No foolin' about the following: ANA Library & Communications Director RyAnne Scott forwarded this press release about the lineup of speakers for the Numismatic Theatre at the upcoming Denver convention.
The American Numismatic Association has announced the Numismatic Theatre schedule for the 2012 Spring National Money Show, May 10-12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
Numismatic Theatre consists of 30-45 minute presentations given by some of the hobby's most noted authorities on a wide range of topics. Presentations will be held in room 702. Talks are free, open to the public and no registration is required.
Below is the current schedule of talks:
Friday, May 11
* 9 a.m. - "Stone and Mortar - The Construction of the Denver Mint 1898-1904" by Thomas Fesing
* 10 a.m. - "Tips on Presenting a Fun-Filled Numismatic Presentation to the General Public" by Patrick A. Heller
* 11 a.m. - "Mattathias Antigonus: The Last Hasmonean King's Numismatic Legacy" by Isadore Goldstein
* noon - "Norse American Centennial Medals of 1925: An Update of Those 'Thick' and 'Thins' and More" by Dave Schmidt
* 1 p.m. - "Carson City Half Dollars" by Bill Bugert
* 2 p.m. - "Creative Marketing: Farran Zerbe, the Mint, and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition Official Medal" by Jeff Shevlin and William D. Hyder
* 3 p.m. - "Introduction to the Numismatics of Colorado" by Douglas Mudd
Saturday, May 12
* 9 a.m. - "Counteracting Global Currency Counterfeits" by Colin Palmer
* 10 a.m. - "My 34 Years at the Denver Mint" by Michael Lanz
* 11 a.m. - "The Private Coinage of Joseph Lesher and his Referendum Medals" by Chris Marchase
* Noon - "Paranormal Coins and Currency" by Walter Ostromecki
* 2 p.m. - "Stone and Mortar - The Construction of the Denver Mint 1898-1904" by Thomas Fesing
A few slots are still open for those interested in giving a Numismatic Theatre talk. If you would like to propose a talk, please contact Education Project Manager Susan McMillan at 719-482-9850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Numismatic Theatre is one of my favorite parts of an ANA convention. All of these look interesting, but the one on the construction of the Denver Mint caught my eye in particular. Together with the one on Michael Lanz' 34 Years at the Denver Mint, visitors could learn a lot of local lore not to be found easily elsewhere. And could someone please report back on just what Ostromecki's "Paranormal Coins and Currency" talk is about?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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