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Encyclopedia > American Numismatic Society

The American Numismatic Society is a New York City-based organization dedicated to the study of coins and medals. Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... A coin is usually a piece of hard material, generally metal and usually in the shape of a disc, which is issued by a government to be used as a form of money. ... A Medal can mean three things: a wearable medal awarded by a government for services to a country (such as Armed force service); strictly speaking this only refers to a medal of coin-like appearance, but informally the word also refers to an Order (decoration); a table medal awarded by...

It should not be confused with the larger, Colorado Springs-based American Numismatic Association. Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. ... The American Numismatic Association was founded in 1891. ...

Founded in 1858, the American Numismatic Society operates as a research museum. Its collection of 800,000 coins and related objects is the largest in North America.

The ANS publishes an annual journal, the American Journal of Numismatics, a semi-annual journal, Numismatic Literature, and books on coins and medals. The society also publishes The American Numismatic Magazine.

The ANS's exhibit, Drachmas Doubloons and Dollars: The History of Money, is on view at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Coin exhibits include a Brasher doubloon, an 1804 silver dollar, and the 1933 Double Eagle (on loan). The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, located at 33 Liberty Street in Manhattan. ... Newly-minted replica of the original 1804 silver dollar The 1804 silver dollar is one of the rarest and most famous coins in the world, due to its unique history. ... The 1933 Double Eagle The 1933 US 20 dollar gold coin (known as the double eagle) exists only in very small numbers. ...

The ANS awards the J. Sanford Saltus Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of the Medal. The 2005 award recipient was Netherlandish sculptor and medallist Theo van de Vathorst.

The ANS is a constituent member of the American Council of Learned Societies. The American Council of Learned Societies, founded in 1919, is a private non-profit federation of sixty-eight scholarly organizations. ...

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