Speaker Subject and Description
Ray Herz Will the Real Miss Liberty Please Stand Up...And Take a Walk!
Who was the mystery woman who was the model for both of St. Gauden's gold coins as well as the Walking Liberty Half.  She had a 30-year working relationship with St Gaudens and Weinman but her name has largely been left out of numismatic reference until very recently.  In all she modeled for  seven or eight works between the two designers including St. Gauden's greatest monument – The Sherman Victory Monument in Central Park.  I discuss the mystery and how I uncovered it.  This is about 30-35 minutes.
Ray Herz The Future History of the Charlotte Mint Museum
During Hurricane IRMA we evacuated to a suburb of Charlotte and I got to visit the former Charlotte Mint Building, which has been North Carolina’s first art Museum since 1936.  This presentation looks at the history of the mint and mint building to now and also shows a few examples from its extensive collection. This is about 15 minutes.
Ray Herz Charles Barber’s Silver Coins
2017 marked the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Charles Barber's Silver Coins, but nobody is taking notice.  These series do not get a lot of love but maybe they're worth a second look.  The 1/2 hour presentation will discuss who was Charles Barber and some of his other works, the birth of the three series, and grading and collecting by type and date. This is about 30 minutes. 
Ray Herz A Survey of Florida Paper Currency 1817-1935 (2 parts)
How did we end up with the coins we have?  The first half of this presentation looks at the forces/events that lead up to the Coinage Act of 1965, some of its major provisions, and the immediate after effects of the act during the first five years.  The second half looks at the evolution of each of the denominations/types over the ensuing half century from dollars to cents, noting the successes and EPIC FAILURES.  This is about 45 minutes. 
Ray Herz The Coinage Act of 1965:  A Fifty-Year Retrospective(2 parts)
How did we end up with the coins we have?  The first half of this presentation looks at the forces/events that lead up to the Coinage Act of 1965, some of its major provisions, and the immediate after effects of the act during the first five years.  The second half looks at the evolution of each of the denominations/types over the ensuing half century from dollars to cents, noting the successes and EPIC FAILURES.  This is about 45 minutes. 
Ray Herz AU/BU: The Great Divide (2 parts)
A profusely illustrated study of six classic series from the early 20th century in grades from MS-68 to AU-50.  All photos are of slabbed coins but the presentation is grading-service neutral.  The audience will see the commercial grading of coins.  Six different denominations in three different metals are covered.  This is about 40 minutes.
Ray Herz ANA 2012, A Numismatic Tour of Philadelphia
I took a (Mostly) walking tour of Philly in 2012 and have a profusely illustrated presentation including: The four (sites) of US Mints, The National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, Franklin's Building, The Betsy Ross House, City Hall, The Franklin Institute and More!  The sites include additional photos with numismatic tie-ins.  About 35 minutes.
Ray Herz Other Works by Coin Designers; Up to and Including the Supreme Court Building (2 parts)
The OTHER Works by a baker's dozen of prominent sculptors born in the 2nd half of the 19th century who greatly influenced coins and art in the late 19th and the first half of the 20th century.  We discuss artists from Augustus St. Gaudens, to Flanagan, MacNeil, Pratt, Brenner, Fraser, Keck, Beach, DiFransici, LG Fraser and More!  Other Works also include medals and large scale sculptures and works featuring Abraham Lincoln (because I originally presented this in 2009). The designers are covering in the order of BIRTH so we can see the influence as it cascades across two generations and over 100 years. About 45 minutes
Ray Herz Washington Quarters: Four - I mean Five - Ways from Sunday (2 Parts)
Explore the history of this series and the impact of the series on history.  We look at Five ways of collecting the series and master hub changes over 80-year series:  Collecting the Entire Series, The Silver Set, The Clad Set (1965-1998), The State Quarters (1999-2009), and the ATB Set (2010-).  We also look briefly at the other works of John Flanagan.  About 40 minutes.
Ray Herz Standing Liberty Quarters Mythbusters!
A look at this beautiful quarter and its rocky birth and short history. This will include debunking long-held myths about the birth and design changes of the SLQ.  A look at the OTHER Works by MacNiel is included. About 27 minutes.
Ray Herz A survey of Art Medals 400BC – 2015 AD (2 Parts)
A profusely illustrated look at art medals from the ancient Greeks, through the renaissance, into the early modern age, emphasis on the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements and medals through the 20th century.  About 45 minutes.
Ray Herz Step up to Jefferson Nickels
Similar to the Washington Quarter presentation, a look at the major hub and design changes in the series.  Brief overview of sculptor Felix Schlag. Talk in general about collecting full step nickels. About 35 minutes.
Tony Swicer Consumer Awareness
Topics covered are, counterfeiting, the US Mint.  Buying on TV, Newspaper or by phone.  Treasurer coins.  The grading services, cleaning and selling coins.
Tony Swicer National Bank Notes 1863 - 1935
How to collect them, by State or?  Types of National notes and grading of them.  Money involved in building a nice collection.  The Don C. Kelly reference book.
Tony Swicer Obsolete Notes 1782 - 1866
The early history, the printers and types of notes.  How to collect and the value and rarity of these notes. Reverence book available for these notes.
Tony Swicer So-Called Dollars
So-Called Dollars are medals 33 mm to 45 mm and are from expositions, world fairs, centennials and anniversaries.  Some are actual monetary issues.  They are made in various metals.  Reference guides user are Hibbler & Kappen 1963, Johnson & Jensen Price Guide 1978 and the 2nd edition So-Called Dollars.  This seminar is a powerpoint presentation of 65 So-Called Dollars.
Tony Swicer Basics of Coin Collecting
This seminar is history of coin colllecting from 650 BC.  The spearker will cover the basic needs to start coin collecting.  Topics covered are:  Coin Publications, Coin Clubs, Grading and the Grading Services, Local Coin Shows.  How to care for your coins.  Buying coins from TV, Newspapers over the phone and from the US Mint.