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U.S. Mint Anchors Last Long Beach Expo of the Year

August 10, 2017 in Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, Grading, History, Investing, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins, World Coins, Young Collectors

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August 9, 2017

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U.S. Mint Anchors Last Long Beach Expo of the Year

Ellis Island Coin: The U.S. Mint will be in attendance, displaying and selling their latest offerings, including the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin. Image via www.usmint.gov.

Ellis Island Coin: The U.S. Mint will be in attendance, displaying and selling their latest offerings, including the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin. Image via www.usmint.gov.

(Long Beach, California) – It’s time for the last Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) of the year, and as usual, the show is filled with fun for everyone. The three-day event will feature coin giveaways, the latest offerings and unveiling of a new 5 ounce silver coin from the United States Mint, and the display of two award-winning world coin sets.

Held September 7-9, 2017, the Long Beach Expo showcases collectibles from over 500 dealers, featuring everything from coins to cards.

“We’re thrilled to close out our Expo year with offerings from the U.S. Mint, which will be displaying and selling beautiful commemoratives, proof sets and more, including their brand-new 5 ounce coin, the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin, and the display of beautiful world coin sets brought to you by the PCGS Set Registry is sure to attract crowds. As always, we will host our coin giveaway, where a lucky attendee is chosen each day to win a gold coin, and PCGS will be offering on-site grading and exclusive show offers,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East.

Any attendee can enter to win a gold coin simply by registering online. Winners will be announced each day of the show at 1 p.m.

The official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, Heritage Auctions, will host four Signature Auctions, featuring U.S. Coins, World Coins, U.S. Currency and World Currency, from Wednesday, September 6 through Saturday, September 9.  Attendees are encouraged to visit the Heritage Lot Viewing room (104-A), located upstairs in the lobby area, to see the actual coin and currency items that will be in the auctions.

The Mint returns to the Long Beach Expo (booth #1535) after showcasing their groundbreaking American Liberty 225th Anniversary gold coin earlier this year, and they will be displaying the 225th Anniversary Four-Medal set, featuring four medals from four different mints with four different finishes. The medal set has reverse proof, proof, an enhanced uncirculated and uncirculated medal. The Mint is also launching their latest coin, the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin, which is available for purchase starting September 7, the first day of the show. Visitors can purchase or simply view the Mint’s latest offerings.

Also on the coin side, PCGS (www.PCGS.com) will be in attendance (booth #807) and offering on-site grading, as well as accepting submissions of all service levels.  Additionally, the brand-new coin price magazine, Rare Coin Market Report, will be distributed free of charge by PCGS at booth #1.

The bi-monthly magazine features up-to-date coin price info on PCGS-graded coins and fun, educational articles written by numismatic experts, like PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth.

“The Long Beach Expo presents a great opportunity to research a coin in the RCMR, visit booths like the U.S. Mint, purchase a coin and then return to the PCGS booth for grading. You can literally experience, all in one venue, the pivotal steps of coin collecting,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

McVey Collection: Two award winning world coin sets will be on display at booth #1535

McVey Collection: Two award winning world coin sets will be on display at booth #1535

Two beautiful world coin sets will be on display at the Set Registry booth (#1148): the McVey Canadian dollar date set and the McVey Mexico Silver Peso date set.

The 28-coin McVey Canadian dollar date set, circulation strikes, spans from 1935 to 1967 and features the portraits of three British monarchs: George V, George VI and Elizabeth II.  While, the award-winning McVey Mexico Silver Peso set features 41 silver pesos with two reverse designs.

“We always love to showcase world coins when the opportunity arises. Both of these sets are quite the spectacle, and we encourage show attendees to visit our booth and see these sets in person,” said PCGS Set Registry Director BJ Searls.

PCGS Co-Founder David Hall will be conducting “Meet the Expert” sessions, which is an opportunity for the public to bring their coins to the show and have them examined by a numismatist with decades of experience. Sessions take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, and from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 9.

A staple of the Long Beach Expo returns with the Kids Treasure Hunt. Children visiting the Expo can earn free coins by participating in the fun, which will take place on Saturday, September 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids can also participate in numismatic youth activities at booth #861, including America The Beautiful Quarter Trivia and a memory game involving world currency. Children have the opportunity to win quarters and currency during the fun.

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo takes place Thursday, September 7, through Saturday, September 9. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Thursday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Long Beach Expo will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center, located at 100 South Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16; however, free admission coupons are available in advance online.

Discounted tickets are available at  www.LongBeachExpo.com. Simply select ‘Get Passes,’ and enter the promo code: EXPOPR.

        For additional information, including the schedule of events and a list of attending dealers, visit online at www.LongBeachExpo.com, call the Long Beach Expo at 888-743-9316 or email at LBExpo@collectors.com.

