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Crystal Palace Medals
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Crystal Palace Medals
By Elena Stolyarik

The collections of the American Numismatic Society include many medals pertaining to famous architecture, including some of buildings which have been destroyed since their medallic depiction. Among these are the medals dedicated to the Crystal Palaces of London and New York.

The original Crystal Palace was built in London’s Hyde Park in 1851. It was designed and erected by the famous English gardener and architect Joseph Paxton (1803–1865). As head gardener for the Duke of Devonshire, Paxton had already designed and built major greenhouses for his employer. His plan for the Crystal Palace was based on that experience as well as…

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Coin Predictions in the Balkans
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Coin Predictions in the Balkans
By The American Numismatic Society

Austin Goodwin Andrews is a curatorial assistant in the Ancient Greek Coins Department of the American Numismatic Society. Before joining…

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The Coinage of Queen Berenice II
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The Coinage of Queen Berenice II
By The American Numismatic Society

Tara Sewell-Lasater is a PhD student in the History Department at the University of Houston. Her work focuses on Hellenistic…

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Dinosaurs in the Vault and the Environment
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Dinosaurs in the Vault and the Environment
By The American Numismatic Society

In the early 1990s, Don Everhart of the Society of Medalists from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, struck a series of…

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Victor David Brenner’s Design for a U.S. Dollar
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Victor David Brenner’s Design for a U.S. Dollar
By The American Numismatic Society

I was working on an article about George Kunz and the redesign of United States Coinage (ANS Magazine, 2017/1) when…

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Curatorial Intern Kara Woodley
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Curatorial Intern Kara Woodley
By The American Numismatic Society

One of the ways that the ANS teaches students about numismatics is through student internships, where a student gets to…

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The Computer Aided Die Studies Program
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The Computer Aided Die Studies Program
By The American Numismatic Society

Coins first appeared in the western world some…

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ANS Awarded New Funding for NEH/Mellon's Humanities Open Book Program
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ANS Awarded New Funding for NEH/Mellon's Humanities Open Book Program
By The American Numismatic Society

The digitization of the American Numismatic Society’s backlist of monographs has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as…

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Palm Reading
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Palm Reading
By The American Numismatic Society

It is that time of year. The holidays have come and long gone, leaving…

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Open Access, Academia.edu, and why I'm all-in on Zenodo.org
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Open Access, Academia.edu, and why I'm all-in on Zenodo.org
By The American Numismatic Society

Note: The majority of this post and the migration framework (academia-migrate) were authored about a year ago, but placed on…

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Making Sense of Greco-Roman Legends on Western Kṣatrapa Coinage
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Making Sense of Greco-Roman Legends on Western Kṣatrapa Coinage
By The American Numismatic Society

Today’s post is written by Jeremy Simmons, a PhD candidate in the Classical Studies program at Columbia University. He has written…

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Help the ANS! TEI Specialist Needed (short-term contract)
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Help the ANS! TEI Specialist Needed (short-term contract)
By The American Numismatic Society

The ANS is looking for a TEI specialist wanted for a short-term, part-time (c. 250-hour) project at $20.00/hour. TEI proficiency…

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