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02 May 2002

Exciting educational programs scheduled for ANA show in NYC

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Exciting educational programs scheduled for ANA show in NYC

More than 60 hours of educational programs, catering to all ages and interests, will be offered at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City's Times Square, July 31-August 4.

The Education Department has scheduled a variety of presentations, forums and seminars, placing special emphasis on activities involving young people and their families.

Throughout the show, young visitors will experience the excitement of a real treasure hunt while playing "Treasure Trivia," a competition friendly game in which everyone wins a bag filled with numismatic gifts. Participants are given game cards and a treasure map to find the answers at various stops around the bourse floor. Those who correctly answer the first 15 multiple-choice questions are eligible for a grand- prize drawing.

On Thursday, August 1, the ANA will conduct its World Series for Young Collectors, in which teams of aspiring young numismatists (YNs) will battle for "YN dollars" that can be spent at the Abe Kosoff/PNG Young Numismatists Awards Breakfast and Auction held on Saturday, August 3. During this popular event, outstanding young collectors are recognized for their exhibits and numismatic literary accomplishments.

On Friday evening, August 2, everyone is invited to watch five well known collectors compete in the World Series of Numismatics. The players will be selected in advance, based on their individual expertise in various numismatic specialty areas.

A special, three-day grading seminar will be led by top experts from the ANA's official grading service, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), July 27-29. Participants will hone their skills and gain valuable hands-on experience. Also offered in conjunction with the convention will be a one-day course, "How to Detect Counterfeit U.S. Gold Coins," on July 30.

New York's Numismatic Theatre runs from July 31 through August 4 and features a number of hobby luminaries speaking on a variety of topics.

Tentatively scheduled to speak are: 
  • • John W. Adams - "The Forgotten Medals of John Law" 
  • • Jon P. Amato - "Toward a Rarity Analysis and Numismatic History of 1796-97 Draped Bust Half Dollars" 
  • • Kenneth Bressett - "Consumer Alert: The Best and Worst of 2002 Deals" ("Red Book" signing follows at the ANA area) 
  • • Graham Dyer - "Irish Copper Coins of the 18th Century Produced by the Royal Mint during the Reigns of George II and George III" 
  • • Nicholas M. Graver - "Photographic Numismatics" 
  • • David Hendin - "Biblical and Jewish Coins, Current Topics" 
  • • Dick Johnson - "What I Learned from 3,000 Coin and Medal Artists" • Gerald Kochel - "The George Hatie Collection of Coins on Post Cards" 
  • • Chester L. Krause & Clifford Mishler - "How Publishing Communications Has Enriched the Numismatic Pursuit" 
  • • Robert D. Leonard Jr. - "New Discoveries in California Pioneer Fractional Gold" 
  • • Michael E. Marotta - "Alexander as Herakles" 
  • • W. David Perkins - "Early Silver Dollars, 1794-1803: Major Types, Interesting Varieties, Famous Collections and Collectors" 
  • • Ed Reiter - "My Years with The New York Times" (Book-signing follows at the ANA area) 
  • • Maurice Rosen - "How to Get Your Money's Worth and Maximize Your Returns" 
  • • P. Scott Rubin - "New York City: The American Coin Auction Capital of the United States for More Than 100 Years" 
  • • Mark Sportack - "Somers Isles Hogge Money" 
  • • Anthony J. Swiatek - "Is There Hidden Wealth in Your Coin Collection without You Being Aware?" 
  • • Scott A. Travers - "Building a Valuable Coin Collection from Pocket Change"

The ANA has arranged for airfare discounts of 5 to 15 percent on Delta Air Lines (call Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 1-800-241-6760 and refer to File No. 182323A) and 5- to 10-percent discounts on United Airlines (call United Meeting Specialists at 1-800-521-4041 and refer to ID# 500BX).

For more information about the ANA World's Fair of Money 2002, including hotel reservations and discount travel, contact the ANA Convention Department, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279; telephone 719/632-2646; fax 719/634-4085; E-mail convention@money.org; or visit the ANA Web site at www.money.org.

Originally Release Date: May 2, 2002
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9872
                            Email: pr@money.org

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