FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CONTACT: Lauren Springli

Telephone: 719-482-9864


ANA School of Numismatics offers seminar at MSNS Convention

Grading class offered prior to annual spring show

The American Numismatic Association School of Numismatics will offer an educational two-day course held in conjunction with the Michigan State Numismatic Society Spring Convention. Grading Mint State Coins will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 8-9, at the Macomb Community College Expo Center, South Campus, 14500 East 12 Mile Road, Warren, Michigan. The annual spring convention begins April 10.

"MSNS understands the important role that education plays in the hobby and we are excited to have the opportunity to partner with them on this seminar," said Susan McMillan, ANA Education Project Manager.

Grading Mint State Coins

Underwriter: Michigan State Numismatic Society

Using a comprehensive digital presentation, in-depth discussion, market grading analysis and extensive hands-on coin viewing, students will develop their ability to grade mint state United States coins. Students will learn to spot many often-missed surface problems, alterations and enhancements that can adversely affect grade. Basic conservation techniques, toning, coin doctoring and Star and Plus grade designations will also be discussed. A catered lunch will be provided each day by the Michigan State Numismatic Society.

Instructor: Brian Silliman, professional numismatist, Brian Silliman Rare Coins and former NGC grader/conserver and ANA authenticator/conserver

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 8-9, 2015

Tuition: $248 for ANA and MSNS members; $208 ANA Life Members; $348 for non-members. MSNS will give a $50 discount to the first 25 MSNS members to register.  Members must have been current in 2014 and 2015 to be eligible.  A current MSNS member number must be provided at time of registration.

Register: Online at or call 719-482-9865.

Questions: Call 719-482-9865 or email

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 25,500 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to

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