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ANA Summer Seminar Week One in Full Swing
June 30, 2009

The American Numismatic Associations Summer Seminar week one is in full swing. Starting Sunday Afternoon over 160 participants and instructors gathered for the first week on classes. Topics of classes range from grading US Coins, Digital photography and Counterfeit detection to Roman and Greek Coins.

George is part of a two-man operation called the Badger Mint. We are demonstrating the coining process with a hand striking set up as in Ancient times, to 19th century screw press operation, with a rolling mill and a press for planchet making from the rolled out strip. For more information and photos see our FaceBook page.

The ANA Library has a great book sale of triplicates, and tonight Mr. Moy, the director of the U.S. Mint will be in attendance with members of the Citizens Coin Advisory Committee, and will be discussing new designs.

Temps in the low 80s, short afternoon thunderstorm cools things off for a pleasant evening.

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About the Author
George Cuhaj has been with the Krause Publications numismatic team since 1994. He is editor of the various editions of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Prior to joining KP, Cuhaj was employed by the American Numismatic Society and Stack's Rare Coins, both of New York City. He is a Fellow in both the Royal Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Society. He also is a life member and past board member of the International Bank Note Society. Cuhaj was elected an Allied Professional Member of the National Sculpture Society and has had his medallic work exhibited internationally.

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