Would you like to experience one of
the best coin weeks of your life? Consider attending the
American Numismatic Association's Summer Seminar touted as "The
best education in numismatics. PERIOD." I totally
I attended my first seminar in
Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1995 with my son Alex who was only 10
years old at the time. Colorado Springs in June is just beautiful.
Spending a week at the ANA, visiting the museum and library, eating
meals, talking face-to-face with numismatic luminaries and taking a
class on the numismatic subject of my dreams was absolute
I've since returned to Summer Seminar more than half a dozen
times, taken several ANA grading courses, even repeated one, and
taught on several occasions. It is simply wonderful every
time I go. But, don't take my word for it. Just go back to some
prior summer issues of your favorite coin newspaper and you'll see
others touting the Summer Seminar as one of the best weeks of their
The old adage, "you don't know what you don't know," applies to
the various seminars given by the ANA. For example, I'll be
teaching "Collecting/Investing in Morgan Dollars: A Comprehensive
Approach" in Session I. Whether you are a novice, dealer or
investor, regardless of your collecting level, you will likely
learn something of value that will more than offset the cost of the
trip. I would dare to say that it might pay (save) many multiples
of that cost in your future numismatic endeavors.
You will learn the nuances of collecting by date and mint mark,
as well as the importance of strike, toning and eye appeal. Key die
states, proof-like and deep mirror proof-like coins, extant
populations, grading and grading services, pricing and cutting edge
research will also be discussed. We will present on Morgan dollar
proofs, patterns and errors. Using actual examples, you will learn
about collecting/investing in Morgan dollars from three
knowledgeable experts in the field: Isaac Wallie, professional
numismatist at APMEX; John Baumgart, President, Society of Silver
Dollar Collectors; and me.
You can attend "Bull Sessions" in the evenings or go on a
variety of very nice local excursions. There will be an auction, a
local coin show, and a banquet at the end of the seminar to round
out the fun.
You would think the cost of a nearly week long education, along
with a shared room and meals would cost several thousand dollars.
It's under $1,200! That, plus the cost of airfare to Colorado
Springs is all it takes, that is, if you can book early enough with
the ANA to get space in the class of your choice.
There are two Summer Seminar sessions at the ANA. Session I is
from June 21st-26th. Session II is from
June 28th-July 3rd. The 46th
Annual Summer Seminar Course Catalog is online at Money.org.
For further information contact Amber Bradish at the ANA at
719-482-9865 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.