Calling all members: the ANA invites YOU to provide a theme for 2018 National Coin Week.

The 95th annual National Coin Week (April 15-21) will focus on the role of numismatics in building bridges and promoting unity and reconciliation. Theme submissions should reflect this focus.

The ANA member who provides the winning theme receives a 2017 American Eagle one ounce proof coin!

Submit your idea using the form below. The deadline for submissions is October 31.

The History of National Coin Week

National Coin Week began in 1923, when ANA Governor Julius Guttag suggested to ANA President Moritz Wormser that a week-long event should be established “to attract the general public to our hobby and consequently increase our membership, and aid in our science.” That December, the first announcement of a “Coin Week” was made in The Numismatist and scheduled for the week of February 9-16, 1924.

The first NCW was a success, and discussion ensued in 1924 about establishing an annual event. The following year, the name was changed to “Old Coin Week,” and the event was planned for February 15-21. In 1925 Wormser said, “Let us all work together for the accomplishments of the principles for which the ANA was founded: To disperse numismatic knowledge . . . to demonstrate that numismatics is an educational and entertaining pursuit . . . and to imbue other collectors with your own enthusiasm and love for the subject.”    Continue reading...

1787 Fugio cent

The 13 linked rings on the Fugio cent represent the new United States.

2002 20€ note, reverse

The bridge is a unifying theme on euro notes. Initially a fictional bridge, it was later built near Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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