American Numismatic Society
75 Varick Street (at Canal St.)
New York, NY 10013
(212) 571-4470

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The American Numismatic Society (ANS) opened its new headquarters at 75 Varick Street in October of 2008, where it continues its mission of advancing the study and public appreciation of coins, currency, medals, orders and decorations, and related objects. Pursuant to that purpose the ANS holds a world-class collection representing 2,500 years of material culture.

Used frequently by scholars and serious collectors, the ANS offers rare opportunities for serious research into this field. The Library contains more than 100,000 catalogued books, periodicals, manuscripts, pamphlets, and auction catalogs, including very rare volumes.

Visitors can enjoy major ANS exhibitions off site at places such as the Federal Reserve Bank, as well as smaller, rotating exhibits at the ANS headquarters. Current information is available at the ANS official website, linked above.

In example, an exhibiton hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank entitled, Drachmas, Doubloons and Dollars: The History of Money, offers fascinating samples from the Society's collection, featuring more than 800 pieces to illustrate the different shapes and uses of money, how it works, the special significance of coins as works of art, political messages, and more.

Throughout the year the Society offers Educational Programs that cover a wide range of subjects. Individuals can participate in informative seminars and workshops. Call for calendar.

Hours: The Library is open Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 4:30pm. Closed on weekends, national holidays, the day after Thanksgiving. Closes early on some Fridays before holiday weekends. It is strongly recommended that visitors call before visiting.

Admission: $10.00 per day per person (non-members).

Group Reservations: At least 2 weeks in advance.

Lunch: Restaurants nearby.

Handicapped Access: Call.

Directions: Located at the corner of Varick and Canal Streets.

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