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Whitman releases new Search & Save™ coin books on dimes, quarters, and half dollars

May 24, 2017 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Entertainment, Fun, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Reference, USA Coins, Young Collectors

By: Press Release News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

(Pelham, Alabama)—Whitman Publishing announces the release of two new volumes in its series of combination book-albums trademarked under the name Search & Save. Each new volume consists of a 96-page hardcover book bound with a Whitman Classic Coin Album page for storing and displaying a customized coin collection. The Search & Save volumes are intended for beginning to intermediate hobbyists, as a fun way to introduce newcomers to active coin collecting. Volume 5 covers dimes and quarters, and volume 6 covers half dollars. Each retails for $9.95 and is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at… Full article at the source>

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California Teenager Named PNG 2017 Scholarship Recipient

May 10, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Prize Winners, Seminars, Young Collectors

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Robert Brueggeman for PNG, (951) 587-8300

California Teenager Named
PNG 2017 Scholarship Recipient

 

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Professional Numismatists Guild logo

(Temecula, California) May10, 2017 – A Southern California teenager whose jubilant coin collecting passion has enthralled his family and high school friends has been selected to receive the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) 2017 Young Numismatist Scholarship.

“This year’s PNG scholarship is being awarded to Grant Shobar, 17, of Laguna Niguel, California. It will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar (www.money.org/summer-seminar) sessions, meals and five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters,” announced PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

As a youngster, Grant collected an assortment of items ranging from hotel room keys to football cards, marbles and stamps. He began collecting coins five years ago and has been an avid young numismatist since then.

“My passion for coin collecting never ends, and every hour I spend, whether organizing or analyzing a coin I am interested in buying, flies by and I enjoy every moment of it,” Grant explained.

Grant Shobar, PNG 2017 YN scholarship winner. (Photo courtesy of Shobar Family.)

Grant Shobar, PNG 2017 YN scholarship winner. (Photo courtesy of Shobar Family.)

“I was so thrilled when I learned that I won this year’s scholarship.  I went to the Summer Seminars the past two years, and the experiences were incredible.  It definitely brings collecting to a whole new level. This scholarship will help me expand my interest in the hobby and collecting,” added Grant who wants to take a Summer Seminar class on Seated Liberty coinage.

He will be a Senior this fall at Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, California. He started the Numismaniacs Coin Club at the school during his Freshman year.  Grant also has written articles for various hobby publications, including the ANA’s magazine, The Numismatist, and enjoys attending the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show.

His parents, Mark and Cathy Shobar, and his sister, Hayleigh, have been delighted with Grant’s enthusiasm for collecting.

“We were excited (when Grant was notified about the PNG scholarship).  He literally lives and breathes coins; that’s all he talks about. He’s so passionate about the hobby.  His sister loves to listen to Grant talk about coins.  He teaches us all.  Now we’re always looking at all the coins and currency that come through our hands.  We learn from him,” said Cathy Shobar.

“I think this scholarship is a great opportunity for kids, a win-win for parents and their children. Not only are they learning about coins, a very valuable hobby, it teaches them more about many other topics.  We’re very blessed that he has such a passion for coins,” she added.  

Grant offers this advice for prospective collectors: “Everyone considering collecting should delve into the hobby.  Knowledge is key. Coins are really the best hobby because it is so diverse, there’s an option for everyone.”

This is the 13th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational Summer Seminar programs.  

“The money to pay 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,” explained PNG President Dana Samuelson.

            The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and six other countries.  PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  For additional information about PNG, visit online at www.PNGdealers.org or call (951) 587-8300.

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ANA accepting submissions for numismatic literary competitions

April 19, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coins, Collecting, Competition, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Young Collectors

By: Press Release News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has announced two upcoming opportunities for numismatic literary awards and speaking opportunities, with deadlines for entry approaching in the next few weeks.

Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 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 cash awards and numismatic book vouchers. Article submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges, including Bill Fivaz, Q… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Coin Blog: A different kind of coin club

February 25, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins, Young Collectors

By: Kendall Bailey News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Blogger Kendall Bailey, who frequently writes for Coin Update, has some great ideas for breathing life into what many fear is a dying hobby. Last week, we shared his “Real-world ideas for promoting numismatics.” This week, we’re sharing his follow-up piece, “A different kind of coin club.” Take a look and let us know your thoughts in the comments—or head over to TheCoinBlog.net to read the original post there.


I recently blogged about ways to promote collecting. One of the ideas was to start a coin club that had no membership fees and a flat… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Learn to be a Professional Numismatist With PNG’s Education and Internship Program

February 8, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, USA Coins, World Coins, Young Collectors

News media contact:
Robert Brueggeman, 951-587-8300

Learn to be a Professional Numismatist
With PNG’s Education and Internship Program

 

Professional Numismatists Guild logo

Professional Numismatists Guild logo

(Temecula, California, February 8, 2017) – If you’ve thought about turning your hobby into a full-time career, the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) can help.  PNG is accepting applications for its next group of young men and women who want to participate in the Promoting Numismatic Growth Internship Program (http://pngdealers.org/education/png-internship-program).

Since its launch in 2014, the PNG’s internship project has mentored17 prospective professional coin and bank note dealers, providing them with educational courses and hands-on experience working at prominent, PNG member-dealer companies.  

“Even if you don’t want a paid internship, PNG offers its extensive online education courses to anyone interested in learning about numismatics,” explained PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

“The PNG internship program is intended to help nurture the next generation of young men and women, ages 21 to 32, to become successful professional numismatists. The program includes online instruction about coins, bank notes and the numismatic market followed by a paid internship at a major numismatic company,” said PNG President Dana Samuelson.

