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Collecting Resources & Links

Here's where you'll find links to additional numismatic organizations, publications, clubs and more to continue your exploration into coin collecting.

General Numismatic

  • American Numismatic Association (ANA)

  • American Numismatic Society (ANS)

  • The Numismatic Bibliomania Society

  • The Royal Canadian Numismatic Association

  • Legendary Coins & Currency

  • Numismaster.com

Publications

CoinFacts Wiki
An online encyclopedia of U.S. and World coins with open contribution.
The Coin Page
Your best source for high-quality, searchable images available for use by the public.
CoinWeek
Devoted entirely to rare coin and currency news, this site also contains the largest online numismatic video library.
Coin World
Published weekly, this magazine is one of the most widely read among collectors of coins and paper money. The website contains useful reference information as well as a free newsletter.
Krause Publications
One of the leading publishers of books on coins and paper money, their online bookstore is an invaluable resource for finding the best books on the hobby.
Mint Error News
A news website dedicated to the latest errors from the United States Mint and others.
Numismatic News
This website offers weekly updates on market trends and U.S. coins and paper money news. The organization publishes several magazines including World Coin News and Banknote Reporter, and is one of the number one collectors' sources for up-to-date information.

Coin & Paper Money Production Facilities

U.S. Mint
Created by Congress in 1792, the U.S. Mint is a self-funded agency that produces and distributes all United States coins. With six facilities in Philadelphia, West Point, Fort Knox, Denver, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., the mint produces between 11-20 billion coins each year.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The BEP prints all Federal Reserve Notes for the nation's central bank. Founded in 1862, it became the sole producer of all United States currency in 1877 and operates from facilities in Fort Worth, Texas and Washington, D.C.
British Royal Mint
Located in South Wales, the mint produces coins and medals for an average of 60 countries around the globe.
Royal Canadian Mint
Canada began minting its own coins in 1908 and today the mint produces over 1 billion coins each year.
Perth Mint
The Perth Mint in Western Australia served as a branch of Britain's Royal Mint from 1899-1970, and now produces legal tender Proof, numismatic and commemorative coins in silver, gold and platinum for Australia and other countries.

Blogs and Social Networks

Ancient Coin Collecting
An informative blog on issues related to the management of "cultural property," including ancient coins.
Coin Collectors Blog
Written by a collector of 20th-century coins, this blog covers all periods of coinage from a personal and entertaining point of view.
Mint News Blog
This blog provides commentary on the most recent news and releases from the United States Mint.
CoinNetwork.com
Connect with others in your field of interest! Similar to MySpace and Facebook, this website is a social network specifically for coin collectors.

Special Interest

Ancient Coins Collectors Guild
The ACCG is a nonprofit society devoted to the preservation, study and display of ancient coins.
Carson City Coin Collectors of America
This coin club focuses on the Carson City Mint and the coins it produced; the site contains a blog, articles and a discussion board about this Nevada mint.
CopperCoins.com
The ultimate resource for collectors of copper coins, especially helpful for those who collect Lincoln cent die varieties.
The Liberty Nickel Collector Society
An online club for collectors of Liberty Nickels, including articles and an online guide.
SmallDollars.com
A comprehensive and informative website covering Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea, Presidential and Native American dollar coins.
Portable Antiquities Scheme
This website records archaeological objects found in England and Wales by the general public. Learn about fascinating coin discoveries made by people doing regular activities from gardening and walking to using metal detectors.
WildWinds.com
Winner of numerous awards for excellence in web and numismatics, this site provides reference, attribution, and valuation for ancient coins of Greece, Rome and the Byzantine Empire.

Databases

Roman Provincial Coinage Online
An online database of over 13,000 ancient Roman coin types with over 9,000 images, searchable by mints, provinces, emperors, metals, magistrates and iconography.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Search or browse online from the museum's excellent collection of coins and medals.
The Money Museum
Covering western currency; browse or search the collection by country, period, and material or take one of their virtual Coin Tours.
Coin Archives
This site forms a database of ancient and world coins that have come up for sale at major numismatic auctions.

Regional Clubs

Blue Ridge Numismatic Association
The BRNA began as a regional coin club in the South and has hosted the BRNA Annual Convention for over 50 years; it also publishes the BRNA Journal, available free online.
California State Numismatic Association
The CSNA organizes local clubs and meetings as well as conventions, coin shows, and numerous other events for California collectors.
Central States Numismatic Society
Founded in 1939, the CSNS caters to 13 Midwestern states but is open to anyone wishing to join.
Florida United Numismatists
Host to one of the country's largest coin shows, FUN has been serving Florida collectors since 1955.
Maryland State Numismatic Association
Bringing Maryland collectors together since 1972, the MSNA represents member clubs throughout the state.
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