American Numismatic Association

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is an organization founded in 1891 by Dr. George Francis Heath. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, it was formed to advance the knowledge of numismatics (the study of coins) along educational, historical, and scientific lines, as well as to enhance interest in the hobby.[1][2][3][4][5]

American Numismatic Association
IndustryHistory, research
Founded1891; 130 years ago (1891)
HeadquartersColorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Key people
  • Kim Kiick (Executive Director)
  • Ralph Ross (President)
ProductsMemberships, magazine, museum, library, conventions

The ANA has more than 24,000 individual members who receive many benefits, such as discounts, access to website features, and the monthly journal The Numismatist. The ANA's Colorado Springs headquarters houses its administrative offices, library, and money museum. The ANA received a federal charter from the United States Congress in 1912.[1][2][3][4]

A board of governors is in charge of the ANA. Numerous advisory committees help to operate it properly. The ANA has a Young Numismatists program intended to promote interest among youth. The ANA has held annual conventions throughout the nation in most years since 1891, with two per year since 1978. The ANA Distinguished Service Award is bestowed upon the most dedicated members. The ANA also maintains a Numismatic Hall of Fame.[1][2][6]

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