Category Archives: Coins and Kids

Winter Wonderland Themed US Mint Ornaments Available November 20

The United States Mint will open sales on November 20 at noon EST for the new 2020 Mighty Minters™ Ornament and the 2020 United States Mint Ornament. The 2020 Mighty Minters Ornament (product code 20XT) features Mighty Minters Alex, Sophie, and Eli the fox, the Mint’s coin collecting ambassadors. This year’s ornament has a colorful […]

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PAN Reports Successful COVID-Compliant Fall Coin Show

By Pat McBride – Corresponding Secretary, Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) …… The PAN Fall Coin Show was successfully held on October 29-31, 2020, at the Monroeville Convention Center near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with COVID-19 guidance and rules in place. The PAN Board came up with a detailed COVID-19 Protocol that was proposed to both the […]

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ANA: Recognize Fellow Collectors and Nominate Deserving Hobbyists

Deadline for Award Nominations is January 15   Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) presents awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding dedication to numismatics. The ANA is now accepting individual nominations for 2021 awards and Numismatic Hall of Fame “Modern Era” candidates. All nominations can be submitted in writing and online – […]

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ANA: Young Numismatist 6th Annual Live Auction, eLearning Seminars

By the American Numismatic Association (ANA) …… Young Numismatist 6th Annual Live Auction Join fellow young numismatists to bid on over 100 lots at a live auction hosted by ANA Numismatic Educator Sam Gelberd. Lots include U.S. and foreign coins, as well as Mint sets, banknotes, and numismatic literature. Whether you’ve participated in auctions before, […]

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Highest ANA Awards Given to Numismatists Making a Difference

American Numismatic Association to Honor Recipients Virtually   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is honoring several numismatists who not only lead by example but pave new avenues within the numismatic hobby. Recognized for their dedication, hard work, passion and contributions, these recipients will be acknowledged during the ANA’s virtual Membership & Literary Awards and Service […]

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Young Numismatists and the Coin Collecting Merit Badge

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have long “strove to educate and enrich the youth of America”, a desire reflected in their motto, “Be Prepared”. When questioned about for what a scout should be prepared, the British scouting founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell replied: “Why, for any […]

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PAN Offering World’s Fair of Money NGC Special Issue Innovation Dollars

NGC Innovation Dollar Slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Festivities   The August 4-8 ANA 2020 World’s Fair of Money cancellation disrupted plans that were already in place to enhance the weeklong event. The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) made arrangements to host another “Welcome to Pittsburgh” […]

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Jeff Garrett: The Great American Coin Hunt – 2020 Edition

By Jeff Garrett – Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries ….. The last few weeks have been like no other in my 45 plus years as a professional numismatist. The routine of attending a coin convention every week or two during that period has come to a screeching halt. Like many others, I have had to re-invent […]

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No School? Use Pocket Change to Help Educate Children at Home

National Coin Week, April 19-25, 2020, emphasizes that money is history you can hold in your hands Common, everyday pocket change at home can be used to help educate children whether their schools are temporarily closed or not, according to the nonprofit American Numismatic Association (ANA). The 25,000-member organization will mark the 97th annual National […]

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A Message From American Numismatic Association Executive Director Kim Kiick

To our American Numismatic Association community, While this Coronavirus has impacted all facets of our lives, the American Numismatic Association has been focused on how we can keep our members safe and engaged. Sharing our collecting passion with others is part of what makes the hobby so enjoyable, and the ANA offers an abundance of […]

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Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Submissions for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition are being accepted through April 1. The awards were established to encourage young writers and promote future numismatic ­authors and ­researchers. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for cash awards and numismatic […]

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US Mint Director David J. Ryder to Participate in ANA 2020 National Money Show

The United States Mint will be at booth #729 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show on February 27, 2020, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Mint Director David J. Ryder will participate in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, February 27, at 9:15 a.m. (ET), followed by a product signing […]

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Jeff Garrett: See You at the ANA Summer Seminar

There is no better numismatic education for new collectors, prospective dealers and professionals seeking to sharpen their skills   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last summer, I had the pleasure of spending nearly a week in Colorado Springs as an instructor at the annual American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar. While […]

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ANA College Scholarships Available to Young Collectors

Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 13. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with $1,000 to use at the university, community college, or trade school of the student’s choice. […]

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United States Mint Launches New Online Education Game “Map Mania”

