A $50,000 donation to support its Summer Seminar has been announced by the American Numismatic Association.
Donor is the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
ANA said the amount given includes a campaign that will match dollar for dollar the amount raised by Young Numismatist Benefit Auctions. Last year, the auctions raised $27,519.
“The ANA is so grateful to the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for its gracious donation,” said Kim Kiick, ANA executive director.
Also established with the funds will be individual all-expenses-paid scholarships for Young Numismatists to attend the Summer Seminar.
Andy Newman, son of Eric Newman and president of the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, said that his father was a huge supporter of young collectors.
“Dad cared deeply about building knowledge and involvement in Young Numismatists. He loved giving numismatic badges to Boy Scouts and instructing at the ANA Summer Seminar,” he said.
“The support from EPNNES for the Summer Seminar honors Eric Newman as a distinguished and lifelong leader in the field of numismatics,” said ANA President Gary Adkins.
EPNNES was founded in 1958 by Eric P. Newman and his wife, Evelyn.
Newman joined the ANA in 1935. He died last year at the age of 106.
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