The ANA was established in 1891. It is the hobby’s
oldest and largest money collector organization in the world, and continually
serves the needs of its members every day. We sincerely believe that membership
in the ANA is one of the best investments any money collector can make, based
on several factors.
The Numismatist. The hobby's
premier journal is included with your membership. Each monthly issue includes
three or four feature articles, association news and columns by some of the
hobbies foremost authorities. Advertising is accepted only from member dealers
who support the ANA's code of ethics.
Library. ANA Members can
"borrow the book before they buy the coin" from the Dwight N. Manley
Numismatic Library. Over 50,000 books, auction catalogs, videos and slide sets
in the world’s largest numismatic lending library are available to members,
just for the price of postage. Individualized in-depth research services are
Money Museum. The Edward C.
Rochette Money Museum is open five days a week. Members are allowed to visit
the museum free of charge. We have three galleries: Permanent gallery
downstairs about the history of money, as well as our mini-mint and Kids Zone
sections. Every third Saturday of the month is FREE for non-members. Third Saturdays also include mini-mint presentations, where visitors can receive a
free token struck from actual, working die presses. Kids can participate in
monthly activities on these Saturdays as well; courses that teach youngsters
ages 4-12 about several different aspects of numismatics.
Opportunities. From our famous Summer Seminar to our traveling grading seminars, to
our home-study courses, and Money Talks presentations at ANA conventions,
the ANA provides the knowledge you need to collect with confidence.
Resources (C.A.R.E.). Arming members with consumer protection resources, fraud alerts and
mediation services, ANA's C.A.R.E. program is truly a benefit. Our loss alert/reward
program will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and
conviction of persons committing crimes against ANA members. Through our
mediation services we assist members in resolving disputes arising from
unsatisfactory coin transactions. ANA members and dealers must abide by the ANA Code of
Health Insurance. Members can insure their entire collection at low group rates.
Other group insurance plans include: Catastrophic Major Medical, Term Life,
Long Term Care, Major Medical, Short Term Major Medical, Accidental Death &
Dismemberment, and Hospital Indemnity & Cancer.
Direct Submissions to Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) - NCS is the conservation service of choice of the ANA. Active ANA members may submit coins for conservation directly to NCS.
to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) - NGC is the Official Grading Service of the ANA. Active
ANA members may submit coins for grading directly to NGC.
ANA Club listings can put you in touch with local,
regional and specialty clubs that provide the personal support and camaraderie
that makes collecting such a rewarding hobby.
ANA Dealer Directory provides member dealers with free
listings for their numismatic businesses.
Young Numismatist Programs developed
especially for the beginning collector. The Ancient Coin Project allows YNs to earn
ancient coins. The Early American Copper Coin Project provides YN’s
opportunities to learn about and earn early United States half and large
cents. The Coins For A’s program rewards youngsters for high marks earned on
report cards (home-schoolers may also participate in this program! Please contact the Education
Department for details.) The YN auction allows young collectors to buy coins
using "money" earned by participating in the hobby. Scholarships to the
Summer Seminar conference are just
one the many awards YNs can receive by being involved in numismatics.
The ANA welcomes numismatists of all ages, beginner and expert alike. Join the members who are already taking advantage of the ANA programs and services to become more knowledgeable and confident collectors!