The United States Mint launched its newest educational game Map Mania. This game teaches U.S. geography, helping students to learn the 50 states, state capitals, and state trivia based on the America the Beautiful Quarters® and 50 State Quarters programs. Map Mania is one of 12 free online educational games on the Mint’s Kids Site, […]

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PNG 2020 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition Opens

YNs have until March 13, 2020 to submit an essay   The annual Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Young Numismatist (YN) Scholarship Competition has opened. The PNG will provide a scholarship to a deserving YN to attend one session of the 2020 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 27-July 2 or […]

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Expand Your Numismatic Knowledge: Apply for ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships

Available for Young Collectors and Adult Hobbyists Full and partial scholarships are available to both youths and adults who wish to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) highly acclaimed 2020 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 27-July 2 and July 4-9. Scholarships will be awarded on the […]

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Third 2019 United States Mint Youth-Oriented Product on Sale Oct. 31

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set™ (product code 19RX) on October 31 at noon EDT. This is the third of three new youth-oriented products the Mint is offering this year. There is a product limit of 25,000 for the 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set. […]

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Exhibitors Honored at ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented 53 competitive exhibit awards at the 2019 World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. Winners were announced at the exhibit awards presentation and reception on August 17. Thirty-six exhibitors of all experience levels, showing 51 exhibits, competed in this year’s program. There were also five non-competitive individuals or clubs […]

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ANA Awards Given to Numismatists Making a Difference

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is honoring several numismatists who not only lead by example but pave new pathways within the numismatic hobby. Recognized for their dedication, hard work, passion and contributions, these recipients will be acknowledged at the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, August 13-17. Those being recognized are: Thomas Hallenbeck for […]

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ANA Awards College Scholarships to Committed Numismatists

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has awarded 2019 college scholarships to William Cooper from Woodlands, Texas, and Isaiah Hageman from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. “The annual scholarship is an opportunity for the American Numismatic Association to expand on its […]

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Eric P. Newman YN Scholarship Program Supports 30 Young Numismatists

Young Numismatists will continue to receive support from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES). Last year, the organization generously donated $50,000 to support the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Summer Seminar and YN Scholarship. The money has provided for the establishment of all-expense-paid YN scholarship for Young Numismatists to attend the week-long program, many […]

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Princeton-Bound Teen Wins 2019 PNG YN Scholarship

Young Connecticut numismatist will attend a six-day session of the ANA Summer Seminar The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) 2019 Young Numismatist Scholarship has been awarded to Christian Hartch, 18, of Greenwich, Connecticut. The scholarship will pay for him to attend one of the six-day American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar sessions this June. Hartch began […]

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Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Submissions for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition are being accepted through April 15. The awards were established to encourage young writers and promote future numismatic ­authors and ­researchers. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for cash awards and numismatic […]

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Coin Club News – PAN and ANA National Money Show Plans Moving Forward

The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) continues to work with the American Numismatic Association (ANA) to make the March 28 – 30 National Money Show to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania a very special event. PAN is the official host organization and PAN Secretary Patrick McBride is the Host Chairman. PAN Vice President Randy Mastrangelo […]

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United States Mint Announces New Products for Young Collectors

The United States Mint is pleased to announce a new family of youth products in 2019 – the Mint’s first new youth products in five years. There will be three new products for kids in 2019, featuring the Mighty Minters™ — Kendra, Timothy, Sophie, Lina, Alex, Eli, and Layla. They are fun, approachable, and wholesome […]

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New ANA Scholarship Celebrates Passionate, Influential Numismatist

There are members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) who go above and beyond to share their passion for the hobby. These are the individuals who help the hobby evolve. Last summer, one such dedicated ANA member passed away, leaving behind a numismatic legacy dedicated to nurturing the next generation of numismatists. Charles “Charlie” Browne […]

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PNG Opens 2019 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

Young Numismatists have until March 29, 2019 to submit an essay   The annual Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Young Numismatist (YN) Scholarship Competition has opened. The PNG will provide a scholarship to a deserving YN to attend one session of the 2019 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 15-20 or […]

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ANA College Scholarships Available to Young Collectors

Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 15. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with $1,000 to use at the university, community college, or trade school of the student’s choice. […]

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ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships Available for Young Collectors, Adult Hobbyists

