About Summer Seminar
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.
Classes are designed to suit every collector's interests and include courses such as: Grading United States Coins, Detecting Counterfeit and Altered Coins, Coin Photography, ancient Greek and Roman coinage, Early American Copper Coinage, Colonial Americana, Morgan Dollars, World Numismatics, and much more.
Students gather in small groups, allowing everyone to be 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. Activities include seminars and lectures, special events, great food, receptions and banquets, and optional tours.
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.
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Numismatic education and Numismatic bonding - #SummerSeminar has it all! Thank you everyone who came this year to make this such a great event! • If you weren't able to make it this year, don't fret! Scholarships will be available at the end of the year and next year's seminar will take place June 25 to July 9 so mark your calendars now. ✍🏼😁 . . . #numismatics #numismatic #americannumismaticassociation #ana #numinerd #coincamp #summercamp #education #class #collectors #hobby #hobbyofqueens #hobbyofkings #coins #collecting
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Every year during #summerseminar the young numismatists put together weekly YN Auctions. From gathering items for the auctions, supervising lot viewings and running the auctions, the YNs learn a lot and everyone can have fun bidding! The money raised goes towards supporting young numismatists with scholarships for Summer Seminar and college. . . . #numismatics #numismatic #americannumismaticassociation #ana #coincollection #collecting #collection #collector #coincollecting #coincollector #auction #youngnumismatists #lotviewing #bid #bidding #hobbyofkings #hobbyofqueens
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Week 2 of the YN Auction at #SummerSeminar 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 if YNs attend seminar every year. . . . #numismatics #numismatic #americannumismaticassociation #ana #coincollection #coin #coins #collecting #hobbyofkings #hobbyofqueens #hobby #auction #scholarship #youngnumismatists #education #summercamp #coincamp #numinerd
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Banquet and reception from week 1 of #SummerSeminar Thank you everyone who came to learn and celebrate numismatics and friendship! We are in full swing with week 2 and we are so excited to have everyone here. 😁 . . . #numismatics #numismatic #americannumismaticassociation #ana #coin #coins #collecting #collector #coincollecting #coincollector #learning #summercamp #coincamp #education #numinerd #friendship #hobbyofqueens #hobbyofkings #hobby
Charmy Harker -- ANA 1188186
"I attended my first ANA Summer Seminar in the summer of 2000 and I have attended every summer since. It is a wonderful numismatic experience in which to learn more about our hobby while, at the same time, meeting collectors from all over the USA and the world who share your collecting interests, as well as meeting and conversing with some of the best known names in numismatics today. The ANA's education department makes every effort to provide a schedule of courses in which every collector can find something of interest no matter what their area of numismatics is. Whether you choose to attend one week or both weeks you will find your experience a rich and rewarding one. But be forewarned, you might in time find yourself, like me, evolving from being a student to teaching courses as well!"
David “Chuck” Bianchi – ANA 1191587
"I clearly remember attending my very first summer seminar in 1996. I was excited yet a bit apprehensive to be going somewhere for an entire week where I did not know anyone. I made friends almost immediately, and was amazed at how much I learned in the grading class. The experience was so positive I have attended every year since. Today, I find myself planning my 21st Summer Seminar, and while I know I will gain valuable knowledge, as I always do, the thing I most look forward to is seeing old friends, many of which I have known since that very first trip to Summer Seminar."
Debbie Williams – ANA 1165546
Bill Laney – ANA 6181
"My life was great! I had “been there and done that”. Finally, I made time to attend Seminar and found that I needed another life! So much to learn! It has been the high point of every year since. Great friends, great knowledge, great memories!"
Pam Stitely – ANA 312852
"Summer Seminar is a grand learning opportunity from subject matter experts; but just as significant is the comradery not only with fellow students but with the instructors, whom I have found to be very approachable inside and outside of class. And Susan the ANA staff go the extra mile to make it an enjoyable experience."
Ron Zitterkopf – ANA 1140288
"In both possible interpretations I am a foreign coin collector; A New Zealander residing in Vienna Austria who collects Non-US coins. My coin focus is different to the average American collector yet the highlight of my collecting year has become the ANA’s Summer Seminar. In 2013, after a number of years of contemplating the possibility, I attended both weeks of the summer seminar. Initially I was doubtful as to what I would get from attending, and I recall (now with amusement) my fear that it would be too American for me. I soon discovered the summer seminar is a globally unique and valuable experience for any coin collector. I Found my 2013 experience so rewarding that I returned in 2014, 2015 and plan to attend this year.
The summer seminar didn’t convert me to collecting US Coins, nor did it turn me into an American style collector. My attendance in Colorado Springs expanded my knowledge and provided me with a new perception of this hobby of ours. Collecting in Europe and being originally from Australasia I did, and still do have different approaches to collecting and grading of coins. The classes I attended, even though not directly related to my collecting interest, helped me understand the coins I collect far better than I would have otherwise. Outside of class I meet and established friendships with Coin collectors from all over the USA and the world (including Germany). Those contacts and Friendships have expanded my collecting network and now, more often than not, when I have a question I know someone who I can contact directly for assistance. For me Summer Seminar is a must attend experience."
Ian Fenn – ANA 3156022
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 22, 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 29, 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 29, 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.
Scholarships that were originally awarded for the 2020 Summer Seminar will be honored for the 2022 event. Therefore, applications for 2021 scholarships will not be available.