Coins can be purchased from other collectors by joining coin-collecting clubs and associations, such as the American Numismatic Association, through coin shows and through coin-collecting periodicals such as the "Numismatic News and Coin World." Coin-collector club information is available online at Coin Network.
By joining a coin-collecting club, an individual can interact with many other collectors who are often willing to sell their own coins as well as purchase others. Often there is an economic benefit gained from these transactions, because collectors do not need to sell at a profit to cover business expenses. Clubs and periodicals often advertise coin shows that are comprised of collectors and dealers selling from their own stock.