2022 World's Fair of Money® Money Talks Schedule

Money Talks provide members a forum in which to share their views and research with fellow hobbyists. The numismatic lectures are presented each year at ANA conventions and are free to attend. Presentations are 30 to 45-minute programs, including questions from the audience. 

Michael T. Shutterly: The Rise of the Medieval English Penny — Thursday 8/18 @ 9am

The English penny emerged during the Dark Ages, before there even was an “England.” It became the most highly esteemed coin of Northern Europe. Listen to the story of how bits of silver from a remote island on the edge of civilization became the most important coins of their time.

Michael T. Shutterly is a “recovering attorney” and a collector who specializes in medieval and Roman Republican coinage. A successful exhibitor at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money and other shows, he has written numerous articles and delivered multiple presentations on a variety of numismatic topics. An ANA Life member, he is also a member of several national, regional and local clubs, and serves as an officer or director of several specialty organizations.  

Allan J. Behul:  The Missing Link of Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon - In Search of the Elusive 4 Reales Coin — Thursday 8/18 @ 10am

This presentation will discuss the findings of the published, investigative work of A.J. Behul, officially presented through the Numismatic Society of Mexico, which demystifies the enigmatic 4 Reales coin of Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon, said to have been part of the insurgent coinage minted between 1811 and 1814.

A.J. Behul is an independent numismatic advisor, published author, and investigator. He has a Master of Business Administration degree, and is fluent in English, Spanish, Slovak and intermediate in German. He graduated from the A.N.A. Numismatic Diploma Program, and is a member of the Numismatic Literary Guild.

Colin J. Gullberg:  Chopmarked Coins: A Cross-Cultural Numismatic Story —  Thursday 8/18 @ 11am

This talk will focus on chopmarked coins, the silver coins used in the China trade during the Qing dynasty and early Republican periods. We will look at the history, the coins that were used in the China trade, prices and how to build a collection of chopmarked coins. 

Colin James Gullberg, is president and editor-in-chief of The Chopmark News, the only publication devoted to the study and appreciation of chopmarked coins. He is the author of Chopmarked Coins – A History, which is only the second book ever written on the subject. Mr. Gullberg is from Kingston, Ontario, Canada but currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Harry E. Salyards:  The Draped Bust/Small Eagle Dollars of 1795-1798: New Research Findings — Thursday 8/18 @ Noon

Based on seven years’ of research for a new reference on the series, Salyards will present evidence, based on actual counts of PCGS-certified dollars, that these coins are scarcer across the board than generally assumed. 

Salyards has been a collector for over 60 years, and an ANA member for over 40. He first became interested Early Dollars when assisting Q. David Bowers in research for his 1993 Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States. A retired Family Physician, he has edited the Early American Coppers club journal, Penny-Wise, since 1986. He is also a member of the American Numismatic Society, the John Reich Collectors Society, the Liberty Seated Collectors Club, and several other collector specialty organizations.  

Simcha Kuritzky:  Good Luck Pieces & Magic Amulets — Thursday 8/18 @ 1pm

This talk describes the wide variety of amulets available to collect, from many different cultures, using different design elements and symbols, from hand engraved pendants to mass-produced commercial medals and tokens, and from the Renaissance to contemporary times.

Simcha Kuritzky serves as the ANA District Representative for Maryland, treasurer for the Montgomery County Coin Club and Maryland State Numismatic Association, president of the Washington Numismatic Society, and editor for the Maryland State Numismatic Association journal. He has written dozens of numismatic articles for the commercial press and organization journals/newsletters since age 14. He has also given numerous presentations to local clubs, organizations, including the ANA's Money Talks. He’s consistently exhibited since age 12 at local and national coin shows, as well as at local clubs and libraries, and judged exhibits at local and national shows since attaining ANA certification in 1989.  Simcha has won the most cumulative ANA summer convention exhibit class awards.  

Steve Roach:  10 (or so) Trends That Are Shaping Coin Collecting & the Market in 2022 — Thursday 8/18 @ 2pm

Coin World’s editor-at-large Steve Roach will lead a lively discussion about some of the biggest trends in coin collecting and the rare coin market right now and how the stories making news today might impact the way we collect coins tomorrow.  

