Pocket Change Blog

Pocket Change is the official blog of the American Numismatic Society.

ANS in the Digital World
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ANS in the Digital World
By The American Numismatic Society

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Fairbanks Infallible Coin Scale
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Fairbanks Infallible Coin Scale
By The American Numismatic Society

This is the first in a new monthly series of short films that will explore some of the more intriguing objects in…

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Numismatic Folk Art
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Numismatic Folk Art
By The American Numismatic Society

Last evening was the opening for a new exhibition called “When the Curtain Never Comes Down” at the American Folk…

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Mysteries from the Vault: A Bronze Key
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Mysteries from the Vault: A Bronze Key
By The American Numismatic Society

With close to a million objects in the American Numismatic Society’s collections, the curatorial team occasionally comes across items that…

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Ask a Curator: Heaviest?
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Ask a Curator: Heaviest?
By The American Numismatic Society

This post is part of an ongoing series that seeks to answer your questions about our collections. If there’s something you would…

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Cutting Down Old Hickory
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Cutting Down Old Hickory
By The American Numismatic Society

Following on my post last week about the campaign to replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill, Gail Collins had a…

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Introducing the ANS
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Introducing the ANS
By The American Numismatic Society

In case you missed it the first time around, here is a short film about the American Numismatic Society.

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Women On Twenties
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Women On Twenties
By The American Numismatic Society

Last week, I was quoted by the New Yorker in a piece on the campaign to replace Andrew…

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Profiles in Research: Hilary Becker
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Profiles in Research: Hilary Becker
By The American Numismatic Society

Last week the ANS was visited by Hilary Becker, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at the University…

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Lesher Referendum Dollars
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Lesher Referendum Dollars
By The American Numismatic Society

The so-called Lesher Dollars were octagonal silver pieces minted by Joseph Lesher of Victor, Colorado, in 1900 and 1901 as…

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Ask a Curator: Oldest?
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Ask a Curator: Oldest?
By The American Numismatic Society

This is the first in what will be an ongoing series that answers your questions about our collections. If there’s something…

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Art of Devastation
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Art of Devastation
By The American Numismatic Society

A short video introduction to the American Numismatic Society’s new Art of Devastation project, which chronicles the medallic art and…

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