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AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION
SCHOOL OF NUMISMATICS DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Correspondence Course instruction @ our GCCC's Club Meetings

Instructors: Stan Klein & Bill Sanders

Our Club wants educated members who will be Respected Ambassadors for our Hobby.

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Gold Coast (Hollywood) Coin Club has bought the correspondence Course from ANA for our Members. The regular charge from ANA is about $500. Through our Club you can take this course for $100 (with our club reimbursing you $50 at proof of completion from ANA). You must be an ANA & a Gold Coast Coin Club member to take this course. We will cover Each of the Six sections at our Thursday night meetings, two each month, and repeat this sequence every 6 months. You may start the program at any time with all of the material covered in a 6-month period. You have 2 years to complete the course.

Paraphrased from the ANA website is the following:

Correspondence Course @ Club

Your Cost -$100

Classroom in Colorado at ANA

Cost@ ANA (Substitution) - $500

Book 1-"Introduction To Numismatics" "The Complete Numismatist" or "Adventures in Numismatics"
Book 2-"Grading Coins Today" "Introduction to Grading United States Coins"
Book 3 pt1-"The Modern Minting Process" "The Modern Minting Process and Errors & Varieties"
Book 3 pt2-"U.S. Minting Errors & Varieties" "The Modern Minting Process and Errors & Varieties"
Book 4-"Detecting Counterfeit & Altered U.S. Coins" "Detecting Counterfeit & Altered U.S. Coins"
Book 5-"Grading Mint State U.S. Coins" "Intermediate Grading of United States Coins"

Program Registration fee& Final Examination fee: $100.00 -Students Cost (GCCC sends this $100 to ANA at registration so you can enroll at CLUB RATE. The entire Numismatic Diploma Package (5 books, 2 videos)
Gold Coast Coin Club has purchased the package above. The Club will only have a single set of booklets at this time. The booklets will be shared by rotating them among the registered students each month. Additional booklets can be purchased directly from the ANA or borrowed from our members.
Students Successfully Completing the Program Will Be Able to: (I must add here- with a lot of practice, - Bill S.)
- Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of numismatic history
- Identify/describe series of U.S. coins
- Know the basics of grading U.S. coins
- Understand how to detect a counterfeit, altered or cleaned coin
- Explain the modern minting process
- Know which references/sources are reliable and where to find them

Examination Process:
An extensive 200-question final exam, covering all program topics, will be administered after
completion of all requirements. A proctor at our coin club will administer the exam. Students who view the optional videotapes, and review the correspondence course tests should perform well on the final examination.

Book 1- Intro to Numismatics

1.  Identify/describe the different series of coins, beginning with U.S. coins –series-US

- Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of numismatic history
- Identify/describe series of U.S. coins
- Know which references/sources are reliable and where to find them

Read more: Book 1- Intro to Numismatics

Book 2- Grading Coins Today

  2.  Know the basics of grading coins, beginning with– Grading – U.S. coins

- Identify/describe series of U.S. coins
- Know the basics of grading U.S. coins

Read more: Book 2- Grading Coins Today

Book 3-pt1-The Modern Minting Process

- Explain the modern minting process
- Know which references/sources are reliable and where to find them

Book 3-pt2-U.S.Minting Errors & Varieties

- Explain the modern minting process & how errors & varieties are created
- Know which references/sources are reliable and where to find them

Book 4- Detecting Counterfeit, Cleaned & Altered U.S. Coins

- Understand how to detect a counterfeit, altered or cleaned coin
- Know which references/sources are reliable and where to find them

Read more: Book 4- Detecting Counterfeit, Cleaned & Altered U.S. Coins

Book 5- Grading Mint State U.S. Coins

- Know the basics of grading Mint State U.S. coins
- Know which references/sources are reliable and where to find them

References & Sources

 - Know which references/sources are reliable and where to find them, beginning with U.S. coins – References-US

 Link to NGC’s “NUMISMATIC BIBLIOGRAPHY”

 http://www.ngccoin.com/references.aspx

   

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