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Coin Collecting Tools & Resources

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!


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Collector Resources

girl looking at coins 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 collecting basics blog post image Coin Collecting Basics

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

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man studying coin 10 Rules of Coin Collecting

There are a number of rules that all coin collectors should remember every time they make a purchase. Here are ten that are especially important.

READ THE RULES
Young Coin Collector Young Collector Resources

Earn free coins, learn about numismatics, and earn "funny money" you can use to bid on real coins and paper money in exclusive monthly auctions.

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CDN eLearning Partnership Square Logo ELA ANA eLearning Academy

Enjoy online courses and lectures from fellow collectors, ANA members and experienced numismatists. FREE and open to the public. Register now—space is limited!

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coin club directory homepage box Find a Coin Club

Search the ANA Member Club Directory by name, specialty or location and learn how to join. Share your love for the hobby with other collectors in local, regional and national clubs!

FIND YOUR CLUB
dealer directory logo simple Coin Dealer Directory

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

FIND A DEALER
coin press blog logo 2021 Official ANA Blog

Numismatic news and stories, coin collecting tips, and more. ANA Coin Press is the official blog of the American Numismatic Association.

READ BLOG
digital content library square logo Digital Content Library

The ANA offers an abundance of digital content and online programs to keep you informed, entertained and connected.

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treasures in your pocket Find Collectibles in Your Spare Change

Download the ANA's FREE eBook, Treasures in Your Pocket, and learn how to find collectible coins in your pocket change or coin jar!

FIND YOUR TREASURE
numismatic faq Numismatic FAQs

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

FIND ANSWERS
money museum virtual exhibits Virtual Exhibits

Explore virtual Money Museum exhibits and tours, including our immersive World War I virtual exhibit, Money of the Civil War tour, 360° VR museum experience, and much more.

EXPLORE EXHIBITS
monsy museum virtual tours VR Museum Tours

Experience immersive tours of Money Museum exhibits in 360° from your desktop or VR headset. Explore cases and examine pieces up-close and in great detail!

TOUR THE MUSEUM
library homepage box Numismatic Lending Library

ANA members can conveniently access the world's largest numismatic lending library, and its more than 128,000 books, auction catalogs, periodicals, videos and DVDs.

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money museum online collection Money Museum Online Collection

Search the Money Museum's extensive database and online catalog of collections and images.

EXPLORE COLLECTION
Commemorative-banner-1080x1080 Classic Commemorative Coins

The ANA's Classic Commemorative Coins online resource highlights the U.S. Mint's early silver commemoratives (1892-1954). 

EXPLORE
morgan dollar grading set logo 2 Morgan Dollar Grading Set

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

OPEN GRADING SET
past tense logo Past Tense Book

Coin collectors and history buffs alike are sure to love this entertaining, large-format book. Examine history through the lens of American Coinage!

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label insert label insert inventory spreadsheet downloadinventory spreadsheet download Labels and Spreadsheet

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

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man looking at coin, sitting in front of keyboard Research Tools from NGC®

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

ACCESS RESEARCH TOOLS
numismatic websites banner tools page 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 reference list banner 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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Consumer Awareness

CONSUMER PROTECTION AWARENESS 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.

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SILVER EAGLE BULLION OBVERSE 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
numismatic estate guide Numismatic Estate Guide

The ANA's "Managing and Settling a Numismatic Estate" shares practical tips for creating an estate plan; caring for a collection; inventorying the items and assessing value; and finding buyers.

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ana counterfeit detection resources 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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ana counterfeit detection resources 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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online coin auction tips Online Coin Auction Tips

Using online auction venues can be a fun and rewarding experience for a collector looking to expand his or her coin collection. Here are a few tips that will hopefully aid in providing for a positive online buying experience.

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Coin Collecting Videos, Webinars and Podcasts

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Expand your numismatic knowledge with these recorded webinars led by numismatic professionals and fellow hobbyists.

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money museum masterpiece banner Money Museum Masterpiece

The Money Museum Masterpiece Series includes brief (3-5 minute) videos explaining the history and significance of featured numismatic items.

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The nation's largest organization for coin and paper money collectors presents advice from its staff and respected experts. Watch and become a smarter collector.

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

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Money Talks provide members a forum in which to share their views and research with fellow hobbyists. 

WATCH LECTURES
legacy series videos banner ANA Legacy Series

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

WATCH VIDEOS
two bits banner Two Bits Podcast

Enjoy Two Bits, the American Numismatic Association’s podcast about the wonderful world of coins and currency.

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

EXPLORE THE ARCHIVE

More Great Resources

the grading game 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
numismatic trivia quizzes Numismatic Quizzes

Put your numismatic knowledge to the test with quizzes including: Pattern Coins, American Patriots, A Look at Lincoln, Set Sail with Columbus, and more!

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Tales from the Vault Homepage Box Tales from the Vault

Tales from the Vault highlight the lesser-known parts of the ANA collection, featuring stories about individual objects or groups of objects that do not often (or ever) see the light of day.

OPEN THE VAULT
teacher tools final Teaching Tools

Introduce students to the fascinating world of money! Teachers and parents can find and download FREE numismatic resources and lesson plans here.

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nova constellatio Nova Constellatio

The prototype for United States coinage can be determined by die states and documents written by those involved in its conception.

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numismatica spanish dictionary Numismatic Spanish Dictionary

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

SEARCH DICTIONARY
periodic table of numismatics poster Periodic Table of Numismatics Poster

This 24" x 36" print is an interesting and educational addition to any collector's decor. Order today for just $25; includes storage tube plus free shipping and handling.

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join the ana Become an ANA Member

Join over 25,000 collectors from across the world when you become a member of the American Numismatic Association — the coin collector's edge,

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money.org app Money.org App

The money.org app from the ANA includes a variety of valuable features for lifelong numismatists and budding coin collectors alike. Download it for FREE today!

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