Research at the ANS
As the repository for one of the world’s leading numismatic collections, libraries, and archives, the American Numismatic Society is committed to making its resources available to the broader community to promote research and to further our educational mission.
Museums may request loans from our numismatic collections for exhibitions by contacting the Collections Manager, Elena Stolyarik, or the Deputy Collections Manager, John Thomassen.
Individuals who are unable to visit the ANS in person may request scans or photocopies of library and archival materials and photography of items in the numismatic collection. One of the many benefits of ANS membership is a reduced fee schedule for such items.
From Our Staff
In addition to holding one of the most important and comprehensive numismatic collections and libraries in the world, the American Numismatic Society is home to a staff of formidable research-active scholars who publish critical works on numismatics, economics, archaeology, history, art history, and other fields, actively shaping international discourses.
Dr. Gilles Bransbourg
Dr. Lucia Carbone
Andrew M. Burnett Assistant Curator of Roman Numismatics
Dr. Nathan T. Elkins
Incoming Deputy Director
Ethan Gruber, MA
Director of Data Science
David Hill, MA, MLS
Francis D. Campbell Librarian and Archivist
Dr. Jesse Kraft
Assistant Curator of American Numismatics
Dr. Andrew Reinhard
Director of Publications
Dr. Peter van Alfen
Dr. Ute Wartenberg
Research Curator and ANS President
David Yoon, MPhil
Mark Salton Associate Curator of Medieval, Renaissance and Early European Numismatics
Collaborative Research at the ANS
Why at that particular moment (ca. 650 BCE) in a particular place (western Asia Minor) did a group of people decide to strike coins for the first time? What do coins do that other types of monetary instruments don’t? Why were they struck in a metal which we now know was an entirely invented alloy of gold and silver?
White Gold: Studies in Early Electrum Coinage collects the most complete, current scholarship on the history of known examples of ancient electrum coinage of the Greek world, with text, catalogues, and images.
Peter van Alfen
and Ute Wartenberg
Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert, Haim Gitler,
and Catharine C. Lorber
This sold-out title is now available to print on demand!
The Roman Republican Die Project
“The largest die study ever undertaken”
The Roman Republican Die Project (RRDP) aims to provide URIs for each obverse and reverse die connected to Michael Crawford’s Roman Republican Coinage (RRC, 1974) types published in Coinage of the Roman Republic Online. RRDP is based on Richard Schaefer’s archive of Roman Republican Dies, comprising more than 300,000 specimen images. The digitized version of Schaefer’s archive is available on ARCHER, the digital archives of the American Numismatic Society (see here).
with contributions from:
Coinage of the Americas Conference
COAC 2021: The Victor David Brenner Sesquicentennial
In 2021, the ANS reintroduced the Coinage of the Americas Conference (COAC). Since the 1980s, COACs have been considered the leading venue for the presentation of academic research that pertains to numismatics of the Western Hemisphere.
COAC 2021 delved into famed sculptor, Victor David Brenner, for the 150th anniversary of his birth. While his most well-known piece is, undoubtedly, the Lincoln Cent, Brenner created more than 200 medallic works of art throughout his 35-year career.
Coinage of the Roman Provinces before Provincial Coinage:
The Richard B. Witschonke Collection
Co-sponsored by the American Numismatic Society and the Ph.D. Program in History at the Graduate Center, CUNY
This three day conference featured contributions by the foremost scholars in the field, offering a numismatic and historical overview of each region represented by the coins in the R. B. Witschonke Collection.