Due to the rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the meetings and programs at the Dunwoody North Shallowford Annex are suspended until further notice since this building serves as the City of Dunwoody's backup operational facility. Therefore, MCCA meetings are canceled for the foreseeable future. For more information on COVID-19, visit the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization websites.
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ANA and NGC to Launch ANA Registry

The American Numismatic Association and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation have partnered to launch the ANA Registry later this year. The ANA is the country’s largest nonprofit coin-collecting organization, as well as one of the oldest and most prestigious. Founded in 1891, the ANA has approximately 25,000 members and is the only numismatic organization chartered by the […]

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Strike Gold in Atlanta: Y’All Are Invited!

The American Numismatic Association brings its National Money Show to Atlanta, February 27–29, 2020, at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The great state of Georgia is no stranger to organized numismatics. You might remember a few years ago when the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo—usually hosted in Baltimore three times a year—was held in Atlanta. The […]

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MCCA VP Varza Dies at 58

Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta vice-president Glen Andrew Varza, Sr., age 58, of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Annette Zenko, Sugar Hill, Georgia; son, Andrew Varza, Jr., Shelton, Connecticut; granddaughters, Brooke Elizabeth Varza and Cora Lynne Varza; brother, William Varza, South Berry, […]

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New Security Chip-Embedded Slabs To Protect Against Counterfeiting

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is excited to announce its partnership with HID Global to begin embedding high-security Near Field Communication (NFC) chip technology in PCGS coin slabs. PCGS slabs embedded with NFC technology allow any collector or dealer with a modern smartphone to easily verify that the coin encapsulated within was indeed certified, graded, […]

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Book Explores the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

100 Greatest Modern World Coins by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker; foreword by Donald Scarinci. Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of a new book, 100 Greatest Modern World Coins, by authors Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker. The 168-page hardcover coffee-table book will debut in March 2020. Before then it can be pre-ordered online (including […]

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Learn to Discern: Grading U.S. Coins Seminar

Take the worry out of your numismatic purchases by becoming knowledgeable about how U.S. coins should be graded. Using the latest American Numismatic Association and market standards, instructors Kenneth Bressett, editor emeritus of A Guide Book of United States Coins, Bill Fivaz, co-author of The Cherrypicker’s Guide to Rare Coin Varieties, and Rod Gillis, ANA […]

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The $1 Million Cent is Coming to Georgia!

The public can see more than $100 million of historic rare coins and colorful currency, including a $1 million Lincoln cent, a $3 million nickel, historic Georgia gold coins and currency, and misprinted “funny money,” at the National Money Show in the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, February 27-29, 2020. Plus, all visitors can find […]

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Bill Fivaz Will Update the Hobby on Cherrypicking Coin Die Varieties

Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, will give an overview of today’s hobby and market at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on February 27, 2020, in Atlanta. Dennis Tucker and Bill Fivaz reviewing die varieties at a November 21, 2019, editorial meeting. “Cherrypicking” is […]

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Unexpectedly High Demand Leads the RED BOOK Back to Press

In a sign of the strength of the coin-collecting hobby, dramatically higher than usual demand has caused Whitman Publishing to go back to press with the spiralbound version of the Guide Book of United States Coins, 73rd edition. The Guide Book, published since 1946 and popularly known as the “Red Book,” is the best-selling annual […]

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