American Numismatic Society

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The American Numismatic Society, organized in 1858 and incorporated in 1865 in New York State, operates as a research museum under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is recognized as a publicly supported organization under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) as confirmed on November 1, 1970. The original objectives of the ANS, "the collection and preservation of coins and medals, the investigation of matters connected therewith, and the popularization of the science of Numismatics,” have evolved into the mission approved by the Society‘s Board of Trustees in 2003:

"The object and mission of the Society shall be the creation and maintenance of the preeminent national institution advancing the study and public appreciation of coins, currency, medals, orders and decorations, and related objects of all cultures as historical and artistic documents and artifacts; by maintaining the foremost numismatic collection, museum, and library; by supporting scholarly research and publications; and by sponsoring educational and interpretive programs for diverse audiences.”

ans2The membership of the ANS comprises, in the main, academics, serious collectors and professional numismatists, concentrated in the United States but with a substantial international component. Applicants for membership are proposed for election by the Society‘s Board of Trustees at its regular meetings. Membership classes and numbers as of October 2004 include:

  • Associates (open to all with a serious interest in numismatics) - 1875 individual, 112 institutional
  • Fellows and Honorary Fellows (limited in number to 225 and empowered to vote on Society business) - 198 individual
  • Corresponding Members (open to foreign scholars of distinction) - 54 individual

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Recent Club News

ANS Announces New Money Talks Lecture Series

1/27/2017

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) curators and Fellows are pleased to announce a new lecture series, “Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations”, that begins in January 2017. In this monthly interactive lecture series, meant to introduce topics of general numismatic interest to members and the general public, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to ANS curators and members and learn by handling relevant objects from the collection and library of the American Numismatic Society. Light meals will be served, and Q&A sessions will follow. To ensure these events are as accessible as possible to all, most will take place on Saturdays at the ANS headquarters in New York City. On a few occasions, these “Numismatic Conversations” will take place at other venues.

During Saturday “Numismatic Conversations” at the ANS, the Society will be open from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM. For further information or to RSVP, contact Catherine DiTuri at (212) 571-4470, ext. 117 or cdituri@numismatics.org. Or contact Dr. Gilles Bransbourg at (212) 571-4470, ext. 156 or bransbourg@numismatics.org.

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The American Numismatic Society Gala

By Q. David Bowers - Stack's Bowers....

1/19/2017

Once a year the American Numismatic Society holds a special event, a Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, to honor people who have made important contributions to numismatics.

This year the honoree was Anthony J. Terranova, plus honors to the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Society and the Newman Numismatic Portal.

“Tony” Terranova started in the rare coin business as a teenager in 1974, which, coincidentally, is the same time that D. Brent Pogue began collecting. Obviously, this was a very special year!

Before long Tony was a “regular” at our auction sales and an almost weekly visitor to our gallery at 123 West 57th Street, not far from his home. As the years slipped by, Tony built many friendships among collectors, dealers, and others and, along the way, handled many great rarities.

He has always shared his deep knowledge, often without any financial reward. If I have a question about the rarity of a certain colonial coin, Betts medal, or other obscure early American item, I often turn to Tony. On behalf of the entire Stack’s Bowers Galleries organization I wish him many years of continued success.

On Thursday night, January 12, the grand ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria was filled with 170 guests who came to honor his accomplishments. Yours truly was emcee for the evening and Melissa Karstedt was the auctioneer. The presentations and awards, the fine dinner, the tributes expressed by those who came to the podium, the banquet dinner, and the orchestra will be long remembered by those who were there.

It is with a bit of sadness that we all know that the Waldorf is going to close down in April, to be remodeled mainly into condos, but with some guest facilities. For many years it has hosted the ANS Gala. Before then there were other venues. I remember the Explorers Club one year and the Frick Museum the next. Wherever it will be in 2018 will certainly be somewhere special.

In closing I express my appreciation to Dr. Ute Wartenberg-Kagan and the ANS staff for creating such a great event. I am deeply honored to have been a part of it.
 

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