Online Resources

The ANS actively promotes the online use of its resources as both open source and open access with appropriate citations. The collections database (MANTIS) and library catalog (DONUM) are available online and have become essential parts of numismatic research, along with major international collaborations such as Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE), Coinage of the Roman Republic Online (CRRO), PELLA, and Dar al-Kutub. The ANS also provides web hosting to the Nomisma project, a collaborative effort to provide stable digital representations of numismatic concepts and entities.

The ANS maintains the Numishare open source codebase for the creation, management, and dissemination of numismatic data online.

  • MANTIS: The ANS Collection Database: MANTIS serves as the online home for the ANS's permanent collection. Hundreds of thousands of records, related images, and other contextual data are constantly updated while new records are added regularly.
  • DONUM: The ANS Library Catalog: The Database of Online Numismatic Materials (DONUM) is the online catalogue for the ANS library. Search the collections for books, journals, periodicals, auction catalogues, and more.
  • MACO: The Medallic Art Company Archivesof the American Numismatic Society. The Medallic Art Company (MACO) was arguably the most important private mints in the United States and ceased operations in 2016. The American Numismatic purchased the MACO archival remains and intellectual property rights which include 50,000 individual items including medals, dies, galvanos, and photographic archives. 
  • ARCHER: The ANS Archives Catalog: ARCHER is the online repository for the ANS Archives, which includes notes, letters, and other ephemera associated with the institutions history.
  • ANS Digital Library: The ANS Digital Library houses unpublished American and international PhD dissertations and MA theses on numismatic topics. Open Access eBooks and scanned auction catalogues will soon be available for free use.
  • Pocket Change Blog: Pocketchange is the ANS's award-winning blog featuring regular new content on everything numismatic, past, present, and future.
  • Planchet: the ANS podcast. A monthly audio program that shares conversations by numismatists and other scholars about the stories and histories of currency and medals.
  • Nomisma: Stable Numismatic Concepts: is a collaborative project to provide stable digital representations of numismatic concepts according to the principles of Linked Open Data. These take the form of http URIs that also provide access to reusable information about those concepts, along with links to other resources.
  • CHRR: Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic: Coin hoards of the Roman Republic Online is a database of Roman Republican coin hoards mainly from the period 155 BC to AD 2. This database began life as a personal research database constructed by Kris Lockyear using a combination of published data and Michael Crawford's personal archive now housed the in the British Museum.
  • CRRO: Coinage of the Roman Republic Online: Coinage of the Roman Republic Online aims to provide in effect an online version of Michael Crawford's 1974 publication Roman Republican Coinage (RRC), which is still the primary typology used for the identification of Roman Republican coin types.
  • Hellenistic Royal Coinages (HRC)The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online resource, a National Endowment for the Humanities funded project based at the ANS in New York City, HRC is a web-based resource for users to learn about, research, and conduct different types of statistical analyses on the coinages produced by the different dynasties and rulers of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East during the Hellenistic period (ca. 323–31 BC). These include the coins struck by (and in the name of) Alexander the Great and those struck by his successors, such as the Seleucids in the Near East and the Ptolemies in Egypt.
  • PELLA: Coinage of the Macedonian Kings of the Argead Dynasty: PELLA is a research tool designed to present the catalog of the individual coin types of the Argead kings from Alexander I (ruled 498–454 BC), the first of the Macedonian kings to strike coins, down to Philip III Arrhidaeus (ruled 323–317 BC), the last of the titular kings to do so. Included as well as are the numerous posthumous civic and successor coinages struck in the names of the kings.
  • SCO: Seleucid Coins Online: SCO is a new research tool providing a comprehensive overview of the coinages struck by the Seleucid kings between ca. 320 BC and 64 BC.
  • Art of Devastation: A Web-based Catalogue of First World War Medallic Art: The Art of Devastation is a research tool designed to help in the identification, cataloguing, and contextualization of the abundant and varied types of non-monetary numismatic items issued during and immediately after the First World War (1914-1918). These items include art medals, commemorative medals, and tokens, but do not include military decorations.
  • Links: List of links for various American and international numismatic resources and collections.
  • Numismatic Literature: Numismatic Literature was the ANS's annotated bibliography of published work in all fields of numismatics. Browse Open Access volumes free at HathiTrust.
  • Jewish-American Hall of Fame: The Jewish-American Hall of Fame was founded by Mel Wacks in 1969 at the Magnes Museum, and became a division of the American Jewish Historical Society in 2001. The JAHoF website came under the auspices of the ANS in 2012.

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