Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis open access


Computer Science

First Advisor

Seth Fogarty

Second Advisor

Nicolle Hirschfeld

Third Advisor

Mark Lewis


Numismatic die studies are traditionally conducted by hand, and are one of the most arduous tasks a numismatist can undertake. This thesis presents the Computer-Aided Die Study (CADS), a tool that has been developed as a new way to conduct die studies using computer vision techniques. This thesis is a continuation and re-imagining of previous efforts by the American Numismatic Society to create a computational die study program, with the added intention of producing a tool numismatists can use for their research. CADS does not aim to replace the numismatist's role, but instead to aid their efforts in conducting die studies, vastly reducing pain points and time required for the process.