Mission: Organized in 1891, the American Numismatic Association is a Congressionally-chartered nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect coins and related items. The Association serves the academic community, collectors and the general public with an interest in numismatics.
The ANA helps all people discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational programs including its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars.
Programs: Conventions - the organization hosts two public conventions annually, providing educational programs, numismatic exhibits, lectures, workshops and seminars, as well as a large area for the trading, buying and selling of numismatic items.
publications - publication of the hobby's leading numismatic journal, which contains educational and historical information regarding numismatic material from around the world.
museum - the world-class edward c. Rochette money museum serves as a repository for tens of thousands of historic and rare numismatic items and offers several galleries of displays of interest to collectors and the general public.
member services - to advance the knowledge of numismatics and encourage communication and cooperation among members. Expenses $ 428,087. Including grants of $ 0. Revenue $ 805,223. Education - develop and produce correspondence courses, educational videos, seminars for use by membership and the general public, and the summer conference. Expenses $ 1,027,930. Including grants of $ 0. Revenues $ 336,534.
I have been a past member - but will not join again. I am afraid this organization has become nothing more than a trade show company. It appears that all their efforts now evolve around the coin shows they sponsor around the country. If you are a member and do not wish to attend or cannot attend then there is little this organization has to offer.