The ANS has an active publication program that began in 1866 with the first numismatic journal in the United States and continues today with a variety of publications on all aspects of numismatics.

The scope of our publications includes books, conference papers, journals, and a magazine, all advancing the state of the field in numismatic research, making the latest findings widely accessible to the numismatic community, and introducing numismatics to a broader public.

The ANS Publishing Program

Author Guidelines

Download the ANS's Guidelines for Authors (2020).

The American Numismatic Society welcomes book proposals as well as articles for the American Journal of Numismatics and the Journal of Early American Numismatics. Please review the author guidelines (revised for 2020) prior to submitting your work. If you have any questions, email the Director of Publications.

Manuscripts submitted for publication, whether articles or books, are subject to outside peer review, and are often accepted only on condition of revisions by the author, subject to further review after revision. Authors are not remunerated for their books or articles.

ANS Magazine

The full-color ANS Magazine is published quarterly and presents feature articles on a wide range of numismatic topics as well as keeping members up to date on the Society's work. Editor: Peter van Alfen

Browse back-issues online


AJN: The American Journal of Numismatics is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published annually, containing original research in all areas of numismatics. Editors: Nathan T. Elkins and David Yoon

JEAN: The Journal of Early American Numismatics (formerly The Colonial Newsletter) is a research journal devoted to the colonial and Confederation-period coinages of the United States and other countries in the Americas, published twice a year. Editor: Chris McDowell

Book Series

NNM: The Numismatic Notes and Monographs series, established in 1920, is generally for shorter, book-length works on relatively specific topics. It is published in 6″ x 9″ hardcover format.

NS: The Numismatic Studies series, established in 1938, is generally for longer books, especially those that require larger plates for illustration. Books in this series are published in 8.5″ x 11″ hardcover format.

SMA: The Studies in Medallic Art series focuses exclusively on medals. Books in this series are in full-color, published as hardcover, 8.5" x 11" volumes.

GCAW: Co-published with Cambridge University Press, Guides to the Coinage of the Ancient World were designed to instruct university students on how to use coins as source material for research.

Other Books

The ANS publishes books outside of its monograph series. Browse titles.

The ANS occasionally sells books from other authors and publishers on consignment.


The ANS currently publishes ebooks alongside its printed volumes. Our entire backlist will be available as Open Access, free to download and use from the American Council of Learned Societies soon.

Libraries and their guests can read the ANS's entire catalogue of publications through the EBSCO Host service. Consult your librarian to see if they subscribe to the platform.

The ANS's backlist as well as unpublished numismatic theses and dissertations are available for free through the ANS's Digital Library.

Print on Demand

To provide readers with printed copies of the ANS's officially licensed backlist, the ANS has partnered with Ingram Spark to rescue these older, out-of-print titles through print-on-demand. Provided at cost, these books are intended to be affordable, fast, and quality paperback publications. Readers will no longer need to purchase bootleg copies of ANS monographs, nor will they need to pay high prices for popular, out-of-print volumes.

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