Steve Roach is a lifelong coin collector and editor-at-large of Coin World, the world's largest coin hobby publication.

Robert M. Bair, Jr.: Laura Gardin Fraser Versus the U.S. Mint: Artistic Expression in Opposition to Efficiency in Coin Production  — Thursday 8/18 @ 3pm

Come hear about Laura Gardin Fraser's struggles with the U.S. Mint regarding her 1947 Douglas MacArthur coin designs for the Philippines – a classic tale of numismatic, artistic vision and design, clashing with practical coin production concerns. 

Bob Bair has been involved in numismatics since 1956, first as a collector, then as a coin dealer starting in 1987. As a boy growing up in NW Wisconsin in the 1950s, he began collecting coins that he received from his newspaper route, and a lifelong passion was born. Bair earned master’s degrees in U.S. History (1970) and educational administration (1994). He taught in Wisconsin from 1969 to 1997, and served as a school principal in Louisiana and Colorado until his retirement in 2010.

Michael E. Corley:  Modern Chinese Coins & Panda Show Medals — Thursday 8/18 @ 4pm

This presentation will dive into artistic comparisons between China’s official legal tender Panda coins and Show Pandas. Important contributions from Chinese artists Chen Jian, Yû Ming, and Zhū Xi Hua, who served as designers and engravers will be discussed. A few photos of First Strike Show Panda Ceremonies in Shanghai will also be included.

As a 20-year veteran coin grader at NGC, Michael has been grading Chinese coins since 2008 and has participated in NGC’s on-site grading events in China since 2010. Since opening a full-time office in Shanghai in 2016, Michael was awarded the title of Director of Modern Chinese Coin Grading. As of June 2022, Michael has returned to the U.S.A. and is happy to share his experiences, including stories involving China’s official mints, involvement with designers of official panda releases, and first strike ceremonies. 

Mark Lovmo:  South Korean Coins in the Era of Development: An Overview — Thursday 8/18 @ 5pm

This presentation will provide an overview of the new book, South Korean Coins in the Era of Development, released by iAsure Publishing Group (Journal of East Asian Numismatics). This work relates this almost entirely unknown history in the English language, for the first time. 

Mark Lovmo from Edina, Minnesota, is a collector, writer, and enthusiast of South Korean coins. He has written articles for CoinWeek online and COINage Magazine, as well as four articles on this subject for the Journal of East Asian Numismatics. Mark has been gathering and writing information on South Korean coins for the past ten years to write this; his first book.

Jeffrey A. Amelse, Ph.D.:  Bronze Coins of the Ptolemaic Dynasty — Friday 8/19 @ 9am

Ptolemy was a general of Alexander the Great. He was appointed satrap of Egypt after Alexander's death in 323 BC. In 305 BC, he declared himself Pharaoh Ptolemy I. The Egyptians soon accepted Ptolemaic leadership and cultural aspects. This family ruled Egypt until the Roman conquest of 30 BC, with Cleopatra VII as the last active ruler of the dynasty. The bronze coins of all of the Ptolemite rulers will be examined.

Dr. Jeffrey Amelse received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois in 1980. He spent 35 years at Amoco Chemical Company R&D which later merged with BP, working on all aspects of catalyst and process R&D related to aromatics processes, with particular focus on paraxylene, an intermediate of polyester. He retired in April, 2017 and currently holds a position of Invited Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department of the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.  

Jeff’s coin collecting interests are vast, spanning Large Cents, Capped Bust Half Dollars, Byzantine and Iberian bronzes, Seleucid, Medieval, Roman, and Greek coins.  He is a member of the Chicago Coin Club and has made numerous presentations to that group.

