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Enjoy live online courses and lectures from fellow collectors and professional numismatists. Webinars are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Register now—space is limited!

Ready to dive in right away? Select a class below to enjoy one of our recorded eLearning Essentials webinars: Grading 101, Counterfeit Detection, Pricing Rare Coins, Fundamental Grading Theory, and The Importance of Eye Appeal.

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Money of Hawaii; From Unification to the End of Kingdom

August 29, 2022 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Learn about the history of Hawaii starting with the unification of the kingdom until its end through traditional money to coins and paper currency.

Presenter: Doug Mudd has collected since the age of 10 and is currently interested in ancients, modern paper money, WWI and pre-19th century medals and coins. He was Collection Manager for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection from 1991 to 2004 and has been the curator of the ANA’s Money Museum since 2004. Author of numerous numismatic lectures, exhibits and publications, he writes a regular column for The Numismatist and has been an ANA Summer Seminar instructor since 2002. 

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Royal Arch Masonic Penny Errors – 130 years of Errors

September 14, 2022 4:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

When dozens of different die makers make around 20,000 different Pennies there will be MISTAKES. There are numerous MULES, several with the wrong state, Chapters and Cities misspelled. wrong Chapter Numbers and more.

This seminar will take a close look at the Errors. It will be a dual purpose presentation. The Masonic Section of tokencatalog.com has been updated and this will be a seminar on the errors and how to better use tokencatalog.com.

Presenter: Tom Carson is Editor of the Masonic Token Listings on tokencatalog.com. Along with Dennis Schafluetzel, he co-wrote the NLG Award Winning, Tennessee Obsolete Paper Money 1800-1959.

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How to Build a Numismatic Library

September 26, 2022 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

One of the most important pieces of advice for new collectors has always been "buy the book before the coin". This presentation will explore how to get started building a basic numismatic library. The internet is filled with information about coins, but books still remain relevant and important for collectors. Regardless of what you collect, there is probably a specialty book that covers your interest. The ANA library is vast, and we will discuss how to most effectively use this resource. Knowledge is the key to numismatic success, and my goal will to be help you build your own library.

Presenter: Jeff C. Garrett, founder of Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries, is considered one of the nation’s top experts in U.S. coinage. The “experts’ expert,” Jeff has personally bought and sold nearly every U.S. coin ever issued. Many of the nation’s largest coin dealers, publishers, museums and institutions call Jeff for advice.

Jeff Garrett has authored several of today’s most popular numismatic books, including Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795–1933: Circulating, Proof, Commemorative, and Pattern Issues; 100 Greatest U.S. Coins; and United States Coinage: A Study by Type. He is also the Senior editor for The Official Redbook: A Guide Book of United States Coins (Redbook).

Jeff has been a member of the prestigious Professional Numismatic Guild (PNG) since 1982 and has served as president of the organization. Jeff also served as the ANA president from 2015 until 2017.

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Technical vs. Market Grading

September 27, 2022 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Grading a coin can be a difficult task in itself. Are you aware that there are two types of grading and several grading standards? Join education director Rod Gillis as he discusses the difference between technical and market grading.

Presenter: Rod Gillis specialized in teaching U.S. and world history before joining the staff of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) in June 2006 as a numismatic educator. Today, in 2020, Gillis serves the ANA as Director of Education. He is an alumnus of the ANA’s groundbreaking “Coins in the Classroom” program, which was designed to show schoolteachers how to integrate numismatics into lessons on mathematics, history and social science.

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Sovereign Money: Past, Present and Future

September 29, 2022 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Discover how money was the first form of mass media and has been used since ancient times to express messages through images and language about those who
issued it.

Presenter: Doug Mudd has collected since the age of 10 and is currently interested in ancients, modern paper money, WWI and pre-19th century medals and coins. He was Collection Manager for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection from 1991 to 2004 and has been the curator of the ANA’s Money Museum since 2004. Author of numerous numismatic lectures, exhibits and publications, he writes a regular column for The Numismatist and has been an ANA Summer Seminar instructor since 2002. 

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