Internship candidates who successfully complete a background security check and the education components of the program will have an opportunity for a three to six months paid internship.

“The PNG also continues to offer its extensive online, multi-media internship education and training curriculum from the Edward C. Milas School of Numismatics to anyone who wants to take the classes, not just internship candidates,” said Brueggeman.  “There are two levels of online classes developed in conjunction with the University of Rare Coins designed to give students basic and advanced numismatic knowledge.”

The fee for applying for the internship program is $250 to cover the cost of a security background check and the Level 100 online classes.  The cost for Level 200 intern candidates is an additional $250.  Those who want only the online classes can enroll for a total fee of $300 that includes Levels 100 and 200.

Certificates of Completion will be provided to everyone who successfully passes both levels.

Specific information about the internship program and education courses is available at www.PNGdeales.org under the “Education” navigation link near the top of PNG’s home page.  For additional information, contact the PNG by phone at 951-587-8300 or by email at internship@PNGdealers.org.

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PNG 2017 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

January 23, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coins, Collecting, Competition, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Scholarships, Young Collectors

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January 23, 2016

News media contact:
Robert Brueggeman for PNG, (951) 587-8300

PNG 2017 YN Scholarship Competition Announced
Professional Numismatists Guild logo

Professional Numismatists Guild logo

 (Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend one of the six-day sessions of the 2017 American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) 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 will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions, meals and five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters,” said PNG Executive 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 2017 scholarship recipient.  The deadline for receipt of the entries is Thursday, April 13, 2017,” 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 the PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA  92590. 

            The two separate 49th Annual ANA Summer Seminar six-day sessions will be held Saturday, June 17, to Thursday, June 22, and from Saturday, June 24, to Thursday, June 29, 2017.  Participants ranging from teenagers to seniors take class instruction on specific coin and paper money collecting topics or the hobby’s technical and business aspects.  Additional information about the ANA Summer Seminar can be found on the ANA website at www.money.org/summer-seminar.

“The PNG’s generous offer to provide a Summer Seminar scholarship to a deserving young numismatist not only supports the ANA mission of providing numismatic education but also invests in the future of numismatics — our YNs,” said ANA Executive Director Kimberly Kiick.  “We’re most appreciative of the Professional Numismatists Guild for their investment in the hobby and their support of the ANA.”

“The money to pay 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,” explained PNG President Dana Samuelson.

            The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and six other countries.  PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  For additional information about PNG, visit online at www.PNGdealers.org or call (951) 587-8300.

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Lehigh Valley Historical Society

October 30, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Blogs, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, History, Investing, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins, Young Collectors

By: Laura Sperber Legend Numismatics Hot Topics

This past Saturday I attended a very small show (25 tables) at the Lehigh Valley Historical Society in Allentown PA. It was put on by my long time friend and mentor Steve Gehringer (Keystone coins). He is on the board of this institution and donates all his spare time to it. It was my first small show in 30 years. I was moved by the show and facilities.

The show really opened my eyes. I admit to be fully wrapped up in the ego driven, plastic encased, high dukes world of coin collecting. I forgot there are people who really… Full article at the source>

Source: Legend Numismatics Hot Topics

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2016 ANA Young Numismatist Literary Award Winners Announced

July 13, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Collecting, Competition, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Prize Winners, Young Collectors

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Whitman Publishing has shared the following press release:

Each year the American Numismatic Association recognizes young writers through the Young Numismatist Literary Awards, funded by Whitman Publishing. Awards of up to $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 Bressett (ages 18–22).

First-place winners receive a $500 cash prize and a $500 voucher to build a personal library of numismatic books from Whitman Publishing. Second place receives a certificate and a book voucher for $200. Third place receives a… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Ohio Teenager Wins PNG 2016 YN Scholarship

May 12, 2016 in Awards, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Prize Winners, Scholarships, Young Collectors

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Robert Brueggeman for PNG, (951) 587-8300

 Ohio Teenager Wins PNG 2016 YN Scholarship

 

Spencer Kinkelaar of Morrow, Ohio

Spencer Kinkelaar of Morrow, Ohio

(Temecula, California) – Spencer Kinkelaar, a 16-year old honor roll student from Morrow, Ohio who enjoys collecting Franklin half dollars and silver American Eagle coins, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) Young Numismatist Scholarship.

The scholarship will cover airfare and tuition for him to attend a week-long session of the 2016 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar (www.money.org/summer-seminar) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Kinkelaar is one of triplet boys, and he credits his father with initially sparking an interest in coin collecting in all three boys.

“As a young child, I was always interested in numismatics.  At a young age, my father showed me his collection, which he started as a child,” Kinkelaar wrote in his application essay.

Last summer, while he and his family were preparing to move from Philadelphia to the Cincinnati area, he rediscovered his old coin collection in the closet.

“Remembering my past, I began to review my collection, excitedly noting my old pastime. I began to research collecting again and went to the bank to search half dollar rolls.  Shortly afterwards, I joined the ANA as a YN,” he wrote.

