E-Sylum readers are experts on every numismatic topic under the sun. Please consider presenting at the upcoming 2023 American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money convention in Pittsburgh.
2023 Theme: The Numismatics of Nation Building; Money, Medals, Tokens and National Identity
The theme for this year focuses on how coinage, paper currency, medals and tokens have been used to
create, record and/or modify national identity since the ancient Greeks used their money to announce
the creation of new states, a phenomenon which continues to this day wherever new nations appear.
Presenters should focus on how numismatic objects record the ideals, events and art of a nation which
form national identity and illustrate the evolution of that identity over time. An example topic could
include: the production of a national coinage by the fledgling United States in order to create a national
identity, generate support for the new republic and to affirm its ideals.
Presentations will be in-person. Presenters are expected to have a PowerPoint or similar format digital slide
presentation. A computer and projector are provided - presenters are asked to provide their presentations
on a USB thumb drive.
Symposium Date and Time:
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 from 10am to 4:15pm. and will consist of four 1-hour presentations (45 to 50-
minute presentation, 10 to 15-minute Q&A) beginning at 10am.
If you wish to be a speaker at the symposium, please submit a summary of your lecture not to exceed 500
words. Each summary should contain an introduction, a brief discussion of the subject, and sources and
research method. Electronic submissions are preferred. The deadline for submission is June 2, 2023.
Submissions or questions should be sent to: Douglas Mudd at
Summaries will be reviewed and speakers chosen based on originality, persuasiveness and relevance to the
symposium topic. The four selected presenters will be notified by June 16, 2023.
Lectures from the symposium may be published on the American Numismatic Association website
(money.org). Presenters must provide an electronic copy of their presentation prior to the symposium.
Presenters will receive a $250 honorarium and can attend the Sundman Lecture Luncheon free of charge.
Free and open to all attendees of the ANA World's Fair of Money, the symposium will take place on
Wednesday, August 9, 2023.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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