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

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...

Medals of the American Negro Commemorative Society

By Jaharia Knowles for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, sent shockwaves across the country....

American Numismatic Society Seeks to Hire Deputy Director

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is seeking to hire a Deputy Director. General Job Description The Deputy Director is a senior member of the management team...

Numismatic Musings on the Staten Island Ferry

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The half-hour that I spend every workday morning and evening on the ferry traversing the...
The First Italia on Coinage: Ancient Coins of Italy

The First Italia on Coinage: Ancient Coins of Italy

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The coin in Fig. 1 represents the first attestation of the name Italia on coinage. It...
Stack’s Bowers Announces Sale of the Sydney F. Martin Collection

American Numismatic Society Announces Death of Former President Sydney F. Martin

The family has provided the following obituary. The American Numismatic Society will publish a longer obituary and appreciation of his numismatic life and work...

Images and Symbols of Egyptian Gods on Ancient Coins

By Austin Andrews for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   With its range of hawk-headed and half-mummified deities, the Egyptian pantheon has inspired devotion and intrigue...

Colonial Coin Collectors Club Names New Publication Award in Honor of Sydney Martin

By American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) Board of Directors announced the creation of the Sydney F. Martin Numismatic Publication...

Zoom Video Presentation: Travels in Judea and Samaria: Coins & Etc. (1967-1990)

CoinWeek is proud to present a Zoom video lecture given by numismatist David Hendin to the members of the Israel Numismatic Society on January...

Numismatic Commemorations of Vaccination Research

By Elena Stolyarik for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The year 2020, which brought to the world a coronavirus pandemic, is coming to an end....
Pontus tetradrachm

When Being a Friend of Rome Makes You a King (or a Queen)

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   In the winter of 88 BCE, the Roman proconsul Gaius Cassius found himself in a bind....

National Endowment for Humanities Funds ANS-Oxford University OXUS-INDUS Project

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Society a $150,000 USD...

American Numismatic Society Announces 2021 Virtual Gala in New York City

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 14, 2021, it will hold its annual Gala celebration, virtually, in...

American Numismatic Society Announces New Prize in Ancient Numismatics

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the Collier Prize in Ancient Numismatics, given in memory of the late Professor James M....
American Numismatic Society (ANS) Launches Greatest Coins Video Series

American Numismatic Society Announces “Greatest Coins” Video Series

In this series, short videos realized by our curatorial team will examine coins in the American Numismatic Society’s (ANS) collection, carefully selected for their...
Colonial Coin Expert Sydney Martin to Receive ANS 2020 Huntington Award

Colonial Coin Expert Sydney Martin to Receive ANS 2020 Huntington Award

The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to bestow upon Mr. Sydney Martin the 2020 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition...

The Coin Analyst: Peter van Alfen Appointed to Fill Numismatic Curator Position on CCAC

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin appointed numismatic curator, scholar, and award-winning author and researcher Peter van Alfen...

ANS Archives Roman Republican Die Project Online

Richard Schaefer’s RRDP is now on Archer   The Roman Republican Die Project (RRDP), under the direction of Dr. Lucia Carbone (ANS) and Prof. Liv Yarrow...
Identifying Ancient Roman Coins: An OCRE Tool - American Numismatic Society (ANS)

ANS Launches Important Update to Online Imperial Roman Coins

An Important OCRE Update The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has recently launched an update to its Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE) digital corpus....