Coin Collecting Organizations
Many coin collectors are at a loss about what to do with their
Some are just plain oblivious to the importance or value of the
collection that they possess and they just take it for granted. This is
such a pity. A person may have the rarest and most precious of coins and they donít even realize it.
Well, if you are not aware yet, there are a number of organizations that
can help coin collectors find the value of their coins and can advise
the best thing to do
One is the American Numismatics Association, or ANA, in Illinois. This
very old organization was set up by Dr. George F. Heath as early as
1891. Dr. Heath founded the ANA to be able to spread awareness about
numismatics, further advance understanding of the art in it, and
eventually raise interest in the then not so popular hobby. The ANA had put up a museum in Colorado, where its
national headquarters is also located. It offers memberships to
interested coin collectors under different terms, depending on a
personís preference. You can choose from one year-membership up to
Another organization is the Royal Canadian Numismatics Association, or
the RCNA. This one is a non-profit organization founded by Jerome Remick
in the 1950ís. It has the same goal as the American Numismatics
Association, which is to promote awareness and interest in numismatics.
Every year, this association holds a convention where dealers showcase
their numismatic items for anyone whoís interested to buy.
Of course, there is also the very useful Professional Coin Grading
Services, or PCGS. This organization serves as third party grader of
coins between dealers and collectors. Collectors who would like to get
their coins graded fairly, they should consult with the PCGS. The
Professional Coin Grading Services objectively evaluates the
authenticity and value of each coin. After appraisal, they seal it in a
transparent plastic holder for safety. The plastic holder will ensure
that the coin wonít get scratched or damaged. Needless to say, it keeps
the coin in mint condition, giving it longer life.
For quick information, collectors can go the on-line community called
Colnect Collectors Club community. Its website is a library of
information on all collectible items. It offers a wide variety of public
catalog such as stamps, bank cards, phone cards, and of course coins and
other numismatic items. This online community helps collectors get in
touch and exchange information about their respective hobbies, or even
swap items with each other.
These are just a few of the many organizations out there that can help
budding coin collectors. All you have to do is search on the net or ask