Expand Your Numismatic Knowledge: Apply for Summer Seminar Scholarships Full and partial scholarships are available to both youths and adults who wish to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) highly acclaimed 2019 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 15-20 and June 22-27. Scholarships will be awarded on […]

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United States Mint Launches New Coin Educational Games

The United States Mint proudly announces the release of its newest educational game: Counting with Coins. This game teaches basic math concepts and coin identification for grades K-2 in a fun grocery store setting. Counting with Coins is one of six new games on the bureau’s redesigned H.I.P. Pocket Change website for children and educators, which re-launched in […]

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ANA Awards College Scholarships to Committed Numismatists

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has awarded 2018 college scholarships to committed numismatists Roxanne Pittman from Pledger, TX, and Shelby Plooster from Evans, GA. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. “The annual scholarship is an opportunity for the American Numismatic Association to expand on its […]

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United States Mint Voyageurs National Park Quarter Launch Ceremony June 14

WHAT: The United States Mint and the National Park Service will hold a launch ceremony for the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. Event highlights include music performances by International Falls native Gavia Yount and local artist Darcy Sullivan. Additional ceremony participants include Boy Scouts of America Troop #150, […]

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U.S. Mint Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter Launch Ceremony April 11

WHAT: The United States Mint and the National Park Service will launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 10 a.m. CDT. The ceremony will take place at the Legendary Waters Resort in Red Cliff. The Bayfield High School Choir, Red Cliff […]

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ANA Literary Awards Competition Open to Young Numismatists

Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition. The awards program encourages young writers and promotes future numismatic authors and researchers. All submissions must be postmarked by May 14. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for […]

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Learn to Grade Coins and Currency Like the Pros at ANA Seminars

Learn to Grade Coins and Currency – A small investment in numismatic education can pay off big in long-term hobby enjoyment The vast majority of collectors and dealers develop their skills through experience. The accumulation of knowledge and understanding can take years, even decades. However, there is one sure-fire way to jump-start your numismatic education: […]

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ANA College Scholarships Available to Young Collectors

  Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 15. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with $1,000 to use at the university, community college, or trade school of the student’s […]

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PNG Announces 2018 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

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 (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “This is the 14th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. The PNG scholarship […]

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Educational Activities, Events Highlight 2018 National Coin Week Celebration

2018 National Coin Week Theme Celebrates Unity Across Borders To recognize the role of numismatics in building bridges and promoting unity and reconciliation, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) selected “Connecting Cultures: From Many, One” as the theme for the 95th annual National Coin Week, April 15-21. The theme was provided by ANA member Linda Mosvick. […]

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USA Coin Album: Coin Ghosts of Christmas Past

By David W. Lange, Research Director at NGC …….. Because the holiday season is rapidly approaching, I’ll finally break precedent and do something I’ve never done before — write a holiday-themed column. It’s not that I dislike Christmas or any other holiday, but I’ve long resisted the temptation to write anything too obvious or predictable. […]

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Holiday Memories and Gift Ideas for the numismatist on your shopping list

Gift Ideas for the numismatist (or potential numismatist) on your shopping list By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… The eternal youngster in me notes that, as this article posts, we are a few short weeks away from the Christmas holiday. As the countdown begins in earnest, presently here in New England it is […]

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Show & Convention News – TOREX Coin Show Closes Busy Season of Auctions

By TOREX ….. The November 18-19, 2017 TOREX was a very high energy numismatic event hosting Canada’s finest dealers at its home at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Toronto. TOREX was very pleased to welcome new TOREX dealer Morris Kosowan (Classic Cash) from Alberta, who will be returning to the bourse in 2018. The […]

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American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar Scholarships for Young Collectors and Adult Hobbyists

Deadline for scholarship applications January 31 Full and partial scholarships are available to both youths and adults who wish to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) highly acclaimed 2018 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 16-21 and June 23-28. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of […]

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Education’s Role in Developing the Future of the Coin Hobby

By Gary Adkins – President, American Numismatic Association (ANA) ……   [Originally delivered at the Second United States Mint Forum on October 17, 2017. —CoinWeek] Thank you Director Motl and your generous staff for inviting me to speak at your annual United States Mint Forum. It is a privilege to be here with you and […]

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What to Do When You Hear: ‘What’s a Buffalo Nickel?’