Kinkelaar said he was “quite surprised” when the PNG notified him about the scholarship award:  “It was quite exciting that the PNG thought I’d be a good candidate to come out to Colorado Springs to learn about numismatics.”

His father, Mark, happily responded, “It didn’t surprise me too much.  He’s quite competitive and I was pleased to learn about it.  I think he’ll enjoy it.  It’s the kind of experience a young man needs.”

“We appreciate what the PNG is doing and the opportunity for Spencer.  It’s a wonderful learning opportunity,” stated Mark Kinkelaar who has enjoyed going to coin shows with him.    

Spencer Kinkelaar will be a Junior this fall at Kings High School in Kings Mills, Ohio.  His plans for college include studying economics and finance as an undergraduate, then attending business and law school for post-graduate degrees.

“When I learn about enthusiastic young numismatists, such as Spencer, I feel confident about the future of the hobby,” said Dana Samuelson, PNG President.  “The PNG is happy to provide young collectors with these annual scholarships so they can be part of the outstanding learning experience the ANA offers with its Summer Seminars programs.”

The money to pay for the annual PNG YN Scholarship is administered from the PNG’s Gerald Bauman Memorial Fund. 

“Mr. Bauman served for many years as a prominent coin dealer with Manfra, Tordella & Brookes in New York City, and he was a mentor to some of today’s outstanding numismatic professionals.  After he died in 2001, the memorial fund was created as an on-going legacy to him and his mentoring,” explained PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

The Professional Numismatists Guild is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and seven other countries.  PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  For additional information, visit online at www.PNGdealers.org or call (951) 587-8300.

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PNG 2016 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

February 16, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coin Shows, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Scholarships, Young Collectors

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February 16, 2016

News media contacts:
Robert Brueggeman for PNG, (951) 587-8300

 PNG 2016 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

Professional Numismatists Guild logo

Professional Numismatists Guild logo

       (Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2016 American Numismatic Association (http://www.money.org) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This is the 12th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs.

            “Once again, the PNG 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 of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters,” said PNG Executive 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 2016 scholarship recipient.  The deadline for receipt of the entries is Friday, April 1, 2016” 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 the PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA  92590. 

“Young collectors are the future of the hobby, and these annual PNG scholarships help eager young numismatists learn more about the hobby through the unique learning experiences the ANA offers with its annual Summer Seminars.  The PNG is proud to continue its support of this outstanding program,” said Dana Samuelson, PNG President.

            The two separate 48th Annual ANA Summer Seminar week-long sessions will be held Saturday, June 18, to Thursday, June 23, and from Saturday, June 25, to Thursday, June 30.  Participants ranging from teenagers to seniors take class instruction on specific coin and paper money collecting topics or the hobby’s technical and business aspects.  Additional information about the ANA Summer Seminar sessions can be found on the ANA website at www.money.org/summer-seminar.

  “On behalf of the ANA, I would like to thank PNG for generously offering this opportunity to a deserving young numismatist.  It not only supports the ANA mission of providing numismatic education but also invests in the future of numismatics — our YNs,” said ANA Executive Director Kimberly Kiick.

The money to pay 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.

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

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Kids and Coins

February 4, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Young Collectors

By: Tom Becker From The Coin Collector , Issue #124, March 11, 2002

From the Desk of Q. David Bowers (Stack and Bowers)

Over the past couple of years I have had the pleasure of having my teenaged grandsons, John and Matthew, accompany me to numismatic … Full article at the source>

Source: From the Desk of Q. David Bowers (Stack and Bowers)

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PCGS Grading Contest Announced For September 2015 Long Beach Expo

July 28, 2015 in Clubs and Associations, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Grading, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Seminars, Young Collectors

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July 28, 2015

News media contact:
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PCGS Grading Contest Announced
For September 2015 Long Beach Expo

 

A young numismatist examining a coin during the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.

A young numismatist examining a coin during the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists again will have the chance to test their coin grading skills and compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest.  The newly announced competition will be held at the September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, but interested participants should sign up now.

The entry fee is $50 for dealers and their associates, $25 for collectors and free for young numismatists.

The dealer with the highest score will receive a $1,000 check from Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).  The highest scoring collector will receive $500 and the highest scoring young numismatist will receive a Mint State Morgan Dollar.

“Responses to our previous grading contests have been excellent.  We had to turn away several people who had not pre-registered for the last competition at the June Long Beach Expo because all the available slots were already filled,” said PCGS President Don Willis. “So, don’t wait to register.”

The competition will be open to members of the PCGS Collectors Club, PCGS Authorized Dealers, PCGS Set Registry participants, PCGS CoinFacts subscribers and young collectors aged 16 or younger.

To register for a contest time slot or get additional information, call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848, Monday through Friday between 7:00 am to 5:00 pm PST, or email info@PCGS.com.

A contestant closely examining one of the coins during the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.

A contestant closely examining one of the coins during the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.

Participants in the dealers and collectors categories will have 30 minutes to grade 20 coins, while young numismatists will have 20 minutes to grade 10 coins.

