A variety of educational opportunities are on tap for the American Numismatic Association’s 2010 National Money Show March 25-27 at the Fort Worth, Texas, Convention Center.
The show will offer in-depth seminars, free programs and lectures on a wide range of topics and workshops for Boy and Girl Scouts looking to earn collecting awards.
The seminar “Coin Conservation, Authentication and Grading” instructed by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Grader Brian Silliman will be held 9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 22-24. ANA member price is $249 through March 1; $269 after.
Another seminar, “When Texas was Tejas: Money Before the Alamo,” is slated for 9 a.m.-5 p.m March 27. Instructor is Mexican coin expert Ricardo de León Tallavas. ANA member price is $119 through March 1; $139 after.
A Boy Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon on March 27, and a Girl Scout Fun with Money Patch Workshop is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. the same day. Both are free.
Check-in is a half-hour before each workshop. To register, e-mail Steve Lehr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include troop number, scout name and rank of scout.
A free lecture titled “Coin Collecting Basics” lead by ANA educator Rod Gillis will take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 27.
Numismatic Theatre, made up of 30-40 minute programs on a wide range of topics and featuring noted experts in the hobby, will be held March 26-27. For times, check back to the online “Schedule of Events,” or the convention program at the show. To submit a Numismatic Theatre proposal, e-mail email@example.com.
“Coin Collecting 101,” a series of 30-minute educational presentations, will be held throughout the show on the bourse stage.