NGC Instructors at ANA Summer Seminar

Posted on 3/25/2013

Numismatists from NGC will present several courses at this year’s ANA Summer Seminar.

Summer Seminar is a once-a-year opportunity for numismatic scholarship and camaraderie that offers students a varied selection of week-long courses designed for discovery or continued study. For many students, Summer Seminar is a life-changing event; it has catapulted the careers of many of the nation’s most respected collectors, authors and dealers, and inspired young numismatists to become hobby leaders.

Now celebrating its 45th year, Summer Seminar again features a wide assortment of classes to suit your numismatic interests. Whether your focus is ancients, paper money, medals or tokens, there’s a class for you. Want to learn to grade coins, detect counterfeits or understand numismatic valuations? There’s a class for you. Want to learn from the hobby’s legends or participate in a week-long symposium? There are new classes just for you. Most importantly, everyone attending Summer Seminar shares a common trait: a passion for numismatics.

To learn more about summer seminar, visit the information page on the ANA's web site.

The following courses are instructed by numismatists from NGC:

Grading United States Coins, Part 2
This mid-level course is intended to sharpen grading skills through continuous, hands-on group and individual exercises, with instructor feedback on each coin. Students identify their strengths and weaknesses as they apply grading methods used by industry experts. The course enables students to gain a better understanding of current grading service philosophies and how they evolved in the marketplace. Copper, silver and gold specimens are covered, with emphasis on About Uncirculated through Uncirculated. Prerequisite: Successful completion of “Grading United States Coins, Part 1” or permission from the instructor is required. This class is limited to 24 students.

Session 1, Course 5
Instructors include John Schuch, II, NGC Grader

NEW! Light from Many Lamps: All-Star Numismatic Symposium
This Symposium features hour-long presentations throughout each week by a variety of highly accomplished numismatists, each discussing areas of expertise or research.

Session 2, Course 22

Featured presenters and topics include: David Lange, NGC Director of Research, Basics of Variety Attribution

Collecting United States Type Coins
This interactive overview explains how to collect US coins by regularly issued types, from half cents through double eagles. Explore the rarity of each design and denomination in relation to grade, as well as the technical aspects of strike and planchet quality and the aesthetics of toning. Students are encouraged to bring their own coins for evaluation and study.

Session 2, Course 27
Instructors include David Lange, NGC Director of Research

Enroll in Summer Seminar today!

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