“Once again, a variety of coins will be carefully selected for the contest, and evaluating each one will definitely challenge even the most knowledgeable collector,” said PCGS Co-Founder and Collectors Universe President David Hall.

The Long Beach Expo will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., in Long Beach, California, September 17 – 19, 2015.  Additional information about the show is available at www.LongBeachExpo.com.

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New Jersey Teenager Wins PNG 2015 YN Scholarship

May 5, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Clubs and Associations, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Prize Winners, Scholarships, Young Collectors

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New Jersey Teenager Wins PNG 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship

 

(Temecula, California) —  Christopher Maisano, a 17-year old New Jersey high school student, has been selected as the winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) 2015 young numismatist scholarship.  The PNG will provide tuition, dormitory accommodations, meals and airfare to and from Colorado Springs, Colorado for him to attend one of the week-long sessions of this year’s American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) Summer Seminar.

PNG scholarship winner Christopher Maisano of New Jersey

PNG scholarship winner Christopher Maisano of New Jersey

“I am so happy and grateful for this opportunity!  It still hasn’t sunk in yet,” Maisano said.

He began collecting two years ago while on vacation with his parents when he saw coins in the window of an antique shop.

“I was captivated by the old U.S. coins.  I entered the store with my parents and spent hours looking at all the coins in their inventory.  With my own allowance money I purchased my very first coin, an 1873 With Arrows Seated Liberty half dollar from the Philadelphia Mint,” Maisano recalled.

He said it is in poor condition and the least valuable coin now in his collection, but it “is the most beloved and prized coin in my collection because it was my first.”

Family members and friends soon responded to his interest in numismatics.

“My grandmother gave me her father’s coin collection.  It included mostly Morgan dollars.  None of the coins were very valuable but I found it so interesting to research them and learn about how my great-grandfather loved collecting coins,” he explained.

He also credits Ridgewood Coin & Stamp in Ridgewood, New Jersey for nurturing his interest in coins and mentoring him about buying and selling.   Last October his parents took him to the PNG show in New York City where he met PNG member-dealer Donald Kagin and associate member David McCarthy of Kagin’s, Inc. who showed him gold coins from the Saddle Ridge Hoard.  McCarthy and another PNG associate member, John Brush of David Lawrence Rare Coins, told him about the annual ANA Summer Seminars.

Maisano attended a young numismatists meeting at the New York International Numismatic Convention this past January and submitted his ANA membership application.

“I love to read and learn about the history of coins, the mintage and the history of various mints in the United States,” he said.

Maisano will be a senior this fall at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey.  He wants to get an internship with a coin dealer/auction house when he attends college.  He plans on majoring in accounting.

“This is the 11th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs.  We’ve been delighted to help young numismatists,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

“On behalf of the ANA, I’d like to thank the PNG for its continued support of the Summer Seminar and for promoting numismatic education,” said ANA Education Manager Susan Mc Millan.

“Young collectors are the future of the hobby,” said PNG President Terry Hanlon.  “The annual ANA Summer Seminar is an excellent way to learn more about the hobby.  Congratulations to our latest scholarship recipient.”

The money to pay 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.

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

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Think You Can Grade? Prove It! PCGS Brings Back Coin Grading Contest At June Long Beach Expo

April 23, 2015 in Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, Events, Grading, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Young Collectors

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Think You Can Grade? Prove It! PCGS Brings

Back Coin Grading Contest At June Long Beach Expo

Test your grading skills

PCGS Brings Back Coin Grading Contest At June Long Beach Expo

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists can test their coin grading skills by competing in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show.

The collector and the dealer with the highest score will each receive a $1,000 check from Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com), and the young numismatist with the highest score will receive a PCGS-certified Morgan silver dollar.

The competition will be open to members of the PCGS Collectors Club, PCGS Authorized Dealers, PCGS Set Registry participants, PCGS CoinFacts subscribers and young collectors aged 16 or younger.

“The upcoming PCGS Grading Contest will be an outstanding opportunity for collectors, dealers and young numismatists to demonstrate their grading skills and receive a nice reward if they are able to match the opinion rendered by PCGS,” said Michael Sherman, PCGS Director of Collector Education.

Adults will have 20 minutes to grade 20 coins, young numismatists will have 20 minutes to grade 10 coins.

Participants must register in advance and reserve a time slot to take the test.  Registration and testing will be held at the PCGS Coin Grading Contest booth, #1127, at the Long Beach Expo and will begin during dealer set up on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 3, 2015, and continue throughout the show from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, and 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 6.

“A variety of coins have been carefully selected for the contest, and evaluating each one will definitely challenge even the most knowledgeable collector,” said PCGS Co-Founder David Hall.  “We’ve included a few plus grades, some designation dilemmas, and even a counterfeit coin to see who really knows their stuff.  We hope the contest will be fun as well as challenging, and we look forward to honoring the winners.”

The entry fee is $50 for dealers and adult collectors.  Entry is free for young numismatists 16 and younger.  Employees of PCGS and Collectors Universe are not eligible.  Additional information and rules about the contest will be posted on the PCGS website.