Suggestions for being a numismatic ambassador, and exploring opportunities in Newman IX By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor …….. The other evening, Beth and I were out with some friends for dinner, and as usually happens at some point during the conversation, something with a scent of numismatics came up. I try to suppress it, […]

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8,638 Attend American Numismatic Association’s 2017 World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2017 World’s Fair of Money – the most important U.S. numismatic event of the year – welcomed 8,638 people at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, August 1-5. The family-friendly event featured displays by government and private mints from around the world; expansive educational programs led by notable speakers sharing […]

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Your Kids Don’t Want Your Coins, But I Know Someone Who Might

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ….. Kids today don’t care about coins. That’s not a problem. A recent CoinWeek article discussed three events at the 2017 World’s Fair of Money where goodhearted dealers and collectors tried to bring youngsters further into the hobby. Yes, it’s true that the children of today are the coin collectors […]

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At the End of an ANA Presidency, a Look Back and a Look Ahead

The Future of the American Numismatic Association By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last week, my presidency of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) came to an end. I must say it was one of the fastest two years of my life. Being President of the ANA was certainly more time-consuming than I […]

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At the ANA, Many Attempts to Bridge the Coin Collecting Divide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. To hear some veterans of the industry tell it, the coin hobby of today is a much different creature than the one they found themselves on top of 20 or 30 years ago. That was a time when a dealer with a suitcase full of silver […]

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Adventure for Wyoming Family at the ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor ……..   Branch mint gold for dad; Indian cents and skiing-themed coins for son As we go to press, the greatest coin show on earth is underway! What a great time to be a new collector and to be attending your first ANA World’s Fair of Money! I mean, […]

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American Numismatic Association Awards College Scholarships

  The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has awarded 2017 college scholarships to Collin J. Dempsey, a homeschool senior in Wilder, Tennessee, and William E. Cather, a senior at Courtland High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. “The American Numismatic Association […]

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Shelby Plooster Receives 2017 Young Numismatist of the Year Award

Shelby Plooster of Evans, Georgia, was named the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2017 Young Numismatist of the Year at the ANA’s Summer Seminar during the awards banquet on June 22. The award annually acknowledges an outstanding young collector for contributions to the hobby and industry. The 17-year-old began collecting in fifth grade when she discovered […]

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Coin Collecting: Expanding the Hobby

Attracting young people is vital if numismatics is to thrive going forward By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… My term as president of the American Numismatic Association–the ANA–is about to end. The past two years have literally flown by. I am often asked if I’m glad it’s over, but nothing could be […]

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Ozark National Scenic Riverways Featured on Latest U.S. Mint Quarter

Representatives of the United States Mint and the National Park Service today celebrated the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® program coin honoring Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri. The quarter’s reverse design depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was used to convert wheat into flour. Much […]

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World Commemorative Coins – Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Bananas in Pyjamas

By Royal Australian Mint …… To celebrate 25 years of Australia’s most famous Banana duo from the ABC, the Royal Australian Mint held a meet-and-greet with the Bananas in Pyjamas and launched the Mint’s fun collectible two coin set, featuring the Bananas in Pyjamas and their friends – the Teddy Bears and Rat in a […]

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ANA Summer Seminar: Numismatic Vacation

If you have a serious interest in numismatics, you should consider spending one or two weeks attending Summer Seminar By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The American Numismatic Association (ANA) offers a tremendous amount of educational opportunities for collectors. There is a world-class museum, the only lending numismatic library in the country […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 7, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 7 2017 Brain Food 1.) How tough is the new £5 note? The new UK’s new £5 bank note – made of polymer rather than paper – gets the “chemistry treatment”. Featuring Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff [Of popular Youtube channel Periodic Videos. The professor donated an equivalent […]

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ANA: Literary Awards Competition Open to Young Numismatists

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition. The awards program encourages young writers and promotes future numismatic authors and researchers. All submissions must be postmarked by May 15. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for […]

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Royal Mint UK Releases Commemorative Gold, Silver Versions of New £1 Coin

Heraldic designs, regional landmarks and cultural interpretations of the UK such as fish and chips and cups of tea were amongst over 6,000 entries submitted by the public for consideration when the competition to design the UK’s new bimetallic 12-sided £1 coin was announced in 2014. Now, three years later, the moment when we will […]

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CoinWeek: How the Crocodile 3-Euro Coin Gets its Color – 4K Video

