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David Lisot has been active in numismatic video since the 1980s and has created nearly 2,000 videos.

 

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    California First National Banks of Maricopa and Taft, California 1880-1924 2011

    California First National Banks of Maricopa and Taft, California 1880-1924

    Peter is the leading researcher of U.S. paper money, and has published hundreds articles and a few books on the subject. He instructs regularly at the ANA's Summer Seminar and currently writes columns for Paper Money and Bank Note Reporter. British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico is claimed to be the worst oceanic oil spill in history. It is estimated that 4.9 million barrels of oil escaped before the well was capped after 86 harrowing days. However, there was a far more voluminous blowout 100 years ago in a developing oil patch in the San Joaquin Valley of California, midway between the towns of Maricopa and Taft. This well, named Lakeview #1, which blew out on March 15th, 1910, spewed an estimated 9 million barrels of oil onto the land surface over the next 544 days. It created a flood of oil that so severely glutted the market, the price of crude dipped to a third of its former price. The resulting mess was in part responsible for the chartering of two short lived national banks, one each in Maricopa and Taft. These banks were being organized as the oil was raining down across the landscape, and oil drenched men were attempting to impound and collect as much of it as possible before it seeped into the ground, evaporated or flowed downstream into Buena Vista Lake. This tale is all about money, so come see some of it! Speaker(s): Peter Huntoon.

    California's 1898 Gold Jubilee 2011

    California's 1898 Gold Jubilee

    William has collected coins for more than 40 years and is a frequent contributor to The Numismatist and TAMS Journal. He retired from IT management at the University of California, Santa Cruz after more than 30 years service in higher education. San Francisco's Society of California Pioneers and the native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West planned a proper celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the discovery of gold. Coincidently, the Alaska gold rush presented an opportunity to profit from the Argonauts of 1898, in addition to the celebration and Jubilee Mining Fair. A variety of medals and badges recall the celebration. Speaker(s): William D. Hyder.

    Collecting the Morgan Silver Dollar 2011

    Collecting the Morgan Silver Dollar

    Robert is a member of the American Numismatic Association, California State Numismatic Association, and multiple other numismatic organizations. Come listen to an overview of the Morgan dollar series, including a discussion of distinctive traits of the minting process from each mint, as well as grading tips to determine Extremely Fine to Mint State 65 or above. Also covered will be inclusions caused by the minting process and what to look for in coins with surface alterations. The difference between a whizzed coin's surface and die polishing or planchet polishing striations will be clarified. Coin surface toning, also known as "thin film interference," will be covered, as well as a brief dialogue on what to look for in counterfeit Morgan dollars. Speaker(s): Robert E. Luna.

    Counterfeit Detection of U.S. Coins 2011

    Counterfeit Detection of U.S. Coins

    Mike started work at ANACS as a grader/authenticator before he began working at PCGS. Mike has been NSDR president of the NSDR and has taught the Basic Grading course at the ANA Summer Seminar. Learn about counterfeit techniques, contemporary and modern counterfeits with examples, how to detect counterfeits and positive diagnostics of genuine U.S. coin rarities. Speaker(s): Mike Faraone.

    Getting Kids Involved in Coin Collecting 2011

    Getting Kids Involved in Coin Collecting

    Cole is a committed coin collector who was the 2009 ANA Young Numismatist of the Year and is committed to helping other teenagers learn about numismatics. He holds a discussion of strategies for local clubs to increase their YN membership. He shares simple ways to spark a child's interest in numismatics. Speaker(s): Cole Schenewerk.

    Oldest Living Pioneer 2011

    Oldest Living Pioneer

    Don has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Numismatics, granted by Northwestern University, while simultaneously earning another B.A. in history and Graduate and post-graduate studies that earned first doctorate in numismatics ever granted in the United States. Imagine that one man experienced the famous Gold Rushes in the United States; from the Carolinas to California, from Georgia to Colorado and along with the Mormons. What if he knew about all of the coins that were issued from the gold discovered in these rushes and how they came about? The Oldest Living Pioneer tells the story of our nation's gold rushes form a "firsthand" perspective, live! Learn about the era that defined our nation with the world's "Oldest Living Pioneer," a one-man show by Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D./Numismatics, the world's leading authority on Private and Pioneer Gold coins. Speaker(s): Donald Kagin, Ph.D..

