October 2018 E-News

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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 Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York City. Cocktails begin at 6:30 and Dinner and Program at 7:30. See the full Press Release.

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2018 Huntington Award

Dr. John Kleeberg will be honored with the 2018 Archer M. Huntington Award on Tuesday, December 4. Dr. Kleeberg will give the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture: “Dr. William H. Sheldon, Ted Naftzger, and the Large Cent Thefts.” More…

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November Money Talks | Preserving US Medallic Art Heritage

The ANS recently acquired the archives of the Medallic Art Company (MACO). MACO was founded in New York City in the early 20th century­, and for more than a century it produced the work of America’s finest artists. Join Executive Director Dr. Ute Wartenberg and Chief Curator Dr. Peter van Alfen on Saturday, November 17 to hear more about the acquisition and get an up-close look at the MACO medals, dies, galvanos, and records. More…

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Dr. Wartenberg and other ANS Associates Speak on the Medallic Arts

The Medal Collectors of America and the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) will be hosting “Art and Memory: The Role of Medals” at the MHS headquarters in Boston on Saturday, Nov. 10. Many ANS associates will speak on the role of medals in American history including Dr. Ute Wartenberg, Dr. Robert Hoge, and Mr. John Adams. See the full list of speakers...

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150th Anniversary of the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museum zu Berlin

Dr. Wartenberg will be representing the American Numismatic Society at the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museum zu Berlin. A colloquium and official ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 22, in Berlin, during which the history of the museum and its extraordinary collections will be illuminated. View Full Program.

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December Money Talks | Wine & Coins

On Saturday, December 8, join Alex Conison, PhD on the Ancient Roman wine trade and senior brand manager for Jose Cuervo USA, and Mary Jean Macamara, PhD candidate in classics and NYC chef, with our Deputy Director Dr. Gilles Bransbourg for an edible history of ancient Rome. Come and enjoy food prepared using ancient Roman recipes, paired with wine of the ancient world, and see the coins that would have paid for it all. More...

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Holding History in the Palm of One's Hand

Peter van Alfen will be speaking on a panel with ANS fellow and historian, Stephen Scher, and Bowdoin College associate professor of art history, Susan E. Wegner. The panel entitled Holding History in the Palm of One's Hand: Contemporary Perspectives on Medals and Coins from Antiquity to Recent Past will take place on November 13 at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine. More…

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San Francisco International Coin Show

ANS Vice-President David Hendin and Trustee Mary Lannin will represent the ANS at the San Francisco International Coin Show to be held at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway on Nov 30th–Dec 1st, 2018. Mr. Hendin will be giving a talk: “Insights on the Biblical Narrative from Judean and New Testament Coins.” Stop by the booth to say hello and remember—any member who signs up a friend will get a $50 credit towards any ANS publication. More...

OCTOBER IN REVIEW

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San Francisco International Coin Show

ANS Vice-President David Hendin and Trustee Mary Lannin will represent the ANS at the San Francisco International Coin Show to be held at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway on Nov 30th–Dec 1st, 2018. Mr. Hendin will be giving a talk: “Insights on the Biblical Narrative from Judean and New Testament Coins.” Stop by the booth to say hello and remember—any member who signs up a friend will get a $50 credit towards any ANS publication. More...

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War and Peace in Miniature

Mount Vernon’s Donald W. Reynolds Education Center—housed on George Washington’s personal estate—opened a exhibition War and Peace in Miniature: Medals from the American Numismatic Society. It features medals awarded by the Continental Congress to honor military commanders who defeated their British opponents, medals commemorating the U.S.’s peacetime efforts towards diplomacy and trade, and six rare examples of Indian peace medals from George Washington’s administration. The exhibit will be on view in Mount Vernon through March 31, 2020. More…

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2017 Saltus Award to Bogomil Nikolov

On October 8 Dr. Wartenberg traveled to Bulgaria to present Bogomil Nikolov with the 2017 Saltus Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of the Medal. The ceremony was held at the ACADEMIA Gallery of the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, before a thoroughly packed house of well-wishers and admirers. Those who attended were also able to view an exhibition of Nikolov’s work, which was on display from October 1 to 19. More…

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October Money Talks | May the Little Things Not Perish: The History of the ANS

Librarian and Archivist David Hill welcomed a group of members for a look back at the ANS’s 160-year history. Beginning with the 1858 invitation letter sent out for the very first meeting of the American Numismatic Society, selections from the ANS Archives were passed around and discussed.

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2017–2018 Acquisitions on Display

Collections Manager Dr. Elena Stolyarik and MACO Collection Manager Taylor Hartley curated a selection from the 2017–2018 acquisitions for exhibition at the ANS office, featuring MACO medals, and coins and banknotes. Thank you to all of our donors.  

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XXV Annual ICOMON Meeting

Ute Wartenberg delivered the keynote address at the XXV Annual ICOMON Meeting on “Future-proofing Numismatics in Museums: Issues of Conservation and Collection Management” held on October 3-6 at the Numismatic Museum in Athens, Greece. ANS Trustee Mary Lannin also presented “Women as Numismatic Curators: Equals in an Unequal World?” where she examined the role of women as curators in numismatic museums.

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2018 Baltimore Winter Expo

Ute Wartenberg, Gilles Bransbourg, and Membership Associate Emma Pratte welcomed members at the 2018 Baltimore Winter Expo from October 25–28 and signed up seven new people. A special thanks to Ray Williams! More... 

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Former Seminar Student named CEO of Cummer Museum

Adam Levine, Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar Class of 2009, will begin his new role as CEO of the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. Levine has more than 10 years of management and curatorial experience. From 2011 to 2013 he served as collections management assistant at the Greek and Roman Art Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In 2009, he cofounded the Art Research Technologies in New York City and served as CEO until 2012. More…

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U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association Convention

On October 11–13, Gilles Bransbourg represented the ANS at the 7th Annual U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona where we were honored to receive the 2018 U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association award for outstanding contribution to the promotion of numismatics. Dr. Bransbourg brought a selection of colonial and post-independence Mexican coins from the ANS collection and welcomed six new members to the Society. Special thanks for Kyle Ponterio. More…

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Arms and Armor in Archaic Coins

On October 19, Peter van Alfen gave a talk, “Arms and Armor in Archaic Coins,” at The Anthropology and Aesthetics of Arms and Armor conference hosted by Columbia University and Paris Sciences et Lettres. More...

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