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The submission deadline for the 2021 World's Fair of Money Sundman Lecture Series presenters has passed. Thanks you for your interest!

Sundman Lecture Series Symposium

Topic: Big, Bold and Beautiful — Coins that have stood out over the ages.

Expand information below to learn more and submit your proposal. 

Questions? Email Jennifer Ackerman at ackerman@money.org or call (719) 482-9839.

Symposium Overview

Since the invention of coinage, certain coins have stood out for their beauty, their bold design or their sheer size. From the Decadrachms of Syracuse to the 1907 ultra-high relief Saint-Gaudens $20 and the modern “monster coins,” this year’s Sundman lecture submissions should be based on the history behind big, bold and beautiful coins. Papers that emphasize new research and scholarship will be prioritized.

Submission Guidelines

If you wish to be a speaker at the symposium, please submit a summary of your lecture, not to exceed 500 words. Each summary should contain an introduction, a brief discussion of the subject, and sources and research method. Electronic submissions are preferred, but not required. 

Email presentation summaries to ackerman@money.org or mail to: ANA Sundman Lecture Series, c/o Jennifer Ackerman, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. The deadline for submissions is June 4, 2021.

Review Process

Summaries will be reviewed and speakers chosen by a panel based on originality, persuasiveness and relevance to the symposium topic. Presenters will be notified by June 18, 2021.

Publication & Distribution

Proceedings from the symposium will be published on the American Numismatic Association website (money.org). Presenters must provide an electronic copy and paper printout of their papers prior to the symposium. Selected presenters will receive a $250 honorarium.

Symposium Admission

Free and open to all attendees of the World’s Fair of Money, the symposium will take place on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont.


Money Talks

Overview: Share your expertise, ideas and research with fellow hobbyists during a 30- to 45-minute Money Talks presentation. Previous presentations have included such topics as “Siege Notes: The Currency of War,” Strategies to Dispose of Your Collection” and “Curious Currency of the World.”

Submission deadline passed: May 21.

Questions? Email Sam Gelberd at sgelberd@money.org or call (719) 482-9846.

Submission Guidelines

Those interested in giving a Money Talks presentation should submit proposals and a brief bio online at money.org/numismatic-events/money-talks or email sgelberd@money.org. Presentations should be accompanied by digital images. Proposals are due by May 21, 2021.

Money Talks Admission

Free and open to all attendees of the World’s Fair of Money, Money Talks will take place Thursday and Friday, August 12 and 13, 2021 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont.

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