Submissions now open for ANA Sundman Lecture Series

Talks at World’s Fair of Money to focus on ‘Poor Richard’

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting proposals for the 2018 Maynard Sundman Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series.

Presentations will be given on Aug. 15 during the symposium at the Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money. Proposals must be received by Feb. 26.

Beloved historical figure, scientist, inventor and author Benjamin Franklin is revered for his contributions to American numismatics. To highlight the Founding Father’s role in shaping U.S. money, the 2018 theme for the Sundman Lecture Series will be “Fugio to Franklins: The Influence of Poor Richard.”

Those who wish to present at this year’s symposium must submit a lecture summary of at least 500 words. Each summary should contain an introduction, a brief discussion of the subject, sources and research method. Summaries will be reviewed and speakers evaluated and chosen based on originality, persuasiveness and relevance to the symposium topic. Selected presenters will receive a $250 honorarium.

Electronic submissions are preferred and can be emailed to or mail to the ANA care of Amber Bradish, 818 North Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.


The five-day Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money will feature nearly 1,000 dealers buying and selling coins, currency and related items; a wide range of seminars and educational presentations by notable numismatists; major auctions by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Heritage Auctions; as well as exhibits showcasing priceless rarities from the Money Museum and private collections.

Show hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug 14; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 15-17; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 18. Admission is $8 for adults; ANA members and children 12 and under are always free. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing.

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