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ANA World’s Fair of Money: Papers Accepted for Sundman Lecture Series

Sundman Lecture Series – World’s Fair of Money 

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting proposals for the 2018 Maynard Sundman Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series. Presentations will be given August 15 during the symposium at the Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money®. Proposals must be received by February 26.

Beloved historical figure, scientist, inventor and author Benjamin Franklin is revered for his contributions to American numismatics. To highlight the Founding Father’s role in shaping U.S. money, the 2018 theme for the Sundman Lecture Series will be “Fugio to Franklins: The Influence of Poor Richard.”

Those who wish to present at this year’s symposium must submit a lecture summary of 500 words or less. Each summary should contain an introduction, a brief discussion of the subject, sources and research method. Summaries will be reviewed and speakers evaluated and chosen based on originality, persuasiveness and relevance to the symposium topic. Selected presenters will receive a $250 honorarium.

Electronic submissions are preferred and can be emailed to [email protected] or mail to:

American Numismatic Association

c/o Amber Bradish

818 North Cascade Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money

The five-day Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money features nearly 1,000 dealers buying and selling coins, currency and related items; a wide range of seminars and educational presentations by notable numismatists; major auctions by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Heritage Auctions; as well as exhibits showcasing priceless rarities from the Money Museum and private collections.

Show hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. August 14; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 15-17; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 18. Admission is $8 for adults; ANA members and children 12 and under are always free. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing.


Below is a CoinWeek Video from 2012 where David Sundman give a bit of background on how the lecture series came into being. Enjoy.


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