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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 98. Yale’s Numismatic Collection and the Bela Lyon...
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Long Table 98. Yale’s Numismatic Collection and the Bela Lyon Pratt Gallery

on Friday, June 24 at 1:00 PM ET with Benjamin Hellings and Emily Pearce Seigerman

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2021 Huntington Award
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2021 Huntington Award

Join us virtually on June 15 as Dr. Sophia Kremydi is honored with 2021 Huntington Award.

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Money Talks: The Archaeology of Ptolemaic and Early Roman Coinage...
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June 2022 eNews
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June 2022 eNews

Read about upcoming events and announcements, and take a look back at May 2022

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Jesse Kraft Receives a 2022 EPNNES Newman Grant
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Jesse Kraft Receives a 2022 EPNNES Newman Grant

On May 25, the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) announced the 2022 Newman Grants, created to financially assist…

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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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May 2022 eNews
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May 2022 eNews

Take a look at upcoming events and highlights of April 2022

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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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Pocket Change

Sir Edward Thomason’s Scientific Medals
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Sir Edward Thomason’s Scientific Medals
By John Thomassen

When surrounded by as many objects as exist within the hallowed halls of an institution like the American Numismatic Society,…

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The LGBTQIA+ Community and Numismatic (In)visibility
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The LGBTQIA+ Community and Numismatic (In)visibility
By Nathan Elkins

Millions of Americans who identify as part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex , and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community,…

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Long Table 96. Conservation and Treatment of Ancient Coinage
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Long Table 96. Conservation and Treatment of Ancient Coinage

Join Associate Member Almoatz-bellah Elshahawi for this week’s Long Table on professional conservation and treatment of ancient coins. A…

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The First Person in Connecticut
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The First Person in Connecticut
By Austin Andrews

Engraving of a Higley Copper from Sylvester S. Crosby’s The Early Coins of America (1875)

The grammatical first person singular has…

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Long Table 95. Coins of the Crusades
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Long Table 95. Coins of the Crusades

ANS Member Mike Markowitz is back for Coins of the Crusades. Between 1096 and 1291, Western Europeans fought a…

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Syncretism in Early Christian Art and Coinage
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Syncretism in Early Christian Art and Coinage
By Nathan Elkins

We refer to the period between Thanksgiving and New Year as the holiday season. In addition to a concentration of…

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Long Table 94. The Newman Portal and the ANS Archives
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Long Table 94. The Newman Portal and the ANS Archives

The Newman Numismatic Portal has been active at the ANS since 2015 and has scanned a variety of material…

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Negative Muon Analysis of Roman Gold from the "Year of...
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Negative Muon Analysis of Roman Gold from the "Year of the Four Emperors"

Being able to sample the metal in the very center of a high-value artefact, while dealing absolutely no damage…

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