Educational programs scheduled for ANA show in Denver

July 7, 2006 By ekr

Educational programs scheduled for ANA show in Denver
(Colorado Springs, Colorado) A variety of educational programs, catering to all ages and interests, will be offered before and during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money® Aug. 16-19 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

The educational program will kick off Aug. 14-15 with four, two-day seminars:
  • • Introduction to Counterfeit Detection of United States Coins
  • • Fundamentals of Grading United States Coins
  • • Collecting United States Paper Money
  • • The Lore of Hobo Nickels and Other Engraved Items

For registration information and pricing, e-mail or call 719-482-9826. During the four-day World’s Fair of Money, a number of numismatic scholars and luminaries will give free hourly Numismatic Theatre presentations. The tentative schedule is:

Wednesday, Aug. 16
  • 11 a.m. From Mint to Museum: Transforming the San Francisco Old Mint (Erik Christoffersen)
  • 12 p.m. Going Back 20 Years, First Strike Ceremony at the San Francisco Mint (Michael Turrini)
  • 1 p.m. The ANA Library as Your Resource (David Sklow) Money in Olde New York (Robert Hoge)
  • 2:00 p.m. A.P. Giannini: Money during the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (Don Barsii) What Are These Things & Why Are They on Coins? A Study of Misplaced Digits (Chris Pilliod)
  • 3:00 p.m. The Ins & Outs of Auction (Jeff Ambio) The 124 Patriots of Ireland Medal (Tom Sebring)
  • 4:00 p.m. Coins of Crisis during the Reign of George III (1760-1820) (Arthur Fitts) Legal-Tender $1 Notes (Joseph Ridder)

Thursday, August 17
  • 10 a.m. The Pythagorean Coins of Magna Graecia (John Francisco)
  • 11 a.m. Consumer Protection Mini-Seminar There Ain’t No Santa Claus in Numismatics (Susan McMillan)
  • 1 p.m. Making Bible History Real with Coins (Ed Holroyd)
  • 2 p.m. The United States Trade Dollar: History & Varieties (William H. Cowburn Jr.)
  • 3 p.m. Pioneer Gold Coins of Denver, Clark, Gruber & Co. Bank & Mint (Jim Atkinson)
  • 4 p.m. The Wonderful World of Large Cents (Denis W. Loring)

Friday, August 18
  • 10 a.m. Central American Cobs: A Reappraisal (Carlos Jara) NCs: Dr. Sheldon’s Non-Collectable¹ Large Cent Rarities (Robert Hoge)
  • 11a.m. The Modern Sovereign & Half Sovereign: Gold Coins of the British Empire from 1817 to Today (Richard Jozefiak) Coin Collecting Basics
  • 12 p.m. A Celebration of Survival in Coins (Scott Travers)
  • 1 p.m. The Joys of Collecting Type Coins (Frank Van Valen)
  • 2 p.m. Augustus Saint-Gaudens & the World¹s Columbian Exposition Medal (Michael Moran)
  • 3 p.m. Strange & Unusual Engravings on Colonial Paper Money (Gerald Kochel)
  • 4 p.m. My 34 Years at the Denver Mint (Michael Lantz)
  • 6 p.m. Where Is the ANA Going? Why Are We Changing & What Does It Mean to You? (Christopher Cipoletti)

Saturday, August 19
  • 10 a.m. The Effects of the Fourth Crusade on European Gold Coinage (Robert Leonard) Harry W. Bass Jr. Numismatic Collection (Jordan Bell)
  • 11 a.m. Sacagawea, Lewis & Clark & the Sacagawea Dollar Coin (Kenneth Thomasma) Coin Collecting Basics
  • 12 p.m. An Introduction to So-Called Dollars (Jeff Shevlin)
  • 1 p.m. Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars (Mark Kimpton) From Mint to Museum: Transforming the San Francisco Old Mint (Charles A. Fracchia)
  • 2:30 p.m. Double Eagle: The Epic Story of the World’s Most Valuable Coin (talk and book signing by Alison Frankel)

On Thursday, August 17, beginning at 10 a.m., ANA presents the annual Maynard Sundman/Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series. At 1 p.m., Keynote speaker Robert Hoge will present Coins That Made History: Power, Abundance & Longevity.

Other speakers include:
  • 10 a.m. Visual Rhetoric in the U.S. Bicentennial Quarter (James Benjamin)
  • 11 a.m. American Advocates: Changing the Course of National Coin Design (Roger Burdette)
  • 12 p.m. Silent Participants in D-Day (Carlton F. Schwan)
  • 2 p.m. Dexter¹s 1804 Rara Avis (Mark Ferguson)
  • 3 p.m. The Coinage of Alexander the Great & Alexander’s Image on Currency (Joaquin Montero)
  • 4:30 p.m. Shaping America¹s Modern Coinage: The Lincoln Cent of 1909 (Sol Taylor) Young Collectors have a full day of activities on

  • Saturday, August 19:
  • 9 a.m. Young Numismatist Awards Breakfast
  • 10 a.m. YN Auction
  • 2 p.m. Boy and Girl Scout Badge Workshop
  • 3 p.m. YN Exhibiting Program

The 115th annual World’s Fair of Money® brings together people of all ages who share an interest in coins, paper money, tokens and medals, art, history and related areas. The fourday educational event features a dealer bourse with more than 1100 numismatic venders ready to buy, sell, appraise or trade; a Mint Promenade featuring mints from 12 nations; a Club Midway with coin club representatives from throughout the U.S.; an educational exhibit area, multi-million-dollar auction and hourly educational presentations, seminars and meetings. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

For more information about the ANA World’s Fair of Money, including hotel reservations, discount travel and rental cars, contact the ANA Meeting Services Department at 719.482.9826, email or visit the ANA Web site at

The American Numismatic Association is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. With nearly 33,000 members, the Association serves the academic community, collectors and the general public with an interest in numismatics. The ANA helps all people discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of programs including its education and outreach, museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars.

For more information about the ANA, call 719.632.2646 or visit

Originally Release Date: July 7, 2006
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9835
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