January 24th, 2013

Scholarship Competition Announced

The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2013 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the ninth consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs.

“Once again, the PNG is happy to provide a scholarship that will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions in June or July, meals and six nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

“All young numismatists between the ages of 13 and 22 are eligible to enter and are cordially invited to apply for the scholarship. Entrants must submit a short essay outlining why they should be chosen as the 2013 scholarship recipient. The deadline for receipt of the entries is March 29, 2013,” explained Brueggeman.

Entries must include the applicant’s name and contact information. The essays can be sent by email to info@PNGdealers.com or by mail to the PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA 92590.

The two separate 2013 ANA Summer Seminar week-long sessions will be held Saturday, June 22, to Friday June 28, and from Saturday, June 29, to Friday, July 5. Participants ranging from teenagers to senior citizens take 25 hours of class instruction on specific coin and paper money collecting topics or the hobby’s technical and business aspects.

Additional information about the 45th annual ANA Summer Seminar sessions can be found on the ANA website at www.money.org/numismatic-events/summer-seminar.aspx or by contacting ANA Education Project Manager Susan McMillan at (719) 482-9850.

“We appreciate that PNG sees educating youth as a priority and value their continued support of the ANA’s Summer Seminar,” said McMillan.

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 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.com or call (951) 587-8300.

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