(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2014 American Numismatic Association (money.org) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the 10th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs.
“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.
“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 2014 scholarship recipient. The deadline for receipt of the entries is March 31, 2014,” explained Brueggeman.
Entries must include the applicant’s name and contact information. The essays can be sent by email to info@PNGdealers.org or by mail to the PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA 92590.
“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 two separate 46th Annual ANA Summer Seminar week-long sessions will be held Saturday, June 21, to Thursday, June 26, and from Saturday, June 28, to Thursday, July 3. Participants ranging from teenagers to senior citizens take class instruction on specific coin and paper money collecting topics or the hobby’s technical and business aspects. Additional information about the Summer Seminar sessions can be found on the ANA website at http://www.money.org/numismatic-events/summer-seminar.aspx.
“The PNG’s support of the ANA’s educational mission is very much appreciated. Thanks to the generosity of the PNG, a young numismatist will get to take advantage of the best education in numismatics this summer at the ANA,” said Executive Director Kimberly Kiick.
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 PNGdealers.org or call (951) 587-8300.