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A Career in Numismatics

Hello everyone, and top of the morning!  I want to make a career in numismatics starting in 2025 (when I am 21.  Do any of you have any advice as to how to start of a new career?  I would be interested in working at/owning a LCS, or maybe even working for a TPG or maybe even the ANA.  I am open to any and all suggestions and ideas.  Please help!

2 months ago

Major in business administration and take the ANA Diploma program when you get a little older.

2 months ago

If I were planning a career in anything and plan to own my own business someday I believe the first thing you'd want to do is take a course in Business Management at your local community college or online. Since you're planning on a career in Numismatics you may want to study grading....maybe a seminar with the ANA once it becomes available....I don't know if there are any online grading courses available but there are plenty of books on the subject.  

2 months ago

First of all, I would recommend taking the ANA summer seminar and diploma, and attend the ANA elearning webinars. Some coin shops (though not many) have internships. My LCS has a summer internship that I might be taking this summer. Just get as much experience as you can, it will help you in the future when you are trying to get a numismatic related job.

2 months ago

i would start at a small local coin shop then work your way up that way you build up a numismatic profolio

2 months ago

@I. R. Bama
Major in business administration and take the ANA Diploma program when you get a little older. 

Bama, I actually just completed it!

2 months ago

Never forget the value of what I've always thought of as "Scope learning", in your spare time, read everything you can get your hands on about numismatics, this will naturally complement your formal education.  Then, down the road you can concentrate on a smaller area of expertise. I'm sure you've thought of this, I just wanted to share what worked so well for me in my careers over the years.  When you're older, competing for a job, or position, you'll be surprised how that wide range of knowledge can and will give you an edge. I've gotten positions over others with more education, because many are lazy, they have a degree but not a lot of everyday subject knowledge.  But the degree is vitality important.  Good luck!

2 months ago

I agree with Stumpy. Good that you did the diploma program. Its like an associates degree in Numismatics. I would take several more grading courses in person too.

2 months ago

Numismaster, what was the proctored final exam  after you complete the courses like? How did you prepare for it? Its coming up in the near future for me, and any tips on how best to prepare would be great....

2 months ago

I bought a business for my wife years ago. She had a career in Risk Management. Then Kids. The first thing I learned about being a business owner was capitol. That means Money. Lots of it also. Once you have that enjoy!!!

2 months ago
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