    Secret History of the First United States Mint 2011

    Secret History of the First United States Mint

    The first United States was torn down in the early part of the 1900's. How it happened and who tried to save it for posterity is a remarkable story uncovered by the numismatic sleuths who have share other great research with the coin hobby. Speaker(s): Joel Orosz & Leonard Augsburger.

    So-Called Dollars 2011

    So-Called Dollars

    Jeff is a writer, researcher, publisher, cataloger, public speaker and numismatic consultant to major auction firms on So-Called Dollars. He is writing a book on So-Called Dollars, written numerous articles, given over 50 presentations and developed dozens of award winning competitive exhibits. This presentation will cover the broad range of So-Called Dollars, which are historical U.S. medals approximately the size of a silver dollar that were struck to commemorate a historical U.S. event, such as those struck for the 1876 Centennial Exposition. All aspects of So-Called Dollars will be covered - those directly related to the fairs and expositions held in our country's early development as well as those related to other historical and commemorative events. Speaker(s): Jeff Shevlin.

    Two Cent Piece Collecting 2011

    Two Cent Piece Collecting

    Thomas is licensed to practice law in both California and Hawaii, specializing in business law and taxes. He operates a small, part-time coin business in California. This presentation will cover the history of the Two Cent Coin minted between 1864 and 1873, a coin that was born in many ways as a result of the War Between the States. This short lived, very interesting coin was the first to carry the motto, "In God We Trust." The major varieties such as the Large and Small Mottos from 1864 as well as the open and closed 3-Proof varieties of 1873 will be discussed. Speaker(s): Thomas J. Bowers III.

    What to Do Before You Go 2011

    What to Do Before You Go

    James is a member of numerous coin collecting organizations and awarded many awards for speaking, writing and exhibiting. He also appraises and brokers the sale of coin collections. Many collectors leave their numismatic items to heirs who have no understanding of the value of what they have received. This presentation will provide practical information on how to avoid having your heirs sell their inherited collection at a fraction of its true value. Speaker(s): James W. Hunt.

    America's Currency of Fame: Our 19th Century Bank Notes 2011

    America's Currency of Fame: Our 19th Century Bank Notes

    Maynard Sundman Lecture Series Dr. Doty is the Curator of the Smithsonian's Division of Political History. His research specialties include numismatic technology; 18th century token coinage of the British Isles; Latin American coinage, 19th century American private bank notes; and Confederate monetary history. This presentation is an examination of famous people and what they have done to become famous who appear on American obsolete currency. Dr. Doty examines the nature of fame in the 19th century as developed through the medium of the obsolete bank note. The people placed on these notes were by no means accidental or capricious. Rather, there were deliberately chosen by banks and bankers to create and extol the heroes necessary in building a sense of American nationalism; to pay homage to local and even sectional leaders, even as the nation was leading up to the Civil War. Speaker(s): Richard Doty, Ph.D..

    ANA Awards Banquet World's Fair of Money Chicago 2011 2011

    ANA Awards Banquet World's Fair of Money Chicago 2011

    This annual celebration of the ANA pays tribute to the volunteers and hobby participants who have contributed greatly to coin collecting. This year Anthony Terranova wins the Farran Zerbe Award and Harlan Berk is awarded Numismatist of the Year. Speaker(s): Emcee: Wendell Wolka.

    ANA Convention Highlights 2011 World's Fair of Money, Chicago, IL 2011

    ANA Convention Highlights 2011 World's Fair of Money, Chicago, IL

    This year's World's Fair of Money is the largest ANA ever held. See the opening ceremony and hear from ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd what was involved to create such an extravaganza. You will also see some bank notes from the Harry Bass Collection sell for more than $1 million, US Treasurer Rosie Rios, Ken Potter, Paul Hollis, Don Kagin and more. David Lisot, Interviewer, Larry Shepherd, ANA Executive Director.

