There are two major recommendations that experienced dealers and collectors give to new collectors. The first is to buy the book on the area you are interested in collecting (See Books And Supplies). The second is to join a good club. We have given this advice to one and all for over 40 years and have always found it to be correct.

There are a number of clubs and associations both at a local and national level which will provided to the new collector added knowledge about coins and other numismatic items. Some of the groups are very general like the American Numismatic Association (ANA) while others are highly specialized like Early American Coopers (EAC). Each can offer, however, new knowledge about collecting and give the novice information that is important to building an interesting collection.

The following list is not definitive but a sampling of groups that this dealership belongs to which we think a collector depending on his or her interest should consider joining. We would we most happy to provide additional information if you send along an E-Mail note to us or send a fax. We are prepared to recommend you for membership or help supply the necessary forms to join. The groups are:


The American Numismatic Association
Membership $29.00

818 N. Cascade Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279
PHONE: (800) 367-9723

FAX:      (719) 634-4085


The American Numismatic Society

Broadway AT 155th  Street

New York, N.Y. 10032

PHONE: (212) 234-3130

FAX: (212) 234-3381


Early American Coppers
Membership $25.00
Contact: Rod Burress
P.O. Box 15782
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
This organization is for those interested in Large Cents, Half-Cents and early American Colonial coins.


International Bank Note Society

Membership $20.00

R.J. (Bob) Brooks, President

P.O. Box 6

Racine, WI 53401


The John Reich Collectors Society

Membership $15.00

P.O. Box 185

Harrison, Ohio,4530

The JRCS is focused on the study of U.S. gold and silver coins minted before the introduction of the Seated Liberty design.


Tokens and Medals Society (TAMS)

Membership $20.00

9230 S.W. 59th Street

Miami, Fl 33173


Canadian Numismatic Association

P.O. Box 226

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

For Canadian collectors