American Numismatic Society

American Numismatic Society

75 Varick Street, 11th floor
New York, NY 10013, United States
The mission of the Archives is to serve as a centralized resource for historical information about the Society and as a repository for the important archival materials it acquires. Records housed in the ANS Archives document the history and development of the Society, its collections, exhibitions, and programs, as well as the contributions of individuals and groups associated with the Society they are unique and irreplaceable assets.

Collection Sampling

National Bank of Detroit Money Museum press releases and photographs, 1960

Promotional materials for the opening the Money Museum at the National Bank of Detroit on April 28, 1960.

James Pollock letter to William H. Greene, 4 November 1870

Letter regarding copies made of ancient coins.

Virgil M. Brand papers, 1889 - 1990

Correspondence, financial records, legal documents, inventories, and auction catalogs relating to Chicago coin collector and brewery owner Virgil M. Brand and the disbursement of his estate.

ANS Record Group 10: Publishing, 1860-ongoing

Records relating to the Society's publishing program.

James M.L. Scovill and William H. Scovill legal documents, 1838

Contains legal documents pertaining to the prosecution of James M.L. Scovill and William H. Scovill for counterfeiting copper coins in September, 1838.

New Netherlands Coin Company records, 1940-1992

Records of New Netherlands Coin Company auctions, correspondence, and coin photographs used for catalogs.

George H. Clapp correspondence and notes on S.H. Chapman book, 1923-1943

George H. Clapp’s correspondence with S.H. Chapman and Howard R. Newcomb relating to Chapman’s book, The United States Cents of 1794.

James Atkins letters to Ralph Nelson, 1889

Six letters from James Atkins to Ralph Nelson concerning the exchange of information on British colonial coins and efforts to obtain coins for each other.

David M. Bullowa papers, 1915/1999

Correspondence, clippings, photographs, publication page proofs of coin plates, research notes, pamphlets, and other publications collected by or otherwise relating to David M. Bullowa, a numismatist whose primary interests were in commemorative coins and paper money.

Howland Wood curator correspondence and other material, 1913-1937

Mostly official correspondence from Wood’s work as curator of the American Numismatic Society.