LANSA donates collection to Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library

November 1, 2005 By ekr

LANSA donates collection to Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Latin American Paper Money Society has donated its library to the American Numismatic Association’s Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library in Colorado Springs.

The LANSA collection, formerly housed in Seward, Alaska, consists of many references familiar to collectors as well as copies of original research on the subject of Latin American money, and source documents such as the First Annual Report of the Banco Central de Chile in Santiago, published in 1926.  LANSA President Art Matz said he will contribute additional items and volumes to the ANA library as new materials become available.

“Your help has given me a tremendous boost,” Matz said. “Seeing the material in the ANA library will be most enjoyable for me. It’s a huge relief to know that it will be in good hands and maintained for the future.”

“This special collection will be an important asset for the ANA,” Library Director Nancy Green said. “Many of our members are interested in Latin American currency, and this will be a valuable resource for them.”

The Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library is the largest circulating numismatic library in the U.S., with about 15,000 titles, 20,000 auction catalogs and 200 periodical titles.

The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. With nearly 33,000 members, the Association serves the collecting and academic communities and the general public with an interest in numismatics. 

The ANA helps people discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of programs including its education and outreach, museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. 

For more information, visit us online at, call 719-632-COIN or 1-800-367-9723. 

Originally Release Date: November 1, 2005
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9864
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