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    Money Talks - Counterfeit Coins in the Numismatic Market and Collector Impact 2/27/2020

    Money Talks - Counterfeit Coins in the Numismatic Market and Collector Impact

    This talk was filmed at the 2020 National Money how in Atlanta. Presentation by Richard Jozefiak.

    Money Talks - The Cherrypicking Scene in 2020 2/27/2020

    Money Talks - The Cherrypicking Scene in 2020

    This presentation was given by Bill Fivaz and Dennis Tucker at the 2020 National Money Show in Atlanta.

    Money Talks - In the Beginning...When Man Created Coins 2/28/2020

    Money Talks - In the Beginning...When Man Created Coins

    This presentation by Michael Shutterly was given at the 2020 National Money Show in Atlanta.

    Engaging Young Collectors Now and in the Years to Come 6/29/2020

    Engaging Young Collectors Now and in the 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. Panelists: Abby Zechman, Garrett Ziss, Kellen Hoard, Kenny Sammut.

    Grading 101 6/30/2020

    Grading 101

    Explore the philosophy behind learning how to grade. 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. 

    Note: this content is not available for full-view on Newman Portal. See the ANA webite (https://info.money.org/elearning, as of 8/2020) for further info.


    CAC and its "Green Beans" 7/1/2020

    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.

    Detection of Counterfeit and Altered Coins 7/2/2020

    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.

    Note: this content is not available for full-view on Newman Portal. See the ANA webite (https://info.money.org/elearning, as of 8/2020) for further info.


    Italian Numismatics: Insights Through Modern History 7/3/2020

    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' Crisa, numismatist, historian, and archaeologist, currently Marie Curie Sklodowska Research Fellow at Ghent University (Belgium).

    Understanding the Art of Rare Coin Submissions 7/6/2020

    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.

    Introduction to Early U.S. Paper Currency: 1765 to 1865 7/6/2020

    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.

    Note: this content is not available for full-view on Newman Portal. See the ANA webite (https://info.money.org/elearning, as of 8/2020) for further info.


    The Modern Minting Process: Errors and Varieties 7/7/2020

    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.

    Note: this content is not available for full-view on Newman Portal. See the ANA webite (https://info.money.org/elearning, as of 8/2020) for further info.


    Collecting and Investing in Morgan Dollars: A Comprehensive Approach 7/8/2020

    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).

    Note: this content is not available for full-view on Newman Portal. See the ANA webite (https://info.money.org/elearning, as of 8/2020) for further info.


    Mexican Voices in Metal and Paper 7/9/2020

    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 Revolution appeared in coins and paper money, ending in 1917 altogether. We will stop this meteoric review with the establishment of the Banco de Mexico, the equivalent of the Federal Reserve, in 1925. Instructor: Ricardo de Leon Tallavas, author and Mexican coinage expert.

    Creating a Great Club Newsletter 7/10/2020

    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 newsletter.

    Introduction to Paper Money Production and Counterfeit Detection 7/18/2020

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

    Note: this content is not available for full-view on Newman Portal. See the ANA webite (https://info.money.org/elearning, as of 8/2020) for further info.


    When the Die is Wrong: Wrong Die Varieties That Can be Found and Collected 7/28/2020

    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.

    Money Talks - The Ultimate Large Cent Date & Type Set 8/4/2020

    Money Talks - The Ultimate Large Cent Date & Type Set

    As part of the ANA's eLearning Academy, this presentation will offer the ultimate eye-candy journey through the large cent series, with surprise tidbits and related revelations that will entertain you and leave you wanting more. Presenter: John Wright

    Money Talks - Pay Warrants of the Texian Navy 8/5/2020

    Money Talks - Pay Warrants of the Texian Navy

    Part of the ANA's eLearning Academy. We all remember the Alamo, but the navy was the savior of the Republic of Texas. Printed on orders from Commodore Edwin Moore, the pay warrants of the Texian Navy were repudiated by President Sam Houston. They may hold a clue to the mutiny aboard the San Antonio. Presenter: Michael E. Marotta.

