the horizon (and from the past few years) that we need to make space for this bumper crop of new arrivals! We are offering a...

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  • June 2018 E-News

     Upcoming + Current Events New Publication! Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire The long-awaited Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire by Catharine C. Lorber is at the printer and will begin shipping to readers on August 1. This massive achievement in numismatics is presented...

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  • May 2018 E-News

    UPCOMING EVENTS The 2018 Fowler Lecture The 2018 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture, The Great Alternative?, will be presented by Prof. Walter Scheidel, on June 12. The lecture will discuss how the ancient world produced two major independent traditions of...

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  • April 2018 E-News

    2018 April E-News   UPCOMING EVENTS Upcoming "Money Talks," Reading Arabic on Coins On May 12, Jere L. Bacharach, Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington and ANS Fellow, will give a presentation in the sub-series of "Money Talks" where participants...

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  • March 2018 E-News

    2018 March E-News UPCOMING EVENTS Upcoming "Money Talks," To Counterfeit is Death On Saturday, April 21, ANS Fellow Ray Williams will be discussing the economic climate that made paper money necessary; the counterfeiting of bills and the anti-counterfeiting measures taken;...

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  • February 2018 E-News

    CURRENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS Upcoming "Money Talks," How to Read Latin on Coins On March 10, Assistant Curator of Roman Coins Lucia Carbone will give a basic introduction to Latin as a language and how it is used on coins....

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  • January 2018 E-News

    UPCOMING & CURRENT EVENTS "Money Talks" with Mark Tomasko, Bank Notes: Design to Print Join us on Saturday, February 3 for Bank Notes: Design to Print with Mark Tomasko. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Emma Pratte membership@numismatics.org or 212-571-4470,...

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  • December 2017 E-News

      UPCOMING EVENTS Happy New Year! Thank you to all our members for your generous support throughout 2017 with best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2018.   Last Chance to Make a Donation in 2017! There are only two...

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  • 2017 October Enews

      UPCOMING EVENTS An Auction to Benefit the ANS Auction of American Medals to Benefit the American Numismatic Society’s Campaign to Endow the Chair of the Executive Director The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the availability, by...

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  • 2017 September Enews

    UPCOMING EVENTS October Money Talks Money Talks: The Future of Digitization, will be held on October 21. Numismatics remains uniquely placed for contributing to the digital future of the humanities. Join Leonard Augsburger of the Newman Numismatic Portal,  with Dr. Wartenberg, Director...

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  • 2017 August Enews

    News ANS Library Acquires Volume of Rare Pamphlets from the Library of Augustin Dupré From a recent Kolbe & Fanning auction, the ANS Library has acquired a bound volume of three pamphlets by renowned artist and engraver Augustin Dupré, famed...

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  • 2017 July Enews

    News Alan Helms Gifts the ANS a collection of African Artifacts Following his several earlier donations, Alan Helms has generously donated a new group of African numismatic objects to the ANS’s holdings, significantly expanding the collection's breadth in this area....

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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