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So I have a few questions about the education programs here. I have looked at each course that can be taken but I'm still a little confused. So i want to extent my knowledge beyond just U.S coins. For example, the course that teaches you how to detect counterfeits in us coins, I also want to learn how to apply that to other world currencies as well. What I learn in that class, can it be applied to world currencies or is there a separate course for that? Thanks so much guys.

1 year ago

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So I have a few questions about the education programs here. I have looked at each course that can be taken but I'm still a little confused. So i want to extent my knowledge beyond just U.S coins. For example, the course that teaches you how to detect counterfeits in us coins, I also want to learn how to apply that to other world currencies as well. What I learn in that class, can it be applied to world currencies or is there a separate course for that? Thanks so much guys.

 The counterfeit detection course is very specific to United States coins. There are some general principles discussed that would apply to world coins. Because world coins is a vast subject area, we do not have coursework devoted to world coins at this time.

1 year ago

also this is the American Numismatic Association not world numismatics so it will focus efforts on educating people about American numismatics 

1 year ago

Books my friend. I'm sure the ANA library will have a book on counterfeits dealing with world coins. All you need is the weight and a scale it will help. Counterfeiters have a hard time using different metals and getting the weight right. Mike.

1 year ago

Okay thanks guys. I appreciate the information

1 year ago

Just a note if anyone is reading this thread. 

The sheldon scale is applied for coin grading by top grading companies (for world coins as well)
It is well covered in the ANA grading course.

Go for it!

1 month ago

There is usually a world coin class. Not sure if it offered this year or both sessions. Good luck.

1 month ago

The 2019 class catalog is out and has information about the content of each course, the course on Counterfeiting does cover Ancients and Foreign Coins as well as US.  Look here:

https://www.money.org/summer-seminar

2019 course catalog

1 month ago

I am taking the Type Set course in the second week. But there are many other courses available to anyone.

1 month ago
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