Ching Y. Suen, Ph.D.:  A Decade of Academic Research on the Detection of Counterfeit Coins — Friday 8/19 @ 10am

The detection of counterfeit coins is challenging due to their small physical size and always improving forging quality. This talk summarizes a decade of research and will present several image measurement methodologies to detect fake coins automatically, via several techniques. Many samples have been tested, and a near 100% accuracy has been achieved. Examples will be demonstrated during this talk.
Dr. Ching Y. Suen is the Founder and Co-Director of CENPARMI and the Concordia Honorary Chair on AI & Pattern Recognition. He received his Ph.D. degree from UBC Vancouver. He is an ANA member and has been collecting coins for many years. Prof. Suen has served at numerous national and international professional societies as President, Vice-President, Governor, and Director. He has given 45 invited/keynote and 300 regular papers at conferences and 200 invited talks at various industries and academic institutions around the world. He has been the Principal Investigator or Consultant of 30 industrial projects. Dr. Suen has published 6 conference proceedings, 16 books and more than 550 technical papers, and many of them have been widely cited while the ideas in others have been applied in practical environments. Dr. Suen is the recipient of numerous awards, including IAPR 2020 King-Sun Fu Prize (the world's highest honor in the field of Pattern Recognition). Prof. Suen has supervised 120 doctoral and master's students to completion, and guided/hosted 100 long-term visiting scientists and professors. He is the Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Pattern Recognition, an Adviser or Associate Editor of 5 other journals, and Editor of a new book series on Language Processing and Pattern Recognition.

Scott A. Travers & Maurice Rosen:  The Gold Standard for Coin Security — Friday 8/19 @ 11am

The global pandemic raised concerns about a lack of access to valued collectibles in safe deposit boxes due to lengthy, temporary bank branch closures. This presentation will carefully weigh the pros and cons of safe deposit box storage, while considering alternatives such as home safes and depositories. Tips for home and travel security for coin collectors will also be included, as well as how governments guard their gold. Environmental variables and coin holder options will also be discussed.

Scott A. Travers is former ANA Vice President (1997-1999) who is the author of The Coin Collector's Survival Manual (Revised 7th Edition) and six other award-winning coin books published since 1984 in 43 editions. He is also the Executive Editor of Beckett’s COINage magazine.

Maurice Rosen is a prominent professional numismatist and coin market analyst from Plainview, New York. He is the editor of the influential Rosen Numismatic Advisory, which is recognized perennially as the outstanding newsletter in the field of rare coins and precious metals.

Rod Gillis:  Strategies to Dispose of Your Collection — Friday 8/19 @ Noon

Many collectors do not know what to do with their collection before they enter the ‘Great Misty Veil of Life.’ Often, their spouse and/or children are not familiar, or the least bit interested in numismatics and should a collector die without a specific strategy, the family is left with a big mess. Should you sell your collection before passing or how can you help your relatives liquidate your collection upon your demise?

Rod Gillis earned his Bachelor’s degree in history and education from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the staff of the American Numismatic Association in 2006 he taught at Lin-Wood Public School in Lincoln, New Hampshire. As the ANA’s education director, Gillis creates videos and activities for the association’s Web site, www.money.org, teaches a course for educators called “Coins in the Classroom,” develops workshops and educational programs, and works with Young Numismatists to promote interest in coins among young people.

Douglas Mudd:  The Money of Hawaii — Friday 8/19 @ 1pm

Come hear an introduction to the money of Hawaii, from the unification of the islands by King Kamehameha I in 1810 to the present. A fascinating history encompassing traditional money, coinage and paper currency.

Douglas Mudd is the Curator and Museum Director of the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and former Collection Manager for the National Numismatic Collection in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. He has an MA in American History and is the author of the Harper/Collins book, “All the Money in the World.” 

Abigail Zechman:   How to Turn a YN’s Collecting Interest Into a Hobby Passion — Friday 8/19 @ 2pm

It can often be challenging to get a child’s interest in coins to go any further than a casual trend. This presentation will give you some ideas on how to get your child more involved in numismatics and help you turn their collecting interest into a hobby passion. 

Abby is a 20-year-old college junior attending the University of Central Florida. She is working towards a degree in elementary education which she hopes to use to become a numismatic educator. She has been actively involved in the hobby since age 10. She is an award-winning exhibitor and has given talks at some of the biggest coin shows across the country. She is also a Hobo Nickel carver who provides live demonstrations at coin shows, sells her work, and shares the hobo story. In 2018, she received the honor of being named the ANA’s Outstanding Young Numismatist of the year. Her most recent accomplishment was being elected to the Florida United Numismatists’ (FUN) Board of Directors. 

