PNG Young Numismatist scholarship competition begins

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend one of the six-day sessions of the 2018 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Co.

The two separate ANA Summer Seminar six-day sessions will be held from June 16-21 as well as from June 23-28. Participants ranging from teenagers to seniors take class instruction on specific coin and paper money collecting topics or the hobby’s technical and business aspects.

“This is the 14th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. “The PNG 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.”


“All young numismatists between the ages of 13 and 22 are eligible to enter and are cordially invited to apply for the scholarship,” added Brueggeman. “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 Friday, March 30, 2018.”

Entries must include the applicant’s name and contact information. The essays can be sent by email to or by mail to the PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA  92590.

“We are grateful for the continued commitment of PNG to the ANA’s educational programs,” said ANA Seminar Manager Amber L. Bradish. “As a result of their support, a young numismatist will be able to experience the finest numismatic education available while attending the 2018 ANA Summer Seminar. This investment in the growth of our YN’s and our hobby helps to ensure the continued availability of ANA educational opportunities throughout the country.”

According to PNG President Barry Stuppler, the money to pay for the annual PNG YN Scholarship is administered from the 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,” said Stuppler.

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