The American Numismatic Association School of Numismatics will offer courses March 7-9 before and during the Phoenix National Money Show.
?There?s something for every numismatist ? from technical and collector series courses to a professional development seminar and free convention workshops,? said Ken Hallenbeck, ANA acting executive director.
The technical series, titled ?Coin Conservation, Authentication and Grading,? is an intensive, three-day seminar held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 4-6. Each day is spent focusing on one of the three skill sets.
Instructor Brian Silliman will lead digital presentations, open discussions and hands-on coin examination. The course costs $269 for ANA members. Nonmember price is $399.
Two collector series courses will focus on Arizona?s numismatic heritage. Both courses run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 5-6.
?Collecting United States National Bank Notes, with an Emphasis on Arizona Notes? will be instructed by Peter Huntoon. He will teach the basics of U.S. National Bank Note collecting. Students will have the opportunity to study and view a comprehensive collection of Arizona territory and state notes.
?Arizona Mining Stocks, Ingots and Pioneer Minor Coinage? will be taught by Fred Holabird. He will explain how Arizona?s gold, silver and copper resources made the state a major player in the Western mining industry?s development.
Each course costs $145 for ANA members. A $25 discount goes to Life Members and to those who register by Feb. 1. Nonmember tuition is $245.
A professional development seminar, ?Coins in the Classroom,? will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7-8. The course teaches educators how to use money as a tool to enhance lesson plans. Cost for professional educators is $45.
Five ANA convention workshops will be presented without charge to convention attendees.
?18th Century American Colonial Numismatics: Historical Context and Collecting Opportunities? will run from 1:30 to 4 p.m. March 7.
?So-Called Dollars? will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. March 8.
The Boy Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop will be from 1 to 3 p.m. March 8.
The Girl Scout ?Fun with Money? Patch Workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. March 8.
Attendees can check out ?Coin Collecting Basics? from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9.
The ANA suggests pre-registration for courses and workshops to ensure placement. Call ANA meeting services at (719) 482-9857, or e-mail email@example.com. To register online, go to www.money.org, click on ?National Money Show? under ?Numismatic Events? and select the ?Education? tab.