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Coin Clubs

July 2, 2018 - Find a Coin Club Many numismatic and coin clubs in the United States provide information about: The history of coins and currency The role coins and currency played in our nation’s history The following organizations promote numismatic education and supplement...

Coin Term Glossary

March 6, 2018 - Alloy: A mixture of two or more metals American Numismatic Association (ANA): nonprofit educational organization that encourages the study of money throughout the world. Annealing: Heating blanks (planchets) in a furnace that softens the metal Assay: To analyze and determine...

Anatomy of a Coin

September 20, 2017 - The coin shown is a proof half dollar. Familiarity with the following terms, as well as the additional ones listed in our glossary, will help you communicate with other coin collectors. Main Elements Obverse The front side (“heads”) of a...

ANA Coin Grading Scale

July 2, 2018 - United States coins are most often graded with the American Numismatic Association (ANA) grading scale. The ANA is a non-profit group created in 1891 and chartered by Congress since 1912. ANA Grading Scale Summary Perfect Uncirculated (MS-70) is in perfect...

Collecting Basics

December 11, 2017 - Coins have a rich history, making collecting a rewarding hobby. Why collect? People collect coins for their bullion, investing in coins for potential long-term profit, and/or artistic value. Additionally, some people are casual enthusiasts, collecting foreign coins from trips or...