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Welcome to the American Numismatic Society

The American Numismatic Society is an organization dedicated to the study of coins, currency, medals, tokens, and related objects from all cultures, past and present. The Society's headquarters in New York City has the foremost research collection and library specialized in numismatics in the United States. These resources are used to support research and education in numismatics, for the benefit of academic specialists, serious collectors, professional numismatists, and the interested public.

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News and Events

Long Table 125. Crusades, Colonies, and Coins in the Baltic...
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February 2023 eNews
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February 2023 eNews

We held the 2023 Annual Gala, a new book is available for purchase, and February is the last month to apply for the upcoming Summer Seminar

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67th Graduate Summer Seminar Announcement
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67th Graduate Summer Seminar Announcement

Study at the Foremost Seminar in Numismatic Methods, Theory, and Data Science

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December 2022 eNews
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December 2022 eNews

2023 Summer Seminar applications are now being accepted, a new book, a ANS holiday party, and more!

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November eNews
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November eNews

Read about upcoming events and take a look back at October 2022

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October 2022 eNews
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October 2022 eNews

ANS coins featured in “National Geographic,” a new ANS Lyceum is announced, and so many lectures to look forward to!

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Pocket Change

Long Table 124. Coins for a Safe passage? Coin Deposits...
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Long Table 124. Coins for a Safe passage? Coin Deposits near the River Aa (Netherlands) and the Votive Act in Antiquity

In 2017, two metal detectorists, the brothers van Schaijk, found four denarii and almost a hundred Roman bronze coins…

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Gold Coinage in Pre-Meiji Japan
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Gold Coinage in Pre-Meiji Japan
By David Yoon

The coinage of western Eurasia and its colonial explants had, from the Archaic Aegean to the twentieth century, a tension…

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Long Table 123. Richard Norton’s Ill-fated Excavations at Cyrene and...
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Long Table 123. Richard Norton’s Ill-fated Excavations at Cyrene and his Coins at the ANS

In the midst of the Second World War, the ANS received two substantial donations totaling together over 600 coins….

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About Cents
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About Cents
By David Hill

From time to time here at the ANS Library we still get books and other numismatic items from the library…

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Season 4, Ep. 1: Five Questions with Ventris Gibson, Director...
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Season 4, Ep. 1: Five Questions with Ventris Gibson, Director of the US Mint

We start Season 4 of The Planchet podcast with a very special guest: Ventris Gibson, the 40th Director of the…

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Long Table 122. Banknotes and the Paradox of Private Monetary...
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Long Table 122. Banknotes and the Paradox of Private Monetary Sovereignty in the Antebellum US

Bank notes, issued by banks with (and often without) state charters, quickly became a ubiquitous money medium in the…

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Highlights from the 2023 New York International Numismatic Convention
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Highlights from the 2023 New York International Numismatic Convention
By John Thomassen

Most of us have a favorite day of the year. For many, it’s their birthday. For others, it’s a particular…

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Long Table 121. Today’s Art Medal—From Decoration to Handheld Sculpture
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Long Table 121. Today’s Art Medal—From Decoration to Handheld Sculpture

ANS Fellow Donald Scarinci will present on the development of the contemporary art medal, focusing his discussion from the…

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