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ANA eLearning Academy Webinars

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 CoinsFundamental Grading Theory, and The Importance of Eye Appeal.

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The Art of Money: Ancient Greece & Rome

December 6, 2022 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

This presentation will focus on how the ancient Greeks established coinage as more than a simple economic tool. They developed it as a form of communication and in doing so, established numismatic design as an independent art form – an idea that was adopted and refined by the Romans, especially in the art of portraiture.

Presenter: Douglas Mudd is the Curator / Director of the American Numismatic Association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum. He is responsible for developing, planning, and content of the museum’s exhibition program and the organization and care of the ANA collections. He has created dozens of numismatic exhibits for the museum and for the ANA’s semi-annual conventions. His recent work has expanded the museum's exhibits into the virtual world of the internet including Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance and Money of Empire: Elizabeth to Elizabeth which are available at

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A Virtual Tour of the ANA Money Museum

December 8, 2022 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Visit the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and view spectacular rarities, hear interesting and humorous stories about lesser-known pieces, and learn about the museum's projects and goals.

Presenter: Museum Specialist Andy Dickes helps write and edit content for the ANA's exhibits, website, magazine and social media. He is lucky to work with the collection, and administers the museum docent program and the annual National Coin Week.

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BSA Coin Collecting Merit Badge Tips

December 13, 2022 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Scouts can earn the BSA Coin Collecting Merit Badge via a proven virtual workshop program – developed and used during the pandemic – by WLACC Counselor Walt Ostromecki. The virtual program, which runs roughly four hours, allows scouts (including lone, rural and special needs) to complete all the requirements at once or at their leisure...especially 'THE THEORY' of Grading for requirement #3.

This one-hour ANA eLearning template presentation demonstrates how one can cover the ten requirements virtually, plus offers tips in areas such as class size; handling registration; advance prerequisites scout needs for requirements #6, 7, 9d and 10; signing and distribution of completed BSA MERIT BADGE BLUE CARDS, etc.

Presenter: Walt Ostromecki has been a Coin Collecting Merit Badge Counselor for over twenty years with the WLACC (CA). He is a professional educator of thirty years and holds a PhD. Ostromecki is also a Past President of the ANA.