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Clubs & Education

We've put together a simple directory containing some of the most useful, educational, and respected numismatic and collectible agencies, clubs, and their websites. Some of these sites have a treasure trove of information contained within their pages!  If you're interested in learning more about this industry, the URLs provided here are a great place to start.

Coin Club of Greater New Bedford


The Coin Club of Greater New Bedford was founded in 1938.  It is among the oldest coin clubs in the country, having celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2013!  Our goal is to promote the advancement of friendship and education through numismatics.

Blackstone Valley Coin & Collectibles Club


Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectibles Club is a local club in the Blackstone, Massachusetts area. We have wide interests in US, foreign and ancient coins and currencies. Our club members have a very eclectic set of interests ranging from precious metals, tokens, stocks & bonds to stamps, banknotes, collector cards, and much, much more.



The aims and purposes of the Association shall be set forth in the agreement of the Association as follows:

 To encourage and develop the appreciation and understanding of numismatics in the New England states and elsewhere; To encourage and enforce, when necessary, the highest ethical standards of behavior of our members; To conduct courses of study in the art and science of numismatics; To edit and publish various forms of numismatic literature; To give and sponsor lectures, exhibitions, displays and functions pertaining to the appreciation and understanding of the art and science of numismatics.

Professional Coin Grading Service


Professional Coin Grading Service is an American coin grading, authentication, attribution, and encapsulation service founded in 1985. The intent of its seven founding dealers, including the firm's former president David Hall, was to standardize grading.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation


Numismatic Guaranty Corporation is a privately owned, international coin certification service based in Sarasota, Florida. It has certified more than 49 million coins. NGC certification consists of authentication, grading, attribution, and encapsulation in clear plastic holders.

Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America (CONECA)


Since the inception of coin collecting there has been much controversy over what constitutes a true mint error. An organization of coin collectors named the Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America (CONECA) was created that specifically deals with mint errors.

coinflation [ koin-fley-shuhn ]
noun.  1. A persistent rise in the metal value of silver and base metal coins.  2. An inflationary effect on coins.  3. The difference between the metal value and face value in coins.

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