About 200 eager ANA members have gathered in Colorado Springs this week for the 39th Annual Summer Seminar. This is a program where volunteer instructors from all over the country have gathered to teach courses on coin grading, US paper money, ancient coins, coin photography or intaglio engraving.
Emmett McDonald of Long Island, NY, and I are co-teaching 11 students of varied ages and backgrounds a survey class on world coins.
I had a great three-day drive from central Wisconsin, mostly traveling on routs 35, 70 and 76, but I did get off to do some blue line touring on old state roads mostly 6 in Nebraska, and 71/24 in Colorado.
On the good side was a memorable breakfast at Gary Nebraska, and sadly the worst stop was just a few more miles down the road at the saddest BP station on the tour.
More about the class and other classes during the next two weeks.