“Based on previous PCGS Grading Contests, we anticipate the available entry space will fill up quickly.  So, I encourage everyone thinking about entering to promptly register so they don’t miss out on this exciting way to test their grading skills,” said Don Willis, PCGS President.

To register or get additional information, call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848, Monday through Friday between 7:00 am to 5:00 pm PST.

The Long Beach Expo will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., in Long Beach, California.  Additional information about the show is available at www.LongBeachExpo.com

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PCGS Experts To Conduct Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo

April 1, 2015 in Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Collecting, Education, Events, Grading, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Young Collectors

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PCGS Experts To Conduct Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo

David Hall, Michael Sherman and Ron Guth will give expert advice during PCGS grading seminars at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.   Photo by Donn Pearlman

David Hall, Michael Sherman and Ron Guth will give expert advice during PCGS grading seminars at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.
Photo by Donn Pearlman

(Long Beach, California) — 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 (www.LongBeachExpo.com).

“The last time we offered grading classes, the advance reservations quickly filled up the limited available space.  We anticipate that will happen again this time, well before the May 31 reservation deadline, because each seminar is limited to only 30 participants,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

The three classes that will be conducted at the June Long Beach Expo will be “Grading 101: Introduction to Mint State and Circulated Coin Grading;” “Grading 102: Qualifiers, Proof Coins, Modern Coins and Difficult-to-Grade Coins;” and “Coin Grading For Young Numismatists.”

Grading 101 and 102 will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM with lunch provided.

Grading 101 will be taught by PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth and  Grading 102 will be instructed by PCGS Director of Collector Education Michael Sherman.  PCGS Co-Founder David Hall will participate in question and answer sessions at both seminars.

The “Coin Grading For Young Numismatists” class will be held from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM on Saturday, June 6, and is open to young numismatists ages 16 and younger.  Those young collectors attending the seminar may be accompanied by one parent or guardian.

All seminar participants will receive a certificate of completion and a digital copy of the seminar slide presentation as a reference tool.

The cost of the Grading 101 and 102 seminars are $149 for PCGS Collectors Club members and $199 for non members.  Space is limited to the first 30 registrants and the deadline for registering for all seminars is May 31.  To register, visit the PCGS Online Store at www.PCGS.com/store.

There will be free admission for the Coin Grading For Young Numismatists seminar, but again, the course is limited to the first 30 participants.  Parents must call PCGS at (800) 447-8848 to reserve a spot no later than May 31.

The Grading 101 class will cover the elements that go into grading Mint State and circulated coins, along with tips and techniques used by professionals.  Participants will be given the opportunity to put what they’ve learned to use by grading approximately 50 Mint State and circulated coins.

Following a break for lunch (provided by PCGS), the grading test will be discussed, and participants can review their results against actual PCGS grades to see in what areas they might need further instruction or improvement.

The Grading 101 course topics include:

  • Introduction to Grading
  • History of Coin Grading
  • Elements of Coin Grading
  • Grading Mint State Coins: Surface Preservation, Strike, Luster, Eye Appeal, Example Mint State Coins
  • Grading Circulated Coins: General Description of Grades, Wear, Eye Appeal
  • Techniques of Grading: Lighting, Magnification, Examination Methodology
  • Tips and Advice from a Pro

Grading 102 will cover Qualifiers (color on copper coins, strike on silver and nickel coins and proof-like and cameo surfaces).  Grading Proof coins will be discussed along with ultra-high grade modern coins and some difficult-to-grade series, such as Indian gold coins.

After a break for lunch (provided by PCGS), coins will be available to view and discuss, and a question and answer session will follow.

The Coin Grading for Young Numismatists course explains the basics of coin grading to the next generation of collectors.  The students will be taught the basic elements of grading, how to grade Mint State and circulated coins, and the proper techniques for reviewing coins.

The June 2015 Long Beach Expo and the coin grading classes will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., in Long Beach, California.  Additional information about the show is available online at www.LongBeachExpo.com

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PNG 2015 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

March 5, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Collecting, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Young Collectors

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PNG 2015 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

Professional Numismatists Guild logo

Professional Numismatists Guild logo

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2015 American Numismatic Association (http://www.money.org) 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 two week-long Summer Seminar sessions, meals and five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters,” said PNG Executive 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 2015 scholarship recipient.  The deadline for receipt of the entries is Friday, April 10, 2015,” 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 the PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA  92590.

“Young collectors are the future of the hobby, and these annual PNG scholarships help eager young numismatists learn more about the hobby through the unique learning experiences the ANA offers with its annual Summer Seminars.  The PNG is proud to continue its support of this outstanding program,” said Terry Hanlon, PNG President.

The two separate 47th Annual ANA Summer Seminar week-long sessions will be held Saturday, June 20, to Thursday, June 25, and from Saturday, June 27, to Thursday, July 2.  Participants ranging from teenagers to seniors take class instruction on specific coin and paper money collecting topics or the hobby’s technical and business aspects.  Additional information about the ANA Summer Seminar sessions can be found on the ANA website at www.money.org/summer-seminar.

“The PNG’s continuing support of the ANA’s educational mission is very much appreciated.  Thanks to the generosity of the PNG, another young numismatist will get to take advantage of the best education in numismatics this summer at the ANA,” said Executive Director Kimberly Kiick.

