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The Medal Maker
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The Medal Maker

Laura Gardin Fraser (1889-1996) was an American sculptress whose works included medals, coins, fountains, and animals for which she is particularly well known. The first woman to design a coin for the US Treasury, she is also known for her double equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Her husband, James Earle Fraser, a renowned sculptor himself, designed the Indian Head “Buffalo” nickel.

This video was produced by the Medallic Art Company (MACO)—one of the longest-lasting and arguably most important private mints in the United States. It ceased operations in 2016 after 113 years in business. In…

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Anna Franziska Schwarzbach, Saltus Award winner for 2020
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Anna Franziska Schwarzbach, Saltus Award winner for 2020

German sculptor and medallic artist Anna Franziska Schwarzbach is the winner of the American Numismatic Society’s prestigious J. Sanford…

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The ANS Gala 2021
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The ANS Gala 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021, the American Numismatic Society held its annual Gala celebration, virtually, in memory of benefactors Mark…

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Dr. Paweł Gołyźniak, "Ancient Gems and Their Connection to Coins:...
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Dr. Paweł Gołyźniak, "Ancient Gems and Their Connection to Coins: An Introduction."

In this talk, Dr. Paweł Gołyźniak, provides an overview of the study of ancient engraved gems and their relationship…

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The 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award is presented to Mashiko...
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The 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award is presented to Mashiko followed by a talk by Donald Scarinci

The American Numismatic Society Presents the 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Signal Achievement in the Art of the…

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Dr. Shailen Bhandare, "Between Text and Objects: Coinage and the...
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Dr. Shailen Bhandare, "Between Text and Objects: Coinage and the 'Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.'"

In this talk, Dr. Shailen Bhandare discusses the Periplus, a Hellenistic Greek text that provides fascinating details and insights…

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Imagining America: Native American Icons and National Identity on Early...
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Imagining America: Native American Icons and National Identity on Early American Coins.

In this talk, Prof. Peter Dunham, illustrates that money is not just a medium of exchange but also a…

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Prof. Lee Brice, "The Colts of Corinth Revisited: The 4th-2nd...
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Prof. Lee Brice, "The Colts of Corinth Revisited: The 4th-2nd century BC Corinthian Coinage"

In this talk, Prof. Lee Brice provides the latest scholarship on the coinage produced by the ancient Greek city-state…

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Dr. Michel Amandry, "Renewing Coinage by Means of Overstriking: The...
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Dr. Michel Amandry, "Renewing Coinage by Means of Overstriking: The case of Hadrian's Cistophori."

In this talk, Dr. Michel Amandry, former Directeur du département des Monnaies, médailles et antiques at the Bibliothèque nationale…

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Dr. Evangeline Markou, "New Observations in Archaic and Classical Period...
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Dr. Evangeline Markou, "New Observations in Archaic and Classical Period Cypriote Coinage"

In this talk, Dr. Evangeline Markou, a leading specialist of the ancient coinage of Cyprus, presents her latest research…

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Dr. Aneurin Ellis-Evans, "New Light on the Mint of Alexandreia...
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Dr. Aneurin Ellis-Evans, "New Light on the Mint of Alexandreia Troas in the Hellenistic Period"

Dr. Aneurin Ellis-Evans presents his latest research on the coinage of the Troad in the Hellenistic period, discussing how,…

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