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Young Numismatists (Ages 5-17)

Join the world's largest coin club! Discover just how much fun coin collecting can be when you join the American Numismatic Association.

Members of our YN (Young Numismatist) program can participate in exclusive activities to collect free coins, learn about numismatics, bid in auctions and make friends in the YN program.


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One of the best benefits of being an ANA YN is the opportunity to participate in the annual live online YN Auction in September. It’s a wonderful learning experience that allows young collectors to feel the excitement and yes, the pressure that you’d experience bidding on items with real money (only YN Dollars are accepted in the YN Auction). Plus, YNs get have the opportunity to win some real treasures! The lots consist of U.S. and world coins and currency, numismatic literature and supplies, as well as other “oddball” related items. 

 One hundred lots will be offered, plus ten “grab bags” at the end of the auction to provide those that did not win anything a way to obtain something fun. Bidding generally starts low but doesn’t stay there for long. Many lots go for $50-$100, but some fetch hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Lot #51, for instance, is traditionally a gold coin that can “sell” for $3,000 to $4,000. It’s incumbent on all participants to do their due diligence in researching the lots they are interested in to prepare for the auction.  Be sure to check this page again soon for the 2022 Auction Catalog, and keep earning those YN Dollars so you’ll have more funds to bid on your favorite lots!

young numismatist games and resources

Have fun while sharpening your coin collecting skills and numismatic knowledge with these interactive games and exciting projects from the American Numismatic Association and the U.S. MintLearn how you can join the ANA at a special youth rate here!

coins for a's Coins for A's

Earn 3 or more A's in school and we'll send you a coin and a FREE one-year digital membership to the ANA. (New members only.)

EARN COINS
ancient coin project Ancient Coin Project

Earn ancient coins by writing articles or doing a presentation for Scouts or school.

EARN COINS
the dollar project The Dollar Project

Learn why coin collecting is such an interesting hobby — and earn free coins! (for YNs 12 or younger)

EARN COINS
early american coppers Early American Copper Coin Project

Earn awards such as early American large coins, reference books, supplies and more.

GET STARTED
yn auction logo Monthly YN Auctions

Learn how you can earn YN Dollars by participating in numismatic projects and events, and how to place bids in monthly auctions featuring collectible coins and paper money.

PLACE YOUR BID
yn your nrewsletter YN Newsletter

"Your Newsletter" is the monthly newsletter for the ANA's Young Numismatists. Submit articles, subscribe, and visit the archives here.

EXPLORE
yn collecting resources Coin Collecting Resources

Explore numismatic resources and tools for coin collectors of all levels.

GET STARTED
treasures in your pocket Treasures in Your Pocket

Learn how to find collectible coins in your pocket change — you never know what treasures may await!

FIND TREASURES
the grading game The Grading Game

Hone your coin grading abilities with this fun, interactive game. Your goal: find matching grades of coins in as little time as possible!

PLAY NOW
money musements Money 'Musements

Learn about numismatics through fun interactive games, downloadable activities and quizzes.

TEST YOUR SKILLS
how are images chosen for coins Podcast

ANA Education Director Rod Gillis discusses how images are selected for coins in this But Why podcast from Vermont Public Radio.

LISTEN
yn awards YN Awards

Learn about the ANA's awards for young numismatists, including Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year, the YN Literary Awards and more.

VIEW AWARDS
yn scholarship YN College Scholarship

Apply for the ANA Gerome Walton Memorial College Scholarship here. Each year the ANA awards two $1000 scholarships to assist young numismatists in their chosen field of study.

LEARN MORE
us mint kids yn page U.S. Mint for Kids

Enjoy fun games and activities, learn about coins and medals, explore the history of the U.S. Mint and more.

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scouts Scouts

Earn Scout badges and patches for collecting coins.

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yn blog YN Blog: Young Numismatists Exchange

Find interesting and entertaining blog posts from fellow young numismatists here!

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treasure trivia Treasure Trivia

Participate in Treasure Trivia while attending the ANA World's Fair of Money and the ANA National Money Show.

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become a young numismatist Join the Club!

Discover how much fun coin collecting can be when you join the American Numismatic Association!

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summer seminar ANA Summer Seminar

Experience this once in a lifetime learning opportunity! Offering a variety of numismatic courses every summer. Scholarships available.

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