Founded in 1858, The American Numismatic Society is dedicated to the study and appreciation of numismatics and has assembled a permanent collection of more than 800,000 coins, monetary objects, medals, and other related items dating back to 2000 BCE. The specialized library contains approximately 100,000 books, documents, and artifacts that are among the finest of such resources. Together, they comprise one of the most extensive numismatic holdings in the world.
The Society is also a global leader and innovator in the development of digital numismatic resources and is one of the largest publishers of scholarly numismatic research, enjoyed by its members, fellows, and the public at large.
The ANS has an active publication program that began in 1866 with the first numismatic journal in the United States and continues today with a variety of publications on all aspects of numismatics.
The scope of our publications includes books, conference papers, journals, and a magazine, all advancing the state of the field in numismatic research, making the latest findings widely accessible to the numismatic community, and introducing numismatics to a broader public.
The ANS Committee on Publications serves as the editorial board for all book-length manuscript submissions. The committee, comprised of ANS senior staff and members of the Board of Trustees, meets several times a year to evaluate book proposals, identifying those that should be put forward for external peer review. The peer-review process is double-blind. Peer readers include one ANS curator and two external scholars/professionals who specialize in the topic covered by the manuscript