ANA eLearning Academy 2020 Summer Seminar Course Samples June 29-July 10

Summer Seminar is a once-a-year opportunity that offers collectors a varied selection of week-long courses designed for discovery or continued study. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 event. But you can still get a taste of the program by sampling one or more FREE condensed courses from the new ANA eLearning Academy:

Click the link go directly to the ANA registration page to sign up for any of the courses you wish. https://info.money.org/elearning

I will be one of the course presenters – Engaging Young Collectors Now and in the Years to Come. I welcome you to sign up for that one.

Engaging Young Collectors Now and in Years to Come

There is no one-size-fits-all approach for getting kids or adults interested in numismatics.  With that in mind, this presentation will provide several approaches on how to draw friends and relatives of all ages into our hobby.Join us for this one-hour Coin Chat with four young collectors and rising stars in the world of numismatics.

Panelists include ANA Young Numismatists Kellen Hoard, Kenny Sammut, Garrett Ziss and Abby Zechman. 

When: June 29, 2020 | 12:30-1:30 PM MDT

Grading 101

Explore the philosophy behind learning how to grade with this 2-hour eLearning Essentials course. Review the characteristics of the four basic metals used in minting coins in the United States.  Instruction will consist of a lecture, a PowerPoint presentation, and question and answer periods.  ANA grading standards will be stressed. Gain the confidence needed to accurately assess potential coins for your collection. Instructor: Rod Gillis Education Director, American Numismatic Association

When: June 30, 2020 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM MDT

CAC and its “Green Beans”

The story behind the emergence of CAC as a driving force in numismatics today, and how CAC has helped point coin collectors and investors toward their acquisition of coins that are “solid for the grade” or better.
Instructor: Bob Bair, avid collector and coin dealer with specialization in the history of US Coinage

When: July 1, 2020 | 1:00-2:00 PM MDT

Detection of Counterfeit and Altered Coins

Learn the often-subtle differences between genuine, counterfeit, and altered coins. Topics will include counterfeit-coin production, types of counterfeit dies and castings, date and mintmark alterations, specific gravity testing, and Chinese-made counterfeits.  Instructors: Brian Silliman, professional numismatist, Brian Silliman Rare Coins, and former NGC grader/conserver and ANA authenticator/conserver; and Jim Robinson, professional numismatist, APMEX When: July 2, 2020 | 12:00-2:00 PM MDT

Italian Numismatics: Insights Through Modern History

This session will cover Italian numismatics, offering some intriguing starting points for coin collectors, amateurs, and scholars. Through the lens of history and research, the instructor will assess a series of peculiar Italian coinages, mostly relevant to Sicily between the 16th and 19th centuries, and the Kingdom of Italy (1861-46). The instructor will demonstrate how Italian numismatics can offer much information on historical backgrounds, kings, and dictators from the Spanish rulers in Sicily to Mussolini. Instructor: Antonino ‘Nino’ Crisà, numismatist, historian, and archaeologist, currently Marie Curie Skłodowska Research Fellow at Ghent University (Belgium).  When: July 3, 2020 | 10:00-11:00 AM MDT

Introduction to Early U.S. Paper Currency: 1765 to 1865

This class is designed for beginning to intermediate students and will divide U.S. paper money into three periods: the end of the colonial period and the Revolution; the obsolete period; and the Civil War, with the introduction of federal issues up to 1865. Examples from the ANA’s holdings (including parts of the Bebee collection) will be shown to illustrate the fascinating and important role of paper currency in the early economic development of the United States as well as how such notes can provide a window into the history of the period.  Instructors: Richard L. Horst, paper-currency specialist; and Douglas Mudd, museum director, and curator, Edward C. Rochette Money Museum When: July 6, 2020 | 12:00-2:00 PM MDT

Understanding the Art of Rare Coin Submissions

Submitting coins for third party certification is not as simple as it appears.  Grading fees are substantial, and without the correct knowledge, a great deal of time and money can be wasted.  We will also discuss what coins can come back as no-grades, which cause many collectors grief and disappointment.  The entire process of rare coin submissions will be discussed. Instructor: Jeff Garrett, President of Mid-American Rare Coin Gallery, Inc.; Past President ANA When: July 6, 2020 | 2:30-4:30 PM MDT

The Modern Minting Process: Errors and Varieties

Explore the minting process and learn how each procedure can lead to the possible creation of collectible errors and varieties. Topics include identification and description, the art of cherrypicking, and various types of damage that may be confused for errors. This will only be a short overview of the full version of the class held each year during our annual Summer Seminar Please note that while the regular class fulfills the “Modern Minting Process/U.S. Minting Errors and Varieties” course requirement for the ANA Numismatic Diploma Program, this brief version of the class does not fulfill this requirement.           Instructor: Sam Gelberd, ANA numismatic educator and avid collector When: July 7, 2020 | 12:00-2:00 PM MDT

