ANACS
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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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 Dec 04 to Dec 05, 2020
 Houston Winter Coin Show
 Houston, TX
 Dec 06, 2020
 Nashua Coin Show 3rd Sunday
 Nashua, NH
 Dec 13, 2020
 The Greater Worcester Coin Show (Canceled until further notice)
 Auburn, MA
 Dec 18, 2020
 Texas Coin Show - Grapevine on December 18-20, 2020
 Grapevine, TX
 Dec 19, 2020
 Texas Coin Show - Grapevine on December 18-20, 2020
 Grapevine, TX
 Dec 20, 2020
 Texas Coin Show - Grapevine on December 18-20, 2020
 Grapevine, TX
 Jan 07 to Jan 10, 2021
 Florida United Numismatists FUN Coin Show
 Orlando, FL
 Jan 15 to Jan 16, 2021
 Grand Island Annual Coin Show - ***Jan 2021 Cancelled ***
 Grand Island, NE
 Jan 22 to Jan 23, 2021
 64th Houston Money Show
 Conroe, TX
 Jan 29 to Jan 30, 2021
 New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo
 Manchester, NH
 Mar 25 to Mar 27, 2021
 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo
 Baltimore, MD
 Apr 02 to Apr 03, 2021
 New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo
 Manchester, NH
 Apr 21 to Apr 24, 2021
 Central States Numismatic Society Convention
 Schaumburg, IL
 May 06 to May 08, 2021
 Denver Coin Expo
 Denver, CO
 May 15 to May 16, 2021
 2021 AMA Coin & Stamp Show
 Sioux Falls, SD
 Jun 18 to Jun 20, 2021
 Raleigh Money Expo - Raleigh Coin Club
 Raleigh, NC
 Jun 30 to Jul 03, 2021
 2021 Colorado Springs Coin, Currency, and Collectibles Show
 Colorado Springs, CO
 Jan 06 to Jan 09, 2022
 Florida United Numismatists FUN Coin Show
 Orlando, FL
 Apr 27 to Apr 30, 2022
 Central States Numismatic Society Convention
 Schaumburg, IL
 Jun 29 to Jul 02, 2022
 2021 Colorado Springs Coin, Currency, and Collectibles Show
 Colorado Springs, CO
 Jan 05 to Jan 08, 2023
 Florida United Numismatists FUN Coin Show
 Orlando, FL
 Jun 28 to Jul 01, 2023
 2021 Colorado Springs Coin, Currency, and Collectibles Show
 Colorado Springs, CO
 
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