    ANA World Mint Theater: Japan Mint 2011

    ANA World Mint Theater: Japan Mint

    The Japan Mint announces their new series of coins that include bi-colored coins and the 47 Prefectures Coin Program. Speaker(s): Hideharu Hishida, Executive Director.

    ANA World Mint Theater: Royal Canadian Mint 2011

    ANA World Mint Theater: Royal Canadian Mint

    Mint officials unveil a new series of silver coins that continue to feature an animal theme and discuss the success of previous issues. Speaker(s): Beverley Letine, Vice President & COO.

    ANA Press Conference: United States Mint 2011

    ANA Press Conference: United States Mint

    Treasurer Rios introduces herself to ANA convention goers and answers questions from the crowd. She talks about the future of the dollar coin and dollar bill, whether a new Mint Director has been chosen, status of the new $100 bill, future of the US dollar as the world reserve currency, and the status of America's gold at Fort Knox. Speaker(s): Rosie Rios.

    Art and Propaganda of Napoleon's Commemorative Medals 2011

    Art and Propaganda of Napoleon's Commemorative Medals

    Lawrence Sekulich has always been drawn to coins and medals as works of art. Using his skills from work as a teacher and artist, he enjoys sharing his coins through magazine articles, exhibiting and numismatic presentations. Self-promotion is a technique that we associate with celebrities. An early master of "branding" oneself was Napoleon Bonaparte. Employing the finest medallic artists of the day, Napoleon projected an image of himself as an all-around great guy. In this presentation you will see the plethora of medals created to celebrate his many achievements. Speaker(s): Lawrence Sekulich.

    Becoming a Numismatic Couple; How We Became Coin Dealers and Still Remained Married 2011

    Becoming a Numismatic Couple; How We Became Coin Dealers and Still Remained Married

    How We Became Coin Dealers and Still Remained Married Ruth Osburn received her MA in Music from Indiana State University. She married Dick in August 1966 and taught elementary school music for 39 years. Ruth was President of the elementary division of the Texas Music Educators Association in 1991 and 2005, and has been a partner in Dick Osburn Rare Coins since its founding in 1995. Dick Osburn earned his MS in Mathematics at Rose Polytechnic Institute. Dick worked in the U.S. manned space program for 36 years, which included work as a flight controller in Mission Control for the first U.S. moon landing in July 1969. Dick has collected coins since 1955 and founded Dick Osburn Rare Coins in 1995. This year, Dick completed the first complete mint state set of seated halves ever assembled. As with many couples, Dick was a coin collector while Ruth initially had little interest in the hobby. Ruth and Dick examine from vastly different male and female perspectives the events in their lives that led to their becoming successful coin dealers, and where life has taken them since. They share a lot of interesting lessons that were learned along the way. Speaker(s): Ruth & Dick Osburn.

    Capping Liberty: The Development of the Numismatic Iconography of the New Republic 2011

    Capping Liberty: The Development of the Numismatic Iconography of the New Republic

    Maynard Sundman Lecture Series Dr. Stahl is Curator of Numismatics at Princeton University and Co-Director of the Michael Rhodes Project at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, MIT. Alan is the recipient of the 2001 Association of American Publishers' Professional Scholarly Publishing Award in Economics. He is a prolific writer who has authored several books and hundreds of articles on numismatics. He is also a professional lecturer. In 1776, when the leaders of the newly declared United States of America began to plan coins, paper money and medals for the nation there were many precedents, but few appropriate for a Republic. Most current governments were monarchies, whose coinage featured the image of a hereditary ruler, while the coins and medals of the three existing Republics, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Venice, were for the most part tied to the specific histories of these areas and offered little in the way of an example of the portrayal of Liberty, the great achievement of the American Revolution. Alan Stahl examines the steps by which the leaders of the new American republic experimented and in the end selected the single image of a female personification with a pileus cap as the embodiment of Liberty. Sections feature the existing numismatic representations, colonial issues, issues of the period of revolution and confederation, and federal issues through the early years of the nineteenth century. Consideration is given to medals and paper money as well as patterns and circulating coinage. Illustrations include comparative material from related media such as graphic arts, seals and textiles. Speaker(s): Alan M. Stahl.