Collecting and Investing in Morgan Dollars: A Comprehensive Approach

This course will provide a professional overview of collecting and investing in Morgan silver dollars. Students will learn the subtle nuances of dates and mintmarks, grading, varieties, die states, roofline, and deep-mirror prooflike coins. Whether you are a beginner, dealer, or seasoned Morgan collector, the knowledge gained from this class will serve you well as you collect and invest in the most popular series in numismatics. Instructors: John Baumgart, owner, Variety Slabbing Service, Past President of the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors; and Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., president of Rare Coin Investments (RCI), and co-author, Top 100 Morgan Dollars and co-founder and Past President of the new Society of Silver Dollar Collectors (SSDC) When: July 8, 2020 | 12:00-2:00 PM MDT

Mexican Voices in Metal and Paper

This course examines the general perspective of coins, some medals, and paper money that compose Mexican Numismatics, covering the period from 1492 to 1925. The highlights of this topic are the coinage of  Charles and Johanna (1536 – 1571), cobs (1572 – 1733), and klippes (1733 – 1734), on the oddly shaped coinage. We will glance at the Pillar series (1732 – 1771), busts (1772 – 1810), and War of Independence (1810 – 1822) reviewing the issues made by the Emergency Mints outside of Mexico City. Once Mexico gained its independence from Spain we will touch on Iturbide’s coinage and some of the 14 Republican Mints (1822 – 1905). During the French Invasion, coins on behalf of Maximilian were made as the Emperor of Mexico (1863 – 1867), followed by the Republican issues (1867 – 1905). The establishment of the banking system appeared in 1864 and with that the first issues of paper money walked on the streets of Mexico City, extending to the rest of the Republic (1864 – 1915). In 1905 a Monetary Reform occurred and the coin design changed some. By 1913 the first issues of the Mexican Revolución appeared in coins and paper money, ending in 1917 altogether. We will stop this meteoric review with the establishment of the Banco de México, the equivalent of the Federal Reserve, in 1925. Instructor: Ricardo de Leon Tallavas, author and Mexican coinage expert When: July 9, 2020 | 1:00-3:00 PM MDT

Creating a Great Club Newsletter

This presentation will discuss the development of a newsletter publication people will want to read! It will briefly address newsletter objectives, the use of layout, font, and colors to better meet your objectives. Photo use and placement will be discussed, as well as selection of software used for publishing, photo editing, and PDF editing.


Instructor: Phil Vitale, President, Albuquerque Coin Club; Editor of the award-winning Pocket Change newsletterWhen: July 10, 2020 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM MDT

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Introduction to Paper Money Production and Counterfeit Detection

This class will cover printing technologies used by security printers and the more likely technologies used by counterfeiters.

Instructor: Joe Boling, co-author, World War II Remembered: History in your Hands, a Numismatic Study

When: Jul 18, 2020 | 12:00-2:00 PM MDT

When the Die is Wrong: Wrong Die Varieties That Can be Found and Collected

We will be talking about coins that were struck with dies that should have been used on a different coin. Think Proofs, circulations, different years, and denominations (like mules). From Flying Eagle cents to Bullion Silver eagles we will go over more than 50 different coins in this fascinating subset of variety collecting. Some of these coins can carry a price tag worth far more than a normal coin. All attendees will have the opportunity to receive a PDF file of the coins that we talk about. Instructor: John H. Miller Jr., variety expert for more than 20 years

When: Jul 28, 2020 | 12:00-2:00 PM MDT

Click the link go directly to the ANA registration page to sign up for any of the courses you wish. https://info.money.org/elearning

2019 ANA Young Numismatist of the Year Winner Announcement – Numismatics with Kenny

2019 ANA Young Numismatist of the Year Winner Announcement – Numismatics with Kenny

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I just returned from my fifth American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar. This year marked the 51st Summer Seminar offered by the ANA and it will always be a very special one for me. Earlier this year, the ANA notified me that I was nominated for this year’s 2019 Young Numismatist of the Year award. A number of wonderful people including Ken Bressett, Steve Roach, Pam Stitely, George Mavrelos, Jim McDermott, Joe Furia, and others sent in letters of reference supporting my nomination.

I have to admit I was a bit nervous during the second week’s closing ceremonies. Several of my YN friends were deserving of the award. The ANA closes each week’s ceremony with the award’s presentation. When the master of ceremonies, Mr. David Sklow, the ANA’s Dwight N. Manley Library Director, began his introduction of the winner, it took me several seconds to realize he was speaking about me. My mind literally went blank as I was overcome with emotion. In just a minute, I will show the presentation but before I do, I want to thank the ANA for this wonderful award.

