The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has announced a scholarship competition to send one deserving Young Numismatist (YN) to the 2010 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar. This will mark the sixth consecutive year the PNG has provided the scholarship.
“All young numismatists between the ages of 13 and 22 are cordially invited to apply for the PNG scholarship. To be eligible for consideration, entrants must submit a short essay outlining why they should be chosen as the scholarship recipient. The deadline for receipt of the entries is March 31, 2010,” said Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director.
The scholarship 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.
“The annual PNG young numismatist scholarship is a great program that helps develop more collectors by giving young people an opportunity to attend the most popular numismatic education programs in the world, the annual ANA Summer Seminar,” said PNG President Paul Montgomery.
The two separate 2010 ANA Summer Seminar week-long sessions will be held Saturday, June 26, to Friday, July 2, and from Saturday, July 3, to Friday, July 9. Participants, ranging from teens to senior citizens, spend 25 hours taking one course of their choice about specific coins or paper money, the hobby’s technical or business aspects.
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.
Nominations must include the applicant’s name and contact information. The nominating essays can be sent by e-mail to , or by mail to the PNG Executive Director, 3950 Concordia Lane, Fallbrook, California 92028.
Founded in 1953, 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.