The money to pay 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.

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

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National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set Available July 28

July 21, 2014 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, US Mint, USA Coins, Young Collectors

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales July 28 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set (product code B37).

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Georgia Student Wins 2014 PNG YN Scholarship

April 21, 2014 in Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Scholarships, Young Collectors

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Georgia Student Wins PNG 2014 YN Scholarship

Tara Crosby, PNG 2014 YN scholarship winner.

Tara Crosby, PNG 2014 YN scholarship winner.

(Temecula, California) — A college student from Georgia who says “learning from numismatics has been a truly wonderful experience” is the recipient of the Professional Numismatists Guild (http://www.pngdealers.org) 2014 Young Numismatist Scholarship.  Tara Crosby, age 20, of Alpharetta, Georgia, now will attend one of the two week-long American Numismatic Association 2014 Summer Seminar sessions courtesy of PNG.

Crosby was introduced to coins by her family at an early age with gifts of proof sets.  She began working part-time earlier this year for PNG Member-Dealer John B. Hamrick in Alpharetta while continuing her studies in communications at Georgia Perimeter College.

“To be able to travel to coin shows and meet so many ‘legends’ in numismatics in person has been a wonderful experience.  John (Hamrick) has been so patient teaching me and helping me learn about this fascinating world of coins”, explained Crosby.

In her PNG scholarship competition essay, she wrote about the excitement of making her first coin sale for Hamrick’s company during the ANA National Money Show in Atlanta this past February.  It was a 1926-D Double Eagle that she sold for $20,160.

“I was so thrilled, and my co-workers were incredibly supportive.  Making a sale like that with the little knowledge I had gained thus far about coins felt truly amazing and gave me the confidence to pursue a career in the numismatic field.”

Crosby wants to take a digital photography class during this year’s ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Her parents, Greg and Carol Crosby, are delighted she won the PNG scholarship.  “We were both very proud and very excited for her to have such a wonderful opportunity.  Tara has always been very passionate in her interests and we have no doubt she will be successful in wherever she applies herself,” said her father who introduced the couple’s children to coins.

“Each year since the birth of our three children, one of the gifts they always received was a United States Mint proof set for that year.  We have done so up to the age of 21.   So, all the children have a complete set of 21 proof sets.  Tara will receive her final one in July when she turns 21,” he explained.

The PNG YN Scholarship Competition is open each year to applicants between the age of 13 and 22.  Entrants submit a short essay outlining why they should be chosen as the scholarship recipient.

“The scholarship covers airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions, meals and five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

The money to pay 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.

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

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Coin show spotlights Bank of Cape Fear

April 5, 2014 in Antique Coins, Bank Notes, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Half Dollars, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, U.S. Notes, USA Coins, Young Collectors

By Ben Steelman. April 4th, 2014 (http://www.starnewsonline.com)

The Lower Cape Fear Coin Club will again sponsor the Azalea Festival Coin Show Saturday and Sunday.

We talked with Bob Neale, club past president, and Karen Foster, the club’s representative to the Azalea Festival.

Q. What’s special at the coin show for kids?

Foster: Gold History Corp. and people from the Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site will be letting people pan for gold again. For $5, you get a pan of dirt from an actual North Carolina mine. Don McNeely is a 30-year prospector, and he shows you how to do it. It’s worth the price just to talk to him. Also, since it’s the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar, we’ll be presenting half-dollar sets to the winners in the Azalea Festival children’s art contest.

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What: The Lower Cape Fear Coin Club Coin Show
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 12 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13
Where: American Legion Post 10 building, 702 Pine Grove Drive
Admission:$1

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U.S. Mint Unveils Rushmore Coin In Custer

November 8, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins, Young Collectors

November 6, 2013,  by Kevin Woster (http://www.keloland.com)

CUSTER, S.D. – It was a celebration of commemorative coins, and of South Dakota’s best-known landmark.

The two combined to pack the armory in Custer today for the launch of a coin honoring Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

“It’s very exciting,” said memorial Superintendent Cheryl Schreier. “And what an honor that this time around with the America the Beautiful Quarter Program, that we were selected to be one of the 56 quarters.”

Schrier said the release of the new coing will make a well-known national memorial even more prominent, since the coins will be a reminder of Mount Rushmore to people who use them.

The program by the U.S. Mint depicts a national park in each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. Gov. Dennis Daugaard picked Mount Rushmore as the national park that best represents South Dakota. And it was a popular choice, as Mint officials exchanged 15,000 Rushmore coins for cash during a swap at the amory.

Children got a free coin to inspired to them to learn about the U.S. Mint and coin collecting, and about featured parks. Mint official David Croft said the Rushmore quarter has educational benefits as well as value as a collector’s item and legal tender.

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Numismatists to unite in Santa Maria

April 26, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins, Young Collectors

By Jennifer Best. April 26th, 2013 (http://www.theadobepress.com)

Numismatics may be embedded in the human genome, if the Giorgi-Nash family lineage is any indication.

