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Numismatic Theatre Schedule Set for ANA Coin Show in Boston

Numismatic Theatre, a popular part of the American Numismatic Association’s convention education programs, has been finalized for the 2010 ANA World’s Fair of Money, Aug. 10-14 in Boston. Numismatic Theatre consists of 30-40 minute presentations given by ANA members on a wide range of topics. Presentations will be held Aug. 11 and Aug. 13-14 in Room 209 of the Hynes Convention Center.

A highlight of the presentations will be “The Development and Use of the Screw Press for Coin Production,” a two-hour panel discussion Aug. 13 from 3-5 p.m. Led by dealer and early U.S. coinage expert Brad Karoleff, the panel will discuss different aspects of early minting technology in the United States. Panelists include:

* John Dannreuther, author and former ANA Numismatist of the Year
* Dr. Richard Doty, curator, Smithsonian Institution National Numismatic Collection
* Bill Eckberg, noted half cent collector and researcher
* R. W. Julian, prolific numismatic writer and researcher
* Douglas Mudd, curator, ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum
* Craig Sholley, author famous for research into the U.S. Mint archives

Other highlights include “Money as a Social Reflection” with David Liu, 2010 ANA Harry W. Bass Jr. Numismatic Intern (Aug. 11, 9 a.m.); and “Engraver & Patriot Paul Revere: The Man & the Medal” with Jamie Franki, professor of art at the University of North Carolina and designer of the official ANA 119th anniversary convention medal (Aug. 14, 4 p.m.).

Below is a complete list of Numismatic Theatre presentations:

Wednesday, August 11

9 a.m. – “Money as a Social Reflection,” presented by David Liu

10 a.m. – “Henry Morgan: Brutal Pirate & Honored Statesman,” presented by Tom Sebring

11 a.m. – “The Liberty Paper Mill: A Cradle of the American Revolution,” presented by Peter Hopkins

12 p.m. – “Coin Grading for Beginners,” presented by William Robins

1 p.m. – “The Story of One 1786 M 5-3-B-2,” presented by Robert Moffatt

2 p.m. – “To Arms! A History of the American Revolution as Seen on Obsolete Bank Notes,” presented by C. John Ferreri

3 p.m. – “The Coin Finds from the Antioch Excavations – Revisited,” presented by Alan Stahl

4 p.m. – “Curious Currency of the World,” presented by Robert D. Leonard (more…)

Future PNG Days Announced, Seminar in Houston

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has announced the next three dates in 2009 and 2010 for PNG Days, invitation-only events held in conjunction with major coin shows around the country. Collectors can obtain complimentary invitations to attend from participating PNG member-dealers.

PNG_PAUL_MONTGOMERY_2The future dates include the first-ever PNG Day and PNG Share the Knowledge educational seminar held in conjunction with the annual Greater Houston Coin Club’s Money Show of the Southwest. The upcoming dates and locations of PNG Days for the remainder of this year and next are:

o Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall E, 1001 Avenida de la Americas, in Houston, Texas. In conjunction with the Money Show of the Southwest, December 3 – 5.

An educational seminar, “Navigating the Bourse,” will be presented by PNG President Paul Montgomery during the Money Show of the Southwest at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 4, in room 215 of the convention center. A complimentary light lunch will be available for attendees, courtesy of the PNG.

“Navigating the ‘shark infested waters’ of a numismatic bourse floor really is not that tough, and should not be intimidating for collectors or investors. Many coin dealers are there to help; however, there are some unwritten and oftentimes unspoken protocols that can determine your success or failure,” explained Montgomery. “The seminar will guide you through a few easy, logical steps to make your coin show experiences worthwhile and rewarding with smooth sailing.” (more…)