Fourteenth Annual PNG YN Scholarship Competition Announced


PNG LogoFor the 14th year in a row, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will offer a scholarship to attend the annual American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Young numismatists (YN) between the ages of 13 and 22 are eligible to enter the competition. The scholarship will cover the cost of a course ANA provides during its annual summer series of education programs.

"The PNG 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.

Entrants must write a short essay describing why they should be selected and submit it by March 30. 2018. Entries must have the applicant’s name and contact information. The essays may be sent by email to or by mail to the:

PNG Executive Director
28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106
Temecula, CA 92590

The two separate summer sessions will be held Saturday, June 16, to Thursday, June 21, and from Saturday, June 23, to Thursday, June 28, 2018. Participants ranging from teenagers to seniors take class instruction on specific coin and paper money collecting topics or the hobby’s technical and business aspects.

"We are grateful for the continued commitment of PNG to the ANA’s educational programs," said ANA Seminar Manager Amber L. Bradish. "This investment in the growth of our YN’s and our hobby helps to ensure the continued availability of ANA educational opportunities throughout the country."

The money to pay for the annual PNG YN Scholarship is administered from PNG’s Gerald Bauman Memorial Fund. Bauman, who died in 2001, served for many years as a prominent coin dealer with Manfra, Tordella & Brookes in New York City.

The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and other countries. For additional information about PNG or the young numismatists scholarship program, visit

Additional information about the ANA Summer Seminar is available online at

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Joe Brown

Way better than any summer school i went to, i would be more than happy to throw in a few bucks of what i can, to get more kids into the sport of coins.