NLG Symposium to focus on ‘cultivating new collectors’ online

Developing new numismatists through the use of online publicity will be the focus of the Numismatic Literary Guild’s (NLG) 2018 Symposium, which will be held Aug. 16 during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia, Pa.

Entitled “Cultivating New Collectors with Online Blogs and Publicity,” the symposium will be open to the public. A range of award-winning numismatists are slated to speak at the event; they include blogger, author and CDN Publishing Editor Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez; CoinWeek Editor and podcast host Charles Morgan; NLG Acting Executive Director and former journalist and broadcaster Donn Pearlman; and blogger, author and former ANA Vice President Scott A. Travers.

“The internet has become an absolutely crucial part of daily communications for nearly everyone with WiFi access,” said Pearlman. “Whether it’s using a tabletop computer or a small smartphone, the numismatic hobby as a whole must do more online to educate current collectors and attract new people to the hobby. We’ll be discussing ideas at the symposium and certainly welcome participation by all collectors, dealers and the public.”

‘THE BASH’

Known as “The Bash,” the NLG’s annual dinner and awards ceremony will also be held that evening.

Sponsors and underwriters for the NLG Bash and awards include Certified Acceptance Corporation; CDN Publishing; CoinWeek.com; the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society; Michael Fuljenz; Heritage Auctions; Ira and Larry Goldberg; Numismatic Guaranty Corporation; Professional Coin Grading Service; and Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the NLG is a non-profit organization composed of hobby writers, editors and content producers.

For information about the NLG, visit nlgonline.org.

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