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11 Mar 2016


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:

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!   : )

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!

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

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.