The American Numismatic Association

The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. ana_logo_2016With nearly 24,000 members, the Association serves the academic community, collectors and the general public with an interest in numismatics.

Today, the ANA headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado houses the largest circulating numismatic library in the world. Books, educational slide programs and instructional videotapes are loaned to members without charge other than postage and insurance. Also on the premises is a museum that includes extensive and ever-growing collections of coins, medals, tokens and paper money. Members may study the items on display and, by prearrangement, can use other museum materials for research purposes.

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Last Chance to Register

1/13/2016

Sharpen your grading skills, or discover the intricacies of colonial numismatics. ANA seminars offer proven tips and tools to enhance your numismatic skills and your enjoyment of the hobby.

Life members receive a $40 discount.

Brian Silliman, ANA Summer Seminar 2017

  • Instructor: Brian Silliman
  • Time: March 7-8 (9 AM-5 PM)
  • Location: Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL
  • Tuition: $259 for ANA Members. ANA Life Members receive a $40 discount.

Erik Goldstein, ANA Summer Seminar 2017

  • Instructor: Erik Goldstein
  • Time: March 7-8 (9 AM-5 PM)
  • Location: Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL
  • Tuition: $259 for ANA Members. ANA Life Members receive a $40 discount.

Expand Your Knowledge. Enroll Today. Email Seminar Coordinator Amber Bradish at seminars@money.org or call (719) 482-9865 to register.

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Place your bids for the January YN Auction!

1/3/2017

Due to the holiday hours, the monthly YN auction will begin on Tuesday, January 3 and run through Sunday, January 15.

Place Your Bids

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ANA 125th Anniversary Medal with End-of-Year Donation

12/1/2016

ANA 125th anniversary medal giveaway

With a gift to the ANA of $250, you’ll receive a limited-edition bronze 125th anniversary medal designed by renowned medallic sculptor Jamie Franki. For a donation of $1,000, you’ll receive a .999-fine-silver version of this beautifully crafted medal. Don’t delay. Only 200 medals are available in bronze; the silver is limited to 25.

Donate Today

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December YN News

12/1/2016

Place Your Bids for the December YN Auction

The December YN Auction is here! View the lots below, and jump to the YN Auction page to place a bid with your YN Dollars.

Not sure what YN Dollars are or how to earn them? Visit the How to Earn YN Dollars page.

College Scholarships

Applications for college scholarships provided by the ANA are being accepted through March 15. The scholarship fund provides a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with $1,000 to use at the university, community college or trade school of the student's choice. Scholarship winners will be chosen based on numismatic merit and financial need.

This scholarship can be used for tuition, books, or supplies directly related to class requirements. Up to two scholarships may be awarded annually.

Applications must be postmarked by Mar. 15, 2017. Completed applications and references should be sent to:

ANA College Scholarship Committee

c/o Rod Gillis

818 N. Cascade Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

For additional information, contact Rod Gillis via email at gillis@money.org or call him at (719) 482-9845.

Be a Page

Young Numismatists who are ANA members have the opportunity to volunteer to be a page during the Orlando National Money Show, March 9-11. Pages must be between the ages of 13 and 22.

  • Collect tips while attending the biggest coin show of the summer.
  • Network with dealers and professional numismatists.
  • Earn YN Dollars to use in the monthly YN Auction.

Applications must be postmarked by January 13.

Summer Seminar Scholarships

Full and partial scholarships are available to YNs who wish to attend the American Numismatic Association’s highly acclaimed 2017 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 17-22 and June 24-29.

Full scholarships cover tuition for a one week-long class, accommodations in a Colorado College dormitory, meals and airfare; partial scholarships cover tuition only.

Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2017.

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ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminars in Florida and Georgia

ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminars in Florida and Georgia

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) School of Numismatics is offering a pair of educational courses–“Coin Grading, Problem Coins and Conservation” and “Numismatics of Colonial America”–prior to the Orlando National Money Show® (NMS), Mar. 7-8. The coin and money show begins March 9 at the Orange County Convention Center, located at 9800 International Drive. Register for […]

Applications Being Accepted Now for ANA College Scholarships

Applications Being Accepted Now for ANA College Scholarships

Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 15. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with $1,000 USD to use at the university, community college, or trade school of the student’s […]

American Numismatic Association Approves $5.55 Million Budget

American Numismatic Association Approves $5.55 Million Budget

At its October 28-29 meetings in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a subsequent teleconference on December 20, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Board of Governors passed a US$5.55 million budget, and committed to a fund development program and membership growth initiatives. The ANA will use 4.7 percent of its investment principal – or $868,118 – towards […]

CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

CoinWeek IQ: Numismatic America: Behind the Scenes at the National Numismatic Collection – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Numismatic America: Behind the Scenes at the National Numismatic Collection – 4K Video

