Constitution & Bylaws

Code of Ethics

Membership Application (PDF)

One Page Info Sheet (PDF)

Introduction to Tokens

How Tokens Changed One Coin Collectors Life

More articles

FREE TRIAL MEMBERSHIP - Click here to signup

Electronic access to the current issue of our monthly magazine Talkin' Tokens for two months.

Upcoming Shows - See News for details:

NTCA Annual Show - September 9 & 10, 2017 - Omaha, Nebraska

2016 Curto Award winner announced

David Schenkman for his book Virginia Tokens.

2016 Literary Awards for best articles submitted to Talkin' Tokens over the past year have been announced.

First Place: John Hoffman - "Saloon Token" - Sepptember 2015
Second Place: Michael Wehner - "The Folsom Asparagus Gin Co." - February 2016
Third Place: Pete Richards - "Gold Fever at Bridgeport" - June 2016

September 11, 2010 - Two Video Clips of Ron Lerch - Token Stories

Ron Lerch - How I got started

Ron Lerch - Robinson's Corner

September 2010 - NTCA Annual Show & Auction - Fargo, ND

Slideshow of photos from the show

Thank you to Bob Hanna and the Red River Valley Coin Club for hosting our show!

May 1, 2010 - New Membership Options

The National Token Collectors Association (NTCA) is announcing a new youth program effective immediately. The new program features a special Youth Membership option for those 25 years and younger. The youth membership will cost only $5 per year and will include an electronic subscription to our monthly magazine.

The club is also announcing an Electronic Membership option, available to everyone, for $18 per year and includes an electronic subscription to our monthly magazine. It is hoped this electronic membership option will make membership more accessible to potential members, especially those residing in foreign countries. We continue to offer our regular membership, which receives a printed copy of our monthly magazine delivered by the post office, for $36 per year (in the USA).

January 2010 - Online Auction Site

NTCA and are jointly offering an Online Auction Site, focused on the buying and selling of tokens and related exonumia. This site can be found at or

NTCA membership is required for all sellers. Buyers are not required to be NTCA members. Listing fees will be $0.01 per item and completed sales will be subject to a 2% seller commission. All sellers will be given a $5 credit upon registration on the site.


The National Token Collectors Association (NTCA) was founded in 1996 to promote the hobby of collecting all tokens, medals and other exonumia. The association has a broad based membership concentrated in the United States but extending worldwide. All members are encouraged to share their knowledge towards our common goals to:

  1. Promote the collecting of merchant trade tokens and other exonumia made of metal, cardboard, plastic, wood, vulcanite, celluloid and paper.
  2. Foster good relations and fellowship in the token collecting hobby.
  3. Encourage study and sharing of information through articles and monographs about tokens issuing businesses, the tokens themselves (such as series and new finds), and token manufacturers or diesinkers.

As an association dedicated to the hobby and run by the participation of its membership, NTCA has both a “Constitution and Bylaws” and a “Code of Ethics” that help ensure the positive aspects of the hobby.

If you collect tokens, please consider joining NTCA!  No other token collecting organization offers so much for so little. Membership Application (PDF)

Token Collage

Image Jerry Adams