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Seminar offers more choices

The American Numismatic Association’s 41st annual Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo., has more in store this year.

For the first time students can choose to take two two-day classes or one five-day class during either session, June 27-July 3, or July 4-10.

The educational event features more than 20 new classes, 12 first-time seminar instructors, a first-ever Course Bourse, the return of a working mini-mint, a public meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, as well as time-honored classes and activities.

“Last year I heard several suggestions for new classes and scheduling options,” said ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd, who is teaching a two-day class, “Classic U.S. Commemoratives: Bourse Secrets of a Pro.”

“Some asked if it was possible to create classes reflecting current trends in the hobby – and if that might attract new instructors on the cutting edge of those trends. The answer is ‘yes’ and ‘yes,’” Shepherd said.

Among the new offerings is a special two-evening mini-seminar on CAC verification, taught by John Albanese, founder of Certified Acceptance Corp.

Ira Goldberg will join with ANA Museum Curator Doug Mudd to present the two-day class, “Money of the World: Coins that Made History.”

Popular courses including introductory, intermediate and advanced grading will again be offered along with counterfeit detection, digital photography, paper money, ancients and Morgan silver dollar classes.
ANA President Barry Stuppler will return to teach the course, “So You Want to Be a Coin Dealer?”

Eleven evening mini-seminars will provide additional opportunities for students and instructors to expand their numismatic horizons.

For complete information on Summer Seminar or to register, call Susan McMillan at (719) 482-9850 or visit ANA’s Web site at www.money.org.

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