Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865–2014

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(Studies in Medallic Art 2, 2015)

by Scott H. Miller

ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-335-5

1 vol, 181 pp, color and b/w figs
List price: $100 (plus S&H)
Member price: $70 (plus S&H)

During the past 150 years, the American Numismatic Society has been a leader in the publication of art medals in the United States. Generally employing the finest medalists available, the Society has set an example few can match. In addition, with the exception of the United States Mint, no U.S. entity can boast so long and distinguished a contribution in this area. Founded in 1858, the American Numismatic and Archaeological Society, as it was known from 1864–1907, believed the issuance of medals to be a part of its mission from the earliest years of its existence.

Author Scott H. Miller includes 60 medals issued by the ANS between 1865 and 2014 along with two COAC medals and the 1910 Actors’ Fund Medal, all accompanied by color photographs. Many entries are supplemented by artist’s sketches and archival photographs as well as the stories behind each issue. Four appendixes include recipients of some of these medals as well as the list of dies, hubs, galvanos, and casts of ANS medals in the ANS’s own collection.

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Contents:

Part I — American Numismatic Society Medals
1. Lincoln Memorial Medal (1866)
2. Lincoln Memorial Medal, Second Dies (1867)
3. First Membership Medal, Rejected Reverse Die (1876)
4. First Membership Medal (1876)
5. Cleopatra’s Needle Medal (1881)
6. George Washington (Evacuation Day) Medal (1883)
7. Charles Edward Anthon Medal (1884)
8. Daniel Parish Medal (1890)
9. Columbus Quatercentenary Medal (1893)
10. William Augustus Muhlenberg Medal (1896)
11. Grant Monument Medal (1897)
12. National Conference of Charities and Correction Medal (1898)
13. Greater New York (Charter Day) Medal (1898)
14. Prince Henry Of Prussia Medal (1902)
15. Amerigo Vespucci Medal (1903)
16. John Paul Jones Medal (1906)
17. Sir Francis Drake Medal (1907)
18. Archer Milton Huntington Medal (1908)
19. Fiftieth Anniversary Medal (1908)
20. Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medal (1908)
21. Centennial of the Catholic Diocese of New York Medal (1908)
22. Grover Cleveland Memorial Medal (1908)
23. Hudson-Fulton Medal (1909)
24. Abraham Lincoln Centennial Medal (1909)
25. New Theatre of New York Medal (1909)
26. Second Membership Medal, Error Reverse (1910)
27. Second Membership Medal (1910)
28. International Medallic Exhibition Medal (1910)
29. Ernest Babelon Medal (1910)
30. J. Pierpont Morgan Memorial Medal (1913)
31. Declaration of War Medal, Uniface (1917)
32. Declaration of War Medal, Two-Sided (1917)
33. St. Bartholomew’s Church Medal (1917)
34. French and British War Commissions Medal (1917)
35. Catskill Aqueduct Medal (1917)
36. Independence Day Medal (1918)
37. King and Queen of the Belgians Medal (1918)
38. J. Sanford Saltus Award Medal (1919)
39. Joan of Arc Medal (1919)
40. Treaty of Versailles Medal (1919)
41. Prince of Wales Medal (1919)
42. American Red Cross War Council Medal (1921)
43. Marshal Foch Medal (1921)
44. Joseph Hodges Choate Medal (1922)
45. Paul Revere Medal (1925)
46. Manhattan Tercentenary Medal (1926)
47. Washington Sesquicentennial Medal (1939)
48. ANS Centennial Medal (1958)
49. Louis C. West Medal (1960)
50. Sydney P. Noe Medal (1965)
51. New York State Bicentennial Medal (1976)
52. New York City Bicentennial Medal (1976)
53. Third Membership Medal (1978)
54. ANS 125th Anniversary Medal (1983)
55. Statue of Liberty Centennial Medal (1986)
56. ANS Endowment Medal (1988)
57. Columbus Quincentenary Medal (1992)
58. Donald Partrick / New Building Medal (2004)
59. Q. David Bowers Medal (2010)
60. Eric P. Newman 100th Birthday Medal (2012)
Part II — COAC 1997
62. COAC Medal I (1997)
63. COAC Medal II (1997)
Part III — Medals Not Issued by the American Numismatic Society
64. Actors’ Fund Medal (1910)
Appendix 1: Address by Henry Russell Drowne
Appendix 2: List of Huntington Medal Recipients
Appendix 3: List of Saltus Award Recipients
Appendix 4: List of Dies, Hubs, Galvanos, and Casts of ANS Medals in the Collection of the American Numismatic Society
References