The Exchange : About


The American Numismatic Association welcomes and encourages your active participation on


The goal is to create a space for members to share ideas, research, opinions and other musings as they relate to the broad topic of numismatics.


By submitting a comment, you are consenting to the following terms of engagement:

Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.

Profanity is prohibited. The FCC has defined profanity as "including language so grossly offensive to members of the public who actually hear it as to amount to a nuisance," and that standard will be enforced. Mentions of or links to obscene or vulgar material will be removed. When in doubt, best to leave it out.


Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow members or discriminates based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity.

A personal attack is a comment that insults another collector or dealer personally; for instance, their intelligence, marital status, health, upbringing, etc. In order to encourage intelligent discussion and debate, name-calling is prohibited. You may disagree with another person's ideas or opinions, but you may not disparage them on a personal level.


Don't libel another member or business.

Sometimes conflicts occur when doing business. If you feel like another member or business has wronged you in a business transaction, the ANA can help through mediation services. The Exchange is not the place to vent about a specific dealer or member. Certainly, we can exchange stories and ideas that will warn others of deceptive business practices. But if you accuse another business or member of unethical or illegal business practices, we will remove the comment.


Removing comments

The ANA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to remove a comment and also to revoke a user's privilege to post content. The ANA staff will not review every comment posted on the site immediately. If you see a comment that you believe violates this user agreement, please email Posts will not be removed automatically, but all reported posts will be reviewed.



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