Educational opportunities are on the schedule for the American
Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif.,
including the annual Money Talks presentations by experts in a wide
range of numismatic fields.
The show is part of the ANA’s 125th anniversary celebration, marking
the founding of the organization in 1891. The convention will be held
Aug. 9 to 13 at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave.
The ANA notes, “Money Talks features informative 30- to 45-minute
programs presented by some of the hobby’s most noted authorities.
Presentations are offered Thursday through Saturday, August 11–13.”
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The full schedule of Money Talks presentations follows:
Thursday, Aug. 11
9:00 a.m., “Announcing a New Grading System,” Rick Snow.
10:00 a.m., “Orientation to Grading U.S. Large Cents,” Ron Shintaku.
11:00 a.m., “Numismatic Vignettes of Brighton Center,
Massachusetts,” Robert Korver.
Noon, “Trends that are Shaping the Coin Collecting Hobby Today,”
1:00 p.m., “’Should ‘In God We Trust’ Be Banned on Money?,” Michael Fuljenz.
2:00 p.m., “Currency Doctoring Detection,” Jeffrey Paunicka.
3:00 p.m., “Discover Suttler Tokens! The Mystery and Charisma of the
Coins Carried in the Pockets of Civil War Soldiers,” Q. David Bowers
and Susan Trask.
4:00 p.m., “So-Called Dollars in the Mega Red Book,” Jeff Shevlin,
William D. Hyder and Dennis Tucker.
Friday, Aug. 12
9:00 a.m., “Double Dimes and the Amazing Discovery at the Carson
City Mint,” John Frost.
10:00 a.m., “The 1794 Congressional Committee Appointed to Examine
the Mint,” David Finkelstein.
11:00 a.m., “Hidden Profits in Modern U.S. Mint Silver and Gold
Medals,” Dennis Tucker.
Noon, “Anaheim 125 — A Colorful Celebration of Numismatics,” Jamie Franki.
1:00 p.m., “So-Called Athens Civic Mint Tetradrachms 520-500 BC,”
Harlan J. Berk.
2:00 p.m., “Is it the End of an Era for Collecting Vintage Coins?”
Scott A. Travers and Maurice Rosen.
3:00 p.m., “The ANA Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary,” Q. David Bowers.
4:00 p.m., “The Castorland Jeton: America’s Most Beautiful French
Coin,” Chester L. Sullivan.
Saturday, Aug. 13
9:00 a.m., “Mapping the Transition from Ancient to Medieval Coinage:
The FLAME Project,” Alan M. Stahl.
10:00 a.m., “The Newman Numismatic Portal and the Future of Online
Numismatics,” Len Augsburger, Wayne Homren and John Feigenbaum.
11:00 a.m., “The Olympic Games: History & Numismatics,” Douglas Mudd.
Noon, “Collecting Medals,” Robert F. Fritsch.
1:00 p.m., “The World of Elongates,” Richard Jozefiak.
2:00 p.m., “Marijuana and Oil: Expressways to the Highs of
California Banking, 1880–1924,” Peter Huntoon.
3:00 p.m., “Connections: Black Pepper, The Mountain that Eats Men
and John Reich,” Brad Karoleff.
For those unable to attend the event, according to the ANA, “Program
videos and DVDs from past conventions are available for checkout from
the ANA’s Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library.”
For more information about the ANA convention, go here.