Address & PhoneAmerican Numismatic Society
Broadway at 155th Street
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 234-3130
Fax: (212) 234-3381
DirectionsSubway: 1 to 157th St. or B to 155th St. & Amsterdam
Bus: M4, M5 to 155th St.; M100, M101 to 155th St.; BX6 to Broadway.
HoursTues - Fri 9am-4:30pm
American Numismatic Society
"The mission of the American Numismatic Society is to be the preeminent national institution advancing the study and appreciation of coins, medals and related objects of all cultures as historical and artistic documents, by maintaining the foremost numismatic collection and library, by supporting scholarly research and publications, and by sponsoring educational and interpretive programs for diverse audiences."
Located in the landmark Audubon Terrace Cultural Complex, the numismatic collection, estimated at approximately 750,000 coins and related objects, is of international caliber, rivalled only by the largest state collections of Europe. Abounding in both large study collections and great rarities, the Society's cabinets are particularly strong in Ancient Greek, where the Hellenistic section is particularly notable; Roman Republican period issues; Islamic, of exceptional breadth and depth; Far Eastern, particularly the Chinese material; Latin American, developed over the past 40 years; and United States, both the Colonial series and Federal issues, as well as private coinages.