Tenth Annual PNG 2014 YN Scholarship Competition Announced


PNG LogoThe Professional Numismatists Guild is offering a scholarship for a young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2014 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

All young numismatists between 13 and 22 years old are invited to apply. To enter, applicants must submit their name, contact information, and an essay that explains why he or she should be chosen. All essays are due March 31, 2014. Entries can be sent by email to info@PNGdealers.org or by mail directly to the PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman at 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA 92590.

"The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions, meals and five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters," said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

It is the 10th consecutive year for the PNG YN scholarship and funding for it comes from PNG’s Gerald Bauman Memorial Fund. Mr. Bauman was an active and prominent coin dealer for many years with Manfra, Tordella & Brookes in New York City. He died in 2001.

ANA summer educational programs are key opportunities in the hobby, to expand one’s knowledge of grading coins to detecting counterfeits and everything in between. The 46th Annual ANA Summer Seminars are divided up into two separate week-long sessions. The first is Saturday, June 21, to Thursday, June 26, and the second is Saturday, June 28, to Thursday, July 3.

Ages of Summer Seminar attendees range from teenagers to senior citizens. Classes focus on specific coin and paper money collecting topics as well as the technical and business aspects of the hobby. More information about the Summer Seminar sessions, including a course catalog, is linked here on ANA website at http://www.money.org/numismatic-events/summer-seminar.aspx.

"Young collectors are the future of the hobby, and these annual PNG scholarships help eager young numismatists learn more about the hobby through the unique learning experiences the ANA offers with its annual Summer Seminars. The PNG is proud to continue its support of this outstanding program," said Terry Hanlon, PNG President.

The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and seven other countries. PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise. For additional information, visit online at www.PNGdealers.org or call (951) 587-8300.

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