The American Numismatic Association emailed a note to members announcing that space was still available for the classes at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® being held in Baltimore. If you are going to attend the show, this would be a great time to learn more about your hobby.
Here is the announcement from the ANA:
Take a Course at the World’s Fair of Money!
Space Still Available for Pre-convention Seminars
ANA members can save up to $100 on pre-convention and professional development seminars before and during the Baltimore World’s Fair of Money® by enrolling by July 1. Technical and collector series courses cater to collectors of all ages and interests.
Technical Series Seminars
Fundamentals of Grading United States Coins: Learn how U.S. coins should be graded according to the latest ANA and market standards. Instructor: Lane Brunner, Ph.D., author and collector. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28-29. ANA member cost: $295 through July 1; $345 after. Life member discount: $50.
Forensic Numismatics: Detecting Counterfeit and Altered U.S. Coins: Focus on items most often seen on the market today with examination of genuine and counterfeit specimens. Instructor: Brian Silliman, NGC grader. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28-29. ANA member cost: $295 through July 1; $345 after. Life member discount: $50.
Collector Series Seminars
Advanced Morgan Dollar Study: Take your passion for Morgan dollars to the next level with hands-on grading and identification of the best varieties of the series. Instructor: Ash Harrison, Society of Silver Dollar Collectors president. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28-29. ANA member cost: $120 through July 1; $145 after. Life member discount: $10.
Numismatics of Colonial America: Discover the intricacies of the early history of the nation’s coinage by learning die varieties, grading, methods of collecting and how to form a colonial coin library. Instructor: Erik Goldstein, numismatic curator at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1. ANA member cost: $88 through July 1; $98 after. Life member discount: $10.
Overview of Post-Civil War Tokens: Discover why token collecting has become such a popular field, why tokens where produced and used, how to collect, and what factors determine value. Instructor: David Schenkman, columnist for The Numismatist and editor of the TAMS Journal. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1. ANA member cost: $88 through July 1; $98 after. Life member discount: $10.
>Professional Development Seminar
Coins in the Classroom shows educators how to use money as a tool to create and enhance lessons in mathematics, social studies, language arts and economics. Instructor: Rod Gillis, ANA Numismatic Educator. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 30-31. Cost: $45.
Free workshops and lectures
The World’s Fair of Money provides numerous free workshops and lectures, including Numismatic Theatre and World Mint Theatre presentations and the Sundman Lecture Series on the topic, “Money as a Means of Propaganda.”
Pre-registration is required for some workshops. For more information, visit www.money.org and select “World’s Fair of Money” from the “Numismatic Events” dropdown menu.
To register or for more information, call 719-482-9857, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.money.org (select “World’s Fair of Money” from the “Numismatic Events” dropdown menu, then select “Education”).