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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The Numismatist Rolls Out Retail Price Guide

6/6/2017

The official publication of the ANA, The Numismatist, and The Coin Dealer Newsletter (CDN), have teamed up to provide ANA members a retail pricing tool for collectable U.S. and Early American coinage. Look for the “Collector’s Price Guide” (CPG) in this month’s issue of the magazine (pp 125-32). Moving forward, each monthly supplement offers up-to-date values for a variety of U.S. coin types and denominations on a regular rotation, with early coppers, cents and nickels in June, silver in July, and gold in August.

The “Collector’s Price Guide” is intended as a hobby resource only and should be used in combination with other numismatic references as part of a practical, informed purchasing plan. CDN Publishing is solely responsible for the content of the guide.

 

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At the End of an ANA Presidency, a Look Back and a Look Ahead

At the End of an ANA Presidency, a Look Back and a Look Ahead

The Future of the American Numismatic Association By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Last week, my presidency of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) came to an end. I must say it was one of the fastest two years of my life. Being President of the ANA was certainly more time-consuming than […]

Adventure for Wyoming Family at the ANA World’s Fair of Money

Adventure for Wyoming Family at the ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor ……..   Branch mint gold for dad; Indian cents and skiing-themed coins for son As we go to press, the greatest coin show on earth is underway! What a great time to be a new collector and to be attending your first ANA World’s Fair of Money! I mean, […]

Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison Helps “Shave Miles” Event Raise $10,000 For ANA and Sick Children

Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison Helps “Shave Miles” Event Raise $10,000 For ANA and Sick Children

With the help of nationally known TV star Rick Harrison and two Denver Broncos cheerleaders, prominent numismatists Michael “Miles” Standish, Jim Halperin and Orlando Rodrigo Lorenzana Williams got their heads shaved at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2017 World’s Fair of Money® in Denver to raise money for two nonprofit organizations. The History Channel’s Pawn […]

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Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Stack’s Bowers Private Lot Viewing

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Stack’s Bowers Private Lot Viewing

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan sits down at the Stack’s Bowers table with a preview of a Private Lot Viewing video segment being produced. This is your behind the scenes access at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money that stated today in Denver. Check back on a regular basis this week, as we […]

By August 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Distinguished Numismatists Honored with American Numismatic Association Service Awards

Distinguished Numismatists Honored with American Numismatic Association Service Awards

Recipients recognized at Denver World’s Fair of Money® Awards Banquet The recipients of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2017 Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award, Numismatist of the Year Award, Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award, Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing, and the Numismatic […]

10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 1

10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 1

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …..   Selecting with absolute precision 10 of the greatest moments in the history of coin collecting in the United States is a daunting task. Numismatics has enjoyed more than 160 years of growth in the U.S. since its murky beginnings in the early 19th century. Its rollicking career […]

Excitement Building for American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Coin Show

Excitement Building for American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Coin Show

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor ……..   Iconic Rarities—Gem Key Date Morgans and Colonial Era Coins—Among the Most Targeted We are less than a fortnight away from the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, hosted by the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado. Scheduled August 1-5 in the Centennial State capital, the rare […]

It Takes a Village to Make the World’s Fair of Money Great

It Takes a Village to Make the World’s Fair of Money Great

Numerous 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 28 dedicated sponsors and over 70 individual patrons, this year’s show is guaranteed to be the biggest, most educational numismatic event of the summer. The convention takes […]

U.S. Mint, BEP to Participate in World’s Fair of Money in Denver

U.S. Mint, BEP to Participate in World’s Fair of Money in Denver

The United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will share booth #478 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 1 – 5, 2017, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. As the Nation’s producers of currency and coins, BEP and the Mint have made history by […]

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American Numismatic Association Awards College ANA Scholarships

American Numismatic Association Awards College ANA Scholarships

ANA Scholarships The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has awarded 2017 college scholarships to Collin J. Dempsey, a homeschool senior in Wilder, Tennessee, and William E. Cather, a senior at Courtland High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Each winner will receive a $1,000 ANA scholarships to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. “The American […]

Updated Coin Grading Correspondence Course Offered by ANA

Updated Coin Grading Correspondence Course Offered by ANA

Coin Grading is one of the key skills every coin collector strives to master. Some collectors are fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of the multi-day grading seminar offered by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). But for those who cannot attend the seminar, the ANA’s “Grading U.S. Coins Today” correspondence course is the […]

Shelby Plooster Receives 2017 Young Numismatist of the Year Award

Shelby Plooster Receives 2017 Young Numismatist of the Year Award

Shelby Plooster of Evans, Georgia, was named the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2017 Young Numismatist of the Year at the ANA’s Summer Seminar during the awards banquet on June 22. The award annually acknowledges an outstanding young collector for contributions to the hobby and industry. The 17-year-old began collecting in fifth grade when she discovered […]

Chinese Pandas: World’s Fair of Panda Medals

Chinese Pandas: World’s Fair of Panda Medals

The China Mint will release a Show Panda to commemorate the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   It took me only a few minutes to spot the hottest table at the World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim last year. The throng around it was hard […]

Coin Collecting: Expanding the Hobby

Coin Collecting: Expanding the Hobby

Attracting young people is vital if numismatics is to thrive going forward By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   My term as president of the American Numismatic Association–the ANA–is about to end. The past two years have literally flown by. I am often asked if I’m glad it’s over, but nothing could […]

How to Grade Coins: Lessons from American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar

