March 18, 2013 By ekr



The American Numismatic Association will offer a new Summer Seminar course, “Legends in Numismatics,” which will be taught by a slate of world-renowned numismatists. The course will be offered during both sessions, June 22-28 and June 29-July 5, in Colorado Springs, Colo.


2013SScourse Catalog 1“This is a rare opportunity for students to get first-hand experience with some of the icons in the numismatic industry,” ANA Executive Director Jeff Shelvin said.


From June 22-28, instructors will include Ira Goldberg, Mark Borckardt, Neil Shafer and Fred Holabird. This week-long session will give students an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of territorial gold, money of panics and depressions, coins that made history and the first U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.


“The experience of the instructors represents over 100 years in numismatics, and the topics give students an overview of various fields that they may be inspired to explore further,” Shafer said.


Notables Kenneth E. Bressett, Robert W. Hoge, Beth Deisher and Dennis Tucker will instruct the second session of the course, from June 29-July 5, which is dedicated to teaching students about the world of numismatic writing, publishing and research. Students will engage in and discuss topics with instructors in an open forum roundtable.


Deisher, retired editor of Coin World, is eager to teach numismatic writers the step-by-step instructions on how to increase the likelihood of becoming published. 


“Instructors for this course will be able to provide students the how-to instructions to make their numismatic writing experiences smoother, easier and faster,” Deisher said.  “We will be able to give students the inside fast-track.”


For more information on “Legends in Numismatics” or to enroll, download the course catalog at For questions, call Education Project Manager Susan McMillan at 719-482-9850 or email


Join us for the ANA’s 45th Annual Summer Seminar, held on the Colorado College campus in beautiful Colorado Springs. Summer Seminar is an opportunity for numismatic scholarship and camaraderie, offering students a wide and varied selection of courses, mini seminars and special events suited for everyone, from the curious beginner to the most advanced numismatist.

Orginally Release Date: March 18, 2013

ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9872


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