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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!

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18 Jan 2018

2017 Week Two YN Summer Seminar Video

Young Numismatists Exchange | Kenny

Here is week two's YN video I made of last year's summer seminar with a special guest appearance - Mr. Ken Bressett. I encourage YNs to apply for a scholarship! The summer seminars are outstanding. You learn a lot and get to meet a lot of knowledgeable people plus you will have lots of fun!https://youtu.be/HJ2Ex8q70y4

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18 Jan 2018

2017 Week One YNs at the ANA Summer Seminar

Young Numismatists Exchange | Kenny

Here is week one's YN video I made of last year's summer seminar. I encourage YNs to apply for a scholarship! The summer seminars are outstanding. You learn a lot and get to meet a lot of knowledgeable people plus you will have lots of fun!https://youtu.be/ajFyGv6PMjk

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13 Nov 2016

Summer Seminar and Website Update

Coins | Boomtree

I had such a blast at ANA Summer Seminar this year! A big thanks to the Oklahoma Numismatic Association for their scholarship. Steve Roach's class was AMAZING!

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11 Mar 2016

NUMISMATIC FORGERY

Coins | Longstrider

Well, I believe it's time to cause some controversies! I bought this book while I was at the second semester of the 2015 Summer Seminar. It was presented during the course on "Detection of Counterfeit and Altered Coins". I was lucky enough to have it autographed by Bill Campbell, past president of the ANA and Brian Silliman, another of the instructors. This book tells some of the procedures that "coin doctors" produce and alter coins. It's not a recipe book but it's pretty close. Everyone should read this. Without going into to much detail, it will show you that just because a coin is in a slab, that doesn't make it genuine. Shocking news, no? Here is an exert from Amazon:

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25 Aug 2015

My very own " Hobo "..... Nickel that is!

Odd & Curious Money | Kepi

I'm so happy to be able to share this special coin with everyone! My husband attended 2015 Summer Seminar session two and not only had a great time and learned alot but also met a very talented and wonderful person...Tiny : ) I'm sure some of you who went to Summer Seminar are familiar with Tiny, quite the character and really helpful when it comes to the ANA. Tiny is also an artist to say the least and to make a long story a bit shorter...My husband, John, commissioned Tiny to carve a Hobo Nickel special for me! His artwork is amazing! Having only seen pictures of Hobo Nickels, I was truly honored and so excited to have one of my very own for my collection. Thank you John and Tiny! : )

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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!

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09 Jul 2015

YN's at the 2015 ANA Summer Seminar

Young Numismatists Exchange | Kenny

Here is a video I made at the 2015 Summer Seminar. It was a great time and I thank Ms. Susan, Amber, the instructors, and everyone else at the ANA for making it a wonderful experience. I cannot wait until next year's seminar. https://youtu.be/R7o1Zt_-qPwKenny

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