41st Annual American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar

ANAHobbyists of all abilities can participate in the best educational program in numismatics by enrolling in a two-day class at the 41st annual American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, June 27-July 3 and July 4-10.

For the first time in its history, students may select from a menu of two-day classes, rather than attending the educational event for a full week. Hobbyists with an interest in numismatic education, but without the time to spend a full week in Colorado Springs can take one two-day class on June 29-30; July 1-2; July 6-7 or July 8-9. Or, students interested in combining a family vacation with Summer Seminar can choose any combination of two day classes and explore Colorado and the Rocky Mountains during their free time.

Tuition for one, two-day class is $279 ($254 for ANA life members) and includes lunches. For more information or to register, go to www.money.org or call Susan McMillan at 719-482- 9850. Following is a list of available two-day classes:

June 29-30

  • "Money of the World: Coins That Made History." Instructors: Ira Goldberg, co-editor of Money of the World: Coins that Made History, and ANA Curator Douglas Mudd;
  • "Introduction to Coin Collecting." Instructor: ANA Numismatic Educator Rod Gillis;
  • "From Rome to Romaion." Instructor: former ANA Governor Prue Morgan Fitts;
  • "Tudor Coins." Instructor: former ANA Governor Arthur M. Fitts III;
  • "World Coin Overview." Instructor: professional numismatist Benjamin Swagerty.

July 1-2

  • "Financial Planning for Collectors: If I Can’t Take it With Me, What Happens to My Collection When I’m Gone." Instructor: Certified Financial Planner Jeffrey Rarich;
  • "Train the Trainers." Instructor: Rod Gillis;
  • "Introduction to Early American Historical Medals." Instructor: professional numismatist John Kraljevich;
  • "Charles I (1625-49): Divine Right vs. the People, and the English Civil War." Instructor: Arthur M. Fitts III;
  • "Collecting the World: One Topic at a Time." Instructor: Benjamin Swagerty.

July 6-7

  • "Classic U.S. Commemoratives: Bourse Secrets of a Pro." Instructor: ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd;
  • "Grading U.S. Paper Money." Instructor: Glen Jorde, manager of Paper Money Guaranty;
  • "Coin Care, Conservation and Preservation Methods." Instructor: NGC grader Brian Silliman.

July 8-9

  • "How to Accurately Value U.S. Coins." Instructor: U.S. coin analyst Mark Ferguson;
  • "Facing the Chinese Counterfeiting Threat." Instructors: Coin World Editor Beth Deisher, About.com editor Susan Headley, and Chinese counterfeit expert Dr. Greg Dubay;
  • "Condor Tokens." Instructor: token collector and specialist Jerry Bobbe.

About the American Numismatic Association

The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 32,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.

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