ANACS President James Taylor to Visit Coin Community for a Second Live Q & A Session

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ANACS president, James Taylor, will be visiting Coin Community Forum (http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/) for live Q & A on September 26, at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard time. James will be fielding questions from dealers and collectors about his first year at ANACS, the changes that have been made, and other topics.

ANACS president, James Taylor, will be visiting Coin Community Forum (http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/) for live Q & A on September 26, at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard time. James will be fielding questions from dealers and collectors about his first year at ANACS, the changes that have been made, and other topics.

James Taylor has now been with ANACS for a little over a year. Many changes were instituted in that first year, including a move from Ohio to Texas. James is starting to change the face of ANACS and this is a great opportunity to find out what has already been done, what is being done, and what is coming up. This event will be held on Tuesday night, September 26, at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. If you would like to participate, please register for the forum early. Registration is free.

This is the second guest appearance to be made by James on Coin Community (http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/). The first occurred on January 11 of this year and was a resounding success. There is no doubt that this one will be also. So plan to be there for this exciting event.

James has a stellar numismatic career: Most recently, he has been the President of ANACS since July 25, 2005. He was President and founding partner of ICG. He was responsible for the change in the ICG slabs to the Intercept design, in addition to contributing to increased respectability of the ICG grading service in the numismatic community. James left ICG to be President of ANACS in July of 2005.

Other highlights of his illustrious career include holding the position of Director of Education at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) where he helped expand the association’s Summer Seminar; producing and directing Money Talks, a daily radio program on the history and lore of money which was nominated for several Peabody Awards; and producing and directing Money: History In Your Hands starring James Earl Jones. He also helped create a number of numismatic correspondence courses, and more.

The concept of certified coins came about in the 1970's. At that time, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) started ANACS (American Numismatic Association Certification Service), making ANACS the oldest grading service, and it is still going strong. Until 1989, ANACS authenticated coins only, moving into grading and slabbing in 1989.

In 1990, ANACS was purchased by Amos Press who then sold the company to Anderson Press (the parent company of Whitman Publishing) in 2005. Shortly after the acquisition, James Taylor (then President of ICG) was offered the position of President within the organization, which he accepted, leading ANACS into a brand new age.

The changes have already started. Grading time guarantees are now in place. Innovative new holders have been introduced. The net grading system, that ANACS is famous for, has been revamped. There are many, many more improvements besides these.

James Taylor's second appearance on Coin Community will provide the opportunity to get some questions answered about the current and future changes being proposed. This is a great way to find out directly from the man responsible rather than rely on rumors. He has shown himself to be very willing to respond to questions and concerns from the collecting community, in addition to listening to the input provided to him.

You must be a registered member to post any questions or comments on Coin Community during James Taylor's visit. It is recommended that people interested in participating in this event register early. People who are not registered will still be able to view all questions and answers, so be sure to visit Coin Community on September 26, 2006 at 9:00PM Eastern Standard Time to learn more about the changes at ANACS.

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