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Summer Seminar

► 2023 Course Catalog now available!

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 U.S. Coins, Detecting Counterfeit and Altered Coins, 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.

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2023 Summer Seminar Information

Session 1: June 17-22 | Session 2: June 24-29

Colorado College campus (adjacent to the ANA), Colorado Springs, Colo.


Summer Seminar Course Samplers

Get a taste of Summer Seminar by sampling FREE condensed courses from the ANA eLearning Academy. 


2023 Seminar Information

2023 Summer Seminar Scholarships
2023 Course Catalog

Seminar Policies & Regulations

View and download Summer Seminar Policies & Regulations form.

YNs: View and download Summer Seminar health form and travel form.

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 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.

Important Information for Parents
Off-Campus Lodging Options

The Antlers- $149



The Mining Exchange



Hilton Garden Inn Downtown- $189

Ph. 719-632-1000 (Mention American Numismatic Association)

2023 Seminar Week at a Glance

Graduation Receptions & Banquet

Please check back for schedule.

YN Benefit Auctions

Support the ANA Summer Seminar Benefit Auction with an In-Kind Donation

Support the future of numismatics! Donate in-kind, numismatic related materials to the ANA for the 2023 Summer Seminar Benefit Auction to help fund the YN Scholarship Fund.

Library Book Sales

Please check back for schedule.

Schedule at a Glance
Schedule at a Glance
Please note: There will not be an intercession break coin show in 2023.


"For years I had wanted better more comprehensive numismatic education. Summer Seminar seemed like it might be the opportunity I wanted. It has been my privilege to go the past two years. Summer Seminar exceeded myexpectations. The summer seminars are a wonderful experience. If you areinterested in numismatics you are interested in summer sessions. It is educational, fun and interesting. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable, helpful, & frequently entertaining. The ANA staff are efficient, knowledgeable & exceptionally good to help you, (even bailing me out of a parking jam last summer on their own). Summer session has become a "must" event on my calendar. As a bonus you make wonderful friends with like interests."
Josie Williams – ANA 5326
"The more I learn, the more I want to know and I believe the ANA Summer Seminar is the best place to gain knowledge in all aspects of numismatics.  The quality of their classes, the experience and knowledge of their teachers, their tireless volunteer helpers, and the camaraderie that occurs among all of these groups is what especially draws me to want to participate in the ANA Summer Seminar – not to mention the fact that I simply don’t want to miss out on another great numismatic adventure!"
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
"Where else can you go and meet the top people in the world and have them teach you about their business and hobby; and do it for free. When I retired I wanted to find out more about a hobby that I enjoyed with my father and possibly start a small business. The first time that I attended the Summer Seminar, I came away with more knowledge than I ever thought that I would. So the next year I went for two weeks and have attended every year since, except for the week of the wild fires. So now when I go to a show or see someone’s collection, it is like a treasure hunt. Knowledge is the key!  I just want to thank the A.N.A. and the instructors for the Summer Seminar."
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

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