ANA eLearning Academy 2020 Courses
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! Explore the ANA's recorded webinars here!
Coin Collecting Basics
This informal class will help you decide what to collect and how to store your collection. Subjects such as grading and the variables that determine value are discussed. Learning how to enjoy the hobby to its fullest is explored.
Instructor: Rod Gillis Education Director, American Numismatic Association
When: November 11, 2020 | 1:00 PM MST
Auction World 101: An Inside Perspective
There are many segments every auction house must put together to produce a successful event. These range from obtaining the consignments, cataloging, marketing, and conducting the auction live, online, or live interactively. A thorough discussion of each moving part from start to finish will take place. Participants will come away with the knowledge that will help them improve, upgrade, or disperse a collection through the auction method. This class will present an overview of how to buy, sell, and participate in auctions by understanding how auction companies approach sales.
Instructor: Ailie Byers, CFO, Centennial Auctions
When: December 7, 2020 | 1:00 PM MST
You Can Research & Publish a Numismatic Book; Tom & I Did
This presentation will cover what decisions need to be made and how we chose to implement them for two very different numismatic publications. The first publication included all numismatic collectibles for Chattanooga Tennessee. Tom and I had extensive collections of this material. However, we needed to research and extend our knowledge beyond what we collected to cover all material in our scope. We decided to publish the information in a CD Adobe Acrobat (pdf format).
The second publication included all obsolete paper money from the state of Tennessee. We had some knowledge of Tennessee scrip. There was very little published information on Tennessee scrip. Therefore, we spent over 12 years researching scrip images and information. We agreed to publish a book using Adobe InDesign.
We created a website for both publications during the period when we were researching that was open to dealers and collectors to follow as we found new images and information. All information and images were credited on the website. The website was closed when we began selling the publications.
Instructor: Dennis Schafluetzel and Tom Carson
When: December 10, 2020 | 1:00 PM MST
A Numismatic Journey through Egyptian Islamic History
This presentation is an overview of Egyptian Islamic history based on a journey through gold Islamic coins minted in Egypt. The journey begins in 170 AH (786 CE) and ends at the fall of the Ottoman Empire and their rule of Egypt during World War I in 1335 AH (1916 CE). This represents approximately 1,200 years of the most interesting times for Egypt and the Mediterranean basin. We will look at gold coins and relate them to the socio-economic events occurring in Egypt and the Mediterranean during that period.
Instructor: Gamal Amer, Ph.D.
When: January 11, 2021 | 11-12:00 PM MST
Detection of Counterfeit Slabs
How is a PCGS slab composed? How is an NGC slab composed? What does a counterfeit slab look like? Where would I find these fakes? All this and more in Detection of Counterfeit Slabs with Isaiah Hageman.
Instructor: Isaiah Hageman
When: January 13, 2021 | 5-6:00 PM MST
Euro Coins – Cutting-Edge, Continuous, Cultural Contributors
This talk focuses on the imagery of the current Euro coins. Even though all its banknotes have the same design across the Euro-zone; the coins have one nation-specific side. Their designs offer a sneak-peek into European diversity. And even though the coins are lower in economic value; they are higher in value for their contribution towards identity, history, heritage & culture. In recent times money is metamorphosing into an e-avatar, but banknotes and coins (especially in the Eurozone) are still very prevalent. The lowest denomination of the banknotes is 5 euros; coins are still needed for your daily shot of caffeine!
Instructor: Rukmini Dahanukar
When: January 15, 2021 | 11-12 PM MST
The Story of Siege Money
Sieges punctuate history with accounts of bravery as well as dreadful acts of cruelty...always in the name of justice, often in the name of God. Soldiers who engaged in siege warfare were generally mercenaries and demanded payment for their services. During extended periods of strife, the coin o the realm simply ran out and had to be substituted with something else necessitating the creation of siege money. This talk is designed to familiarize the collector with what siege money is, how it was made, and show the many forms that it takes.
Instructor: Lawrence Korchnak
When: January 21, 2021 | 4-5:00 PM MST
Parthia: The Forgotten Empire
Parthia was an Empire occupied the region of modern-day Iran and Iraq for over 400 years, yet is almost forgotten today. Learn more about this fascinating empire through its coinage.
Instructor: Doug Mudd
When: January 28, 2021 | 1-2:00 PM MST