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PNG sponsors seminar scholarship

For the fifth consecutive year, the Professional Numismatists Guild will provide a scholarship to send a young numismatist to the annual American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions in June or July, meals and six nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters.

“We again are inviting all young numismatists between the ages of 13 and 22 to apply for the PNG scholarship,” said Robert Brueggeman, PNG executive director. “To be eligible for consideration, entrants must submit a short essay outlining why they should be chosen as the scholarship recipient. The deadline for receipt of the entries is March 31, 2009.”
Nominations must also include the applicant’s name and contact information. Nominating essays can be sent by e-mail to info@PNGdelaers.com, or by mail to PNG Executive Director, 3950 Concordia Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028.

The two separate 2009 ANA Summer Seminar sessions will be held June 27-July 3, and July 4-10. Participants, ranging from teens to senior citizens, spend 25 hours taking one course of their choice about specific coins or paper money, or the hobby’s technical or business aspects.

A complete list of available courses and information about the Summer Seminar can be found on the ANA’s Web site, www.money.org. For additional information, call the ANA Education Department at (719) 482-9869, or contact by e-mail at education@money.org.

Young numismatists participating in the seminar program stay with experienced chaperons and mentors. In addition to attending classes, they also experience a variety of special activities and events in conjunction with the seminar.

Funding for the annual PNG YN Scholarship is administered from 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.

For more on PNG, visit its Web site at www.PNGdealers.com.

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