American Numismatic Association (ANA)

ANA Honors Distinguished Numismatists With Awards

Every year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes members who go above and beyond with their service and dedication to numismatics. The following awards,...

114 Years Ago Today: ANA Co-Founder Dr. George F. Heath Passed Away

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   114 years ago today, Dr. George Francis Heath died at his home in Monroe, Michigan. He...
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...
ANA Philanthropy Awards Presented to Q. David Bowers, Stack Family

ANA Philanthropy Awards Presented to Q. David Bowers, Stack Family

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) will recognize Q. David Bowers and the Stack family at the Chicago World's Fair of Money (August 16-20) for...
Numismatic Crime - Video of Suspects Available in Recent Coin Burglary

Numismatic Crime – Video of Suspects Available in Recent Coin Burglary

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   UPDATE: Nebraska Vehicle Burglary The following is a video of the recent vehicle...
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...
Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) - Doug Davis

Numismatic Crime – Coins and Currency Stolen From Mail

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS: Coins Stolen in Transit - California to Louisiana On May 16, 2022,...
Thomas Uram to Receive American Numismatic Association's Highest Honor

Thomas Uram to Receive American Numismatic Association’s Highest Honor

Thomas Uram, a dedicated promoter of numismatics, is the recipient of the first-ever Chester L. Krause Memorial Distinguished Service Award, the American Numismatic Association’s...
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...

Numismatic Researcher Rusty Goe Receives PNG Book of the Year Award

In 2021, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) honored Reno, Nevada-based numismatic writer, researcher, and coin dealer Rusty Goe with double awards for his The...
Numismatic Crime - Coin Theft Suspects on the Make

Numismatic Crime – Coin Theft Suspects on the Make

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coin Shop Burglary - San Jose, California Falcone Jewelry and Coin in San...

Jeff Garrett: ANA Summer Seminar – A Chance to Learn From Experts

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   After a nearly three-year hiatus, the ANA Summer Seminar returns to Colorado Springs this year. Strict...

ANA Library Receives Walter Breen Papers, Books From Dwight N. Manley

Prominent collector and benefactor Dwight N. Manley of Brea, California has donated to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) more than 60 books, auction catalogs,...
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...
PNG: Wayde Milas Named Professional Numismatists Guild President

PNG: Wayde Milas Named Professional Numismatists Guild President

Second-generation numismatist Wayde Milas, President of Rare Coin Company of America (RARCOA) in Willowbrook, Illinois, has been selected as the new President of the...
Numismatic Literary Guild Appoints Patrick Ian Perez Executive Director

Numismatic Literary Guild Appoints Patrick Ian Perez Executive Director

The executive board of the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) has appointed Patrick Ian Perez as Executive Director of the organization. He succeeds Charles Morgan,...
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...

Jack H. Beymer Receives Harvey G. Stack Lifetime Achievement Award

PNG announced its 2022 awards on April 27, in conjunction with the Central States Convention   The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has named its annual Lifetime...
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...
Top ANA Award Named in Memory of Chester L. Krause

Top ANA Award Named in Memory of Chester L. Krause

The first-ever Chester L. Krause Memorial Distinguished Service Award will be presented at the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) 2022 World's Fair of Money in...
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...
1st-Time Display Together of “Big Four” U.S. Coin Rarities at Central States

1st-Time Display Together of “Big Four” Coin Rarities At 2022 CSNS

Four of the most famous United States rare coins with a combined face value of only $1.16 USD but insured now for $19 million...
Central States Honors Beth Deisher with 2022 Q. David Bowers Award

Central States Honors Beth Deisher with 2022 Q. David Bowers Award

Annual Honor Recognizes Lifetime Achievements   The Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) is presenting its annual Q. David Bowers Award this year to well-known and respected...
Harry W. Bass, Jr. Gold Coin Exhibit Departs ANA Money Museum

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Gold Coin Exhibit Departs ANA Money Museum

Greatest U.S. Gold Coin Collection Ever Assembled to be Sold at Auction   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation announced...
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...
Virginia Bullion Sales-Tax Exemption Extended and Threshold Removed

Virginia Bullion Sales-Tax Exemption Extended and Threshold Removed

By National Coin & Bullion Association (NCBA) ......   On March 2, Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin signed House Bill 3, which extends the sunset date for...
New Civil War Showcase Added to PAN Coin Show

New Civil War Showcase Added to PAN Coin Show

No Small Change Programs (Maryland) and “PAN”, Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists Foundation Together Host the Inaugural Civil War Money & Memorabilia Showcase   The Civil War...

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...
National Coin Week: What's in Your Pocket Change?

National Coin Week: What’s in Your Pocket Change?

"Dynamic Designs, Artistic Masterpieces" is the theme of National Coin Week, April 17-23, 2022   Look closely at the change in your pocket or purse. You...