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NACA Offers Savings on Shipping Insurance

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The ANA is always looking for ways to protect and save its members.  With today’s precious metal prices, it’s just not safe to carry numismatics or bullion anymore.  So with you can send your treasures with peace of mind.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

January 4, 2012 at 8:04 am

ANA Extends Long Relationship with NGC | PMG | NCS

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ANA extends its long relationship with NGC, PMG and NCS

The American Numismatic Association and Certified Collectibles Group have agreed to a five-year extension that designates Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, Paper Money Guaranty and Numismatic Conservation Services as the ANA’s official grading and conservation services.

NGC is the recognized leader for consistent and accurate coin grading and has been the ANA’s only official grading service since 1995.

“We are very excited about our continued relationship with the ANA, and we are honored to be the only service to ever have this designation” said Steve Eichenbaum, CEO of the Certified Collectibles Group. “The ANA and CCG share a common commitment to the advancement and betterment of the hobby, and we are happy to support the ANA’s efforts.”

The agreement means ANA members can continue to submit coins and paper money directly to NGC, PMG and NCS without going through a third party – one of the most popular ANA membership benefits.

CCG’s independent member companies will also work with items in the ANA’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum collection – conserving 500 coins, grading 500 coins and grading 500 notes each year. Most graded items will be encapsulated in NGC’s museum holders, with a special ANA museum collection label.

“This agreement will continue the beneficial partnership between the ANA and NGC, which has allowed the museum to protect its Bebee Collection of Paper Money as well as provide better housing for its high-value coins,” ANA President Tom Hallenbeck said. “The services provided by NGC, PMG and NCS will only help to improve the collection going forward.”

The three services will also serve as Title Sponsors for the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money and for the National Money Shows for the five-year period. In addition, CCG will provide instructors in grading and conservation for a number of ANA educational programs, including Summer Seminar and ANA conventions.

To submit your coins, contact NGC directly for more information at 1-800-NGC-COIN, by e-mail at or go to

NCS was added as the ANA’s conservation service of choice in 2000. Its conservators are qualified to help members identify damaging conditions and can professionally conserve and stabilize coins to ensure they last a lifetime. For more information, call NCS 1-866-NCS-COIN, e-mail or go to

PMG became the ANA’s official paper money grading service in 2007. ANA members can submit their currency directly for grading and encapsulation. For more information, call at 1-877-PMG-5570, e-mail or go to

For more information or questions, call CCG at 1-800-587-1897 or

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 28,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go


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Telephone: 719-482-9867

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 22, 2011 at 7:22 am

Summer Seminar Scholarships | Seeking Talented Young Numismatists

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Summer seminar scholarships available for talented Young Numismatists

Young Numismatists have the opportunity to earn full and partial scholarships for the American Numismatic Association’s highly acclaimed 2012 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs.

The two one-week sessions are scheduled from June 23-29 and June 30-July 6. Applications from ANA members between the ages of 13-22 are due by Jan. 31. Last year, there were 38 full scholarships and eight partial scholarships awarded. Partial scholarships cover the cost of tuition while the full scholarships cover tuition, lodging and meals for one week, and the cost of airfare to travel to and from Colorado Springs.

“Through the generosity of members and funds raised by the YNs themselves, the ANA awards as many as 40 merit-based scholarships annually,” said Susan McMillan, ANA’s education project manager. “Academic achievement is essential to a life of opportunity, and we encourage Young Numismatists to apply for the program.”

Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis. Successful applicants will need to demonstrate their involvement, leadership and accomplishments in numismatics, as well as a desire to learn more about the hobby. Recommendations from other numismatists are also required.

Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for 2012 scholarships; the selection committee will place particular emphasis on how their previous education at Summer Seminar helped to further their accomplishments and interest in numismatics.

Summer Seminar features a lineup of classes to meet virtually every collector’s needs, including ancients, paper money, counterfeit detection, grading, the Civil War, digital photography, Colonial numismatics, hobo nickels, medals, tokens and more. Students learn from the hobby’s most prominent scholars, rising young stars and successful business leaders. Last year, 426 students and instructors ranging in age from 13 to 87 attended Summer Seminar.

Scholarship recipients will attend one week-long class of their choice, will be lodged in a Colorado College dormitory with counselor supervision, and participate in seminar programs and events.

Summer Seminar marks its 44th year in 2012. The ANA has awarded YN scholarships yearly since 1973.

YN scholarship applications are available at (select “Summer Seminar” from the “Numismatic Events” drop-down menu) or by contacting the ANA education department at 719-482-9850 or by e-mail at

Scholarships will be awarded in March, and preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate dedication to the hobby.

The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 28,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of programs including its education and outreach programs, museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

November 7, 2011 at 7:11 am

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