ANA School of Numismatics offers seminars in Florida, Georgia

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) School of Numismatics is offering a pair of educational courses – “Coin Grading, Problem Coins, and Conservation” and “Numismatics of Colonial America” – prior to the Orlando National Money Show this March.

The coin and money show begins March 9 at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla. Register for the two-day seminars by Feb. 3 for a $20 early enrolment discount; take another $40 off if you’re an ANA life member.

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This two-day seminar, to be held March 7-8, will help students avoid costly mistakes by developing their grading skills and teaching them to spot an array of surface problems, enhancements, alterations and conservation issues that can adversely affect a coin’s grade.

Instructor: Brian Silliman, owner of Brian Silliman Rare Coins, and former grader/authenticator with Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and the ANA Authentication Bureau
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $259 for ANA members; $359 for non-members


Discover the intricacies of the early history of the nation through another hands-on seminar also being held March 7-8. Students will be introduced to corollary fields, period contexts, archaeological precedents, and much more.

Instructor: Erik Goldstein, curator of Mechanical Arts & Numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $259 for ANA members; $359 for non-members


For those who are unable to attend the ANA’s pre-convention seminars in Orlando, an additional grading workshop, “Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins,” is available to collectors prior to the Georgia Numismatic Association (GNA) Coin Show on April 19-20.

Knowledge of coin grading not only makes you more confident on the bourse floor, but also adds to your enjoyment of the hobby by helping take the worry out of numismatic purchases. Learn how U.S. coins should be graded according to the latest ANA and market standards.

Instructors: Rod Gillis, ANA education director; and Bill Fivaz, co-author of The Cherrypicker’s Guide to Rare Coin Varieties
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (April 19-20)
Cost: $259 for ANA and GNA members/$359 for non-members

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