ANA announce young numismatist literary receipients

The 2023 ANA Young Numismatist (YN) Literary Awards were announced during the ANA’s annual Summer Seminar Banquets. The three award categories are generously funded by Whitman Publishing and named after authors dedicated to educating the next generation of numismatists.

The Bill Fivaz Young Numismatist Literary Award honours writers aged 8 to 12. This year’s first-place recipient was Adam Gilles for “Romulus and Remus.” Samuel T. Sternberg received second place with “The Dusk of Glory in U.S. Circulating Coins.” In third place was Caleb Black for “Chinese Silver Pandas.”

The Q. David Bowers Young Numismatist Literary Award honours writers aged 13 to 17. This year’s first-place recipient was Ross Koenig for “The Need for Artificial Intelligence-Based Coin Grading.” Kevin Wang placed second with “Unearthing History,” and Jason Kim took third with his paper “The Original Error Coins.”

The Kenneth E. Bressett Young Numismatist Literary Award is given to writers between 18 and 22. This year, first place was won by Rene D. Alvarenga for “Coin Grading: A Revolutionary Standard.” Third place was given to CJ Buchanan for “Gradflation by the Numbers.” No second-place entries were awarded this year.

The first-place winners received a $500 cash prize plus a $500 voucher to build a personal library of numismatic books produced by Whitman Publishing. Second- and third-place winners received book vouchers for $200 and $100, respectively. To learn more about this program, visit money.orgSelect “Awards” from the “Community” dropdown menu.

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