The second Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) Symposium is scheduled for March 19-21.
The free virtual symposium offers a diverse selection of numismatic presentations in a concentrated, three-day Zoom-based format.
“As large-scale numismatic conventions continue to be cancelled, this event will provide a virtual fix of numismatic content and allow collectors to view programs on any number of topics, or to present on their own favourite subjects,” according to a statement issued by organizers earlier this month.
Some of this year’s speakers include:
- Garrett Ziss, the 2020 American Numismatic Association Young Numismatist of the Year, who will present “From the War of 1812 to the Civil War: A Chronology of a Numismatic Marriage”;
- Sarah Miller, the director of numismatics at Heritage Auctions, who will present “A Day at Heritage Auctions’ New York Office,” providing an insider view of the Texas-based auction firm;
- Chris McDowell, the editor of the Journal of Early American Numismatics, who will speak on new discoveries in the Betts medal series;
- Beth Deisher, a long-time Coin World editor, who will discuss the impact of Chinese counterfeits on the U.S. numismatic market; and
- Daryl Haynor, the winner of the Numismatic Literary Guild Book of the Year Award, who will provide an overview his book United States Classic Gold 1834-1839.
LAST YEAR’S EVENT
More than 40 virtual seminars presented during the previous NNP Symposium, held on Aug. 28-30, are available online for free.
Among the best-attended seminars last year was an hour-long session led by Greg Rohan, president of the U.S.-based Heritage Auctions, who discussed COVID-19’s impact on the numismatic market.
The annual NNP Symposium is sponsored by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, which also funds the NNP.