    Charbneau So-Called Dollars from the Golden Gate International Exposition 2011

    Charbneau So-Called Dollars from the Golden Gate International Exposition

    Jeff Shevlin is a writer, researcher, publisher, cataloger, and numismatic consultant to major auction firms on So-Called-Dollars. He is also a Summer Seminar instructor. Jeff has been preparing a new standard catalog of So-Called-Dollars and is actively engaging the numismatic community in his research. William D. Hyder has collected coins for more than 45 years and is a frequent contributor to The Numismatist and TAMS Journal. His collecting interests include Celtic and Roman coins of Gaul and Spain, medieval French coins, early American tokens and medals. He is a past president of the Santa Barbara coin Club and is currently secretary of the Pacific Coast Numismatic Society. Learn the story about Jules Charbneau, the Golden Gate International Exposition and the highly collectible little Charbneau So-Called Dollars struck in 1939 and 1940 for the Exposition in California. Many varieties exist in different metals all with a similar theme. Speaker(s): Jeff Shevlin & William D. Hyder.

    Coins of the Two Jewish Wars 2011

    Coins of the Two Jewish Wars

    Maynard Sundman Lecture Series David Hendin is a specialist in weights and currency of the ancient Levant, especially Judaean and biblical, Roman provincial, and Nabataean numismatics. Hendin is an adjunct curator at the American Numismatic Society and a fellow at Columbia University's Center for the Ancient Mediterranean. He is the principal curator of the current exhibit CULTURAL CHANGE: Coins of the Holy Land at the New York Federal Reserve Bank Museum, created by the American Numismatic Society. Hendin is author of Guide to Biblical Coins (2010), now in its fifth edition, Ancient Scale Weights and Pre-Coinage Currency of the Near East (2007) and 10 other books. The coins of the Jewish War (66-73 AD) and the Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-135 AD) have been widely discussed for more than 150 years. Just as the wars, their coins share similarities and important differences. Equally noteworthy, the coins of the two Jewish wars against Rome contrast dramatically to all three series of ancient Judaean coins that preceded them. Creation of coins by the embattled, besieged Jewish community in the ancient Holy Land during these two periods was apparently not an economic necessity. The unusual and sophisticated coins of these two wars were developed mainly as a method of communicating to both the local community and the world at large. Learn about the conception, creation, and circulation of these coins during the periods of these two wars that was a unique human achievement for a small, backwater nation of the ancient world. Speaker(s): David Hendin.

    Drachms of King Koson of Thrace and the Meaning of the Word ??????? 2011

    Drachms of King Koson of Thrace and the Meaning of the Word ???????

    Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert has dealt with ancient coinages since his first semester at Tubingen University, where he wrote a Masters thesis about classical Sicilian silver coinages. His Doctoral thesis was devoted to the silver coinage of ancient Tarentum. Wolfgang has worked at the German Archaeological Institute, as well as excavation teams in Turkey. He has published articles on Greek numismatics, and has taught Classics and Ancient Numismatics in Berlin. A few years ago, two hitherto unknown series of silver drachms appeared on the market: one copying the types of king Koson's gold staters, the other copying a Macedonian tetradrachm coinage but replacing the ethnic with the a different legend. Both the two series refer to a king of Thrace whose life is known but vaguely. While the first series is easy to connect with Koson's gold coinage, the other one poses a problem: the new legend is not attested in any other source, and it does not appear to be of Greek origin. Wolfgang argues that the word can be understood as the Celtic title "druid." and show many examples of coinage to support his theory. Speaker(s): Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert.

    Exciting Forecasts for Gold and Silver Coins 2011

    Exciting Forecasts for Gold and Silver Coins

    Scott A. Travers is a former ANA Vice President and a nationally known New York City coin dealer, author and consumer advocate. He has written more than half a dozen award-winning books, including "The Coin Collector's Survival Manual," a hobby bestseller. Maurice H. Rosen is a prominent professional numismatist and coin market analyst, whose influential "Rosen Numismatic Advisory," published continuously since 1976, is recognized as the outstanding newsletter in the field of rare coins and precious metals. Learn from these two numismatic experts how to harness the bull market for gold and silver by carefully selecting certain coins. From a fearless $10,000 per ounce gold prediction to financial privacy and grading service technologies, Scott and Maurice will cover every numismatic base. This is the seminar that every coin collector and investor needs to attend. Speaker(s): Scott A. Travers & Maurice H. Rosen.

