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.