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Expand your numismatic knowledge with free webinars presented by top industry experts.

Join us twice a month—on the second and fourth Thursday from 12pm-1pm MT–for live webinars on all things numismatic. These hour-long presentations are free to join live and are sure to appeal to a wide variety of collecting interests.  

*All NumismaTalks are recorded, and, as of April 29, 2024,will
be available only to members of the
ANA's eLearning Academy.

Paper Money Oddities
July 11, 12pm MT

This presentation covers a variety of errors and environmental issues that can affect paper money, such as ink starvation errors, offset errors, other printing defects associated with the several steps in creating US notes, and color changelings.

Joseph Boling began collecting numismatic items in the 1950s, and is a specialist in Japanese numismatic emissions and world counterfeit paper money. He lived in Japan 1957-60 and 1983-85, first with his US Air Force father and later during his own 28-year Army career. He has also lived in Morocco, Germany, and Vietnam for a total of twelve years.

His Japanese coins were sold at auction in Hong Kong in 1989, and the most significant of the banknotes there in 2001. His Japanese bonds and shares, composing one of the world's finest private collections, were sold in 2006. His most recent book (as author) is World War II Remembered: History in Your Hands, a Numismatic Study, written with C. Frederick Schwan, 864pp, 1995. He has also edited several books, most recently Forging Secrets: Faces and Facts Inside the Nazi Operation Bernhard Scheme, for which he also wrote the technical chapter.

Colonel Boling has been the ANA’s chief exhibit judge for 26 of the past 33 years. He has trained ANA judges since 1986. He has taught at the ANA’s summer seminar since 1999, teaching, co-teaching, or guest lecturing in over a dozen courses. In 2007 the ANA Goodfellows established the Joseph E. Boling Award for Excellence in Judging, now awarded annually to a judge selected by the ANA chief judge and a representative of the Goodfellows. He was elected to the ANA’s Hall of Fame in 2023.



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Israel Commemorative Coins by Series
July 25, 12pm MT

Israel has issued over 600 commemorative coin types, so collecting them can seem daunting. Breaking them down by series makes it easier to collect, either by specializing in certain series or creating a type set across all series. However, few catalogs organize the coins this way.

ANA Medal of Merit and Glenn Smedley Award winner Simcha Kuritzky has given numerous presentations nationally, online, and to local clubs. As president of the American Israel Numismatic Association, he is currently updating their Israel coin catalog, including some innovative ways of arranging the listings.



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LIVE from the World's Fair of Money® – Silver Coinage of the Tetrarchy: All Hail the Argenteus!
August 8, 12pm MT

Diocletian is famous for many accomplishments, one of which was the creation of the Tetrarchy. Another was the resurrection of high quality silver coins in the form of the Argenteus. Why? What was the emperor thinking? This presentation explores this question and examines the history and purpose behind the coin. The Argenteus was not only a surprising pivot back to the silver coinage of old, but it signaled an interesting shift in the art and portraiture of Roman coins. For the collector, though, the Argenteus presents a confusing array of types, mints, and rarities. This presentation will attempt to bring some order to the chaos and hopefully ignite renewed appreciation and respect for this often underappreciated coin.

Kirk Van Brunt, a lifelong collector of ancient coins, is the owner of Argenteus Rare Coins, which specializes in Roman and Greek coinage. Since his graduate school days in early Christian history, he has possessed an abiding passion for all things Diocletian and a fascination with his impact on the history of the Roman empire and the Christian church. In addition to numismatics, Kirk is a writer and recently signed a book deal with Penguin Random House Canada for his forthcoming novel. 



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Gobrecht's Ladies - Seated Liberty Coinage Past, Present and Future
August 22, 12pm MT

Liberty Seated coinage is fascinating yet often misunderstood and overlooked. In this lecture we will delve into the design history of the series including the inspiration of the Britannia motif, the symbolism of the goddess of liberty and her accoutrements using examples from ancient coinage and art. We will then pivot to the design history including the life of Christian Gobrecht and his rivalries in the mint. Finally, an overview of the series including rarities, oddities and collecting strategies.

Russ Bega began collecting US coins when he was 8 years old after a trip to his local coin shop in Northern Colorado. He was previously employed by Heritage Auction Galleries, before departing on a decade long career as a US Army Infantry Non Commissioned Officer. In 2021 he joined the Harlan J. Berk team in Chicago, IL.  His specialty is Liberty Seated coins and 19th century numismatics.



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