American Numismatic Association

aka ANA   |   Colorado Springs, CO   |  http://www.money.org

Mission

The American Numismatic Association is a 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.

Ruling year info

1942

Executive Director

Ms. Kim Kiick

Main address

818 N Cascade Ave

Colorado Springs, CO 80903 USA

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EIN

48-6063403

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The American Numismatic Association is Congressionally Chartered to promote education about collecting coins, money, and related items. The ANA has developed educational programs addressing a variety of interests at all age levels.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Edward C. Rochette Money Museum

Through the discovery of money, America’s largest museum dedicated to numismatics brings culture to life. The museum includes exhibits in three main galleries where visitors can find spectacular rarities and learn about the history of our nation and the world as seen through money.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Teaching kids about money the way they learn best: by doing and playing. Through fun activities, interactive exhibits and FREE classes, children can pick up basic and advanced concepts — from how to make change to understanding monetary systems. The exhibits teach children about history, geography, trade, art, world cultures and more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Conveniently access the world's largest numismatic lending library and its more than 128,000 books, auction catalogs, periodicals, videos and DVDs. The library features resources and materials including but not limited to coins, paper money, tokens, medals, military orders and decorations, and stocks and bonds. There are also volumes on collecting in general, economics, and banks and banking.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Academics

Summer Seminar is a once-a-year opportunity for numismatic learning and camaraderie that offers students a varied selection of week-long courses designed for discovery or continued study. For 50 years, Summer Seminar has featured classes to suit virtually every collector's hobby needs. Most importantly, everyone attending Summer Seminar shares a common trait: a passion for numismatics.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

The American Numismatic Association offers individuals the opportunity to discover and explore the world of money by enrolling in the School of Numismatics Diploma Program. The program provides individuals the opportunity to obtain a "Numismatic Scholar" certificate by completing a series of correspondence courses, hands-on seminars or a combination of the two. Students embark on an exciting and rewarding journey while acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to appreciate and enjoy the hobby.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Earn 3 or more A's in school and we'll send you a coin and a FREE initial 1 year electronic membership to the American Numismatic Association. Home-schooled students are encouraged to participate.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The ANA hosts two conventions per year in various locations around the United States. Along with a bustling bourse floor, our conventions bring educational Money Talks, scout workshops and youth activities as well as our Museum Showcase exhibiting rarities and numismatic items of local and historical interest. Club meetings, collector exhibits, and social gatherings provide opportunities to get involved in the numismatic hobby.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Preteens
Children

Live online courses and lectures from fellow collectors and professional numismatists. Webinars are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children

The Edward C. Rochette Money Museum is proud to be a part of Blue Star Museums, a program offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families each summer from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children
Military personnel

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The American Numismatic Association is a 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.

Our organization is staffed with knowledgeable, dedicated numismatists. Through community outreach, we share the fascinating world of money and its impact on history, culture, science and art.

Over the 130+ years since our inception, the ANA has introduced countless people to the fascinating world of numismatics. Fostering the hobby and ensuring its future are paramount to the ANA's mission. And, through dedicated efforts to engage collectors of all ages, we are forging the path for future generations of numismatists.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The American Numismatic Association serves all persons with an interest in coin collecting and money in its various forms. The Association's programs are designed to encourage people to learn more about numismatics-the study and collection of money.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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American Numismatic Association

Board of directors
as of 11/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Ralph Ross

Clifford Mishler

Shanna Schmidt

Mary Lynn Garrett

Michael Ellis

Robert Oberth

Joseph Boling

Charles Morgan

Mark Lighterman

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data