PNG awarding two ANA scholarships

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is giving two scholarships this year instead of one so that two young numismatists can attend the American Numismatic Association’s 2023 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“In recognition of the recent passing of long-time PNG member John N. Rowe III, another member-dealer who wants to remain anonymous has graciously funded a scholarship in John’s name. So, we are awarding ANA Summer Seminar scholarships to two YNs this year,” explained PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. The 2023 winners of the annual essay competition are Eva Pate, 18, of San Antonio, Texas, and Hunter Hicks, 19, of Falls Church, Virginia. Pate is a sophomore at the University of Texas at San Antonio majoring in Business. Hicks is a freshman at Stanford University majoring in Economics and Environmental Engineering.

Hicks wrote in his essay: “With coins being such an important part of who I am, I see myself as somewhat of an ambassador of the hobby. Most of my friends have never met someone who collects coins and what I can tell them about the hobby will likely be their first and lasting impression of it.”

Pate stated in her essay: “After being introduced to numismatics my senior year in high school I immediately became hooked. In a short amount of time, I had accumulated a wide arrangement of medals, coins, bars, and anything else that piqued my interest. I’ve had exponential growth in a short amount of time, and I hope to keep expanding my knowledge while making great memories and friends along the way.” Additional information about the ANA Summer Seminar can be found on the ANA website at

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