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In our efforts to foster the study of numismatics and the hobby of collecting coins, the American Numismatic Association offers a wide variety of resources and tools to help hobbyists of all levels. Explore the sections below for more information and discover the fascinating world of money!

Getting Started

Whether you are interested in modern U.S. coins, ancient and medieval coinage, paper money or tokens and medals, the ANA wants to help you get started in the hobby.

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coin dealer directory tablet mobile Find A Dealer

Explore our searchable database to find ANA Member Coin Dealers near you. Locate dealers by numismatic specialty, location and more.

FIND A DEALER
Consumer Awareness Resources (C.A.R.E.)

The ANA's C.A.R.E. program was established to help make the industry safe for collectors and investors. Find links to valuable resources here.

VIEW RESOURCES
coin collecting basics blog post image Basics Every Coin Collector Should Know

Find valuable tips and rules of thumb for coin collectors, plus helpful guidelines for purchasing coins online.

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bullion gold us Buying & Selling Bullion Coins

The ANA urges all collectors to view and follow these tips before buying or selling gold or silver bullion coins.

SEE TIPS
Treasures In Your Pocket

Use this online resource from the ANA to learn how to find collectible coins in your pocket change or coin jar!

FIND TREASURE
Video Vignettes

These short (3 to 5 minutes) videos are designed to help you become a smarter, more informed collector.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find links to subject areas containing answers to many commonly asked numismatic questions.

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Coin Label Inserts

Download and print these handy inserts for labeling your coin's date; condition; denomination and country of origin.

DOWNLOAD
Collection / Inventory Spreadsheet

Download our inventory spreadsheet and keep track of your collection! Once downloaded, the spreadsheet can be modified to fit your particular needs.

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NGC Counterfeit Detection

To help collectors and dealers identify counterfeits, NGC has prepared lists of the most commonly counterfeited coins with diagnostic information and images from their extensive database.

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Counterfeit Detection

Counterfeit Detection Volumes I & II: Reprints from The Numismatist contain significant articles on counterfeit detection that appeared in the magazine from 1977 through May, 1988.

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Numismatic Reference List

Explore this comprehensive collection of numismatic reference materials compiled by Brandon Kelley of Anaconda Rare Coins and members of the Collector's Universe (PCGS) forums. 

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Morgan Dollar Grading Set

Online Morgan Dollar grading set containing definitions and high-resolution images representative of the ANA Grading Standards.

OPEN GRADING SET
The Grading Game

Grading is a learned talent that requires the proper tools, the knowledge of the particular series, and lots and lots of practice. Try out our Grading Game and hone your skills!

PLAY GAME
Teacher Tools

Teachers can find and download numismatic resources and lesson plans here!

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Research Tools from NGC

Explore NGC's® collection useful research tools designed to help the numismatic community become more informed collectors.

Access Research Tools
Links to Numismatic Websites

Explore this list of valuable and trustworthy numismatic websites sure to enhance your knowledge of coin collecting and enrich your enjoyment of the hobby.

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Numismatic Spanish Dictionary

This translation guide is particularly useful to English speakers who interact with Spanish-speaking individuals with numismatic questions.

SEARCH DICTIONARY
Money Talks Radio Shows

Listen to some of our favorite Money Talks broadcasts in our digital archive.

EXPLORE THE ARCHIVE
ANA Legacy Series

The Legacy Series acquaints collectors with the legends, heroes and icons of numismatics; celebrating their lives and contributions.

WATCH VIDEOS
Coin Show Podcasts

Enjoy podcasts from The Coin Show, an internet podcast dedicated to coins and  coin collectors.

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