ana 2019 fun seminars

The American Numismatic Association has built a reputation for high-quality, hands-on numismatic training through our Technical Series Seminars. We believe the quality of training can be measured by the knowledge of your instructor, and we are proud to have some of the best instructors in the industry. Our small class size allows you to forge connections with fellow students and instructors alike, providing an opportunity for professional camaraderie and networking.

The ANA's Florence Schook School of Numismatics is offering two educational courses held in conjunction with the 64th annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention. "Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins" and "Advanced Grading of U.S. and World Paper Money" will be offered prior to the FUN show, Jan. 8 and 9.

The FUN Convention begins Jan. 10 at the Orange County Convention Center, located at 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Fla.

Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins

feltner kavanaughSharpen your grading skills! Knowledge of coin grading not only makes you more confident on the bourse floor, but also adds to your enjoyment of the hobby by helping take the worry out of numismatic purchases. Learn how U.S. coins should be graded according to the latest ANA and market standards.

The seminar covers many topics and emphasizes the fundamental principles of grading circulated U.S. coins, including the history and evolution of grading standards, analysis of a coin's focal points, technical and market grading, how to determine initial signs of wear and evaluating surface marks, strike, luster and eye appeal. 


Steve Feltner, Professional Numismatist, former grader at PCGS, Americana Rare Coin

Kevin Kauffman, Professional Numismatist


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Jan. 8-9)


Advanced Grading of U.S. and World Paper Money

jordeDiscover the often subtle differences between genuine, counterfeit and altered notes and how to grade them. In this hand-on seminar, you will improve your grading skills and learn to detect paper money that has been repaired, pressed, flattened or laundered.

U.S. and world notes will both be studied, as well as acceptable conservation methods. Students are encouraged to bring up to 10 of their own notes for grading as well as a magnifying loupe. 


Glen Jorde, Professional Numismatist, Lake Region Coin and Currency; former manager of Paper Money Guaranty (PMG); and past president of the Professional Currency Dealers Association.


9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Jan. 8-9)


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