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American Numismatic Society
75 Varick Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10013
Logo of the American Numismatic Society from 1918.
The American Numismatic Society is an organization dedicated to the study of coins, currency, medals, tokens, and related objects from all cultures, past and present. The Society's headquarters in New York City houses the foremost research collection and library specialized in numismatics in the United States.
The library houses over 100,000 items, including books, periodicals, auction catalogs, manuscripts, photographs, and pamphlets. A special part of the library is the Rare Books Room with its collection of antique numismatic literature.
The ANS also collaborates with other institutions to make numismatics accessible online.
At its headquarters in Manhattan, the ANS has a small exhibition, which is open to the public. The ANS also loans objects from its collections to other institutions and exhibitions. While the largest number of objects from the ANS can be found at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, there are exhibitions with ANS objects all over the world.
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