ANS Launches Bactrian Indo-Greek Rulers Online Coin Resource

ANS Launches Bactrian Indo-Greek Rulers Online Coin Resource

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents at Oxford University are pleased to announce the launch of...
Numismatics in Videogames - Caesar in Fallout: New Vegas

Numismatics in Videogames – Caesar in Fallout: New Vegas

By Eduardo García-Molina - American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   While Obsidian Entertainment’s Fallout: New Vegas is more than a decade old, it’s still hailed as...
A Visit to Patara, Eight NLG Awards Among News at ANS

A Visit to Patara, Eight NLG Awards Among News at ANS

American Numismatic Society in Lycia By Ute Wartenberg - President and Research Curator, American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   As part of a longer trip abroad, American...
Goloid Dollars: America’s Electrum Coinage

Goloid Dollars: America’s Electrum Coinage

By Jesse Kraft for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The discovery of vast amounts of gold in California upset the ratio between gold and silver,...
Sabine Women

Octavia Minor, a Wonder of a Woman

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Caesar was exceedingly fond of his sister, who was, as the saying is, a wonder of a...
ANS Announces New Book on Coins of Ancient Sakra

ANS Announces New Book on Coins of Ancient Sakra

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the publication of In the Treasure Room of the Sakra King: Votive Coinage from Gandhāran...
ANS Announces Resolute Americana Chair of American Numismatics

ANS Announces Resolute Americana Chair of American Numismatics

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the naming of the curatorial position in American numismatics as the Resolute Americana Chair of...
ANS Honors Royal Numismatic Society's Richard Ashton With Festschrift

ANS Honors Royal Numismatic Society’s Richard Ashton With Festschrift

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that Presbeus: Studies in Ancient Coinage Presented to Richard Ashton has now appeared and is...
French Coins in America or French American Coins? And Which America?

French Coins in America or French American Coins? And Which America?

By Jérôme Jambu (Visiting Professor, Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics) for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   As American numismatists and collectors of...
The Scientific Medals of Sir Edward Thomason

The Scientific Medals of Sir Edward Thomason

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   When surrounded by as many objects as exist within the hallowed halls of an institution like...
Higley Coppers: The Talking Coins of Connecticut

Higley Coppers: The Talking Coins of Connecticut

By Austin Andrews for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The written word enables coins—otherwise silent objects—to speak out, declare, and demand, sometimes on their own...
Hersh’s Die Study of the Denarius of Gaius Antonius - American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Hersh’s Die Study of the Denarius of Gaius Antonius

By Liv Mariah Yarrow for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   I never had the pleasure of meeting Charles Hersh during his lifetime. But over these...
ANS Honors Dr. Sophia D. Kremydi With Prestigious Huntington Award

ANS Honors Dr. Sophia D. Kremydi With Prestigious Huntington Award

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Archer Milton Huntington Medal Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in numismatic scholarship,...
Die Marks and the Organization of the Roman Mint: An RRDP Case Study

Die Marks and the Organization of the Roman Mint: An RRDP Case Study

By Alice Sharpless and Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The purpose of control marks in Roman Republican coinage is not well understood. Beginning...
The Coins That Aren't There - David Yoon, American Numismatic Society (ANS)

The Coins That Aren’t There

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   It has long been said that the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. This...
The Development of the ANS Indian Peace Medal Collection

The Development of the ANS Indian Peace Medal Collection

By Oliver Hoover for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   When looked at through the numismatic lens, the Indian peace medals in the extensive collection of...
Identifying Ancient Roman Coins: An OCRE Tool - American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Identifying Ancient Roman Coins: An OCRE Tool

By Nathan Elkins for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Although fundamental to our discipline, one of the most difficult skills to teach aspiring Roman numismatists...
ANS Library Acquires Rare Charles Bushnell Volumes

ANS Library Acquires Rare Charles Bushnell Volumes

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Charles Ira Bushnell had one of the top two or three coin collections in the United...
Indian Peace Medals at the American Numismatic Society

Indian Peace Medals at the American Numismatic Society

By Oliver Hoover for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The Dead Zone was a popular science fiction thriller written by Stephen King in 1979 that...

Language and the Successful Circulation of Money in the United States

By Jesse Kraft for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Prior to the adoption of the United States dollar with the Mint Act of 1792, the...
Dispatches From a Week in Numismatics - Charles Morgan

Dispatches From a Week in Numismatics

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Hello, CoinWeek readers. As we wrap up the final days of winter, I thought I'd write a few words...
ANS Announces Professor Nathan Elkins as Visiting Research Scholar

ANS Announces Dr. Nathan T. Elkins as Incoming Deputy Director

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce Dr. Nathan T. Elkins will be joining the ANS full time as Deputy Director, effective...
What is a Coin Mint? - ANS

What Is a Mint?

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Some questions seem too obvious to be worth asking. Everyone knows that a mint is a...
Ancient Coins and (Modern) Object Biographies

Ancient Coins and (Modern) Object Biographies

By Nathan Elkins for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   One way to study numismatic objects is through the lens of the anthropological/archaeological concept of object...
Antiochus IV in Illinois

Antiochus IV in Illinois

By Oliver Hoover for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Everyone loves to find coins in unexpected places. There's a certain thrill that comes from discovering...
Fame and Infamy Represented in the Medallic Art Co. Die Shells

Fame and Infamy Represented in the Medallic Art Co. Die Shells

By Jesse Kraft for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Since repatriating the die shells of the Medallic Art Co. (MACO), organizing and cataloguing these pieces...
ANS Announces Andrew M. Burnett Chair of Roman Numismatics

ANS Announces Andrew M. Burnett Chair of Roman Numismatics

The newly endowed Chair of Roman Numismatics is named in honor of renowned numismatist, scholar, and ANS Board of Trustees Vice President Andrew M....
William Shakespeare Medal Reunited With Family

William Shakespeare Medal Reunited With Family

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   One of the more fascinating aspects of the American Numismatic Society’s (ANS) eBay store are the...
Coins and Their Target Audiences in the Roman Empire

Coins and Their Target Audiences in the Roman Empire

By Nathan Elkins for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   I spend a lot of time thinking about the significance and intent behind certain images on...

Islamic and Medieval Coins: New Years and Old Years

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   This essay is being written on December 31, 2021, to be posted on January 4, 2022....