ANA and PCGS Announce Summer Seminar Scholarships

Indian Head $5 gold pieces from the Golden Gate Collection HoardThe American Numismatic Association ( and the Professional Coin Grading Service ( are jointly offering tuition, meals, lodging and airfare for three lucky PCGS Set RegistrySM members to attend a week-long session of the popular ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado this year.

But you have to act quickly; the deadline to enter the contest is only a couple weeks away.

The scholarship program is open to all participants in the PCGS Set Registry, according to BJ Searls, Set Registry Manager.


"Winners will be selected based on their set display. To enter, submit a self-nominating email to with a brief description of 200 words or less about why you should be selected for a scholarship. Be sure to include the name of your set and a link to it in the Registry," Searls said.

"The entry must include historical information about the set or series, and historical information about each coin within the set. Images are not required, but desirable."


The deadline for submission of nominations is Thursday, May 6, 2010, and the three winners will be announced a week later on Wednesday, May 12.


"Summer Seminar is the best educational experience in numismatics," said ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd. "Our students learn from the best instructors in the hobby, interact with fellow numismatists, make new friends, expand their knowledge and, each year, find something new to get excited about."


This year’s two ANA Summer Seminar sessions will be conducted Saturday, June 26 to Friday, July 2, and from Saturday, July 3 to Friday, July 9. Winners can select which seminar session they want to attend and design their own curriculum from available classes.

The 2010 ANA Summer Seminar catalog with detailed descriptions of this year’s available courses and additional information about ANA Summer Seminar is available online at

As part of this scholarship project, the ANA will cover tuition, meals and six-nights lodging at the double-occupancy room rate, and PCGS will provide roundtrip airfare to Colorado Springs for the three winners.


"Numismatic education is crucial for our hobby and the hobbyists. We encourage PCGS Set Registry members to take advantage of this opportunity to expand their knowledge and enjoyment of collecting," said Don Willis, President of PCGS, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).


About American Numismatic Association

The American Numismatic Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect coins, paper money and related items. With 32,000 members, the Association serves the academic community, collectors and the general public who have an interest in numismatics.

The ANA helps all people discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of programs including its education and outreach, museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars.

PCGS Information

Established in 2001, the PCGS Set Registry ( now hosts over 48,000 sets. For additional information about PCGS and its services, visit, call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 477-8848, or email at

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