    Fifty Years of Numismatic Research or How to Learn and Earn with Coins 2011

    Fifty Years of Numismatic Research or How to Learn and Earn with Coins

    P. Scott Rubin is a coin collector, numismatic researcher and numismatic writer. He has lectured at ANA conventions, as well as conferences for the American Numismatic Society. Scott has contributed to numismatic publications including "The Guide Book of United States Coins" and the "Coin World Almanac." He is a past president of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, and currently serves on its Board. Find out one person's view of Numismatic Research and the fun in learning about the things you collect. See how to use the knowledge you gain to enlighten those in the hobby and also how to pick up insight into what you can collect, and its value. Speaker(s): P. Scott Rubin.

    Free Banking and the Paper Money Issues of Indiana, Illinois and Ohio 2011

    Free Banking and the Paper Money Issues of Indiana, Illinois and Ohio

    Wendell Wolka Wendell Wolka is an ANA governor, a columnist for The Numismatist and author of "A History of Nineteenth Century Ohio Obsolete Bank Notes and Scrip." Wendell has taught several times at the ANA's annual Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs. Wendell delves into the Free Banking versus State Bank argument that swept through the Midwest in the 1830s and 1850s, discussing the approaches taken by the states of Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. Each state's experience was unique to a degree, leaving collectors many historic examples of "the good, the bad and the ugly!" Images of many rare notes from all three states will be used to illustrate the talk. Speaker(s): Wendell Wolka.

    Guide Book of Mexican Numismatics: Fifty Years in the Making 2011

    Guide Book of Mexican Numismatics: Fifty Years in the Making

    Don Bailey grew to love Mexican history and culture while serving in the U.S. Marines in the 1950s. An award-winning numismatic author, today Don is recognized by collectors, researchers and the Mexican government as an expert in Mexican numismatics. Dennis Tucker is an active collector of coins, tokens and medals. He is a publisher at Whitman Publishing, LLC, whose professional background is in corporate and nonprofit communications, marketing, public relations and publishing. Whitman has released more than 100 numismatic books under his tenure. Whitman Publishing announces the launch of a multiple-volume reference set on the coins, tokens, medals and paper money of Mexico. Award-winning researcher and longtime coin dealer Don Bailey has written the authoritative new guide to Mexican numismatics to be published in four volumes. Bailey is joined by Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker, as they discuss the new book series and give an overview of Mexican numismatics. Speaker(s): Don Bailey & Dennis Tucker.

    How to Succeed in Numismatic Publishing (By Really Trying) 2011

    How to Succeed in Numismatic Publishing (By Really Trying)

    Dennis Tucker is an active collector of coins, tokens and medals. He is a publisher at Whitman Publishing, LLC, whose professional background is in corporate and nonprofit communications, marketing, public relations and publishing. Whitman has released more than 100 numismatic books under his tenure, including the popular Bowers Series. Tucker believes, "Scratch the surface of the average hobbyist, and chances are you'll find someone who loves to read; you might even find a writer underneath, or an author, or both." Working in the publishing industry, Tucker gets asked plenty of questions about how to break into print-how to go from unpublished amateur writer to honest-to-goodness "Author." There's no magic ticket to becoming a famous writer, but this presentation will map out a path to get you started. Speaker(s): Dennis Tucker.

    Making a New Commemorative Coin: WWI Commemorative Coin Act 2011

    Making a New Commemorative Coin: WWI Commemorative Coin Act

    Rod Gillis was a former public school history teacher of 15 years. He is currently on staff at the ANA as its Numismatic Educator. By definition, commemorative coins have been issued since the days of the ancients to commemorate a significant person or historical event. Several coins have been issued in remembrance of the patriots who served in the American Revolution, Civil War, World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. World War I has not been so celebrated. Learn the presenter's current mission have a coin created to honor the brave American doughboys who participated in the War to End All Wars. Speaker(s): Rod Gillis.

