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Bowers Hour planned for ANA

Award-winning numismatic author, researcher and well-known dealer Q. David Bowers will be the featured speaker at the Professional Numismatists Guild’s Share the Knowledge seminar during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money convention in Los Angeles.

“An Hour with Dave Bowers” is the latest in the continuing series of free PNG educational seminars for collectors and dealers being conducted at shows around the country.

“The PNG Share the Knowledge seminar series was launched in early 2008 as a way for expert PNG member-dealers to present timely, informative educational programs to hobbyists as well as numismatic professionals,” said Gary Adkins, PNG president.

Bowers will take questions from the audience and discuss his involvement with the hobby starting in 1953 as a teenaged coin dealer, a role that landed him as a young guest on the NBC-TV “Today Show” in 1957. He will provide recollections about his work helping to build and then catalog for auction some of the world’s most prominent coin collections.

Voted one of the “Numismatists of the Century” by COINage magazine in 1999, Bowers is the only person to have served as president of both the PNG (1977-1979) and the ANA (1983-1985).

He has received the Friedberg Literary Award from PNG a record seven times, and his books have won the Numismatic Literary Guild’s Book of the Year award more than those of any other author.

The program” will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 7 in room 511-B of the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall, site of the ANA convention. A complimentary light lunch will be available.

For more information, contact PNG by mail at 3950 Concordia Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028, by phone at (702) 728-1300, or by e-mail at info@PNGdealers.com. The organization’s Web site is at www.PNGdealers.com.

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