Coin Collecting 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!
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.
Coin Collecting Basics
Find valuable tips and rules of thumb for coin collectors, plus helpful guidelines for purchasing coins online.
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.
Young Collector Resources
Participate in fun activities to earn free coins, learn about numismatics, and earn “YN Dollars” you can use to bid on real coins and paper money in exclusive monthly auctions.
Enjoy online courses and lectures from fellow collectors and professional numismatists. Webinars are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Brought to you by the Florence Schook School of Numismatics.
ANA Grading Resources
Find valuable grading resources, including Official ANA Grading Standards, The Grading Game, a Morgan Dollar grading set, links to informational videos and webinars, and more.
Digital Content Library
The ANA offers an abundance of digital content and online programs to keep you informed, entertained and connected.
Coin Dealer Directory
Explore our searchable database to find ANA Member Coin Dealers near you. Locate dealers by numismatic specialty, location and more.
Coin Club Directory
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!
Official ANA Blog
Numismatic news and stories, coin collecting tips, and more. ANA Coin Press is the official blog of the American Numismatic Association.
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 links to subject areas containing answers to many commonly asked numismatic questions.
Virtual Museum Exhibits
Explore virtual Money Museum exhibits and tours, including our immersive virtual exhibits The History of Money, The Medal in America, WWI Trenches to Treaties, and much more.
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!
Money Museum Online Collection
Search the Money Museum’s extensive database and online catalog of collections and images.
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.
Parks in Your Pockets Book
Fans of the United States Mint’s 11-year program of America the Beautiful Quarters®, struck from 2010 to 2021, will be delighted by Arlyn G. Sieber’s new book, Parks in Your Pockets.
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.
Buying & Selling Bullion Coins
The ANA urges all collectors to view and follow these tips before buying or selling gold or silver bullion coins.
Numismatic Estate Guide
The ANA’s “Managing & 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.
ANA Counterfeit Detection Resources
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.
NGC® Counterfeit Detection Resources
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.
Coin Collecting Videos, Webinars and Podcasts
Expand your numismatic knowledge with these recorded webinars led by numismatic professionals and fellow hobbyists.
Money Museum Masterpiece
The Money Museum Masterpiece Series includes brief (3-5 minute) videos explaining the history and significance of featured numismatic items.
ANA YouTube Channel
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.
Video Vignettes Coin Collecting Shorts
These short (3 to 5 minutes) videos are designed to help you become a smarter, more informed collector.
Money Talks Video Archive
Money Talks provide members a forum in which to share their views and research with fellow hobbyists.
More Great Resources
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.
Introduce students to the fascinating world of money! Teachers and parents can find and download FREE numismatic resources and lesson plans here.
The prototype for United States coinage can be determined by die states and documents written by those involved in its conception.
Numismatic Spanish Dictionary
This translation guide is particularly useful to English speakers who interact with Spanish-speaking individuals with numismatic questions.
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.