    Creating the Medal for the Pittsburgh National Money Show: Convergence of Themes 2011

    Creating the Medal for the Pittsburgh National Money Show: Convergence of Themes

    Jamie is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he coordinates the Illustration program and serves as Associate Chair of the Department of Art + Art History. In 2005, his American Bison Nickel reverse design was selected for a six-month minting. In January 2006, his Jefferson 1800 Nickel obverse design began its long-term run on America's new and historic forward-facing circulating coin. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the research and development process, which goes into creating a medal for an ANA Convention. With anecdotes, images and actual artwork on hand, Jamie Franki will guide you through the many phases of production, from selecting themes to the design, sculpting and minting process. Speaker(s): Jamie Franki.

    Heeren Brothers & Co. Jewelers & Silversmiths 2011

    Heeren Brothers & Co. Jewelers & Silversmiths

    Richard is an ANA member and exhibitor. He served as the Exhibit Chairman at the 1989 ANA Pittsburgh Convention and the Activities Chairman at the 2004 ANA Pittsburgh Convention. He is also a member of many local, national and regional numismatic organizations. Heeren Brothers & Co. was founded in 1867, in Pittsburgh by William F. Heeren and his brother Otto. The company became renowned for its fine craftsmanship and many of their items were in demand overseas. Some of the products included celluloid devices, badges, medals and tokens, decorations and specialty jewelry. Business continued to grow, with 1891 through 1930 the company's most prominent period. By 1924 Heeren Brothers had become the largest jewelry vendor between New York and Chicago, distributing diamonds, watches, clocks and optical supplies as well as manufacturing rings, pins, trophies, medals and badges. Both owners passed away in the late 1920's. The 1929 stock market crash and the ensuing economic depression proved to be the final blow to the company and its various departments were either closed or sold. Though it lives on in fond memories and the objects that it produced, little of the company is left today. Speaker(s): Richard J. Crosby.

    History and Collecting of Two-Cent Coins 2011

    History and Collecting of Two-Cent Coins

    Thomas is the current President of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists. He is also a regular numismatic exhibitor and speaker. Come and learn about the historically significant two-cent piece, from its early patterns in 1806 to its initial short-lived production from 1864 to 1873. Thomas Uram discusses the history of the coin, grading, values and availability in the market place. Speaker(s): Thomas J. Uram.

    How Not to Lose Your Hard-Earned Money When Collecting and Investing in Coins 2011

    How Not to Lose Your Hard-Earned Money When Collecting and Investing in Coins

    Anthony was ANA President, 1997-1999, and an ANA Board member for ten years. He is an author, educator and has served as an expert numismatic witness for the U.S. Attorneys Eastern District office. Journey along the numismatic trail and be enlightened about good and poor current market offerings. Also learn about recent counterfeit material, coin doctored surfaces and coins worth thousands of dollars that the owner may believe has a value of a few dollars. Speaker(s): Anthony J. Swiatek.

    Jefferson Nickels of 1939 2011

    Jefferson Nickels of 1939

    Kurt is a research analyst with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and current Vice President of the Red Rose Coin Club in Lancaster, PA. A collector since 1963, Bellman has been a frequent contributor to the Viewpoint section of Numismatic News. This presentation, aimed primarily at the "advanced beginner" collector, examines the various reverses of the Jefferson nickels of 1939, the various and inconsistent labels used to describe them, and explains why even the Philadelphia Mint's 1939 nickels are worth examining for "cherries" to be picked. Speaker(s): V. Kurt Bellman.

    Medals of the Pennsylvania Railroad Employee Athletic Games 2011

    Medals of the Pennsylvania Railroad Employee Athletic Games

    George has been an ANA member for nearly 40 years and has been active writing, exhibiting and talking about medals and medallic art most of that time. In life he is the editor of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and Standard Catalog of World Paper Money for Krause Publications. From 1908 through 1932 the Pennsylvania Railroad encouraged its employees to participate in group sports activities. At the end of the season, usually in August and September, regional and then system-wide athletic meets were held where medals and trophies were awarded. This talk will illustrate some of the medals. Speaker(s): George S. Cuhaj.