    Sundman Lecture Series - The Influence of Anna W. Williams in Numismatics 8/7/2020

    Sundman Lecture Series - The Influence of Anna W. Williams in Numismatics

    This presentation will explore one iconic woman's role in the advancement of circulating coinage in the United States and the lasting impact she has had on numismatics. Schoolteacher Anna Willess Williams' rise to fame began in 1876 when U.S. Mint engraver George T. Morgan selected her as a model for the portrait on a new coin design. Christened the "Goddess of Liberty" by The Numismatist magazine in 1896, Williams was thrown into the spotlight and became an integral part of numismatics--her portrait became the world-famous "Lady Liberty" on the obverse of the Morgan Dollar, which was minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921. This presentation will discuss, in conjunction with Williams' biography, the state of the economy and American society leading up to the design and creation of the Morgan dollar and the coins subsequent impact on numismatics. Presenter: Jack E. Topping

    Money Talks - Strategies to Dispose of Your Collection 8/10/2020

    Money Talks - Strategies to Dispose of Your Collection

    Part of the ANA's eLearning Academy. Many collectors do not know what to do with their collection before they cross the "Great Misty Veil of Life." Often, their spouse and/or children are not familiar with numismatics nor the least bit interested in the hobby. Should a collector die without a specific strategy in place, the family is left with a big mess. Should you sell your collection before passing, or how can you help your relatives liquidate your collection upon your demise? Presenter: Rod Gillis.

    Money Talks - An Introduction to Collecting Colonial Paper Money - "Tis Death to Counterfeit" 8/11/2020

    Money Talks - An Introduction to Collecting Colonial Paper Money - "Tis Death to Counterfeit"

    Part of the ANA's eLearning Academy. The presentation will discuss the need for paper money in colonial America, their issue by the colonies and the Continental Congress and contemporary counterfeiting. Reference books and methods of collecting will be presented. Examples from several colonies and the Continental Congress will be shown and discussed. Presenter: Raymond Williams.

    Money Talks - Siege Stories: Tales of Courage & Defiance 8/12/2020

    Money Talks - Siege Stories: Tales of Courage & Defiance

    Part of the ANA's eLearning Academy. Siege warfare has generated a fascinating area of numismatics. With it comes its share of heroes, heroines and villains. Dr. Korchnak will use coins, medals and tokens to bring these characters to life with excerpts from his soon-to-be-published work on siege coins, OBSIDIONAL COINS OF THE WORLD, 1453-1902. Presenter: Lawrence C. Korchnak, Ph.D.

    Money Talks - Origins of Money 8/13/2020

    Money Talks - Origins of Money

    Part of the ANA's eLearning Academy. It may be hard to imagine a world without coinage, but for most of human existence, trade within communities and regions was handled without coins or paper money. Many types of objects have been used as money, from carved stones to the feathers of rare birds. The only requirements were that the objects be reasonably available and durable. Learn about early forms of money and how it changed and eventually led to the development of coinage during the 1st millennium B.C. Presenter: Doug Mudd.

    Money Talks - Rushing Through Panama: Numismatics on the Journey to the American Gold Rush 8/14/2020

    Money Talks - Rushing Through Panama: Numismatics on the Journey to the American Gold Rush

    Using primary sources and other relevant information, this presentation focuses on the intricate nature of numismatics during the American Gold Rush - a watershed moment in U.S. history, often overlooked by what came after miners arrived in 1850s California. The coins and currencies used during this westward journey will be discussed. Presenter: Jack E. Topping.

    Sundman Lecture Series - The Leading Ladies of Rome 8/17/2020

    Sundman Lecture Series - The Leading Ladies of Rome

    Part of the ANA's eLearning Academy. As Rome transitioned from a republic to an empire, a significant change took place in its coinage--it began to feature portraits of women. Marc Antony was the first Roman leader to place an image of his leading lady, Octavia, on a coin. She was followed shortly thereafter by the appearance of Cleopatra VII, and in the ensuing centuries, it became commonplace to adorn coinage with portraits of Rome's leading ladies. This presentation will discuss the evolution of such portraits, from depictions of largely adjunct figures in the 1st century to illustrations of distinction in the 2nd century and beyond. Also discussed will be the variety of portrait styles--from starkly realistic to rather emblematic, and back again--from the era of the Byzantine Empire and the Renaissance to more recent coinage. Presenter: Dave Michaels.

    Money Talks - Before the Coinage Act of 1857: How Americans Spent their Foreign Money 8/18/2020

    Money Talks - Before the Coinage Act of 1857: How Americans Spent their Foreign Money

    Part of the ANA's eLearning Academy. This talk focuses on the way foreign money circulated on a day-to-day basis. Whether converting money from one currency to another, pricing goods in "shillings/pence" into the 19th century, or constantly worrying about counterfeits, Americans depended on a common "toolbox" of methods to navigate this complex system. Presenter: Jesse Kraft.

