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.

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 platforms such as Apple Podcasts and Spotify, The Planchet offers listeners insight into numismatic research, art, collecting, conservation, and more, about 45 minutes at a time. If you’re a subscriber or new to the podcast, here’s what you might have missed:

Len Augsburger and the Newman Numismatic Portal (39 mins.)

A Conversation with Shanna Schmidt (42 mins.)

A Conversation with David Hendin (46 mins.)

The ANS in the Time of COVID (31 mins.)

A Conversation with Irene Soto Marín (45 mins.)

Money and Power in Hellenistic…

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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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Faustina the Younger: Coinage, Portraits, and Public Image
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Faustina the Younger: Coinage, Portraits, and Public Image
By The American Numismatic Society

This week Pocket Change features new books from the ANS that you might have missed. Today, we highlight Martin Beckmann’s…

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Numismatic Commemorations of the 200th Birthday of George Washington in...
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Numismatic Commemorations of the 200th Birthday of George Washington in 1932
By The American Numismatic Society

This week, the ANS continues to highlight new books you might have missed. Today features Syd Martin’s massive monograph and…

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The Early Antigonids: Coinage, Money, and the Economy (NS 37)
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The Early Antigonids: Coinage, Money, and the Economy (NS 37)
By The American Numismatic Society

For the week of May 15, Pocket Change will highlight new books that you might have missed, starting with The…

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Long Table 92. Coins and the Colosseum
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Long Table 92. Coins and the Colosseum

ANS Fellow Richard M. Beleson will present a collector’s perspective on coins relating to the Flavian Amphitheater, also known…

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The Coins That Aren't There
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The Coins That Aren't There
By David Yoon

Bronze As of Augustus, Nemausus, AD 10–14. ANS 1953.171.1600. 

It has long been said that absence of evidence is not evidence…

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Long Table 91. Data Wrangling: How to use Nomisma
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Long Table 91. Data Wrangling: How to use Nomisma

Director of Data Science Ethan Gruber provides an introduction to some of the underlying technical principles of Nomisma.org, the…

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Die Marks and the Organization of the Roman Mint: An...
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Die Marks and the Organization of the Roman Mint: An RRDP Case Study
By Lucia Carbone

by Alice Sharpless and Lucia Carbone

The purpose of control marks in Roman Republican coinage is not well understood. Beginning as…

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Long Table 90. Stickers on a Steamer Trunk: American Merchant...
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Long Table 90. Stickers on a Steamer Trunk: American Merchant Countermarks on Foreign Coins

John Kraljevich, ANS Fellow and researcher, takes a look into the pockets antebellum America. The diversity of the United…

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The Development of the ANS Indian Peace Medal Collection
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The Development of the ANS Indian Peace Medal Collection
By Oliver Hoover

When looked at through the numismatic lens, the Indian peace medals in the extensive collection of the American Numismatic Society…

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Long Table 89. Schulman, Salton, and Frankenhuis in Archival Records
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Long Table 89. Schulman, Salton, and Frankenhuis in Archival Records

ANS Archivist and Librarian David Hill discusses a few archival collections that document the nightmarish experiences of several Jewish…

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