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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

ANS Honors Dr. Sophia D. Kremydi with Prestigious Huntington Award
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ANS Honors Dr. Sophia D. Kremydi with Prestigious Huntington Award

Dr. Ute Wartenberg will present the Huntington Medal to Dr. Sophia D. Kremydi at a ceremony in Athens, Greece on June 15, 2022.

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Long Table 93. A Mysterious Medallion of Antoninus Pius
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2022 Mid-Year Appeal
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2022 Mid-Year Appeal

Please support our efforts through a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Mid-Year Appeal today.

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ANS Lyceum: Numismatic Methods and Theories
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ANS Lyceum: Numismatic Methods and Theories

April 13–May 18, 2022

with Dr. Lucia Carbone, Dr. Warren Esty, Dr. Paul Keyser, Dr. Peter van Alfen, and David Yoon

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The ANS Announces Dr. Nathan T. Elkins as Incoming Deputy...
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The ANS Announces Dr. Nathan T. Elkins as Incoming Deputy Director

The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce Dr. Nathan T. Elkins will be joining the ANS full time as Deputy Director, effective on June 1, 2022.

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Announcing the Andrew M. Burnett Chair of Roman Numismatics
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Announcing the Andrew M. Burnett Chair of Roman Numismatics

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Andrew M. Burnett Chair of Roman Numismatics.

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American Numismatic Society Sponsors Travel Grants for the International Numismatic...
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American Numismatic Society Sponsors Travel Grants for the International Numismatic Congress in Warsaw

November 24, 2021New York, NYFor Immediate Release

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) announces that it will make travel grants available for…

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Pocket Change

The Early Antigonids: Coinage, Money, and the Economy (NS 37)
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The Early Antigonids: Coinage, Money, and the Economy (NS 37)
By The American Numismatic Society

For the week of May 15, Pocket Change will highlight new books that you might have missed, starting with The…

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The Coins That Aren't There
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The Coins That Aren't There
By David Yoon

Bronze As of Augustus, Nemausus, AD 10–14. ANS 1953.171.1600. 

It has long been said that absence of evidence is not evidence…

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Long Table 91. Data Wrangling: How to use Nomisma
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Long Table 91. Data Wrangling: How to use Nomisma

Director of Data Science Ethan Gruber provides an introduction to some of the underlying technical principles of Nomisma.org, the…

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Die Marks and the Organization of the Roman Mint: An...
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Die Marks and the Organization of the Roman Mint: An RRDP Case Study
By Lucia Carbone

by Alice Sharpless and Lucia Carbone

The purpose of control marks in Roman Republican coinage is not well understood. Beginning as…

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Long Table 90. Stickers on a Steamer Trunk: American Merchant...
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Long Table 90. Stickers on a Steamer Trunk: American Merchant Countermarks on Foreign Coins

John Kraljevich, ANS Fellow and researcher, takes a look into the pockets antebellum America. The diversity of the United…

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The Development of the ANS Indian Peace Medal Collection
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The Development of the ANS Indian Peace Medal Collection
By Oliver Hoover

When looked at through the numismatic lens, the Indian peace medals in the extensive collection of the American Numismatic Society…

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LT No. 89 Schulman, Salton, and Frankenhuis in Archival Records
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LT No. 89 Schulman, Salton, and Frankenhuis in Archival Records

ANS Archivist and Librarian David Hill discusses a few archival collections that document the nightmarish experiences of several Jewish…

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Payment, Profit, or Prestige? The Political Economy of Achaemenid Coin...
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Payment, Profit, or Prestige? The Political Economy of Achaemenid Coin Production, ca. 550–330 BCE

ANS Chief Curator Dr. Peter van Alfen considers the various reasons that modern commentators suggest for the production of…

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