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

Friday, May 27 at 1:00 PM ET with Len Augsburger and Kim Dumas

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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. Kremydi at a ceremony in Athens, Greece on June 15, 2022.

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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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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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The ANS Mourns the Loss of Harvey G. Stack
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The ANS Mourns the Loss of Harvey G. Stack

ANS gala 2009 at the Waldorf Astoria honoring Harvey Stack

Harvey Stack 1928–2022

The ANS mourns our long time friend and generous…

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Pocket Change

Numismatics in Your Ear: The Planchet Podcast from the ANS
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Numismatics in Your Ear: The Planchet Podcast from the ANS
By The American Numismatic Society

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The American Numismatic Society launched its podcast, The Planchet, in 2020. Free to listen to online or via podcasting…

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S3, Ep. 2. Len Augsburger and the Newman Numismatic Portal
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S3, Ep. 2. Len Augsburger and the Newman Numismatic Portal

Season 3 of The Planchet podcast continues with a conversation with Len Augsburger, Executive Director of the Newman Numismatic Portal….

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Long Table 93. A Mysterious Medallion of Antoninus Pius
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Long Table 93. A Mysterious Medallion of Antoninus Pius

ANS Fellow and Roman specialist Ben Lee Damsky offers an explanation for a mysterious medallion of Antoninus Pius. Authorities…

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Faustina the Younger: Coinage, Portraits, and Public Image
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Faustina the Younger: Coinage, Portraits, and Public Image
By The American Numismatic Society

This week Pocket Change features new books from the ANS that you might have missed. Today, we highlight Martin Beckmann’s…

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Numismatic Commemorations of the 200th Birthday of George Washington in...
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Numismatic Commemorations of the 200th Birthday of George Washington in 1932
By The American Numismatic Society

This week, the ANS continues to highlight new books you might have missed. Today features Syd Martin’s massive monograph and…

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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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Long Table 92. Coins and the Colosseum
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Long Table 92. Coins and the Colosseum

ANS Fellow Richard M. Beleson will present a collector’s perspective on coins relating to the Flavian Amphitheater, also known…

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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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