YN Dollars

1. YN dollars can be used in our monthly YN auctions. New lots will be posted on the first of each month – bidding closes on the 15th.

2. YN dollars can also be used for the annual Online YN Auction – held in October each year.

3. YNs may NOT share their YN Dollars. YN Dollars are NOT transferrable and must be earned by any YN who submits a request for an eligible activity or accomplishment.

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Request YN Dollars

YN Dollars are designed to reward Young Numismatists for participation in activities related to the world of numismatics. YNs are able to save and spend this physical internal scrip of the ANA’s Education Department to earn prizes in the Education Department’s Monthly and Annual YN Auctions.

Part of this process requires YNs to manage this unique internal money in preparation for managing their real-world money. As such, the ANA is not responsible for lost, misplaced, or stolen YN Dollars. YN Dollars are non-transferable. At the end of all auctions, YN Dollars must be sent to the ANA’s Education Department within 2 weeks, as the only form of payment accepted. Continue reading to understand how YN Dollars (YN$) can be earned. Evidence of completion (pictures, fliers, etc.) must be submitted.

Earning YN Dollars

Expand the items below to view YN dollar values for qualifying activities.

  • School Projects on Numismatics

    10: Any school project approved by the ANA Education Department (Examples include presentations, papers, exhibits)

  • National Coin Week Project

    10: Any school project approved by the ANA Education Department
    20: Participate in ANA National Coin Week YN Project
    30: Exhibit at a school, library, local bank, etc.
    250: Win the ANA contest to name this year’s NCW theme

  • Attend/Visit

    5: Attend or visit a local ANA member coin club meeting (each visit counts)
    10: Attend or visit a regional ANA member coin organization (each time)
    25: Visit a National Park that is featured on one of the 50 America the Beautiful Quarters. You must submit a picture of you at the location
    with a matching quarter
    50: Visit a US Mint, BEP, or FED location (one visit per year, per location) (25
    points will be granted if activity is completed virtually)
    100: Visit the National Numismatic Collection (NNC) at the Smithsonian
    Institute (50 points will be granted if activity is completed virtually)
    200: Visit the ANA Money Museum/Library/Headquarters (once per year)
    (100 points will be granted if activity is completed virtually)

  • Talks/Programs

    10: Give a talk or program at a local coin club meeting (each time)
    20: Exhibit at a local coin club meeting

  • Serve as an Officer

    25: Serve as an officer at a local ANA member coin club
    75: Serve as an officer at a regional ANA member organization

  • Recruit

    25: Recruit a member to a local ANA member club
    50: Recruit a member to the ANA (dues-paying, not through Coins For As or other similar promotion)

  • Publish

    10: Publish an original content article in a local coin club newsletter
    25: Publish an original content article in a regional coin club newsletter or magazine
    25: Publish a new ANA website blog post (limit of 2 per week). Approval of YN Dollars will be granted on a case by case basis (quality of the blog)
    50: Publish an article in a hobby newspaper or magazine (Coin World, Numismatic News, Errorscope, etc.)
    50: Publish an article in a school newspaper or magazine
    100: Publish an article in Your Newsletter
    250: Publish an article in the The Numismatist

  • Local Coin Shows

    10: Attend a local show (once per show)
    50: Participate/display an exhibit
    15: Win 3rd place
    20: Win 2nd place
    25: Win 1st place
    50: Win Best of Show

  • Regional Coin Shows

    25: Attend a regional coin show (once per show)
    10: Attend a numismatic lecture/presentation at a
    regional coin show
    25: Attend a YN program or Scouts workshop at a regional coin show
    100: Participate/display an exhibit at a regional coin show
    30: Win 3rd place

    40: Win 2nd place
    50: Win 1st place

    75: Win Best of Show
    150: Win People’s Choice
    10: Attend page orientation at a regional coin show
    20: Work as a page at a regional coin show (once per day

  • ANA Conventions (NMS or WFM Shows)

    50: Attend a World’s Fair of Money or National Money
    Show (once per show)
    20: Attend page orientation (once per show)
    40: Work as a page (per day)
    10: Work at the Treasure Trivia booth or Kids’ Zone area (per hour)
    25: Complete the Treasure Trivia scavenger hunt (once per show)
    50: Attend a Young Collector’s Corner (YCC) Program
    25: Attend a numismatic lecture, for example Money Talks (per lecture)
    200: Give a Money Talks
    200: Participate/display
    an exhibit at an ANA convention
    75: Win 3rd place
    100: Win 2nd place
    150: Win 1st place
    150: Win Best New Exhibitor Award
    200: Win Best of Show Award
    300: Win People’s Choice Award

  • Other Educational Activities/Opportunities

    10: Check out a book from the ANA library (each time for a new title)
    25: Earn a Scouts BSA Coin Collecting Merit Badge or
    ANA Fun With Money Patch
    25: Publish an original review of a numismatic book (150 word minimum; limit 4 per month)
    50: Participate in the annual YN annual auction (does not include monthly auctions)
    500: Complete and pass the entire ANA Diploma Program
    (including final exam)
    250: Complete and pass any ANA correspondence course
    (each course)
    250: Attend and complete a Summer Seminar course
    (each course)
    50: Attend and complete a mini-seminar course at
    Summer Seminar (each night)
    25: Watch a presentation on the ANA’s YouTube Channel
    or the ANA eLearning Academy (can be a recording
    or a live NumismaTalks); 5 key points will need to be provided to prove full participation

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