American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society archival items, chiefly representing correspondence. Finding aid:
1858: Membership cards, 1858 - c. 1940.
1858-1908: Includes early member correspondence by year.
1858: Indexes to Early ANS Correspondence, 1858-1908.
1865: Lincoln Medal Subscription Letters, 1865-1866.
1873: Additional ANS Correspondence, 1873-1901.
1874: Letterpress Copybook #1, December 1874-April 1886.
1874: Additional Isaac Wood correspondence, 1874-1879, 1891-1893.
1881: Letters and postcards to ANS President Charles E. Anthon Regarding Coin Values.
1881: A public attack on Gaston L. Feuardent launched by Genl. Luigi Palma di Cesnola.
1885: Letter of Matthew Stickney, including an 1809 Autograph Paper of Jacob Perkins, Die-Maker of Massachusetts.
1886: Letterpress Copybook #2, April 1886-March 1896.
1889: Includes location change questionnaires.
1890: Includes membership survey questionnaires.
1890-1909: ANS Treasurer Charles Pryer correspondence, by year.
1898: Letter from Charles Porter Nichols, Containing an Old Historic Document of 1734.
1902: Additional ANS Correspondence.
1905: Letterpress Copybook #3.
1906: Letters to ANS Secretary H. Russell Drowne Regarding Coin Values, 1906-1908.
1908: Indexes to Correspondence of Various ANS Members, ca. 1908-1914.
2005: Margo Russell oral history.
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Foreign Currency before the Coinage Act of 1857
The inaugural episode of The Planchet features a conversation between Dr. Jesse Kraft, ANS Assistant Curator of the Coins and Currency of the Americas, and Dr. Andrew Reinhard, ANS Director of Publications, about how Americans spent foreign currency before the Coinage Act of 1857.
Mark Antony: A Rogue with Monetary Insight
The second episode of The Planchet features guests Dr. Lucia Carbone, Assistant Curator for Roman Coins for the ANS, and Dr. Katie Cupello, expert on Mark Antony and Roman portraiture, as they talk about Antony, his many wives, political iconography, and his program of coinage in the Roman East.
White Gold: Studies in Early Electrum Coinage
The third episode of The Planchet features guests Dr. Peter van Alfen, Chief Curator for the ANS, and Dr. Ute Wartenberg, Research Curator for the ANS (not to mention its previous Executive Director for 20 years), as they talk about early electrum coinage, archaeology, and a brief history of money.
A Brief History of Women Coin Collectors
The fourth episode of The Planchet features guest Mary Lannin talking about five notable women coin collectors from the 15th to the 20th centuries, and the state of the field in 2020: Isabella d'Este, Comtesse Martine de Béhague, Olga H. Knoepke, Elisabeth Washburn King, and Emery May Norweb.
An Interview with Numismatic Visual Artist Jenna Lash
The fifth episode of The Planchet features an interview with guest Jenna Lash to discuss her numismatic paintings, how she selects her monetary subjects and themes, and what it's like to be a visual artist in the time of COVID-19.
Old Regime France and its Jetons
The sixth episode of The Planchet features an interview with Dr. Jim McClellan, Professor Emeritus of Stevens Institute of Technology, where from 1977 he taught the history of science. McClellan is also a serious student of tokens, namely the jetons of Old Regime (pre-1789) France, and what these tell us about pre-Revolution French history that cannot be gleaned easily from written accounts.
A Brief History of Oxford's Earliest Coin Collections
The seventh episode of The Planchet features an interview with Dr. Andrew Burnett, retired Deputy Director of the British Museum and its Keeper of Coins and Medals, who also presided over the Royal Numismatic Society from 2013-2018. Burnett discusses the origins of many of the earliest coin collections kept at Oxford (including those of the Bodleian Library and the Ashmolean Museum), the colorful personalities of 16th- and 17th-century collectors (esp. Elias Ashmole), plus a primer on early numismatic catalogues of public collections in Britain and what happens when a coin collection catches fire.
Money and Power in Hellenistic Bactria
The eighth episode of The Planchet features an interview with Dr. Simon Glenn of the Ashmolean Museum. We discuss Glenn's new book published by the American Numismatic Society, Money and Power in Hellenistic Bactria (Numismatic Studies 40), learning where Bactria was located, who lived there (and when), the history of Hellenistic coins minted in the region and how they changed over time, why we know so little about ancient Bactria and its people, and how the pandemic and modern warfare have largely prevented additional archaeological excavation to answer these questions.
The ANS's Greatest Coins: the Brasher Doubloon
The ANS's Greatest Coins series examines coins in the American Numismatic Society’s collection, carefully selected for their historical fame. In this episode, Dr. Jesse Kraft discusses the fabled 1787 Brasher Doubloon. The coin represents the unsteady beginnings in American currency production as it was struck under the Articles of Confederation. For New York, in particular, it represents one of several failed attempts by private individuals to receive a contract to strike coins for the state under the Articles. As a gold coin, it was the first and only that anyone struck in the first 20 years of American independence, as the U.S. Mint did not strike any until 1795.
This video is available on the ANS YouTube channel (as of 1/2021) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVeJREpJhGk&feature=youtu.be.