    Numismatics of Colorado 2011

    Numismatics of Colorado

    Douglas is the Curator of the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and former Collection Manager for the National Numismatic Collection in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. He has an MA in American History and is the author of the Harper/Collins book, "All the Money in the World." Colorado has a rich numismatic history dating back to the Spanish colonial times, when the first European explorers visited the region and began to use coins and medals as gifts and in trade with local Native Americans. This introductory overview of Colorado numismatics includes medals, tokens, coins, stocks and paper currency of Colorado over the last 300 years. Speaker(s): Douglas Mudd.

    Some Women Behind Our Money 2011

    Some Women Behind Our Money

    Walter is currently serving as the ANA's Vice-President. He is a prolific numismatic researcher, author and speaker. He won the ANA's 2011 second place Heath Literary award for his article titled, "Some Women Behind our Money." Women have contributed much to numismatics in the United States, but their accomplishments have gone almost unnoticed within the hobby community. Women have served as coin adjusters, currency cutters, counterfeit detectors, mint directors and more. Our historical journey begins in 1795 when Sarah Waldrake and Rachel Summers went to work for the Philadelphia Mint, and continues on to present day. Speaker(s): Walter Ostromecki.

    S.S. Central America Treasure: Numismatic Time Capsule 2011

    S.S. Central America Treasure: Numismatic Time Capsule

    Bob is the co-discoverer of the shipwreck site of the gold-rush era treasure ship S.S. Central America, which sank in 1857 with the greatest lost treasure in United States history. He was Chief Scientist and Historian for the project that recovered the lost treasure, including tons of gold ingots and coins, from the bottom of the Atlantic, a mile and a half down, using state-of-the-art robotic technology. Since its discovery and recovery Evans has been the Curator of the treasure, and an author and scholar devoted to the historical, cultural and scientific study of the gold. He has been a highly visible public spokesperson for the treasure and has delivered live presentations to many enthusiastic audiences. Twice he has taught about shipwrecks and treasure at ANA Summer Seminars. He has also appeared many times on national and international television. The treasure of the California gold rush era steamship S.S. Central America, over two tons of gold ingots and coins, is a time-capsule representing an important chapter in American and numismatic history. The chief scientist of the recovery project presents the history of the shipwreck and insights into its numismatic significance, including the results of the latest research. Speaker(s): Bob Evans.

    Story of Siege Money 2011

    Story of Siege Money

    Lawrence has been a collector for over 50 years. He has shared his passion by exhibiting and writing on a variety of numismatic topics. His collecting specialty is obsidional, or siege money. Learn about the fascinating topic of siege money: why it was made, how it was made and how it became an integral part of early warfare. Speaker(s): Lawrence Korchnak, Ph.D..

    What Are Ancient and Medieval Coinage Made of? 2011

    What Are Ancient and Medieval Coinage Made of?

    Mark has been an avid coin collector for over 40 years, and a professor of chemistry for nearly 20 years. He has had numerous students over the years that have performed research into the composition of various ancient and medieval coins. Together, they have found that the metallurgy of such coins makes them even more fascinating, and gives insight into the past cultures that produced them. This talk will discuss what ancient and medieval coins are really composed of. There is much more in them than merely gold, silver, or copper. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of what classical coinage really is made of, and how scientists and curators determine this. Speaker(s): Mark A. Benvenuto, Ph.D..

    An Evening with John Wright 2011

    An Evening with John Wright

    John Wright is one of the founding members of Early American Coppers and noted author and authority. He began collecting large cents before the organization had begun. He shares his life story about how he began collecting and the travails and stories of the different coins he has owned and wished he owned. Enjoy this evening with one of the hobby's most enjoyable personalities. Speaker(s): John Wright.

    Coins and Medals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition: The Taste of Dogmeat 2011

    Coins and Medals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition: The Taste of Dogmeat

    John Kraljevich is one of the coin hobby's great researchers. In this presentation he tells the story of the Lewis & Clark Expedition and discusses the personalities of the parties involved. He shows examples of the coins and medals they took with them on the trip to be used as gifts for the Indian tribes they would meet along the way. This is a great story told by a great storyteller with great images. Speaker(s): John Kraljevich.

