Representations of Justice on Coins and Medals

Representations of Justice on Coins and Medals

By Elena Stolyarik for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Since ancient times, justice has been one of the fundamental concepts of civilized society. Through the...
Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 3

Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 3

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Part 1 | Part 2 The third and final day of the conference, chaired by Joel Allen...
From Mound House to Manhattan: The Medallic Art Company Archives, Part 2

From Mound House to Manhattan: The Medallic Art Company Archives, Part 2

By Jesse Kraft for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   This is the second segment of a three-part series on the MACO Archives and the pending...
Bartlett Collection of Ancient Coins Now at Auction to Benefit the ANS

Bartlett Collection of Ancient Coins Now at Auction to Benefit the ANS

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that the Robert W. Bartlett Collection is being offered at auction by Classical Numismatic Group,...

ANS Announces Professor Nathan Elkins as Visiting Research Scholar

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Nathan Elkins, Associate Professor of Art History at Baylor University, will be joining...
American Numismatic Society to Honor David Hendin at 2022 Gala

American Numismatic Society to Honor David Hendin at 2022 Gala

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 13, 2022, it will honor ANS Vice President and Adjunct Curator...
Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Over the course of 40 years of serious collecting, our friend and colleague Jay Martin...

Developments and Preliminary Release for the Roman Republican Die Project

By Lucia Carbone and Liv M. Yarrow for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Nearly three decades ago, Richard Schaefer began collecting images of Roman Republican...
Roman Republican Die Project: Ancient Coins at the ANS

The Roman Republican Die Project Progresses: Ancient Coins at the ANS

  The Roman Republican Die Project (RRDP) of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) has completed its first significant data upload. This platform, which launched as...
Ancient and Medieval Coins With Two-Sided Legends

Ancient and Medieval Coins With Two-Sided Legends

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Many--probably most--coins do not have any inherent directionality in the images or legends on their two...
Managing the ANS Collection: An Interview With Elena Stolyarik

Managing the ANS Collection: An Interview With Elena Stolyarik

By Austin Andrews for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Dr. Elena Stolyarik, Collections Manager at the American Numismatic Society (ANS), has held nearly every single...
Royal Numismatic Society Awards Gilljam Prize to ANS Author George Watson

Royal Numismatic Society Awards Gilljam Prize to ANS Author George Watson

By American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The UK's Royal Numismatic Society has awarded its Gilljam Prize for Third-Century Numismatics to George Watson’s book Connections, Communities,...
Numismatic History: The Trouble With Names

Numismatic History: The Trouble With Names

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Du Bois was a big name at the United States Mint in the 19th century. Or...
Coffee and tea: A Caffeinated Tour of the American Numismatic Society Collection (ANS)

A Caffeinated Tour of the American Numismatic Society Collection

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   In the world of humorous coffee shop signs, there is one that has always rung particularly...
Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 2

Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 2

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Link to Part 1 The second day of the ANS conference, March 24, 2021, chaired by Pere...
The New Navy in New York: Tokens, Medals and Art

The New Navy in New York: Tokens, Medals and Art

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   At the end of the American Civil War, the United States had the second-largest navy...

The Franc: A Coin, a Currency, an Orphan

By Gilles Bransbourg for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The Franc is one of the oldest and most widespread currency units in the world, currently...
Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 1

Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 1

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the PhD Program in History at the Graduate Center, CUNY,...
Medieval World Coins: The Allan Evans Papers

Medieval World Coins: The Allan Evans Papers

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The many treasures of the American Numismatic Society’s (ANS) archives include not only the Society’s own...

ANS Acquires Numismatically Important Mark Salton Papers

Thanks to the efforts of American Numismatic Society (ANS) Life Fellow Dr. Ira Rezak—and with gratitude to Katharine Conway, executor of the Estate of...
The Changing Iconography of Byzantine Gold Coins

The Changing Iconography of Byzantine Gold Coins

By Elena Stolyarik for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The Byzantine Empire, which lasted more than a thousand years, had one of the most monetized...
From Mound House to Manhattan: The Medallic Art Company Archives, Part 1

From Mound House to Manhattan: The Medallic Art Company Archives, Part 1

By Jesse Kraft for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   As many of you know, the American Numismatic Society purchased the archives of the Medallic Art...

Squaring the Circle: The Andor Orand Squared Quarter

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Quite often, coming across a previously unknown-to-you numismatic object can send one spiraling down a rabbit...

Treasure (Rhode) Island? Henry Every and Yemeni Coins Found in New England

By Oliver Hoover for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   On April 1, 2021, the Associated Press ran a story about a handful of small silver...

Public and Private in Coin Production

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   There is a commonly encountered conventional distinction between coins and tokens such that coins are produced...

Coin Photography: ANS eBay Store Behind-the-Scenes

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   As the ANS continues to make duplicates from its collection available on eBay, it may be...
The First Athenian Owls

The First Athenian Owls: Symbols of What, Exactly?

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   On the bills and coins that we use today, we recognize the link between the...

World War II Barter Kits

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   A researcher’s inquiry recently got me thinking about an interesting item I’d once found in a...

ANS Announces 3-Day Conference on Ancient Roman Coins of the Provinces Before Provincial Coinage

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) announces a three-day conference, co-sponsored by the ANS and the Department of History of CUNY, on the Coinage of...

The ANS Lyceum: New Online Educational Program to Begin March 31

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) announces the ANS Lyceum, a new online educational program. Over the course of several weeks, participants will have the...