November 2020 eNews

Announcements & Upcoming Events

The 2020 Year End Appeal is on
The ANS relies on the generosity of our members and donors. Please consider making a year-end donation today. Thank you. View the Year End Appeal here.

The 2021 Gala is Virtual—Save the Date
The American Numismatic Society Annual Gala will be held virtually on Thursday, January 14, 2021, and will posthumously honor benefactors Lottie and Mark Salton. The event will feature keynote speaker Jacob Goldstein and include a raffle with about 20 enticing items to be won. A limited edition pin has been commissioned to Saltus Award winner João Duarte. Program details and information on sponsorships, ticket purchases, and the raffle prizes coming soon. Click here for more information.

New Award: Collier Prize in Ancient Numismatics
The Collier Prize in Ancient Numismatics, given in memory of the late Professor James M. Collier, will be awarded biennially to the best single or multi-authored book, catalogue, or online digital work in the field of ancient numismatics (650 BCE to 300 CE). Click here to apply. Click here for more information.

ANS Store Now Live on eBay
The ANS has launched its own eBay store.The auctions of ANS unaccessioned numismatic materials are now live and will be updated on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.

Money Talks | The Silver Coinage of Iran under its Early Muslim Governors, 651-705
Join ANS Fellow and Curator Emeritus Michael Bates for the final Money Talks of 2020 as he discusses the coinage of Iran in the long second half of the seventh century. Click here for more information.

Anna Franziska Schwarzbach Wins 2020 J. Sanford Saltus Award
The award ceremony will take place on December 3, 2020 in Berlin, Germany at 12 noon EST. Join the event in English and German via Cisco Webex. View the complete press release here.

ICOMON Annual Conference
ICOMON, the International Money and Banking Museum Committee of the International Council of Museums, chaired by ANS President Dr. Ute Wartenberg, will hold its annual meeting virtually on Friday, December 4 at 8 am EST. Members of the ANS are invited to attend. Find more information and the Zoom link here.

The Medallic Art Company Archives Website Launched
The MACO Archives website provides an overview of the collection acquired by the ANS in 2018, and a glimpse of some of its treasures. View the website. Read the complete press release here.

Ep. 08 Money and Power in Hellenistic Bactria
The eighth episode of The Planchetfeatures an interview with Dr. Simon Glenn of the Ashmolean Museum. Listen via the ANS website or wherever you get your podcasts (Apple, Spotify, etc.). Purchase his book, Money and Power in Hellenistic Bactria, here.

Call for Papers
Submit abstracts for AIA-SCS Joint Panel “Multilingualism and Coinage in the Ancient World,” sponsored by the ANS for the 2022 Annual Meeting (San Francisco). Abstracts for a 20-minute paper should be sent as an email attachment to by February 1, 2021. Read more information here.

November in Review

2020 Huntington Award
The American Numismatic Society awarded the 2020 Archer M. Huntington Medal to former ANS President and longtime Trustee Sydney F. Martin on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Read more about the event here. Watch the Event on YouTube.

John Jay Society Lecture
Dr. Jesse Kraft, Assistant Curator of the Americas, delivered a lecture to the John Jay Society, a chapter of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, on the topic “Native American Peace Medals of George Washington,” on November 22, 2020.

École française d’Athènes Lecture
Dr. Lucia Carbone, Assistant Curator of Roman Coins, delivered a paper for the École française d’Athènes on the topic “The Hidden Power: Late Cistophoric Production and the Organization of the Provincia Asia (128-89 BC)” on November 23, 2020.  See more information here.

Staff News
Membership Manager Emma Pratte stepped into a new role as ANS Digital Design Manager, and Assistant Director Austin Andrews took on membership liaison duties. See more here.

November Long Tables
This month’s Long Table discussions included: “Vault Favorites” with Dr. Jesse Kraft, “From the ANS Archives” with ANS Archivist and Librarian David Hill, and “Zenobia and Vabalathus—the Legacy of Palmyra in Coinage and Sculpture” with ANS Fellow Richard Beleson.