With the Whitman Baltimore Expo just around the corner, it’s easy to ignore other upcoming events that are just as major. For example, the FUN Show in Orlando is in just a few months and the deadline for seminar registration prior to the event is Nov. 29.
The ANA is offering two educational seminars before the start of the FUN convention. One of them is Counterfeit Detection: Classic Fakes & Chinese-made Counterfeits. This class offers people the opportunity to learn how to identify most U.S. counterfeit coins. Also, they will be able to discern the latest Chinese-made fakes that circulate in commerce. The instructor is Brian Silliman of Brian Silliman Rare Coins and former NGC grader/conserver. This event is Jan. 7-8 from 9 am-5 pm. The cost is $250 for ANA and FUN members, $350 for non-members.
The second seminar that the ANA is offering is “Learn to Discern: Grading U.S. Coins.” This seminar covers the basics of grading circulated U.S. coins, including the history and evolution of grading standards, analysis of a coin’s focal points, etc. The instructor is Steven Feltner, Director of Numismatic Education and Outreach at PCGS. This event is also running from Jan. 7-8 from 9 am -5 pm. The cost differences are the same for the event aforementioned.
You can register for either event here.