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Smithsonian's Richard Doty receives 2011 Huntington Award

[The American Numismatic Society release]
February 5, 2012

2011 Huntington Award and the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture

New York, NY – The American Numismatic Society is delighted to announce Dr. Richard G. Doty as the recipient of the 2011 Huntington Award.  An awards reception as well as the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at 5:30pm at ANS headquarters.  Dr. Doty will present a lecture entitled “A Remarkably Close Fit: America’s Money and the Civil War”.

The Huntington Medal Award is conferred annually in honor of the late Archer M. Huntington in recognition of outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. The medal was designed in 1908 by Emil Fuchs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ANS.

Dr. Richard G. Doty, Curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution, is the recipient of the 2011 Archer M. Huntington Medal Award in recognition of outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship.

For more information or to RSVP for this event, please contact the Membership Office at (212) 571-4470 ext. 117, membership@numismatics.org

5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Awards presentation and lecture
A subscription dinner will be held after the event at a nearby restaurant. $85 per person, pre-registration required.

The American Numismatic Society, organized in 1858 and incorporated in 1865 in New York State, operates as a research museum under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is recognized as a publicly supported organization under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) as confirmed on November 1, 1970.

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