2019 ‘Young Numismatist’ scholarship competition opens

Essays from hopeful young numismatists due March 29

The annual “Young Numismatist” scholarship competition held by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has opened.

The PNG will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist to attend one session of the 2019 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado on June 15-20 or June 22-27.

“This is the 15th consecutive year that PNG will be providing airfare, tuition for one of the ANA 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 apply for the scholarship. Entrants must submit a short essay outlining why they should be chosen as this year’s scholarship recipient. The deadline for receipt of the entries is March 29.

Entries must include the applicant’s name, age 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.

“We’re most appreciative to PNG for again making a scholarship available to a young numismatist,” said ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to learn and grow into a more informed collector. Many previous Summer Seminar attendees have gone on to become hobby leaders and successful dealers.”


The two separate Annual ANA Summer Seminar six-day sessions will be held this June. Participants ranging from teenagers to seniors take classes on specific numismatic-related topics or the hobby’s technical and business aspects.

The funds for the PNG’s annual scholarship is administered from its Gerald Bauman Memorial Fund.

Bauman, who died in 2001, served for many years as a prominent coin dealer with Manfra, Tordella and Brookes in New York City.

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