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Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins (2-day Seminar)

The American Numismatic Association is offering this educational course in conjunction with the 2018 Virginia Numismatic Association Convention in Fredericksburg, VA.

Sharpen your grading skills! Knowledge of coin grading not only makes you more confident on the bourse floor, but also adds to your enjoyment of the hobby by helping take the worry out of numismatic purchases. Learn how U.S. coins should be graded according to the latest ANA market standards.

The seminar covers many topics and emphasizes the fundamental principles of grading circulated U.S. coins, including the history and evolution of grading standards, analysis of a coin’s focal points, technical and market grading, how to determine initial signs of wear and evaluating surface marks,strike, luster and eye appeal.

Instructors: Rod Gillis, ANA education director; and Sam Gelberd, ANA numismatic educator.

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, September 19-20, 2018

Tuition: $259 for ANA members; $359 for non-members. ANA members who register before July 27 will receive a $25 discount; ANA life members receive a $40 discount!



ANA Members: Click HERE to register online. Members can also register by printing and mailing the downloadable registration form below.

Non-ANA members may register by printing and mailing the downloadable forms below, calling (719) 482-9810, or emailing seminars@money.org.

Click HERE to download the Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins registration form.


Course Instructor Rod Gillis

Course Instructor Sam Gelberd




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