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Mission Statement

The American Numismatic Association Club Representative Program "is to work directly with collectors and clubs to promote and expand the numismatic experience through the services and programs offered by the Association."

 

ANA Rep Program

My name is Eric Holcomb. Some of you already know me well, others perhaps not. In the past, I've served the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Club Representative Program as a District Representative and Regional Coordinator. Currently I serve as editor of MintMark, the ANA quarterly club rep program newsletter, while PNNA President Danny Bisgaard is also serving as an ANA district representative for Washington and Oregon. Both Danny and I are committed to supporting the program mission statement (see above).

If you're attending the upcoming PNNA convention in Tukwila, Washington, please consider introducing yourself to me, and/or to Danny or ANA President Walter Ostromecki, who helps run the YN program. The convention is scheduled for May 1-3, and you can find more information at http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention.html.

Are you an ANA club rep or a member of an ANA club? Club reps are encouraged to periodically notify their district reps about club activities (especially those that pertain to the ANA or to membership recruitment and retention), and district reps will need to briefly report what's happening in their district, preferably on a quarterly basis. District reps should also attempt to visit clubs within their district at least annually, although the large geographic size of the Northwest can sometimes make this difficult. Clubs are also encouraged to email me news for possible publication in MintMark.

The club rep program is intended to benefit ANA member clubs, ANA individual members and the ANA itself. Part of a representative's job is to make sure that clubs are aware of the ANA resources available to them. If you have any questions about ANA individual or club member benefits, don't hesitate to ask.

Thank you, and I hope to see some of you in Tukwila!

You can view the MintMark online on the ANA website (see below).

ANA Web Site – The ANA web site, redesigned again last year, is operational at http://www.money.org/. In addition to presenting an attractive modern design, the current site allows visitors to "Discover" (including the ANA Money Museum), earn points, learn about the ANA and ANA dealers, and participate in an online numismatic community. There is also a “members only” area that can be accessed with a user name and password.

If you are interested in serving in the ANA Club Representative Program, or if your coin club is interested in joining the ANA or getting the most out of a current ANA membership, please contact Eric or Danny, or contact the ANA directly. If you already belong to an ANA member club, your ANA club representative can help you take advantage of the services and programs offered by the ANA.

Sample of ANA membership benefits for clubs:

  • Subscription to The Numismatist.

  • Free web site hosting (domain name registration required).

  • Use of ANA library (including materials suitable for club meeting programs).

  • Discounts on certain ANA services for club members.

  • Opportunity to participate in competitions for best club newsletter, best promotion of National Coin Week, etc.

Sample of ANA membership benefits for individuals:

  • Subscription to The Numismatist (revamped to appeal more to the average collector). ANA members now have online access to this excellent publication, and can reduce their annual dues by subscribing online only, rather than receive a paper copy each month.

  • Use of ANA library.

  • Discounts on certain ANA services, including educational programs and ANA Mediation Service.

  • Opportunity to purchase collection insurance, and certain other kinds of insurance such as major medical, at reasonable group rates.

  • Opportunity to participate in competitions for best promotion of National Coin Week, best collector exhibit at ANA conventions, etc. Also free admission to the two annual ANA shows / conventions.

If you would like more information, please contact your ANA club representative and/or visit the ANA website.

Limitations: The ANA Club Representative Program is NOT intended to provide you with numismatic services such as appraisals and buying/selling/trading coins. Please see the ANA Dealer Directory or contact the ANA directly for a list of ANA dealers in your area. Although ANA representatives may also act as dealers, they do so on their own and NOT as representatives of the ANA. You are advised to consult more than one dealer before agreeing to any major numismatic transaction.

See ANA convention reports by PNNA members. | See the PNNA Young Numismatists activities page.