    Copper HIPS: Who is the Real Perpetrator 2011

    Copper HIPS: Who is the Real Perpetrator

    Jerry Bobbe is a professional restorer who works with Colonials and early copper coins. He teaches grading at ANA Summer Seminar and has worked at PCGS. He is concerned about the amount of processing that is taking place with treatment of the surface of coins. Jerry calls the process "human inpaired post strike" or HIPS. He talks about specific examples of ways that coins are being damaged that will affect their quality in the future. He discusses when coins should be worked on and when they should not. Speaker(s): Jerry Bobbe.

    Counterfeit Bust Coinage: Contemporary and Modern 2011

    Counterfeit Bust Coinage: Contemporary and Modern

    Steve Tompkins specializes in early Bust coinage and has written a book on the Bust quarters. In this presentation he focuses on the issues created to deceive the populace at the time the coins were in circulation. Many varieties were issued including some that looked comical to those that were very well executed. Examples of altered dates are included. He concludes with modern issues coming out of China made recently still with the intent to deceive. Speaker(s): Steve Tompkins.

    Copper Quotes by Robinson Update 2011 2011

    Copper Quotes by Robinson Update 2011

    Jack Robinson is the legendary publisher of one of early coppers most in-depth pricing guide. A new issue of CQR has been released that contains updated information of interest to all collectors of early coppers. Speaker(s): Jack Robinson.

    History of EAC "Happenings": Look What Happened in Ann Arbor 2011

    History of EAC "Happenings": Look What Happened in Ann Arbor

    It was Thanksgiving weekend in Ann Arbor in 1975 that the first Half Cent Happening took place. Jim McGuigan and Gene Braig were responsible and the event gained life. The second event took place at John Lusk's home in 1976 and continued until it became part of the annual EAC Convention. Hear this great story and all the people involved from one of the EAC's greatest supporters. Speaker(s): Mark Borckardt.

    Introduction to Forming a New Jersey Type Collection 2011

    Introduction to Forming a New Jersey Type Collection

    Buell Ish has researched the New Jersey cent to be included in a new book that will be coming out. He includes examples of virtually every collectible variety of this intriguing coin that was issued from 1787 to 1789. You will enjoy learning about the interesting examples of horse heads and other variations that delight collectors. Speaker(s): Buell Ish.

    Investigation of the Causes of Planchet Errors 2011

    Investigation of the Causes of Planchet Errors

    Rob Matuska is a metallurgist who is interested in what can happen to planchets when errors occur. He is a member of both EAC and JRCS who discusses in-depth how planchets were made in early America. He addresses metal flow and the different factors that would affect their production in this serious talk that addresses these issues from a scientist's perspective. Speaker(s): Rob Matuska.

    Making Custom Printed Labels for 2X2 Envelopes 2011

    Making Custom Printed Labels for 2X2 Envelopes

    Longtime EAC member and computer mavin John Lusk shares the secrets to successfully printing your own labels using different programs. These labels can be for 2x2's as well as other uses. Instruction includes easy-to-follow and clear images of what to do on your computer. Speaker(s): John Lusk.

    Pricing Relationships in United States Coinage 2011

    Pricing Relationships in United States Coinage

    Dr. Sheldon's original research with large cents used a grade to price relationship. This system has been carried down and adopted by the coin industry as a way to continue to grade coins. Bob Fagaly background is in the field of physics and he attempts to establish current relationships to US coin. This presentation is a scientist's effort to understand the nature of this mathematical relationship. Speaker(s): Bob Fagaly.

    1794 Cent: The Face of a 10 2011

    1794 Cent: The Face of a 10

    ANS Curator Robert Hoge is a favorite speaker at coin conventions. In this presentation he compares the different die marriages of the 1794 cent to the brides of a royal wedding. In particular he emphasizes her beauty as a woman as well as a coin and also discusses their rarity in terms of Sheldon number and status in the ANS Clapp collection. Speaker(s): Robert Hoge.

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