In this 4K CoinWeek video, editor Charles Morgan joins ANA President Jeff Garrett for a rare behind the scenes tour of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. Jeff and Charles discuss the 1804 dollar, George T. Morgan’s sketchbook, a rare never-before-filmed 2008 Ultra High Relief gold pattern struck at the Perth Mint for the U.S. Mint, plus six important […]

The Coin Analyst: 2016: Year in Review

The Coin Analyst: 2016: Year in Review

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Let’s face it – the year 2016 kept the news media industry busy. International terrorism, the mosquito-borne Zika virus, and a string of high-profile celebrity deaths stole the headlines in 2016. Meanwhile, a hotly contested presidential election in the United States pitted former First Lady and senator Hillary […]

ANA: Make Plans Today to Attend the Orlando National Money Show

ANA: Make Plans Today to Attend the Orlando National Money Show

Make plans now to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show in Orlando for the best selection of collectibles in the United States. The three-day convention takes place March 9-11 in West Hall E of the Orange County Convention Center at 9400 Universal Blvd. Tangible assets such as rare coins, gold and silver, […]

Summer Seminar Scholarships Available for Talented Numismatists

Summer Seminar Scholarships Available for Talented Numismatists

Full and partial scholarships are available to both youths and adults who wish to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) highly acclaimed 2017 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 17-22 and June 24-29. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit. Successful applicants need to demonstrate […]

CoinWeek Sponsor Video: Kagin’s Extends Consignment Deadline for March 2017 Auction

CoinWeek Sponsor Video: Kagin’s Extends Consignment Deadline for March 2017 Auction

Don Kagin of Kagin’s, Inc. spoke with Charles Morgan at the Whitman Expo in Baltimore. In this video, Don offers consignors one final chance to submit their coins and collections to Kagin’s March 2017 Official ANA Auction at the National Money Show in Orlando, Florida. Kagin’s is promising an innovative auction experience, free catalogs, and zero […]

Nominate a Notable Numismatist for an ANA Service Award

Nominate a Notable Numismatist for an ANA Service Award

Deadline for service award nominations is January 15 Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) bestows a host of service awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics. The ANA is now accepting nominations for 2017 service awards. Nominate a worthy numismatist here, or download the nomination form. Nominations are due, […]

ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminars at FUN Convention

ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminars at FUN Convention

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) School of Numismatics is offering a pair of educational courses held in conjunction with the 62nd Annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention. “Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins” and “Ancient Greek Coinage: An Overview of the World’s First Coins” will be offered prior to the FUN show, January 3-4. The FUN […]

It’s Not Too Early to Plan for the ANA’s 2017 National Money Show

It’s Not Too Early to Plan for the ANA’s 2017 National Money Show

Save Time and Bypass the Lines It’s not too early to be making plans for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2017 National Money Show in Orlando. The convention takes place March 9-11 in West Hall E of the Orange County Convention Center at 9400 Universal Blvd. ANA members can bypass the admission lines by pre-registering […]

American Numismatic Association Unveils “Treasures in Your Pocket”

American Numismatic Association Unveils “Treasures in Your Pocket”

You could have a collectible coin in your pocket change that might be worth hundreds of dollars To encourage budding coin collectors, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) – the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted to coin collecting – launched Treasures in Your Pocket, an innovative website resource that provides information to anyone embarking on a […]

The Future of Numismatics

The Future of Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Many great minds and tireless volunteers are working hard to secure a future for the hobby we all love so much Because I am president of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), I am asked constantly what I think about the future of our hobby. Nearly […]

ANA Selects Host Cities for 2020 and 2021 World’s Fair of Money

ANA Selects Host Cities for 2020 and 2021 World’s Fair of Money

Site selection for the 2020 and 2021 World’s Fair of Money was a major topic of discussion during meetings of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Board of Governors at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money in August. Pittsburgh was selected as host city for the 2020 show, while the 2021 show is slated to return […]

Farran Zerbe: Numismatist – Promoter – Hustler

Farran Zerbe: Numismatist – Promoter – Hustler

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   Historians state that “Everybody was Somebody” in the small population of the Thirteen Colonies at the time of the American Revolution. People who would be lost in a population of 300 million had a vastly greater opportunity to shine in a population of 10 or 12 million. […]

Coin Club News: Michigan State Senate Honors ANA

Coin Club News: Michigan State Senate Honors ANA

The Michigan State Senate has passed a resolution recognizing the 125th anniversary of the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The concept of an American Numismatic Association was born in the state of Michigan. ANA founder George F. Heath, M.D., of Monroe, Michigan, was one of the first to suggest the establishment of a national association of […]

