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....
New Candidate for Oldest U.S. Numismatic Society Discovered

New Candidate for Oldest U.S. Numismatic Society Discovered

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   A couple of months ago, friend and fellow numismatic researcher Joel Orosz sent me a news...
New Print-on-Demand Program From American Numismatic Society

New Print-on-Demand Program From American Numismatic Society

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is proud to announce a new print-on-demand (POD) program. Every month or so, the ANS will release four to 10...
Cartagena MMXXI: The International Convention of Historians and Numismatists

Cartagena MMXXI: The International Convention of Historians and Numismatists

By Jesse Kraft for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   This past week, between December 1 and 5, the Third International Convention of Historians and Numismatists...
Curiosities of the United States Paper Money Cabinet, Part II

Curiosities of the United States Paper Money Cabinet, Part II

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Link to Part I As we continue our exploration of miscellaneous paper issues from the United States,...
ANS Announces Winner of Collier Prize in Ancient Numismatics

ANS Announces Winner of Collier Prize in Ancient Numismatics

In 2020, Carole Anne Menzi Collier established the Collier Prize in Ancient Numismatics at the American Numismatic Society (ANS), a new award offered for...
Early Modern World Coins: The Ottoman Kuruş and the Control of Money

Early Modern World Coins: The Ottoman Kuruş and the Control of Money

By Ellen Nye and David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   In August 2018, as the country of Turkey faced a currency crisis, its...
Which Saint-Gaudens? American Numismatic Society

Which Saint-Gaudens?

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   There are over 160-years of records in the archives of the American Numismatic Society (ANS), including...
Get a Signed Copy of David Hendin's Guide to Biblical Coins, 6th Edition

Get a Signed Copy of David Hendin’s Guide to Biblical Coins, 6th Edition

By David Hendin .....   Dear Friends: I am proud to announce the Sixth Edition of Guide to Biblical Coins, published this month by the American Numismatic...
Guises of the Tribute Penny - American Numismtic Society (ANS)

Guises of the Tribute Penny

By Oliver Hoover for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   This last summer, an email message to the ANS Curatorial Department requested that an attempt be...
Curiosities of the United States Paper Money Cabinet, Part I

Curiosities of the United States Paper Money Cabinet, Part I

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   For numismatists and collectors alike, there’s nothing quite like exploring an area of numismatics that one...
COAC 2021: The Victor David Brenner Centennial

COAC 2021: The Victor David Brenner Centennial

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   After a hiatus of a dozen years, this last Friday and Saturday (17–18 September) saw...
How Do Numismatists Decide Where a Coin Is From?

How Do Numismatists Decide Where a Coin Is From?

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   There are many ways to describe where a coin is from. One by reference to the...
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...