Pocket Change

Collectively branded as Pocket Change, the ANS publishes new content frequently on its blog, in The Planchet podcast, as well as videos. Back-issues of ANS Magazine are also available.

Albert Weinert and Bauman Belden
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Albert Weinert and Bauman Belden
By David Hill

I was talking with ANS fellow Scott Miller recently and mentioned to him an article I was working on about Bauman Belden, who was the Society’s secretary and librarian before being named director in 1908, one of the ANS’s first paid positions. Scott referred to a bronze plaque depicting Belden hanging in our Sage room. What?! This was news to me, though I have sat underneath that portrait many times. In my defense, Belden’s name doesn’t appear on the plaque. But the artist’s name does: A. Weinert.

Albert Weinert, 1914

Albert Weinert (1863–1947) was a German-born sculptor who came to the United…

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S3, Ep. 3. Conversations at the 2022 Eric P. Newman...
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S3, Ep. 3. Conversations at the 2022 Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics

After a two-year hiatus because of COVID-19, the Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics returned in 2022 for…

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Sir Edward Thomason’s Scientific Medals
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Sir Edward Thomason’s Scientific Medals
By John Thomassen

When surrounded by as many objects as exist within the hallowed halls of an institution like the American Numismatic Society,…

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The LGBTQIA+ Community and Numismatic (In)visibility
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The LGBTQIA+ Community and Numismatic (In)visibility
By Nathan Elkins

Millions of Americans who identify as part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex , and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community,…

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Long Table 96. Conservation and Treatment of Ancient Coinage
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Long Table 96. Conservation and Treatment of Ancient Coinage

Join Associate Member Almoatz-bellah Elshahawi for this week’s Long Table on professional conservation and treatment of ancient coins. A…

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The First Person in Connecticut
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The First Person in Connecticut
By Austin Andrews

Engraving of a Higley Copper from Sylvester S. Crosby’s The Early Coins of America (1875)

The grammatical first person singular has…

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Long Table 95. Coins of the Crusades
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Long Table 95. Coins of the Crusades

ANS Member Mike Markowitz is back for Coins of the Crusades. Between 1096 and 1291, Western Europeans fought a…

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Syncretism in Early Christian Art and Coinage
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Syncretism in Early Christian Art and Coinage
By Nathan Elkins

We refer to the period between Thanksgiving and New Year as the holiday season. In addition to a concentration of…

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

The Newman Numismatic Portal has been active at the ANS since 2015 and has scanned a variety of material…

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Negative Muon Analysis of Roman Gold from the "Year of...
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Negative Muon Analysis of Roman Gold from the "Year of the Four Emperors"

Being able to sample the metal in the very center of a high-value artefact, while dealing absolutely no damage…

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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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