The United States Mint is hosting a one-day forum Oct. 13 in Philadelphia to discuss the past, present, and future of the numismatic hobby.
"It seems only appropriate that, while we as a bureau are celebrating our history, the Mint is also looking for ways to improve the way we engage our customers and invigorate our relevance into the future," said U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson.
In 2017, the U.S. Mint celebrates its 225th anniversary.
Jeppson in late July sent an informal notice about the planned forum to some members of the numismatic community. Official invitations began arriving in email inboxes on Friday, Sept. 2, the same day a public release announced the date of the event and its purpose.
Entitled Numismatics: Past, Present and Future, the forum will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until 6:30 p.m. Scheduled agenda items include a heritage assets presentation, a Mint marketing update, and panel discussions. The U.S. Mint will release its forum presentations after the event.
Those who did not receive an invitation and are interested in attending should send requests to:
They must be delivered by Sept. 15, 2016, and include the person’s affiliation (e.g., hobbyist, coin dealer, coin grader, etc.).
Seating is limited and submitting a request does not guarantee admission, the Mint said. Also, attendance will be at the cost of the participant. Additional information will be provided to confirmed attendees.