The following is a Press Release from the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announcing that it will be increasing the price of its Diploma Program available to members. The current price for the program is $475 and that will increase to $499 on April 1, 2022. Members who are interested in joining the program are encouraged to do so prior to April 1st. The ANA indicates that the increase in price is due to the increase of printing costs incurred by the program.
American Numismatic Association (ANA) members have until April 1 to take advantage of the current School of Numismatic Diploma Program price, after which the cost to enroll in the program will be $499, a $24 increase from the current price of $475. The price change reflects increased printing costs.
The School of Numismatics Diploma 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. Those who attend acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to appreciate and enjoy the hobby of numismatics.
Requirements for the Diploma Program consist of registration, the completion of six correspondence courses and a 200-question, closed-book final exam. Students should be able to complete the program within two years and successfully pass all individual tests for each correspondence course before applying to take the final exam.
ANA members have the option to take the complete Diploma Program or sign up for individual courses. The current prices of the courses and their increases are as follows:
|Course||Current Cost||New Cost Effective April 1st|
|Introduction to Numismatics||$38.95||$43.95|
|Grading U.S. Coins Today (Includes ANA Grading Standards Book)||$45.95||$50.95|
|Detecting Counterfeit & Altered Coins (Includes Video)||$72.95||$77.95|
|The Modern Minting Process, Errors & Varieties (combined courses)||$49.95||$54.95|
|Grading Mint State U.S. Coins (Includes Video)||$52.95||$57.95|
The $499 complete program price includes registration fee, final examination fee, six correspondence courses (five course books & one ANA Grading Standards book), the Detecting Counterfeit and Altered U.S. Coins DVD, the Grading Mint State U.S. Coin DVD, and domestic shipping. Courses may be purchased separately and taken in any order.
To enroll in the Numismatic Diploma Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719) 482-9829.
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit money.org.