URC Mission

"The University of Rare Coins connects the public to the knowledge of numismatics for the sake of education and appreciation of our monetary system."

URC Values

As the first and only Numismatic University, URC is committed to providing students the highest level of numismatic knowledge, while continuing to grow and improve the University of Rare Coins.

The University of Rare Coins foundational principles are "Education, Quality, Value, and Integrity."

The URC Company Credo is… "There is no question we won't answer; there is no answer we won't support."

about URC

The University of Rare Coin (URC) is an online educational platform that was created in 2010, by Karl Newman, Numismatic Researcher and Curriculum Developer.

URC is the industry's first and only online Numismatic University, that is built on a sophisticated software platform, known as a Learning Management System (LMS), that manages the training, testing, and tracking online... 24/7/365, anywhere, anytime, with an Internet connection.

Extensive research conducted from the Library of Congress, National Archives, and hundreds of numismatic resources, brings to light, little known numismatic history and facts, with rare photos and illustrations, bringing learning alive.

When first introduced at the 2011 American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show in Chicago, the top Industry leaders and legends were amazed at what URC created for the Numismatic Industry. In 2013 the PNG (Professional Numismatists Guild) choose URC for its vocational training program, "Promoting Numismatic Growth."

Since then URC has continued to grow to bring the finest level of online interactive education to the public, delivering Knowledge Now, for what you need to know, when you need to know it.

The University of Rare coins is where classes are always in session, and Knowledge is currency.

urc overview

URC Courses are filled with interactive online elearning numismatic knowledge, with dozens of modules you can choose from, covering hundreds of rare coin topic, available on a mouse-click.
URC's Library is a reference and resource center for audio, video, and documents to support serious numismatic studies, anytime, anywhere with an Internet connection.
URC Transcripts document numismatic training activities and progress, which documents in-process courses, completed learning, and URC course credits, and diplomas
URC's Audio Library features short 4 minute "Coin History Moments" highlighting the most fascinating aspects of numismatics and little known stories about U.S. Coins.
URC's Video Library features many online videos about numismatics, covering the History of U.S. Coinage, Documentaries, Interviews, and assorted related videos on Rare Coins.
URC's Document Library features PDF numismatic downloads for research and documentation on a variety of subjects related to rare coin history, collecting, and investing.