In his Current Currency blog, George Cuhaj of Krause Publications reported new on his recent visit to the ANS offices in New York, including a stop at the library. Here are some excerpts. -Editor Does the building look like it houses the largest numismatic library and collection in the US? No, it is a modern office building conversion. Pleasant lobby, elevators, common security.
Once on the floor where the ANS now resides on a part of, there are no exterior signs to point the way to the relatively small security cubicle where one gets an ID, and the person you are visiting fetches you.
Once inside, there is a hall which contains the exhibition area, and next to that a public meeting room (for 75 or so) decorated with framed galvanos of many ANS medals and some others - one of note is a wonderful Chief Joseph portrait. Most of these formerly decorated the wall of the council's meeting room (The Reiley Room) or the hallways at the 155th Street building.
Then there is a separation, one direction is the library, rare book room, the Sage Society members room and the executive offices. In the other direction is a small conference room, the curatorial rooms and the coin vault.
The Library area seemed very organized, with the rolling shelves, reading tables and such.
To read the complete blog, see: Some random thoughts on a visit to the new ANS location. (http://blog.numismaticnews.net/currency/Some+Random+
Wayne Homren, Editor
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