ANA Summer Seminar Fields a Lineup of All-Star Instructors

The American Numismatic Association will present an innovative new course, "Light from Many Lamps: All-Star Numismatic Symposium," during this year's Summer Seminar. The course will be available during both sessions, June 22-28 and June 29-July 5.

 

The course will feature 16 presenters each session. Presenters will discuss topics in their areas of expertise, bringing variety and diversity to the course.

 

Kenneth E. Bressett developed the idea for this course. "This new format allowed having speakers who had not been used before, and (it allows us) to add new and interesting topics," said Bressett, who will be a Session 1 lecturer.

 

Instructors and topics include:

 

Session 1:

  • Jerry Bobbe, How to Use Logic and Mathematics to Successfully buy Certified Coins (or the Idiot's Guide to Winning at Grading)
  • Joseph E. Boling, Official Counterfeiting
  • Mark Borckhardt, Old Time Grading Standards
  • Kenneth E. Bressett, Coins and Stories of Bible Times
  • Stephen Carr, United States Military Decorations and Medals
  • Andy Dickes, A Tour of the ANA's Money Museum with a Mini-Mint Demonstration
  • Erik Goldstein, Pounds, Pence and Pistareens: The Real Story of Money in Colonial America
  • Kenneth L. Hallenbeck, Odd, Curious and Traditional Money
  • Fred Holabird, The Gold Behind Colorado Territorial Gold Coins: A Look at the Placer Gold Deposits of the Pikes Peak Rush of 1859-61
  • Chuck Mitton, A Numismatic Perspective of Africa
  • Douglas Mudd, Parthia: The Forgotten Empire
  • W. David Perkins, Hidden Gems: Numismatic Correspondence, Notes, Unpublished Manuscripts and Annotated Books & Catalogs Pertaining to Early U.S. Silver Dollars, 1794-1804
  • Scott T. Rottinghaus, Massachusetts Silver Coinage
  • Fred Schwan, World War II Numismatic Trench Art and Current Trends in Military Collecting
  • Jeff Shevlin, Introduction to So-Called Dollars
  • David J. Sklow, ANA Historian's Tour of the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library

 

Session 2:

  • Joseph E. Boling, Official Counterfeiting
  • Stephen Carr, Collecting Early American Coppers
  • Andy Dickes, A Tour of the ANA's Money Museum with a Mini-Mint Demonstration
  • Jamie Franki, Creating Medal Designs for the United States Olympic Committee
  • Kenneth L. Hallenbeck, Plastic Money - A New Collectible: Collecting Credit Cards and Plastic Gift Cards
  • Richard Horst, Crown Your Collection with a Thaler or Two
  • Peter Huntoon, The Civil War, The Comptroller's Office and 73 Years of National Bank Currency
  • David Lange, Basics of Variety Attribution
  • Chris Marchase, The Private Coinage of Joseph Lesher
  • Henry Mitchell, Roman Bronze Coinage
  • Bill Rosenblum, An Introduction to Numismatics of the Holy Land
  • David Schenkman, Trade Token Denominations
  • Fred Schwan, World War II Numismatic Trench Art and Current Trends in Military Collecting
  • Jeff Shevlin, Introduction to So-Called Dollars
  • David J. Sklow, ANA Historian's Tour of the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library
  • Wendell Wolka, The Montgomery Notes and Bonds: Just Business or Treason?

 

ANA Money Museum Curator Douglas Mudd will be a featured presenter during session one. Mudd, a Summer Seminar instructor since 2002, noted the format is a throwback to how the courses functioned in the 1960s, where students would be in one class with a variety of topics.

 

"It's going to be an opportunity to talk about something I am knowledgeable about and interested in," Mudd said. "My topic, Parthia: The Forgotten Empire, is an area I have collected for years. I think it's always fun to get others interested in an area you are passionate about."

 

For more information on Summer Seminar and to enroll, download the course catalog at www.money.org/summerseminar. For questions, call Education Project Manager Susan McMillan at 719-482-9850 or email mcmillan@money.org.

 

The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 27,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of programs including its education and outreach programs, museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.