Alas, I will be missing the June Long Beach Show as I'm off to Colorado Springs to co-instruct, for the 11th time, the Advanced U.S. Coin grading class. My partners will be Jeff Garrett (his third year) and Ken Park who returns for the 4th time. The class is something near and dear to my heart as I was invited to teach by my late friend Charlie Browne, who had taught the class for over a decade before inviting me to join himself and Bill Shamhart who essentially founded the class.
It's an intense 4-days of grading, discussing and sometimes debating the elements of coin grading. Our class focuses on the upper-end of the grading scale, essentially AU-58 to MS-69, which is where all the money lies in numismatics. It's great fun for me and very rewarding, as several of our students go on to work for major firms and a few become graders at PCGS & NGC. Very much looking forward to this year's class as the industry is on the verge of yet another transformative period with the introduction of CAC as a 3rd party grading service.
The ANA offers only a single class for the Advanced students, while there are two each of Grading I & 2. They require completion of those classes before enrolling in Advanced or instructor exemption based on experience in the field. You can read all the information on the Summer Seminar at Coin Collecting & Numismatics | American Numismatic Association (money.org).