Color printing technology has come a long way since the first colorized coins entered & scandalized the modern coin industry. In this exclusive video from CoinWeek, we watch as the Austrian Mint prepares the next release of its popular children’s coin series “Colorful Creatures”, using a state-of-the-art color printing press to individually apply glow-in-the-dark color […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Secret Art History on Your Money The “fancy heads” both prettied things up and made the documents harder to counterfeit. A $1 bill issued by the Corn Exchange Bank of Wisconsin in the 1850s or ’60s shows a head derived from […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Secret Art History on Your Money The “fancy heads” both prettied things up and made the documents harder to counterfeit. A $1 bill issued by the Corn Exchange Bank of Wisconsin in the 1850s or ’60s shows a head derived […]

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PNG 2017 Young Numismatists Scholarship Competition Announced

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 2017 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “This is the 13th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. The PNG scholarship […]

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Applications Being Accepted Now for ANA College Scholarships

Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 15. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with $1,000 USD to use at the university, community college, or trade school of the student’s […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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Five Mistakes I’ve Made (and Learned from) as a Collector

Have you ever had a less-than-brilliant coin collecting moment that you aren’t very proud of? Well take heart, fellow traveler – we’ve all “been there, done that”…. and we’re better collectors for it. By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. I’ve certainly made my share of mistakes as a coin collector. They were bound to happen. […]

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Summer Seminar Scholarships Available for Talented Numismatists

Full and partial scholarships are available to both youths and adults who wish to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) highly acclaimed 2017 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 17-22 and June 24-29. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit. Successful applicants need to demonstrate […]

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U.S. Mint Launches 35th America the Beautiful Quarter in South Carolina

On Thursday, November 17, the United States Mint joined the National Park Service to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina. The coin’s reverse depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from British ships. “This new coin […]

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Nominate a Notable Numismatist for an ANA Service Award

Deadline for service award nominations is January 15 Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) bestows a host of service awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics. The ANA is now accepting nominations for 2017 service awards. Nominate a worthy numismatist here, or download the nomination form. Nominations are due, […]

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Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Lehigh Valley Historical Society

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. Journal entries from the founder of Legend Numismatics, Laura Sperber, help you stay current with the real happenings of numismatics. A former ANA Board Member, Laura has handled close to $1 billion worth of rare coins to date and has assembled many of the greatest collections ever. Her […]

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Tips for Young Numismatists: Start Small, Think Big!

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Coin collecting is a fun and exciting hobby that captures the imagination of young and old. In what other hobby will you find yourself immersed in art, economics, history and science? Think about it. To understand the meaning behind the design of a quarter pulled from […]

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Collectors Intrigued by Political Campaign Memorabilia

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Baltimore Expo on Deck; Colonial Copper Caper As we go to press the numismatic calendar reveals that we are one week away from the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, the last major venue for 2016. Wow, where did this year […]

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It’s Not Too Early to Plan for the ANA’s 2017 National Money Show

Save Time and Bypass the Lines It’s not too early to be making plans for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2017 National Money Show in Orlando. The convention takes place March 9-11 in West Hall E of the Orange County Convention Center at 9400 Universal Blvd. ANA members can bypass the admission lines by pre-registering […]

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Gold & Silver PAC October 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee ….. From the Political Coordinator Every four years we elect a president and vice president. By definition, elections are politically motivated exercises and candidates look to convince you to elect them and not their opponent. I used an opportunity to have a discussion about […]

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American Numismatic Association Unveils “Treasures in Your Pocket”

You could have a collectible coin in your pocket change that might be worth hundreds of dollars To encourage budding coin collectors, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) – the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted to coin collecting – launched Treasures in Your Pocket, an innovative website resource that provides information to anyone embarking on a […]

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The Future of Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Many great minds and tireless volunteers are working hard to secure a future for the hobby we all love so much Because I am president of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), I am asked constantly what I think about the future of our hobby. Nearly everyone […]

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Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: The 2016 10 Euro Austria coin completes a 10-piece commemorative series honoring the nine federal Austrian states plus the entire nation of Austria. The preceding nine coins in the series commemorate each of the nine states, and this tenth coin honors all of the parts as one – the unified nation of Austria. The […]

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ANA Honors Young Numismatist, Adult Advisor with Service Awards

Recipients recognized at the World’s Fair of Money® Member Donor Reception The American Numismatic Association (ANA) formally recognized David Heinrich and Jason Paonessa for their contributions to the hobby and the Association on August 11 during the Member Donor Reception at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money. Lawrence J. Gentile Sr. Memorial Award for Outstanding […]

