PNG 2014 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

(Temecula, California) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (http://www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2014 American Numismatic Association () Summer Seminar inColorado Springs,Colorado.  This is the 10th consecutive year ofPNG YN scholarships for the popular, annualANA educational programs.

 

"The 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 ofColoradoCollege, site of theANAheadquarters," saidPNGExecutive Director Robert Brueggeman.

 

"All young numismatists between the ages of 13 and 22 are eligible to enter and are cordially invited to apply for the scholarship.  Entrants must submit a short essay outlining why they should be chosen as the 2014 scholarship recipient.  The deadline for receipt of the entries isMarch 31, 2014," explained Brueggeman.

 

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

 

"Young collectors are the future of the hobby, and these annualPNGscholarships help eager young numismatists learn more about the hobby through the unique learning experiences theANAoffers with its annual Summer Seminars.  ThePNGis proud to continue its support of this outstanding program," said Terry Hanlon,PNGPresident.

 

The two separate 46th Annual ANASummer Seminar week-long sessions will be held Saturday, June 21, to Thursday, June 26, and from Saturday, June 28, to Thursday, July 3.  Participants ranging from teenagers to senior citizens take class instruction on specific coin and paper money collecting topics or the hobby's technical and business aspects.  Additional information about the Summer Seminar sessions can be found on the ANAwebsite at /numismatic-events/summer-seminar.aspx.

 

"ThePNG's support of theANA's educational mission is very much appreciated.  Thanks to the generosity of thePNG, a young numismatist will get to take advantage of the best education in numismatics this summer at theANA," said Executive Director Kimberly Kiick.

 

The money to pay for the annualPNGYN Scholarship is administered fromPNG's Gerald Bauman Memorial Fund. Bauman, who died in 2001, served for many years as a prominent coin dealer with Manfra, Tordella & Brookes inNew York City.

 

The PNGis a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United Statesand seven other countries.  PNGmember-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  For additional information, visit online at http://www.PNGdealers.org or call (951) 587-8300.