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2016 Summer Seminar

June 18 - June 30

Colorado Springs, Co.

Summer Seminar is a once-a-year opportunity for numismatic learning and camaraderie that offers students a varied selection of weeklong courses designed for discovery or continued study. For many students, Summer Seminar is a life-changing event; it has catapulted the careers of several of the nation's most respected collectors, authors and dealers.

For over 40 years, Summer Seminar has featured classes to suit virtually every collector's hobby needs.  Most importantly, everyone attending Summer Seminar shares a common trait: a passion for numismatics.

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2016 Course Catalog

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About Summer Seminar

Summer Seminar, held annually at Colorado College*, is a once-a-year opportunity for numismatic learning and camaraderie that offers students a varied selection of weeklong courses designed for discovery or continued study. For many students, Summer Seminar is a life-changing event; it has catapulted the careers of several of the nation’s most respected collectors, authors and dealers.

 

For over 40 years, Summer Seminar has featured classes to suit virtually every collector’s hobby needs. Here are just some of the topics offered each year:  Grading United States Coins, Detecting Counterfeit and Altered Coins, Coin Photography, ancient Greek and Roman coinage, Early American Copper Coinage, Colonial Americana, Morgan Dollars, Indian head cents, and much more. Most importantly, everyone attending Summer Seminar shares a common trait: a passion for numismatics.

 

Your classes are true seminars: students gathered in small groups with everyone an active participant. You’ll learn from instructors who are recognized leaders in their fields, and from the collective experiences of fellow students, who range in age from teenagers** to seniors.

 

Students may select from a variety of tuition and lodging options to meet their needs, preferences and budget. Most stay in Colorado College campus dorms, but many elect to stay in nearby hotels and inns.

 

Optional tours, seminars and lectures, special events, great food, receptions and banquets, and daily opportunities to visit the ANA’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library round out a perfect week of numismatic immersion. Those not wishing to join an organized activity may also choose to visit any of the hundreds of great attractions, restaurants and entertainment venues of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region--one of America’s most popular family tourist destinations.

 

Rarely do students or instructors attend just one Summer Seminar. More than 70 percent of them come back time and time again for the education, friendships and camaraderie. There are reasons our students and instructors are so loyal and enthusiastic about Summer Seminar. Try it and see.

 

*Colorado College is a nationally prominent, four-year liberal arts college that was founded in Colorado Springs in 1874. The college operates on the innovative Block Plan, in which its approximately 2,000 undergraduate students study one course at a time in intensive 3½-week segments. For more information about the college, go to www.ColoradoCollege.edu

 

**While the majority of students are adults, more than 40 young numismatists— ages 13-17 — grace Summer Seminar each year, bringing youthful enthusiasm and new perspectives to classes. Over the years, many of these YNs have become hobby leaders, and many of Summer Seminar’s veterans have played a key role in encouraging their success.   YNs stay in a Colorado College dormitory with counselor supervision. During the week, YNs have the same opportunities as adult students. They attend class during the day and can take mini-seminars or tours in the evening. YNs also organize and conduct a benefit auction, with all proceeds directly benefiting the YN Summer Seminar Scholarship Fund, which helps dozens of YNs attend the best educational event in numismatics every year.

2016 Course Catalog
The 2016 Course Catalog is here! Click Here to view the catalogTo register, call (719) 482-9865 or email seminars@money.org.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
The ANA reserves the right to cancel courses with inadequate enrollment numbers. In the event of this type of cancellation, students will be notified by May 6, and ANA will issue a full refund of the registration fee (but will not be responsible for any other charges incurred by the registrant due to the cancellation of the course). Registrants canceling on or before May 16, may receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee, or keep a credit with us for a future seminar without penalty. Registrants canceling after May 16, are not eligible to receive any refunds. Registrants have the option to keep a credit with us for a future seminar minus a $150 cancellation fee. Registrants who do not show up for Summer Seminar will forfeit all funds.
Art of Engraving Scholarship
Six successful candidates will receive a scholarship to attend the ANA’s 2016 Summer Seminar. The scholarship includes tuition, lodging and meals for one week and up to $400 reimbursement for transportation costs. Students who successfully complete the first year (June 18-23, 2016) will be invited back for the second year (June TBD, 2017) to continue their study of this fascinating art form.

Application Deadline: April 29, 2016

Online Registration
Online registration deadline: June 1

Register Online for Spousetivities
We've arranged some great excursions for you to enjoy while your favorite numismatist is in class! All of the activities are a' la carte, so you can do one, or some, or all.

Cancelled/Full Classes
Full:
  • Session 1: Grading Part 1
  • Session 1: Grading Part 2
  • Session 1: The Coins of Colonial America
  • Session 1: Numismatic Publishing
  • Session 1: The Art of Engraving
  • Session 1 Mini-Seminar: Collecting "Oddball" Denominations
  • Session 1: Mini-Seminar: From Offa to Edward I
  • Session 2: Grading Part 2
  • Session 2: Advanced Grading
  • Session 2: Introduction to Byzantine 
  • Session 2: Liberty Seated Coinage
  • Session 2 Mini-Seminar: Making Money the Medieval Way

Cancelled:
  • Session 1: Numismatics for the Museum Professional
  • Session 1: Intaglio Engraving
  • Session 2: World War II Numismatics & Beyond
Seminar Week at a Glance
Numismatic Symposium
Information coming soon for 2016.
Graduation Receptions & Banquet
GRADUATION RECEPTIONS SESSION 1: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 5-6 PM SESSION 2: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 5-6 PM

The Graduation Reception is free to all Summer Seminar participants and is an opportunity to celebrate the week’s achievements with instructors, staff and fellow students. Wine and cheese as well as nonalcoholic beverages will be served.

Banquet Session 1: Wednesday, June 22 , 6-7 PM Session 2: Wednesday, June 29, 6-7 PM
The banquet is free for on campus students. For off-campus students and guests, the fee for attendance is $45. Register online or contact the seminars department at (719) 482-9865 or email seminars@money.org.
YN Benefit Auctions
YN SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT AUCTIONS SESSION 1: TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 7-10 PM SESSION 2: TUESDAY, JUNE 28 7-10 PM 

For over 20 years, the YN Auction has been one of Summer Seminar’s most successful and fun events. Students, instructors, local collectors and ANA staff fill the auction room and enthusiastically bid on a wide variety of numismatic lots - U.S. coins, ancient coins, paper money, tokens, medals, exonumia - just to name a few. The auction is a great learning experience for Young Numismatists who all chip in to create the catalog, collect the lots and organize the event. YNs rely on the generosity of members to donate items and all proceeds directly benefit the YN Summer Seminar Scholarship Fund, which helps dozens of YNs attend seminar every year.
Library Book Sales
ANNUAL LIBRARY BOOK SALES SESSION 1: SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 7-9, SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 12-1 PM & 4-5 PM, MONDAY, JUNE 20, 12-1 PM & 4-5 PM; SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 7-9, SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 12-1 PM & 4-5 PM, MONDAY, JUNE 27, 12-1 PM & 4-5 PM

Surplus books, periodicals and auction catalogs are available for sale at discounted prices. Books are available on a variety of numismatic subjects including world and U.S. Coins, paper money tokens, medals, ephemera and more. The proceeds benefit the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library.
Colorado Springs Coin Show
COLORADO SPRINGS COIN SHOW - FREE Location: Freedom Financial Services Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave.  Public Hours: Friday, June 24, 9 AM - 5 PM Saturday, June 25, 9 AM - 5 PM Sunday, June 26, 9 AM - 4 PM For more show information, call 719-632-4260.

Learn more about the Colorado Springs Coin Show