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ANA Announces Date for Live Young Numismatist Auction

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) second annual live Young Numismatist (YN) Auction will take place on Saturday, September 24, at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST). The standout lots in the live auction are guaranteed to delight and surprise. Lots include a rare 1807 Draped Bust quarter; a silver 1327-1377 English four pence groat; and, […]

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BEP, U. S. Mint to Participate in ANA World’s Fair of Money

The United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will share booth #690 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money from August 9 to 13, 2016, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. As the Nation’s producers of currency and coins, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Newman Numismatic Portal Update The Newman Numismatic Portal will be represented at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California next week. Stop by and visit, or attend one of our presentations. Our schedule is: Wednesday, August 10: […]

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How to Start a Coin Collection

Coin collecting offers many opportunities, and with patience you will probably find a series or issue that will be exciting and profitable to collect By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… As president of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) I often have conversations with others about the growth of numismatics. Most, if not […]

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Heritage Auctions Donation Endows Eugene H. Gardner ANA YN Scholarship

Heritage Auctions has donated an additional $50,000 to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) to endow a scholarship fund in honor of the late Pennsylvania collector Gene Gardner. The Eugene H. Gardner ANA Young Numismatist Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 with an initial donation of US$7,500 from Heritage Gardner passed away in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on […]

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Heritage Auctions Donation Endows Eugene H. Gardner ANA YN Scholarship

Heritage Auctions has donated an additional $50,000 to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) to endow a scholarship fund in honor of the late Pennsylvania collector Gene Gardner. The Eugene H. Gardner ANA Young Numismatist Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 with an initial donation of US$7,500 from Heritage Gardner passed away in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on […]

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ANA World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim Quickly Approaching

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money® in Anaheim is rapidly approaching and promises to be the biggest, most fun coin show of the summer. The convention takes place August 9-13 in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center at 800 West Katella Ave., adjacent to Disneyland. The five-day event features nearly 1,000 […]

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Young Numismatists 2016 ANA Literary Award Winners Announced

Young Numismatists  2016 competition! Each year the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes young writers through the Young Numismatists Literary Awards, funded by Whitman Publishing. Awards of up to US$1,000 are given in three age groups named after Whitman authors and longtime hobby leaders Bill Fivaz (entrants aged 8–12), Q. David Bowers (ages 13–17), and Kenneth […]

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Harpers Ferry National Park Quarter Launch Ceremony June 8

By National Park Service …..   Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, in partnership with the United States Mint, invite the public to the official launch of the 33rd coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The launch ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) in Lower Town, Harpers Ferry along Hamilton Street. […]

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Young Numismatists – ANA Awards College Scholarships

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has awarded 2016 college scholarships to Nathan Godin, a senior at Providence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Peyton Souder, a senior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. […]

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World Coin Shows – Rare 2002 Canada Cent Selling for $7000 at Toronto Coin Expo

By Toronto Coin Expo …. The Toronto Coin Expo, Canada’s premiere coin and banknote show, returns to the Toronto Reference Library at 789 Yonge St. this weekend on April 22 & 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Coin collectors, dealers and those new to the hobby can buy, sell, trade and have appraised all […]

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U.S. Mint Launches Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

United States Mint and National Park Service (NPS) officials launched the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin today honoring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky. “Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great break in the Appalachian Mountain chain, which gave passage to thousands seeking something new beyond the horizon,” said […]

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ANA Money Museum Free Event Celebrates National Coin Week

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will celebrate National Coin Week during the week of April 17-23 with an array of activities, including an open house with free admission and special events on Saturday, April 23. National Coin Week has been recognized since 1924. The theme for this year’s […]

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Cumberland Gap Quarter Launch Ceremony Set for April 11

Local school kids take charge of ceremony welcoming the 32nd America the Beautiful Quarters® Program WHAT: Join the fun, Monday, April 11, 2016, when two Middlesboro Elementary School fourth-grade students take the helm at the United States Mint launch ceremony for the America the Beautiful Quarters coin honoring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The event […]

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United States Mint to Celebrate National Coin Week

On April 5, the United States Mint announced activities on its website in support of National Coin Week April 17-23, 2016. The free, downloadable content is available to educators and youth organizations interested in learning about U.S. coins. Free lesson plans are offered for grades K-12 and cover subjects such as social studies, art, science, […]