    Sundman Lecture Series - Politics, Power, & Positioning: Byzantine Empresses on Coinage 8/19/2020

    Sundman Lecture Series - Politics, Power, & Positioning: Byzantine Empresses on Coinage

    Part of the ANA's eLearning Academy. The segue of the Western Roman Empire to the Eastern Roman Empire (aka Byzantine Empire) was gradual--numismatists pinpoint A.D. 491 as the start of the Byzantine Empire because the new emperor, Anastasius I, reorganized the money system at that time. The Western Romans were pagans and used imagery of gods and goddesses on their money, while the Byzantines were Christian and employed crosses and orbs. However, the most radical change--for the purposes of this discussion--was the addition of women rulers on the coinage struck during the reign of Justin II (A.D. 565-78). The title of "empress" did not come with the right to produce coins, so there is significance in their likenesses appearing on the money. Using contemporary sources, this talk will explore how the empresses' and other regents' relationships with the emperors and other powers helped them to achieve this recognition. Presenter: Prue Fitts.

    Money Talks - Artistry and Technology - How the Large Cent Dies Were Made 8/20/2020

    Money Talks - Artistry and Technology - How the Large Cent Dies Were Made

    Part of the ANA's eLearning Academy. This talk uses image analysis of early U.S. copper coins to show how the engravers produced the large-cent dies. The U.S. Mint was an entirely new undertaking in 1792. Nobody who worked there during that time had any meaningful experience with coinage, and the technology they had was at least a century out of date in Europe. Nevertheless, by the spring of 1793, Chief Coiner Henry Voigt was creating hubs to produce the dies for circulating coinage. Robert Scot, first chief engraver, used hubs by Voigt and himself to produce new designs in the late 1700s. Scot's techniques persisted through the second chief engravership of William Kneass. Both Voigt and Scot produced highly artistic designs, despite the fact that neither had any die-sinking experience prior to working at the Mint. In the early 1830s, Franklin Peale spent two years in Europe learning about the technologies in use there. The coins that Christian Gobrecht, third chief engraver, produced show how he applied several of these new methods to the creation of his dies. The coins tell us a great deal about how they were made; all we must do is listen to them. Presenter: Bill Eckberg.

    Sundman Lecture Series - Numismatic Contributions of Trailblazing Treasury Department Women 8/21/2020

    Sundman Lecture Series - Numismatic Contributions of Trailblazing Treasury Department Women

    Part of the ANA's eLearning Academy. There is undeniable, documented proof in the Department of the Treasury's records that beginning in the late 18th century, women were employed in various divisions of the department and played a significant role not only in American history but in numismatic history as well. Their contributions to the field began in April 1795 when Henry Voigt of the Philadelphia Mint hired Sarah Waldrake and Rachel Summers--the mint's first female employees. Their jobs? Coin adjusters! Their numismatic contributions? View the presentation to find out! Also highlighted will be the little-known and overlooked exploits and hobby contributions of other Treasury women--Augusta Owen, Jeannie Douglas, Annie H. Martin, Marion Bannister, Rae Biester, Eva Adams, and Bette B. Anderson--over the past 228 years. Presenter: Walt Ostromecki.

    Money Talks - 30 Minutes at the First Philadelphia Mint 8/24/2020

    Money Talks - 30 Minutes at the First Philadelphia Mint

    The Coinage Act of 1792 established the Mint at Philadelphia. The facility remained in operation through 1832, and a new, second mint building was occupied in 1833. The 40-year history of the first mint will be explored in a 30-minute presentation, discussing important people, coinage issues, and related topics. Presenter: Mark Borckardt.

    Money Talks - George Clapp, Charles Clapp & Robert Book - Pittsburgh's Numismatic Copper Trio 8/25/2020

    Money Talks - George Clapp, Charles Clapp & Robert Book - Pittsburgh's Numismatic Copper Trio

    The personal and numismatic lives of these three men are one of the most interesting stories that can be told. Unfortunately, much incorrect information has been published. This PowerPoint presentation will set the record straight by providing evidence from the archives of the ANS, the Carnegie Museum and the Archives of the Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society. Presenters: Charles F. Heck & Wayne Homren.

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