The ANA has helped me grow not only as a collector but in my personal life too. I was only 13 when I first attended a summer seminar. To say I was shy, would be an understatement but thanks to all of the ANA staff, the adults attending the seminars, and my fellow young numismatists, my confidence grew when it came to my interactions with everyone, public speaking, and leadership as I was offered the opportunity to run the 2018 first week YN Summer Seminar Auction to raise money for future Young Numismatists to receive a scholarship to the Summer Seminars.

I encourage young and experienced collectors to attend at least one Summer Seminar. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the leaders in our hobby, take a course in a numismatic area you are interested taught by an expert in that area, share a week of comradery with others passionate about numismatics, purchase numismatic literature at a great discount, and pick up some great numismatic items during the Young Numismatist auction.

I encourage other Young Numismatists to apply for a Summer Seminar scholarship. The experience will be immeasurable.

If you are not a member of the ANA (adult or youth) and would like information, contact me at numismatistkenny@gmail.comm and I would be pleased to send you an application. By joining the ANA, you will be eligible for many great benefits including borrow from the largest numismatic library in the world, receive the award-winning monthly publication, The Numismatist, discounts on a number of offers, the Coin for A’s program, and much more.

In addition to this video, I have uploaded several other 2019 ANA Summer Seminar videos that I hope you enjoy.

A final thank you to all of my subscribers and viewers here on YouTube, Twitter, my blog, Facebook, and Instagram. I invite viewers who are not already a YouTube subscriber to subscribe below.

Thank you!

Kenny

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2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money Convention Money Talks – World Coins Minted in US by Kenny Sammut – Numismatics with Kenny

 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money Convention Money Talks – World Coins Minted in

Here is my Money Talks presentation about World Coins Minted in the United States. Hope you enjoy! I also served as a page for the entire week on the bourse floor. If you’ve never been to the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money, I highly recommend that you add it to your bucket list.

 

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Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society Donates $50,000 to the ANA’s Summer Seminar

Earlier this week, the American Numismatic Association announced the exciting news regarding the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society donation of $50,000. You can read the release below. As many of my readers and followers know, I have been reaching out to numismatists to request a numismatic item be donated to the 2018 ANA Summer Seminar Young Numismatist Scholarship auction. The proceeds pay for young numismatists to attend future ANA Summer Seminars (the cost of the seminar, travel, and room and board).

As you will note in the press release below, the society will match the proceeds earned during the two auctions (the YN auction is held each of the two summer seminar weeks).

If you have not donated a numismatic item for the auction and would like to, please do so by June 8, 2018 so it will arrive before the summer seminar begins. Here is a link to a printable donation form which includes the mailing address of the ANA – Click here for a printable donation form

Or, you can send me an email requesting the donation form or to ask any questions:
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Proceeds earned from the sale of your donated numismatic item(s), at the auction, will now be doubly helpful!

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CONTACT: Deborah Muehleisen
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Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society Donates

$50,000 to Support ANA’s Summer Seminar Program

The Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society has donated $50,000 to support the American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar. The donation includes a “matching” funds campaign to match the proceeds of the Young Numismatists Summer Seminar Benefit Auctions.

The money also provides for the establishment of all-expense paid scholarships for Young Numismatists to attend the event. Titled the “Eric P. Newman Young Numismatist Scholarship Program,” the contribution will help students who otherwise may not be able to attend Summer Seminar, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Eric P. Newman, who became a member of the ANA in 1935, is widely remembered and respected for his work as an author, researcher and speaker. In 1958, Newman and his wife, Evelyn, established the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), which is dedicated to helping fellow numismatists realize their own potential.

As an ANA Summer Seminar instructor, Newman was an advocate for the program, which seeks to equip numismatists with the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful within the numismatic community.

Held annually on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs (adjacent to the ANA), Summer Seminar is a once-a-year opportunity for numismatic learning and camaraderie that offers students a varied selection of weeklong courses designed for discovery or continued study. For many students, Summer Seminar is a life-changing event; it has catapulted the careers of several of the nation’s most respected collectors, authors and dealers.

“The ANA is so grateful to the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for their gracious donation,” said Kim Kiick, executive director of the ANA. “This donation supports the importance of numismatics and helps young collectors to grow and advance in their numismatic journeys. We welcome that support.”

The Summer Seminar Benefit Auctions are coordinated entirely by Young Numismatists – everything from acquiring auction items and cataloguing collected items, to organizing and conducting the auction.

Last year, the auctions raised $27,519. The donation from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society will double the amount raised this year by matching auction revenue dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. Anyone is allowed to bid on items. Proceeds support Young Numismatists scholarships and other seminar events. Auction items are still being accepted for the two-week event, which kicks off on June 16. For information on donating an auction item, call Amber Bradish at (719) 482-9865 or email abradish@money.org.