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US Coins – Baltimore Whitman Expo & Stack’s Bowers Auction Underway

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….. 70th Anniversary Roosevelt Dimes offer variety and value. Golden nostalgia ahead in 2016. As winter slowly relinquishes its grip, and most of the country is enjoying the transition to spring, New England (it seems) is always a naysayer. I woke up the first full day of spring […]

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Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Submissions for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition are being accepted through May 16. The awards were established to encourage young writers and promote future numismatic ­authors and ­researchers. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for cash awards and numismatic […]

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Applications Accepted for ANA College Scholarships

Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 15. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with $1,000 to use at the university, community college or trade school of the student’s choice. […]

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ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships Application Deadline Extended

APMEX Establishes Customer Sponsored Scholarship The application deadline for scholarships to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs has been extended to February 29. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 18-23 and June 25-30. Scholarship recipients will attend one week-long class of their choice, learning from the hobby’s […]

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Live, Nationwide YN Auction Online September 19

For the first time in its history, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) will be hosting a live, nationwide YN Auction online. The auction will take place online at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time on September 19. One hundred items will be up for auction, including a gold 1915-B Switzerland 20 Francs. YNs will have the […]

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The Austria “Piece by Piece” Coin Design Competition

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 7/6/2015. Coin design contests are nothing new; the American public was invited to design the nation’s bicentennial coinage, and in-house competition between engravers and designers has produced many of what we consider classic 20th century United States coins. But gosh darnit […]

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Summer Seminar Scholarship a Celebration of Diane Piret’s Life

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets…. A giant in the dealer and collector community, Diane Piret truly did make a difference! She left her mark on every aspect of ICTA, whose team of Executive Director Eloise Ullman and Industry Affairs Director Diane Piret worked tirelessly to improve the lives of every dealer and collector for […]

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New Jersey Teen Wins 2015 PNG Scholarship

Christopher Maisano, a 17-year-old New Jersey high school student, has been selected as the winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) 2015 Young Numismatist scholarship. The PNG will provide tuition, dorm accommodations, meals and airfare to and from Colorado Springs, Colorado for Maisano to attend one of the week-long sessions of this year’s American Numismatic […]

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Attendance Strong During ANA National Coin Week Open House

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) welcomed nearly 400 visitors to an open house on April 25 at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event was held as part of 2015’s National Coin Week. This year’s theme, “Building Tomorrows: Inspiration and Innovation at World’s Fairs,” celebrated the history of these great […]

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Money Museum Hosts Free Event for National Coin Week

Free admission, coin-making demonstrations and more scheduled for April 25 The American Numismatic Association and Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will celebrate National Coin Week, April 19-25, with a host of family-friendly activities–including an open house with free admission and special events on Saturday, April 25. The theme for this year’s event is “Building Tomorrows: […]

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PCGS Expert Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo

  Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) experts will conduct three grading seminars, including one for young numismatists, at the June 4 – 6, 2015 Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show. “The last time we offered grading classes, the advance reservations quickly filled up the limited available space. We anticipate that will […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild Announces 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2015 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the 11th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild Announces 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2015 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the 11th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the […]

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Kid Coin Dealers Trade at US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. VIDEO: 2:55

Ali Frampton and Izzy Heath Interviewer, David Lisot, CoinWeek……. You do not have to be an adult to be a coin dealer. Two young ladies at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention are a prime example of how age is not a factor in trading coins. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC.  October, 2014 US Mexican Numismatic […]

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Young Coin Dealer Shares What it Takes to Learn to Trade in Coins. VIDEO: 2:44.

Riley Pence, 16 year old collector & dealer Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… There is a young man who has found a way to turn his hobby into a way to earn extra money and learn about numismatics. Riley Pence is 16 years old and already buys and sells coins. He shares what it takes to […]

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Young Numismatists Volunteer as Pages at FUN Summer Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:32

FUN Young Numismatist Page Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. When a dealer needs a cup of coffee or some food brought to their table while at a convention the Florida United Numismatist organization provides a team of volunteer pages to assist them. These are young numismatists that learn about working to earn money and study about […]

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Young Collector Buys First Baseball Commemorative Coin. VIDEO: 2:01

Cole Bank, Collector Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The line stretched out of the building as folks queued up to purchase the new Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coin set. At the head of the line was a young man with a baseball hat who wanted to be the first person to add this new piece […]

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