Young Numismatists (Grades K-12)

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.

BECOME A MEMBER

YN Community

Participate in monthly online auctions for genuine collectibles, explore the Young Numismatist Newsletter archive, apply for scholarships, learn about the benefits of membership and more.

Learn how you can join the ANA at a special youth rate here!

Member Benefits

As a member of the American Numismatic Association, you are part of the world’s largest coin club. And Young Numismatists (YNs) receive loads of special benefits!

Earn freecollectible coins, learn cool stuff about money, participate in fun online activities, bid on coins in auctions using earned credits, and make new friends.

YN Online Auction
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.

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YN Newsletter

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

Young Numismatist Blog
Young Numismatist Blog

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

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Young Numismatist Awards

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

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College Scholarships

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.

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Collecting Resources

Explore resources and tools for coin collectors of all levels, including  videos and podcasts, numismatic reference lists, consumer awareness information, grading resources and more!

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Scouts

Whether you collect state quarters, world coins or coins with a special theme such as animals, birds or plants — turn your hobby into a badge!

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Find Collectible Coins in Your Pocket 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!

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Summer Seminar

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

Activities & Games

Earn the chance to receive free collectible coins and 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. Mint.

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Coins for As

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

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Ancient Coin Project

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

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The Dollar Project

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

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Early American Copper Coin Project

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

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Money ‘Musements

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

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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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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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