This weeks First and Second place winners will be picked at random…The question must be answered by Saturday at midnight EST.
The American Numismatic Society (ANS) boasts one of the largest publicly accessible coin collections in the United States. In what year was this organization founded, and what was the very first coin donated to the collection?
Our first place winner will receive a copy of America’s Money, America’s Story, A Chonicle of American Numismatic History, econd Edition by Richard Doty.
There will also be a runner up prize given to a selected player with the correct answer.
REMINDER: The Numisma-Quest ends on Saturday at midnight EST. Entries after that time will not be valid. See the Trivia info post for more details
Loc: Midsouth USA
The ANS was formed by a group of collectors in New York City in 1858, at a time when many learned societies were created. Although the initial meeting of the collectors occurred in March of 1858, the Society looks back to April 6, 1858 as its date of creation; that was the day on which the fledgling Society's first constitution and bylaws were approved by the membership. That same month, the Society accessioned its first coin. (below)