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29 Aug

Crum donates $50,000 to ANA website project

World's Fair of Money | ANA Official Post | jfletcher

Adam Crum, owner of Monaco Rare Coins, donated $50,000 to the American Numismatic Association on Saturday, Aug. 9, the final day of the 2014 World's Fair ofMoneySMin Rosemont, Illinois. Accepting on behalf of the ANA was Executive Director KimKiick.

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28 Aug

Little to do about coins

| Cmower

Well, when I first started dealing with any kinds of coins it was just silver, .999 good ole bullion. It was a good gateway drug, if you will, into bigger and better things. A lengthy story short, I was walking out of the local jewelers when I noticed under the counter, a row of Morgan silver dollars. I looked down the row and I choose the first 1878 I saw (I figured it was still 90%) and picked it up with my grandfathers help. I never intended to start dabbling in numismatics, even then I just thought it was a cool piece but, the longer I was staring at it, the longer it started creeping into my mind and I wanted another one. As any good addiction story goes, that's when it was all down hill from there.

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28 Aug

RCNA's 60th Anniversary Convention Features Active Involvement of ANA

World's Fair of Money | ANA Official Post | Jake Sherlock

The American Numismatic Association was well represented in the activities of the 60th anniversary convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association held in Toronto, Ontario, on August 13-16, 2014. Leading the delegation from the ANA, in keeping with this year's joint ANA/RCNA "Hands Across the Border" promotion, was president Walter Ostromecki from California.

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28 Aug

Links to some of our publications on Numismatic News

| Grove Minting Company

Numismatic News is a great publication regarding insightful discussion based around this hobby and industry. I've had a few discussions with their team regarding trends, history, and the constant evolution of coins and collectors. Linked below are two publications of their newsletter from last year, in reference of those topics, which I'd like to share.http://www.numismaticnews.net/article/this-weeks-letters-120313(Third letter from the top titled "Viewpoint")http://www.numismaticnews.net/article/silver-round-bears-barber-design(Write-up regarding one of William Barber's pattern designs)Between Numismatic News, The Numismatist, and Coin World, one can always find something new to learn in this field!

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27 Aug

Intermediate Coin Grading (Grading 2) Class Notes, Summer Seminar 2014

Summer Seminar | Amanda Varner

I recently attended the ANA’s Summer Seminar for the second time, taking Intermediate Coin Grading (grading 2) this time.  I brought along my trusty iPad, and because I type at a nearly inhuman speed I took some pretty extensive notes that I thought I might share in the hopes of helping others.  This class was taught by two current coin graders, one employed by PCGS and the other NGC — you just can’t ask for better instructors.  Steven Feltner (PCGS guy) and John Schuch II (NGC guy) were great, and I wrote down nearly everything they said whether it was new to me or not.

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27 Aug

ANA Summer Seminar 2014

Summer Seminar | Amanda Varner

The ANA’s annual Summer Seminar is a fantastic week long event dedicated solely to educating numismatists of all ages and all skill levels.  Their course catalog is comprehensive, covering a vast area of numismatics, and the chance to meet and rub elbows with some of the best in the business is worth the trip alone.  This year marked my second journey to Colorado Springs, Colorado for the Summer Seminar and this week was by far my favorite yet!  I can tell you now I’ll be back each year for the foreseeable future.

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27 Aug

Tales Of The Kennedy Madness

World's Fair of Money | Amanda Varner

By now the entire numismatic world has heard of The Kennedy Madness that gripped thousands of people at the ANA’s World’s Fair Of Money, 2014.

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