How to Grade Coins: Lessons from American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar

By Connor Falk – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   Grading coins can be a difficult task. The difference between an AU-58 coin and an MS-62 coin can mean very little in terms of wear but matter greatly in value. If the coin isn’t under the right light or the grader isn’t experienced with the […]

ANA World’s Fair of Money Hits the Mile High City

ANA World’s Fair of Money Hits the Mile High City

American Numismatic Association and the World’s Far of Money come to Denver Mark your calendar for the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. The annual event offers access to hundreds of dealers, spectacular exhibits and fun social activities. The convention takes place August 1-5 in Hall F of the Colorado […]

NGC Research Director David W. Lange is ANA Numismatist of the Year

NGC Research Director David W. Lange is ANA Numismatist of the Year

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to announce that David W. Lange, NGC Research Director, has been named Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The Numismatist of the Year award honors a person from the numismatic community who has shown long-term leadership both to the field and the ANA, a congressionally […]

The Votes Are In: American Numismatic Association 2017 Election Results

The Votes Are In: American Numismatic Association 2017 Election Results

Voting members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2017-19 election term. New American Numismatic Association members Thomas J. Uram, John W. Highfill and Brian Hendelson will join Col. Steve Ellsworth, Ralph Ross, Greg Lyon and Paul Montgomery on the […]

World’s Fair of Money and National Money Show Auctioneers Announced

World’s Fair of Money and National Money Show Auctioneers Announced

Coin Auction Firms Selected The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has selected its Official Coin Auction Firms for the 2018-2019 World’s Fair of Money and the 2018-2021 National Money Show. Three prominent numismatic auction companies – Heritage Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Kagin’s Auctions – were selected as Official Auctioneers. Heritage Auctions and Stack’s Bowers Galleries […]

Coin Tourism: Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection

Coin Tourism: Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection

The Value of Money exhibit at the Smithsonian is a must-see for anyone visiting Washington, D.C. By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   I have been involved with the Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection (NNC) for many years. My relationship began with the NNC about 15 years ago when I was doing research […]

Military Decorations Displayed at ANA Money Museum

Military Decorations Displayed at ANA Money Museum

History buffs and military aficionados alike are sure to appreciate the new exhibit at the Money Museum, “Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance”, commemorating the 100th anniversary of “The Great War.” Operated by the American Numismatic Association (ANA), the Money Museum exhibit honors WWI soldiers through a spectacular display of medals and military […]

ANA Announces Collaboration with Coin Dealer Newsletter

ANA Announces Collaboration with Coin Dealer Newsletter

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is excited to announce a collaboration between its flagship publication, The Numismatist, and The Coin Dealer Newsletter (CDN), providing ANA members a reliable retail pricing tool for collectable U.S. and Early American coinage. Beginning in June, ANA members can access the “Collector’s Price Guide” (CPG) in The Numismatist. Each monthly […]

Consign Now to Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money

Consign Now to Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money

This is your opportunity to realize top market price for your numismatic items at the Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction By Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   In August 2017, in Denver, Colorado, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will host an official auction in support of the most popular collectors’ organization in the hobby. Numismatists […]

ANA Road Show to Exhibit Numismatic Rarities in Las Vegas

ANA Road Show to Exhibit Numismatic Rarities in Las Vegas

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) Road Show will make its next stop at the Las Vegas Numismatic Society Diamond Jubilee Coin Show, May 18-20, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, located at 3000 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89109. The ANA Road Show gives members and collectors around the country an opportunity to […]

Money Talks Speakers Wanted for Denver World’s Fair of Money

Money Talks Speakers Wanted for Denver World’s Fair of Money

American Numismatic Association (ANA) members are encouraged to share their ideas and research with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Money Talks presentation at the 2017 World’s Fair of Money® in Denver, Colorado, August 1-5 at the Colorado Convention Center. Those interested in presenting can submit an online proposal here. Proposals are due no later than […]

Exhibitor Award Winners Announced for 2017 ANA National Money Show

Exhibitor Award Winners Announced for 2017 ANA National Money Show

American Numismatic Association (ANA) member Dennis Schafluetzel received the Steven J. D’Ippolito Best-in-Show Exhibit award for his exhibit, “Chattanooga Iron Companies Scrip” at the 2017 National Money Show®, March 9-11 in Orlando, Florida. The second place Best-in-Show award was presented to John W. Wilson for “Postage Stamp Scrip Notes”. Third place was awarded to Michael […]

Plans Announced for 2017  PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show

Plans Announced for 2017 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show

The first 50 public attendees at the 2017 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show in Denver, Colorado, July 31, 2017, will each receive a certificate good for $100 off any purchase of $500 or more from a participating PNG member-dealer at the show. For the convenience of collectors and dealers, the 2017 event jointly conducted by the […]

ANA: Submissions Accepted for Sundman Lecture Series

ANA: Submissions Accepted for Sundman Lecture Series

April 14 Deadline Quickly Approaching The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting proposals for the 2017 Maynard Sundman Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series. Presentations will be given August 2 during the symposium at the Denver World’s Fair of Money®. Proposals must be received by April 14. This year marks the 100th anniversary of United […]

ANA Summer Seminar: Numismatic Vacation

ANA Summer Seminar: Numismatic Vacation

If you have a serious interest in numismatics, you should consider spending one or two weeks attending Summer Seminar By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) offers a tremendous amount of educational opportunities for collectors. There is a world-class museum, the only lending numismatic library in the […]

 
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