Wide Range of Paper Money Classes Scheduled for Summer Seminar

April 24, 2009 By ekr

Wide Range of Paper Money Classes Scheduled for Summer Seminar 

Paper money classes offered at the American Numismatic Association’s 2009 Summer Seminar are designed for a wide range of interests and collector levels. The educational event, held June 27-July 3 and July 4-10 in Colorado Springs, features premiere currency experts and offers students the chance to view some of the country’s finest paper money specimens.

The following is a list of paper money classes at 2009 Summer Seminar:
Session I (June 27-July 3)
• Detection of Counterfeit World Paper Money (5-day course) 
Examine actual specimens using both microscopes and the naked eye to distinguish good notes from bad. Topics include the history of counterfeiting, printing techniques, security devices, and raised and altered notes. Instructor: Joseph E. Boling, ANA governor and co-author of “World War II Remembered: History in Your Hands”
• Collecting United States Federal Savings Bonds (Mini-seminar, June 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m.)
An introduction to the field of U.S. bonds, including WWI Liberty Loans and Series A-Ibonds, including current Series EE.Instructor: Carlton F. “Fred” Schwan, co-author, “World War II Military Currency”

Session II (July 4-10)
• United States National Bank Notes (5-day course)
Gain knowledge about the most popular series of U.S. notes, including history, howthe notes are collected, and what factors affect rarity and pricing. Students will studythe renowned Bebee collection of U.S. paper money.Instructors: Peter Huntoon, author, “U.S. Large Sized Bank Notes”; and GeromeWalton, author, “A History of Nebraska Banking and Paper Money”
• Introduction to Paper Money (5-day course)
This course covers it all, from Continental Currency to Federal Reserve notes,including stocks, bonds, checks and ephemera. Students will study the renownedBebee collection of U.S. paper money.Instructor: Wendell Wolka, “The Numismatist” columnist and author, “A History ofNineteenth Century Ohio Obsolete Bank Notes and Scrip”
• Military Numismatics Since 1930 and Advanced Military Numismatics (5-day course)
This course emphasizes Military Payment Certificates. Learn about war-relatedemissions by all powers. Also covered are paper money, bonds, coins and medals.Advanced students join basic-course students for half-days, and conduct research orhave specialized sessions with the instructors for half-days.Instructors: Joseph E. Boling and Carlton F. “Fred” Schwan
• Grading United States Paper Money (2-day course, July 6-7)
Learn grading skills across a number of popular paper money areas. The courseincludes group discussion and one-on-one instruction.Instructor: Glen Jorde, manager, Paper Money Guaranty (PMG)

For the first time in Summer Seminar history, students can choose to take two, two-dayclasses or one five-day class during either session. This year features more than 20 newclasses, 12 first-time Seminar instructors; a first-ever Course Bourse; the return of a workingmini-mint; a public meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, as well as timehonoredclasses and activities that have helped make Summer Seminar so successful.

For more information about 2009 Summer Seminar, including classes, registration, tuition oraccommodations, call Susan McMillan at 719-482-9850, e-mail education@money.org orvisit www.money.org.

Originally Release Date: April 24, 2009
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9814
                       Email: pr@money.org
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