The theme of 2021 National Coin Week is “Money, BIG & BOLD”. The 98th annual event focuses on strong initiative in numismatics, and bold leadership and ideas depicted on coins and paper money.
The Lafayette Dollar: Big, Bold & Forgotten
The Lafayette Dollar shares a rich history as part of the classic commemorative series. Unfortunately, the coin is often overlooked when compared to its brethren. What is the reason for this? The time period in which the coin was minted? The design? The subject matter it commemorates? Join a light-hearted discussion on one of America’s most forgotten coins. National Coin Week eLearning Series!
Instructor: Rod Gillis, ANA Education Director
Originally presented April 19, 2021
The Joys of Morgan Silver Dollars
Many collectors are awestruck by Morgan silver dollars – their size, beauty, abundant affordable examples, and different ways to collect. Learn about the designer, the different mints that produced the coin, the hiatus from 1904 to 1921, and the GSA release of primarily Carson City dollars in the early 1970s. National Coin Week eLearning Series!
Instructor: George Bazarko, Morgan Enthusiast and ANA Life Member
Originally presented April 20, 2021
Big Challenges for a Big Dollar
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of most bold and successful leaders in history. When a new dollar coin honoring him and the first moon landing was released in 1971 it was popular with collectors, but not without controversy. Learn the history of this iconic coin, the challenges it faced, and what to look for as a collector.
Instructor: Andy Oskam, Numismatic Author and Educator
Originally presented April 21, 2021
The Money in Your Pocket: Before and After the Federal Reserve Act of 1913
The Federal Reserve Act changed United States finance and currency forever. Explore the politics of central banking in the United States, and the policy arguments leading up to the Fed’s founding in 1913. Contrast what currency someone might have had in their wallet before the Fed era, and how that wallet’s contents would have changed after the Fed’s founding. National Coin Week eLearning Series!
Instructor: Dr. Loren Gatch, Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Oklahoma, Board of Governors of the Society of Paper Money Collectors
Originally presented April 22, 2021
Politics, Ego and Tragedy
Gaius Julius Caesar and Marcus Junius Brutus. Two larger-than-life characters who left indelible marks on history. Their numismatic legacy incorporates several of the most famous ancient Roman coins, creating a bold illustration of the circumstances of their tragic collision that resulted in their deaths. National Coin Week eLearning Series!
Instructor: Douglas Mudd, ANA Curator and Museum Director
Originally presented April 23, 2021.
National Coin Week and the ANA
The ANA was founded 130 years ago, and has celebrated National Coin Week since 1924. Discover the history of the annual event and the ANA through objects in the collection and articles from The Numismatist. Take a tour of the ANA’s online educational resources, including virtual exhibits, videos and activities. National Coin Week eLearning Series!
Instructor: Andy Dickes, ANA Museum Specialist
Originally presented April 24, 2021.