ANA seminars broadcast live today from World’s Fair of Money

Rare and valuable die varieties are waiting to be “cherrypicked” – found by sharp-eyed collectors and bought for regular coin prices.

That’s the focus of the first of two seminars being presented by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and broadcast live today from the World’s Fair of Money show in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The first seminar featuring speaker Dennis Tucker will explore today’s cherrypicking scene with special emphasis on American half dimes, dimes and quarter dollars from the 1800s to date, including Mercury and Roosevelt dimes, Washington quarters, Liberty Seated and Barber coinage and more.

Tucker has been a coin collector since childhood, when his big brother showed him a Red Book and gave him a 1937 Buffalo nickel. Today, he actively collects United States Mint commemorative medals and coins; European medals; Philippine coins struck under U.S. sovereignty; and coins and art medals designed and/or engraved by personal friends. In 2004, Tucker became the youngest publisher in the history of Whitman Publishing. He specializes in books on numismatics, banking and financial history, the American presidency, political and military history, and other nonfiction topics. Since 2016 he has been the numismatic specialist on the U.S. Treasury Department’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).

The seminar starts at 4 p.m. (EDT). To register for the free seminar, click here.

The second seminar at 5 p.m. (EDT) is entitled CCAC Money Talks. To register for the free seminar, click here.

The most recent chairs and the current chair of the U.S. Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will share their perspectives on the country’s coin and medal processes.

The most recent chairs, and the current chair of the CCAC, will share their perspectives on the U.S. coin and medal process, the role of the CCAC, and their experiences while serving as CCAC chair. Each panelist will provide their insights on at least one of the coin or medal programs, reviewed while they were in the chair role, resulting in a recommendation to the treasury secretary.

The chairs include the following three prominent numismatists.

Tom Uram is president-elect of the ANA and president of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN), former chairman of the CCAC, former ANA Governor, and the first recipient of the ANA’s Chester L. Krause Memorial Distinguished Service Award.

Mary Lannin is a former member of the CCAC, first appointed in 2014 based on the recommendation of the house minority leader. She is a Life Member of both the American Numismatic Society and the ANA and a member of the Royal Numismatic Society, the Swiss Numismatic Society (ANS), the San Francisco Ancient Numismatic Society, the Pacific Coast Numismatic Society, the Chicago Coin Club and is currently serving as vice president of the New York Numismatic Club. She has been a member of the board of trustees of the ANS  since 2016.

Dr. Lawrence S. Brown was appointed to the CCAC in 2019 and represents the general public position. A member of the ANS, he is a life member of the ANA and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Professional Coin Grading Service for his 1968 to present proof set of United States coins. Now focusing on modern circulating and commemorative coins, he traces his fascination with coins back to his adolescence in Brooklyn, New York, where he found himself stimulated by how history could be captured on such a small canvas.

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