Linda Nash of Santa Maria first discovered the joy and beauty of coin collecting at the knee of her father, Albert Giorgi of Nojoqui. Her own son, 24-year-old Michael Nash, has become a collector in his own right.

Then again, the coin-collecting habit may be a contagion. Linda’s husband, Jerry Nash, has also gotten involved in the family hobby.

“I’ve always liked the history of the coins and the detailed artwork. That fascination with coins, particularly those from the 1800s and early 1900s, always stays with me,” said Linda, president of Santa Maria Coin Club.

Decades of collecting has provided the Nash family a healthy smattering of coins with a particular eye toward early American pieces. Some of them, and other local collections, will be on display Saturday, April 27, when coin collectors, appraisers and sellers from throughout California descend upon Santa Maria for the Santa Maria Coin Club Coin & Collectible Show. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elwin Mussel Senior Center, 510 E. Park Ave. Admission is free.

“If you have a collection that Grandma left you, bring it in and have it appraised for free. This is your best bet to find out what they’re worth,” said Jeanne Taylor, a club member and private collector.

The show will also include sports trading cards, casino chips, Beanie Babies and other collectibles.

The semi-annual event is sponsored by Santa Maria Coin Club which was established in 1957 and remains the only coin club on the Central Coast, Nash said.

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Coin Collecting with Children

April 10, 2013 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins, Young Collectors

April 9, 2013 By Joey of  made by joey (http://playfullearning.net)

Joey from Made by Joey is sharing an inspirational post on coin collecting with children today. Children are natural collectors and coin collecting sounds like a fun way to spend time together as a family and playfully practice math skills to boot!

I describe our family as “recreational coin collectors“, meaning that we only collect coins that are in circulation in Canada.  This means that we do not purchase complete sets, shop in coin shops for rare coins, or pay more for the coin than face value.  It can be a slow process that requires patience and organization to find the coins that you are seeking!

Coin collecting with children can be an enjoyable activity with many learning opportunities, such as…

  • Searching for coins
  • Sharing or trading coins with others that are missing coins
  • Sorting coins by type (ie:  penny, nickel, dime, etc)
  • Organizing coins by date
  • Keeping a record of the coins in the collection
  • Researching how many coins were produced in any given year at the Canadian Mint or the US Mint.*

*Did you know that the Mint does not make the same number of coins each year?  Knowing how many were produced for circulation can answer why you may be having troubles finding certain coins.

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Coin Collector’s field guide by Woolard Coin Supplies (For Canadian Coin Collectors)

March 1, 2013 in Canadian Coins, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Numismatica, Numismatics, Young Collectors

Here we reproduce a post by Kyle Woolard (https://kdp.amazon.com) Kindle Direct Publishing. Link to original post here> (Coin Collecting Book- Written by a 16 year old)

Congratulations Kyle, Keep up the good work!

Hello everybody!!!

My name is Kyle Woolard I have just recently self published my first ebook and book; The Coin Collector’s Field Guide, 1st Edition 2013.

I have always loved coin collecting and I have been a coin collector since the age of 7. I decided to write this book to inspire more young people to gather an interest in the awesome hobby to ensure that the hobby lives on for decades to come.

The Coin Collector’s Field Guide, by Woolard Coin Supplies, is a great quick reference guide for Canadian coin collectors. It was specifically designed to be used as an immediate reference when buying coins for your collection at coin stores and shows.

The 1st edition, of 2013 includes:

  • A checklist of all Canadian circulation coins with mintage and value
  • A pictures coin grading guide for all Canadian coins G-4 to MS-60
  • The silver values of Canadian coins
  • Expenses logbook, coin term glossary and, notes

Take the Coin Collectors Field Guide with you whenever you attend coin shows or visit coin stores so you can shop with ease.

Also, please check out my website at www.woolardcoinsupplies.com to learn more about my story and my book.

Thanks!

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Club event teaches history using stamps, coins

February 24, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Copper Coins, Education, History, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Seminars, USA Coins, Young Collectors

By: MARK ESTES Correspondent. February 23, 2013 (http://www.news-journalonline.com)

The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club used the history of Abraham Lincoln to introduce a group of children and parents to the hobby of coin collecting during a special program this week at the Flagler County Public Library.

“Collecting pennies is the easiest thing to collect in coin collecting,” club president David Rosenthal said. “You can reach into your pocket and you pull out pennies with different dates on them.”

Rosenthal discussed some of the basics of coin collecting, showing the children how they can fill blue Whitman coin folders to hold their collections.

“You open the books up, it will give you the date of the penny and you stick it in,” he said. “You want to try to get as many different pennies as you can. Along with the date there is what is called a mint mark and the book tells you how many pennies were minted for each date and mint. You can find a P, an S or a D on some of these. The P stands for Philadelphia, the S for San Francisco and the D for Denver. Some don’t have any mint markings on them. They call those plain.”

Rosenthal also explained how to use cardboard 2x2s to display individual coins. As he spoke, members of the club distributed kits with a variety of coin-collecting gear, such as the cardboard 2x2s, and clear plastic coin holders. Every child also got a special envelope sent from the U.S. Mint containing an uncirculated 2012-D Lincoln cent and a copper blank that pennies are stamped on.

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