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2020 ANA World’s Fair of Money Suspended

ANA Board of Governors to Consider Alternate Options


The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced today the suspension of the 2020 World’s Fair of Money®. The show, originally scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the largest annual coin and paper-currency event in the United States.

The Board resolved in a vote on June 16 to postpone the show and to consider alternate sites and/or dates for the 2020 World’s Fair of Money.

ANA Statement of 2020 World’s Fair of Money in Pittsburgh

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New FREE ANA eLearning Academy

Provides Taste of ANA Summer Seminar

Collectors Can Register for Free Condensed Courses

During what would have been the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Summer Seminar event – June 29-July 10, the Association will instead offer free virtual courses through its new ANA eLearning Academy. Eleven courses that would have been offered during the week-long Summer Seminar will be offered in a condensed one- to two-hour online format. Courses are open to both ANA members and non-members; there is no charge to participate but preregistration is required.

Summer Seminar is a once-a-year opportunity that offers collectors a varied selection of week-long courses designed for discovery or continued study. COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 event – the first time in the program’s 50-plus year history. Although these online classes are not a replacement for Summer Seminar, they provide a sampling of select courses offered during the popular summer event.

After this first round of courses, the ANA eLearning Academy will continue to offer two to three classes each month to the collecting community. Class topics are designed to appeal to a range of collectors – from beginners to advanced numismatists. For detailed class descriptions and to register, visit info.money.org/elearning; or contact Seminars Manager Brianna Victor at (719) 482-9865 or at seminars@money.org for more information.

Two-hour classes

  • Grading 101
    • June 30, 11 a.m. MDT
  • Detection of Counterfeit and Altered Coins
    • July 2, 12 p.m. MDT
  • Introduction to Early U.S. Paper Currency: 1765-1865
    • July 6, 12 p.m. MDT
  • Understanding the Art of Rare Coin Submissions
    • July 6, 2:30 p.m.
  • The Modern Minting Process: Errors and Varieties
    • July 7, 12 p.m. MDT
  • Collecting and Investing in Morgan Dollars: A Comprehensive Approach
    • July 8, 12 p.m. MDT
  • Mexican Voices in Metal and Paper
    • July 9, 1 p.m. MDT
  • Creating a Great Club Newsletter
    • July 10, 11 a.m. MDT

One-hour classes

  • Young Collectors Panel 
    • June 29, 12:30 p.m. MDT
  • CAC and its “Green Beans”
    • July 1, 1 p.m. MDT
  • Italian Numismatics: Insights Through Modern History
    • July 3, 10 a.m. MDT
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Meetings and Coin Shows

Although areas around Western New York have started to reopen, our highest concern is for the safety of our members and guests at our coin shows and club meetings. 

Most Recent Schedule Changes

Please click on the links below for more information:

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Learn to Grade From The Pros

INTERMEDIATE GRADING OF U.S. COINS

If you ever have bought a coin for more than $100, then this seminar is for you! You will get your money back by not buying over-graded coins. I took this seminar 5 years ago at The ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado. I am taking it again because I think it is that valuable.

This two-day mid-level course is intended to sharpen grading skills through hands-on group and individual exercises, with
instructor feedback on each coin. Students will gain a better understanding of current grading-service philosophies and how they evolved in the marketplace. Copper, silver, and gold specimens are covered, with emphasis on About Uncirculated through Uncirculated examples.

COST: ANA Member $250: Non-member $350 (fully refundable if the seminar or coin show is canceled.)
SEMINAR DATES: Sunday & Monday, AUGUST 2 – 3, 2020
LOCATION: The Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
LAST DAY TO REGISTER: June 26, 2020

In conjunction with:
The American Numismatic Association’s
Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money
August 4-8, 2020

Download a Flyer/Application Today!

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FREE ANA Membership

Updated: April 27, 2020 – This offer expired on April 25, 2020 and is now over.

Zip. Zilch. Nada!
Between April 19 – 25 ONLY!

Nothing. That’s what a one-year American Numismatic Association “Gold” membership will cost you when you take advantage of this special offer during National Coin Week — April 19-25.

  CLAIM FREE MEMBERSHIP

Member Benefits

There’s never been a better time to join the American Numismatic Association — the coin collector’s edge. Member benefits include: 

Subscription to The Numismatist Magazine

The Numismatist — The gold standard of hobby publications. Each monthly issue is packed full of gems you won’t read about any place else, plus the U.S. Coin Collector’s Price Guide. And members now have digital access to all volumes, from 1888 to the present — a one-stop hobby reference!

Gold Membership (digital) includes access to digital editions and more than 130 years of online archives. View sample issues here.

 CLAIM YOUR FREE MEMBERSHIP

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Club Meeting Canceled

Due to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19), the next Coin Club Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020, is canceled. Please check back frequently for more updated information. Our deepest concern is for the safety of our members and guests at all of our events. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this rapidly changing situation.

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Kids & Coins

2018 YN of the Year, Abby Zechman, presents a path for you to get your child or grandchild into numismatics. Of all the presentations that I’ve seen on how to get kids interested in coin collecting, this one is the best. Take ten minutes of your time and watch this video if you want to get your child or grandchild interested in coin collecting.

How to Get and Keep Your Child or Grandchild Into Coin Collecting

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Counterfeits on the Rise

With the volatile economic environment due to COVID-19, the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force of the non-profit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (www.ACEFonline.org) cautions the coin buying public of an increase in the number of counterfeit coins infiltrating the U.S. coin market. I recommend that you heed their advice in their cautionary article “Counterfeit Precious Metals Websites Erupt With Volatility of Market“.

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Coin Show Update

UPDATED: Friday, March 13, 2020 1:30pm

COIN SHOW – Sunday, March 15, 2020
OPEN

Currently, the BNA Coin Show scheduled for this Sunday, March 15 will proceed as planned. Please check our website frequently for an updated status.

Young Numismatist and Kids Corner
CANCELLED

Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel The Young Numismatist (YN) meeting this Sunday, March 15, 2020. As of this posting, the BNA Coin Show is being held as scheduled.

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The BNA Newsletter

The BNA Newsletter NEEDS YOU!

The BNA Newsletter is the primary publication of the Buffalo Numismatic Association. Its content is member driven and cannot exist without the participation of the membership.

Is there an area of coin collecting that you would like to share with the rest of the members? Are you passionate about a particular topic in numismatics? Why not share it with the rest of the membership?

We need your help in order to publish a newsletter consistently. Please contact the newsletter publisher, Jim Bucki at jmbucki@The-BNA.org if you would like to submit an article or have any questions.