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New Years and Old Years
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New Years and Old Years
By David Yoon

This essay is being written on December 31, 2021, to be posted on January 4, 2022. It seems like a suitable moment to think about calendars and years and how people define them.

The presence of year dates on coins is tremendously useful to the numismatist—probably more useful than the dates generally were to the governments that decided to put them on the coins, usually for administrative control. And numismatists are well aware that many different dating systems are found on coins from antiquity, from the Islamic world, and from Asia, ranging from regnal years to local eras to major religion-based…

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Treasure (Rhode) Island? Henry Every and Yemeni Coins found in...
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Treasure (Rhode) Island? Henry Every and Yemeni Coins found in New England
By Oliver Hoover

1837 woodcut depicting Henry Every receiving the treasure from the Ganj-i-Sawai onto his ship, the Fancy.

In a remarkable shift away…

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Mahmoud Mukhtar’s Egypt’s Reawakening As Seen on a Banknote
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Mahmoud Mukhtar’s Egypt’s Reawakening As Seen on a Banknote
By The American Numismatic Society

The history of images depicted on Arab banknotes is a study of…

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Cash and Carry
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Cash and Carry
By The American Numismatic Society

The American Numismatic Society cabinet contains a…

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A New Lecture Series: “Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations”
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A New Lecture Series: “Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations”
By The American Numismatic Society

The ANS curators and fellows are pleased to announce a new lecture series, “Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations.” In this monthly…

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THE RETURN OF THE KINGS
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THE RETURN OF THE KINGS
By The American Numismatic Society

One of the really wonderful things about numismatic study is the way…

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