ANACS
  Total visits: 4226   This week: 3
Paul Joseph
P.O. Box 6000
Englewood, CO 80155
303-339-3400
Dealer # 123
 
 Additional Information

ANACS was created in 1972 by the American Numismatic Association (ANA), a non-profit educational association established in 1891 and chartered by the U.S. Congress. ANACS original mission was to rid the hobby of counterfeit and altered coins. At that time, it was estimated that as many as one of every ten gold or key date coins sold on the typical bourse floor was either counterfeit or altered. (Many of those coins were being sold and purchased by people who had no idea the coins were counterfeit or altered.) At the time, there was little published information on counterfeit detection. ANACS was located in Washington D.C. in order to have access to the Smithsonian’s numismatic collection and to be near the U.S. Secret Service.ANACS graders began writing articles on detecting counterfeit and altered coins in the ANA’s monthly journal, The Numismatist, and, later, in other numismatic publications. Eventually, the articles were collected and published by the ANA in book form and sold to collectors and dealers. Also, ANACS created a photographic library of all the counterfeit and altered coins it found. The library included close-up shots so that people could see the diagnostics and learn where to look on the coin for them. Today, that photographic library resides inside the ANACS Grading Room, available to our graders at a moment’s notice.In 1982, J.P. Martin, ANACS’ Senior Numismatist, began teaching a class on detecting counterfeit and altered coins at the ANA Summer Conference. J.P. has been teaching that same class every year since then. Students in his class have included coin dealers, collectors and even a number of U.S. Secret Service agents.In the 1990s, J.P. wrote a correspondence course for the ANA, Detecting Counterfeit and Altered Coins. The Project Director for the course was James Taylor, ANACS’ CEO and President. Later, the two of them collaborated on a nearly three-hour long video / DVD based upon this correspondence course. Both the correspondence course and the video have received industry awards and are available for purchase from the ANA.Given this rich history, it is clear ANACS has been at the forefront of detecting and disseminating information about counterfeit and altered coins. New and important discoveries are made weekly by ANACS graders. These discoveries are immediately forwarded to the other grading services and some appear in print in ANACS’ Senior Grader Michael Fahey’s Coin World column, “Detecting Counterfeits.”At ANACS, any coin that we believe may be counterfeit or altered may be returned to the customer with a note calling the piece “Questionable Authenticity.” This would mean we are not absolutely certain the coin is a counterfeit, but we believe it is.If we are absolutely certain that a the coin is a counterfeit or an alteration, pursuant to federal law and in accordance with our legal obligations we reserve the right to turn the piece over to the U.S Secret Service. The Secret Service’s standard procedure is to contact the current owner and the previous owner and have the previous owner return the purchase price to the buyer. The Secret Service’s ultimate goal is to trace the coin back to the original perpetrator.

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 Jul 29 to Jul 30, 2017
 Ark-La-Tex Annual Coin, Stamp & Card Expo
 Bossier City, LA
 Aug 01 to Aug 05, 2017
 The World's Fair of Money
 Denver, CO
 Aug 04 to Aug 06, 2017
 Low Country Coin Show
 Ladson, SC
 Aug 05 to Aug 06, 2017
 Bellaire Coin Club BCC Coin and Collectable Show
 Houston, TX
 Aug 12, 2017
 West Suburban Coin & Collectible Expo 2nd Sunday of the Month
 Countryside, IL
 Aug 13, 2017
 The Greater Worcester Coin Show
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 Aug 20, 2017
 Nashua Coin Show 3rd Sunday
 Nashua, NH
 Aug 20, 2017
 Sacramento Coin Show
 McClellan (Sacramento), CA
 Sep 07 to Sep 09, 2017
 Long Beach Coin, Stamp, Currency & Sports Collectibles Expo
 Long Beach, CA
 Sep 10, 2017
 West Suburban Coin & Collectible Expo 2nd Sunday of the Month
 Countryside, IL
 Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
 CoinExpo Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Show
 Santa Clara, CA
 Sep 17, 2017
 Nashua Coin Show 3rd Sunday
 Nashua, NH
 Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2017
 ILNA Illinois Numismatic Assoc. Coin & Currency Show
 St. Charles, IL
 Sep 29 to Oct 01, 2017
 The Locals Coin Show
 Las Vegas, NV
 Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2017
 Sacramento Valley Coin Club's Coin Show
 Sacramento, CA
 Oct 06 to Oct 08, 2017
 Houston Autumn Coin Show
 Houston, TX
 Oct 08, 2017
 West Suburban Coin & Collectible Expo 2nd Sunday of the Month
 Countryside, IL
 Oct 08, 2017
 The Greater Worcester Coin Show
 Auburn, MA
 Oct 15, 2017
 Nashua Coin Show 3rd Sunday
 Nashua, NH
 Oct 21, 2017
 Central Texas Coin Show
 Round Rock, TX
 Oct 28 to Oct 29, 2017
 Marin County Coin Show
 San Rafael, CA
 Oct 28 to Oct 29, 2017
 Ozarks Coin Club Annual Coin & Stamp Show
 Springfield, MO
 Nov 03 to Nov 04, 2017
 New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo
 Manchester, NH
 Nov 03 to Nov 04, 2017
 Sacramento Coin Show
 McClellan (Sacramento), CA
 Nov 12, 2017
 West Suburban Coin & Collectible Expo 2nd Sunday of the Month
 Countryside, IL
 Nov 19, 2017
 Nashua Coin Show 3rd Sunday
 Nashua, NH
 Dec 10, 2017
 West Suburban Coin & Collectible Expo 2nd Sunday of the Month
 Countryside, IL
 Dec 10, 2017
 The Greater Worcester Coin Show
 Auburn, MA
 Dec 16, 2017
 Rick's Coin Show Winchester Va
 Winchester, VA
 Dec 17, 2017
 Nashua Coin Show 3rd Sunday
 Nashua, NH
 Dec 17, 2017
 Sacramento Coin Show
 McClellan (Sacramento), CA
 Jan 14, 2018
 West Suburban Coin & Collectible Expo 2nd Sunday of the Month
 Countryside, IL
 Feb 02 to Feb 04, 2018
 Low Country Coin Show
 Ladson, SC
 Feb 11, 2018
 West Suburban Coin & Collectible Expo 2nd Sunday of the Month
 Countryside, IL
 Apr 25 to Apr 28, 2018
 Central States Numismatic Society Anniversary Convention
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 May 04 to May 06, 2018
 Oklahoma Numismatic Association Spring Show
 Oklahoma City, OK
 May 18 to May 20, 2018
 Annual Las Vegas Numismatic Society Coin Show
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 Jul 12 to Jul 14, 2018
 Florida United Numismatists Summer FUN Coin Show
 Orlando, FL
 May 03 to May 05, 2019
 Oklahoma Numismatic Association Spring Show
 Oklahoma City, OK
 
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