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29 Sep 2015

Summer Seminar Question for all

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Just out of curiosity what does a summer seminar participant like yourself want from the seminar sessions - is the content up to your expectations or do you want something else? What do you expect - thanks

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user_5225

Level 5

i applied! fingers crossed!

Mike

Level 7

I have to say this. I can't travel. I would give anything to go there. I don't think you know how lucky you are. This is the center of the universe for coins. I would spend days in the coin museum. Take as many classes as I could learn as much as I could make friends. There are hundreds like me who will never experience this joy. This organization does all it can to help collectors. It's there for us no one else. Collector's. We should give thanks for all they do they even mail out books. All the blog's I read are all positive. Am I jelious yes. But these are the cards I've been delt. If I were you I would rethink your experience.

user_7180

Level 5

Interesting comments from everyone. The courses are not inexpensive, but if anyone can afford it the knowledge gained is worth every cent.

Dollar Guy

Level 5

I would not agree to this as you are being housed, fed, plus the class. the after class discussions are worth their weight in gold behind the scenes at meal time, out on the Lunar Lounge at night conversations are pretty illuminating. You will enjoy it I have for 10 years.

Dollar Guy

Level 5

I noticed that the ANA spring show in Dallas has offoered a Paper Money grading course but it was offered the preceding days of the convention which for me meant driving to Dallas two days earlier and booking more hotel room time and of course the cost of the course. I estimate $500 more to spend. I had already planned to put up a display at show so I am married to the show. So after protesting to the ANA (Kim Kiick) I opted to forego the grading class. Live and learn :-(

Dollar Guy

Level 5

I see where the eduacation part of the ANa has listed a course in grading paper money but it is being held before the start of the National Money Fair in Dallas - I wrote a letter in protest and was informed that it was not feasible to offer it during the gathering. For me I was not over joyed at the probable cost of two additional nights in a hotel and the $200+ for the course so I opted to pass on the course. just an opinion of course. :-(

ShriekenGriffon

Level 5

I wish i had money fot these summer seminars

Dollar Guy

Level 5

Apply for a scholarship from the ANA those are available. Write a letter and state your case!

nucsro

Level 4

I took a course on grading. It was absolutely the best. I wish I could attend the next summer seminar but it is quite the endeavor form me. It you haven't attended a course than I would definitely recommend it. I will eventually find the resources to attend. Can't wait for the opportunity.

Dollar Guy

Level 5

Apply for an ANA scholarship - who knows -

Dollar Guy

Level 5

In 2016 there is going to be a good course I think i am going to [articipate because I know little of European issues and Ian Fenn is going to put forth an indepth survey of Ducats and the like. Looking forward to another good years of friends and fellowship in and out of the class room.:-)

Dollar Guy

Level 5

Dollar Guy

Level 5

I would really like to know from my fellow collectors/numismatists what course content or subject matter would be of interest to you to inspire you to come to the summer seminars? For me I would like a course on paper money grading which presents a modicum of challenges how do you fondle a piece of currency without degrading it and determining its condition? :-)

Kepi

Level 6

You should also send in an application for a "Summer Seminar Scholarship". They have them for Young Numi's and Adult's! : )

Longstrider

Level 6

I should also have mentioned the chance you have to talk and listen to your instructor and others at lunch and other breaks. You can make some great friends and contacts there!

Longstrider

Level 6

I took 2 classes, "Detecting Counterfeit and Altered Coins" and " Detection of Artificial Toning on Coins". The 2 classes were fantastic. The second one on toning was held at night. They were both well beyond anything I could have hopped for. I recommend them to anyone interested in these areas. The instructors were better that I hoped for. It's almost one-on-one teaching. You should go!

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