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18 Jan 2018

ANA's Summer Seminar Book Sale Video

Summer Seminar | Kenny

This is a video I made of last year's summer seminar's book sale held each of the two weeks. Although I love everything about the summer seminar, the book sale is one of my favorite things along with the YN auction.https://youtu.be/3q-WNAX8FtEToday’s video will discuss some of my numismatic book purchases at this year’s 2017 American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar. In addition to the great courses, the book sales are one of the most looked forward to events each week at the summer seminar each year. All proceeds raised by the book sales are used by the library for future purchases. The ANA library holds one of the most complete collection of numismatic books in the United States and the world. All ANA members have access to the library which is one of the huge benefits of being an ANA member.Each week, an opening ceremony takes place discussing the week ahead. During the opening ceremony, Mr. David Sklow, library manager for the ANA and all around nice person, reviews the book sale rules. ANA attendees receive a lottery number card. The cards each has a number noted and are handed out randomly. The lower number you receive the better as you will be one of the first let in to the book sale. The lottery card lowest number you can receive is the number 2 and everyone is lined up in numerical order to go into the sale.The number 1 lottery card is very special. During the opening ceremony, David auctions off a very special numismatic book. The winner not only receives the special book but gets to be the first to go into the sale by themselves for 5 minutes. The bidding is hectic and a lot of fun to watch. Many in the audience are happy to bid the price high as the proceeds go to the library. It is not unusual for the special book to have a retail value of over $1000.00This year during the second week, my father surprised me and began bidding. He told me later that he wanted to reward me for working hard at school this past year. My dad won and I had 5 minutes in the book sale room. I was surprised how long 5 minutes felt and it was great to find some special books during that time. Mr. David Sklow does a great job in sorting out separate sections for world, US, precious metals, resource books, auction catalogs, etc. making it easier to find books. The books and other numismatic literature date back decades and some even centuries.Another great reason to come out to the Summer Seminars!

25 Aug 2017

ANA Cos Seminar and Den Convention

Summer Seminar | user_1448

Enjoyed the Colorado Springs Seminar immensely, took the Level 2 Grading Class and gained knowledge on several issues. Also attended the Denver ANA Convention, enjoyed the exhibits and rarities in the Museum, visited with acquaintances from past shows and dealers, also founda superb sought after piece.

27 May 2016

2016 ANA Summer Seminar - Second Session

Summer Seminar | InGodWeTrustOurMotto

It was two years ago that I attended my first ever ANA Summer Seminar.Iam so excited about being able to return in 2016.I called in the Fall of 2015 and spoke to Amber B. She was kind enough to keepme informed, so that I could sign up as soon as was possible.The first time I attended, I was part ofthe Second Session. I was unable to attend the First Session that year, because I was running theKansas Numismatic Association's Annual Coin & Stamp Show in Wichita, KS.I was a regular board member of the KNA,then.The following year, I was doing the same, but due tomy health I was unable to attend the Summer Sessionin 2015. I am still a KNABoard Member, but this is my last term as Vice President. This year is alsomy last year running the Kansas Numismatic Association's Annual Coin & Stamp Show, so I will onlybe attending the Second Session this year.I look forward to meeting new people who share thesame interests. I am planningon driving all the way from Wichita, KS to Colorado Springs, CO. It's about an 8 hour drive, so Iam driving in a day early on Friday, June 24th. This can help me acclimate to the altitude. I am alife long Kansan, whichmeans that I'm a "flat lander". Look forwardto seeing everyone again!

28 Mar 2016

How to get the ANA Diploma in Numismatics - A Personal Journey

Summer Seminar | alphaNumis

A short story of my little journey. Click on the link below to read the full entry.

16 Jul 2015

Summer Seminar Second Week

Summer Seminar | Longstrider

Just a real quick one. I was wondering if anyone has photos of the second week of this years ANA Summer Seminar? I haven't seen many so far. Thanks!

05 Jul 2015

Summer seminar and a “poor boy” approach to photo stacking

Summer Seminar | Ian Fenn

It's a very early Sunday morning, after a nights struggle with my body's out of sync clock. Vienna Austria is about 8-10 hours ahead of Colorado Springs so when it's time to sleep in Vienna my body, Currently on Mountain Time is telling me to wake. I only spent the second week at the summer seminar money and time did not allow me a longer visit. It was my third year in a row at Colorado Springs and perhaps my most rewarding visit so far. I wouldn't say it was the best as I plan to return if not next year, then 2017. The future I would hope would hold even better experiences. The seminar that has just finished was rewarding in no small part due to the previous years I attended.

30 Jun 2015

Kraljevich, Goldstein receive honorary ANA doctorates

Summer Seminar | ANA Official Post | Jake Sherlock

Longtime American Numismatic Association members Erik Goldstein and John Kraljevich were awarded honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees from the Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Thursday, June 24, at the Session 1 graduation banquet for the 2015 ANA Summer Seminar.


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