Leonard Augsburger:  Building a Numismatic Library for Pleasure and Profit — Friday 8/19 @ 3pm

The landscape for numismatic information has changed greatly in the past few years, and today’s collector faces more choices than in previous generations. This talk will sift through printed and online sources and direct collectors to the best resources to complement their numismatic journeys.

Len Augsburger serves as Project Coordinator of the Newman Numismatic Portal, which is operated through Washington University in St. Louis and underwritten by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Len has written widely in the numismatic field and has won three Book of the Year awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild. He is a member of many numismatic organizations, vice-president of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, and president of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club. 

Lawrence C. Korchnak, Ph.D.:  The Birth of the Netherlands — Friday 8/19 @ 4pm

During the Franco-Dutch War, Bernhard von Galen, the Bishop of Munster, laid siege to the city of Groningen.  In an historic confrontation that tested the strength of the fledgling United Provinces, the Dutch claimed victory over von Galen in what many historians consider the birth of the Netherlands.  The author of Siege Coins of the World 1453-1902 will tell the story of the 1672 siege of Groningen and celebrate the defense of the city by tracing its numismatic legacy of siege coins and remarkable series of siege medals. 

Dr. Korchnak is an avid numismatist with varied collecting interests. His main area of specialization is siege money. He also collects the emergency copper coins of Pius VI, Roman denarii, Pennsylvania depression scrip and Hungarian denars. He is a life member of the ANA, Numismatics International, Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists, and the Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society. He also belongs to the Numismatic Literary Guild, the Society of Paper Money Collectors, and a number of local clubs.

Dr. Korchnak has been a collector since childhood and enjoys sharing his passion with others by speaking at local, regional and national conventions, as well as delivering online presentations. He has earned awards for exhibiting at the ANA, PAN and NYINC conventions. He has written “An Introduction to Siege Money,” “Dutch Sieges of the 16th and 17th Century,” “The Shippingport Ferry Token,” and several NPR Money Talks for the ANA. He was awarded the first ANA Literary Award for Paper Money Studies for “Ellwood City Depression Scrip.” Dr. Korchnak was co-chair of the 1989 ANA Convention in Pittsburgh as well as a volunteer at the 2004, 2011 and 2019 Pittsburgh ANA Conventions. He has served as the ANA numismatic ambassador to the Netherlands and is currently Western Pennsylvania’s district representative for the ANA. He also is a regular contributor to the Standard Catalogue of World Coins. 

 A. Ronald Sirna, Jr. & Andy Kimmel:  Beautifully Toned Coins: Past, Present, and Future — Friday 8/19 @ 5pm

This talk will examine the significant rise in the importance of eye appeal in the marketplace relative to beautiful toning. Information regarding natural and artificial toned (NT & AT) coins and the different types of common toning examples will be included, along with pricing analysis. Whether you are new to collecting or a seasoned toning specialist, this will expand your knowledge base and update your toning perspective.

A. Ronald Sirna, Jr. is a practicing attorney for over 50 years; a member of the American Bar Association, Michigan State Bar Association, and the Genesee County Bar Association. He served as the ANA General Counsel from 2007 to 2012, and in the same capacity for other numismatic organizations. Ron is the Founder of the Toned Coin Collectors Society and has been an active collector since 1949. He is a Life Member of the ANA, as well as several other numismatic groups. Ron has previously taught seminars at ANA Summer Seminar on several occasions and is scheduled to instruct a class at the 2022 ANA Summer Seminar. 

Andy Kimmel is an ANA Life Member and a PNG dealer. He has presented at Summer Seminar twice, written extensively about the subject of toned coins, and was one of the first dealers to promote them on a national scale through a monthly mailing list. Andy has also lectured on the subject of toned coins dozens of times at major national shows and is considered one of the gurus in the burgeoning toned coin marketplace.

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