News release from the American Numismatic Association:
Become a smarter collector and learn how to preserve your investment
Were you aware the 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Cent is one of the most altered and counterfeited U.S. coins? Learning to distinguish and recognize minor inconsistencies can mean the difference between a few dollars and several thousand.
The American Numismatic Association School of Numismatics is offering a pair of educational courses held in conjunction with the 61st Annual Florida United Numismatists Convention. “Coin Conservation, Authentication and Grading” and “Grading U.S. Paper Money” will be offered prior to the 61st annual FUN show. The FUN Convention begins Jan. 7 at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa, Fla.
Coin Conservation, Authentication and Grading (3-day seminar):
Join us for an intensive three-day seminar emphasizing the most essential numismatic skills for collectors of any level. Digital presentation, open discussion and hands-on coin examination are guaranteed to increase your knowledge.
Instructor: Brian Silliman, professional numismatist, Brian Silliman Rare Coins, and former NGC grader/conserver and ANA authenticator/conserver.
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 4 through 6, 2016.
Tuition: $348 for ANA and FUN members. Register by Nov. 18, 2015, for a $20 early enrollment discount. An additional $40 discount is available for ANA Life Members.
Grading U.S. Paper Money (2-day seminar):