Andy Newman, who is the son of Eric Newman and president of the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, noted that his father was a huge supporter of young collectors. “Dad cared deeply about building knowledge and involvement in young numismatists. He loved giving numismatic badges to Boy Scouts and instructing at the ANA Summer Seminar,” he said. “He would be greatly honored by this association of his name with this fine program.”

“The support from EPNNES for Summer Seminar serves to honor Eric Newman as a distinguished and lifelong leader in the field of numismatics,” said ANA President Gary Adkins. “It also allows the ANA to continue to offer high quality resources and programs to its members, as well as enhance and grow these offerings. We’re very thankful for the support.”

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of instructional and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit http://www.money.org.

818 N. Cascade Ave. • Colorado Springs, CO 80903 • (719) 632-COIN (2646) • http://www.money.org

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2018 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar Young Numismatist Auction Donation Request – Scholarship Program

2018 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar YN (Young Numismatist) Scholarship Auction Donation Request

Please donate by June 8, 2018 to insure your donation arrives by June 14, 2018. The Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society will match all the proceeds earned during both week’s YN auctions. Your numismatic donation is now doubly helpful!!

To request a donation form or if you have any questions you can reach me by email at numismatistkenny@gmail.com or > click here for an email window to open – the form includes the ANA address to send your donated item(s).

Or – Click here for a printable donation form

Here is a video discussing the ANA Summer Seminar and the Young Numismatist auction.

Welcome back to Numismatics with Kenny. Today’s video is a special request made to my subscribers and viewers. As many of you know, the American Numismatic Association conducts their two-week Summer Seminar at the ANA headquarters and Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO each summer. If you have not attended a seminar, I highly recommend you go as you will have the opportunity to meet a number of great numismatists from the United States and some from all over the world. Go to money.org to learn more about attending the seminar and to download the seminar’s course catalog.

I will be attending my fourth Summer Seminar this June and was recently contacted by the ANA to lead the first week’s YN (Young Numismatist) auction. In addition to the great courses, ANA library book sale, the wonderful comradery, a highlight to each week is the YN auction. Each year, the ANA offers a good number of full and partial scholarships to young numismatists to attend the seminar. The scholarships pay for the seminar courses, travel expenses, and room and board. Each week an average of 25 young numismatists join the many adult numismatists who attend the seminar.

The YN auction is the primary fund raiser to pay for these scholarships. Attendees and others who desire to promote our hobby to young collectors contribute numismatic items – US and world coins, ancient coins, tokens, currency, and other numismatic items to the auctions. The young numismatists attending the seminar collect, catalog, head up lot viewing, and run the auction. It is a great experience for all of us. The auction is held on the next to last night of each week’s seminar. All attendees are welcome to bid and as the proceeds go towards the YN scholarship program, the bidders are very generous in their bidding.

And now for my request of you. If you are in agreement that we need to have more young collectors in our great hobby, I ask you to send some numismatic items to this year’s summer seminar. Your generous gift may be tax deductible and is going to a great cause. Any donation is appreciated but if you are wondering what the normal value range of the donated item has been in the past, it normally ranges from $25.00 to well into the hundreds of dollars.

Again, any donated numismatic item is appreciated. When the auction is over, you will receive a thank you letter from the ANA. You can keep the letter for tax purposes. The ANA does not assign a value to your donated item or items. You will determine the value. To donate, simply email me and request a donation form at numismatistkenny@gmail.com or click here for a donation form– the form includes the address to send your donated item(s)and I will send you a donation form by email which includes the ANA’s mailing address.

My email address is noted below in the video’s description. I want to thank Ms. Amber Bradish, Mr. Akio Lis, and the ANA staff for selecting me to be the YN auction lead for week one. With your help, I hope we can raise a significant amount of money so many young numismatists can be awarded scholarships in the future. Thank you so much and please feel free to share this video with other numismatists who enjoy helping young collectors. Specific questions about donating, please contact me at numismatistkenny@gmail.com or the ANA directly at donate@money.org

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American Numismatic Association Book Sale – Summer Seminar

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Silver Eagle membership promotion by the ANA

The American Numismatic Association is celebrating its 125th Anniversary and has a special membership offer to new and present ANA members. You will receive a MS69 2016 Silver Eagle in a special NGC holder for a 3 year new platinum membership or a 3 year renewal membership if you are a present member. Watch my video for more information. You can then click on the flyer below to print out the new and renewal membership application.

There is a special offer if you would like to become a life time ANA member. Watch the video for details.

Click on the flyer. It will open up in a new window making it easier to print. Mail the completed application and payment to the ANA 125th Anniversary, 818 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279;  or call the ANA phone number noted on the flyer. Let them know Kenny at Numismatics with Kenny shared this great offer with you.

Offer expires December 31, 2016 or while supplies last.

Thank you,

Kenny

Again, click on the flyer and it will open up in a new window so you can print it.

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