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NLG 2018 Symposium to Focus on Attracting New Collectors Online

Numismatic Literary Guild 2018 Symposium

The Numismatic Literary Guild (, a nonprofit organization composed of hobby writers, editors and content producers, will conduct its 2018 NLG Symposium from 10 am to 11 am, Thursday, August 16, at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money® ( in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group’s annual dinner and awards ceremony, known as “The Bash,” will be held that evening.

The symposium topic will be “Cultivating New Collectors with Online Blogs and Publicity,” and the symposium will be open to the public.

The award-winning speakers include blogger, author and CDN Publishing Editor Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez; CoinWeek Editor and podcast host Charles Morgan; NLG Acting Executive Director and former journalist and broadcaster Donn Pearlman; and blogger, author and former ANA Vice President Scott A. Travers.

“The internet has become an absolutely crucial part of daily communications for nearly everyone with WiFi access. Whether it’s using a tabletop computer or a small smartphone, the numismatic hobby as a whole must do more online to educate current collectors and attract new people to the hobby,” said Pearlman. “We’ll be discussing ideas at the symposium and certainly welcome participation by all collectors, dealers and the public.”

The one-hour symposium will be held in Room 117 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. in Philadelphia’s Center City, site of the ANA convention.

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Numismatic Literary Guild conducts an annual symposium and a separate awards ceremony (“The Bash”) at each ANA summer convention. Open to the public, the 2018 Bash will begin at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 16, in Liberty Ballroom A&B of the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel, 1201 Market St. Admission is $15 at the door and includes a buffet dinner and dessert.

Sponsors and underwriters for the NLG Bash and awards are: Certified Acceptance Corporation, CDN Publishing,, Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Michael Fuljenz, Heritage Auctions, Ira and Larry Goldberg, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, Professional Coin Grading Service and Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

For information about joining the NLG, visit

Charles Morgan
Charles Morgan
Charles Morgan is an award-winning numismatic author and the editor and publisher of Along with co-author Hubert Walker, he has written for CoinWeek since 2012, as well as the "Market Whimsy" column for The Numismatist and the book 100 Greatest Modern World Coins (2020) for Whitman Publishing. From 2021-2023, Charles served as Governor of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), where he was bestowed the Glenn Smedley Award. Charles is a member of numerous numismatic organizations, including the American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG).

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