American Numismatic Association (ANA) - Founded in 1891, the ANA is the largest numismatic organization in the US with about 28,000 members. The purpose of the organization is to advance and promote the study of coins, paper money, tokens, medals and related numismatic items as a means of recording world history, art, economic development and social changes, and to promote greater popular interest in the field of numismatics.
American Numismatic Society (ANS) - First organized in 1858, the mission of The American Numismatic Society is to be the preeminent national institution advancing the study and appreciation of coins, medals and related objects of all cultures as historical and artistic documents, by maintaining the foremost numismatic collection and library, by supporting scholarly research and publications, and by sponsoring educational and interpretive programs for diverse audiences.
Early American Coppers (EAC) - Founded in 1967, EAC serves as a point of contact for collectors of early U.S. copper coins - Colonials, Half Cents, Large Cents, and Hard Time Tokens. Today EAC comprises over 1,600 members located throughout the United States. EAC members are deeply interested in the historical background, attribution, grading, rarity, and related aspects of the early coppers, as well as collecting and trading.
International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) - Founded in 1951, IAPN is an organisation of the leading international numismatic firms. Membership guidleines are stringent, with little more than 100 member firms spread across five continents and 21 countries. Rarcoa is an IAPN member firm.
Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) - A non-profit educational organization founded in 1980 to support and promote the use and collecting of numismatic literature.
Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) - Founded in 1955 in the belief that the hobby of coin collecting could be better served if a professional group were organized. Its motto, "Knowledge, Integrity, Responsibility" continues to reflect the aims of the not-for-profit organization. PNG members must adhere to a strict code of ethics and demonstrate knowledge, responsibility and integrity in their business dealings. They also must agree to binding arbitration to settle unresolved disagreements over numismatic property.
Smithsonian Institution's National Numismatic Collection - The NNC is one of the largest numismatic collections in the world. Located in the National Museum of American History, the NNC includes approximately one million objects--more than 400,000 coins and some 550,000 pieces of paper money. The collection encompasses the entire history of money of the world.
United States Mint - The United States Mint is responsible for the annual production of 18-20 billion circulating coins; managing $400 million a year in commemorative and bullion coin programs; oversight of field facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco and West Point, N.Y., and the U.S. Bullion Depository at Ft. Knox, Kentucky; and protection of the Nation's $100 billion in gold and silver reserves.
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