ANA Honors Young Numismatist, Adult Advisor with Service Awards

ANA Honors Young Numismatist, Adult Advisor with Service Awards

Recipients recognized at the World’s Fair of Money® Member Donor Reception The American Numismatic Association (ANA) formally recognized David Heinrich and Jason Paonessa for their contributions to the hobby and the Association on August 11 during the Member Donor Reception at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money. Lawrence J. Gentile Sr. Memorial Award for Outstanding […]

Private Lot Viewing – Heritage Auctions Platinum Night August 2016 – 4K Video

Private Lot Viewing – Heritage Auctions Platinum Night August 2016 – 4K Video

At the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 World’s Fair of Money, Heritage Auctions offered collectors a chance to take home a number of important numismatic rarities. Before Heritage’s big Platinum Night Auction, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat with Heritage’s Mark Borckardt to get a one-on-one tour of some of the sale’s most exciting offerings. In […]

Four Takeaways from Receiving the ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

Four Takeaways from Receiving the ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Littleton Coin Company president shares what he’s learned from winning the prestigious award Recently the American Numismatic Association (ANA) honored me with the 2016 Dealer of the Year Award. This prestigious award goes to a dealer who has shown exceptional dedication to strengthening the hobby and the ANA and […]

Cool Currency 2016 Episode 3 – 4K Video

Cool Currency 2016 Episode 3 – 4K Video

What do you know about money? Our third episode of Cool Currency for the year was filmed at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money – the World Series of American Numismatics! This year, the annual gathering took place in Anaheim, California. CoinWeek was there and found four fascinating banknote stories. In this […]

Coin Shows – Exhibitors Honored at Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Coin Shows – Exhibitors Honored at Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented 47 competitive exhibit awards at the 2016 World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California. Winners were announced at the exhibit awards presentation and reception on August 12, and at the awards banquet that evening. Thirty-three exhibitors of all experience levels, showing 63 exhibits, competed in this year’s program. There […]

ANA Honors Notable Numismatists with Service Awards

ANA Honors Notable Numismatists with Service Awards

Recipients recognized at the World’s Fair of Money® Awards Banquet and Member Donor Reception The following individuals were formally recognized for their contributions to the hobby and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) on August 12 during the Awards Banquet and August 11 during the Member Donor Reception at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money. The […]

4K Video of the Rare 1974-D Aluminum Cent – CoinWeek Exclusive

4K Video of the Rare 1974-D Aluminum Cent – CoinWeek Exclusive

At the 2016 American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, the United States Mint gave attendees a chance to view the recently discovered 1974-D Aluminum cent experimental pattern coin. Originally slated for auction in 2014, the cent was the subject of a multi-year legal dispute between the heir of a Denver Mint official and […]

ANA Announces Date for Live Young Numismatist Auction

ANA Announces Date for Live Young Numismatist Auction

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) second annual live Young Numismatist (YN) Auction will take place on Saturday, September 24, at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST). The standout lots in the live auction are guaranteed to delight and surprise. Lots include a rare 1807 Draped Bust quarter; a silver 1327-1377 English four pence groat; and, […]

California Numismatists Embraced Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

California Numismatists Embraced Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Attendance Numbers Announced The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 World’s Fair of Money welcomed 8,192 people at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, August 9-13. The family-friendly event featured displays by government and private mints from around the world; expansive educational programs led by notable speakers sharing their numismatic expertise; exhibits of rare treasures […]

Michael Fuljenz Honored with Crime Fighting and Writing Awards at World’s Fair of Money

Michael Fuljenz Honored with Crime Fighting and Writing Awards at World’s Fair of Money

By Universal Coin & Bullion …..   Top awards for consumer protection crime-fighting efforts and outstanding numismatic writing were presented to Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, at the 2016 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money. He received four prestigious honors from two influential organizations, the Professional Numismatists […]

ANA: Sponsors Pledge Support for 2016 Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

ANA: Sponsors Pledge Support for 2016 Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Many organizations and individuals play a part in ensuring the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money retains a strong educational focus. Thanks to the support of 25 dedicated sponsors and over 75 individual patrons, this year’s show is guaranteed to be the biggest, most educational numismatic event of the year. The convention takes […]

Educational Seminars – ANA School of Numismatics Coming to Virginia

Educational Seminars – ANA School of Numismatics Coming to Virginia

Become a smarter collector and learn how to preserve your investments Coin Grading, Problem Coins & Conservation (two-day seminar) The ANA School of Numismatics is offering an educational course held in conjunction with the annual Virginia Numismatic Association (VNA) Convention. “Coin Grading, Problem Coins & Conservation” will be offered prior to the VNA show. The […]

How to Start a Coin Collection

How to Start a Coin Collection

Coin collecting offers many opportunities, and with patience you will probably find a series or issue that will be exciting and profitable to collect By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… As president of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) I often have conversations with others about the growth of numismatics. Most, if not […]

 
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