ANA and PCGS
Summer Seminar Scholarships
The American Numismatic
Association (http://www.money.org) and the
Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com)
are jointly offering tuition, meals, lodging and
airfare for three lucky PCGS Set RegistrySM
members to attend a week-long session of the
popular ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs,
Colorado this year.
But you have to act quickly; the deadline to
enter the contest is only a couple weeks away.
The scholarship program is open to all
participants in the PCGS Set Registry, according
to BJ Searls, Set Registry Manager.
"Winners will be selected based on their set
display. To enter, submit a self-nominating
email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief
description of 200 words or less about why you
should be selected for a scholarship. Be sure to
include the name of your set and a link to it in
the Registry," Searls said.
"The entry must include historical information
about the set or series, and historical
information about each coin within the set.
Images are not required, but desirable."
The deadline for submission of nominations is
Thursday, May 6, 2010, and the three winners
will be announced a week later on Wednesday, May
"Summer Seminar is the best educational
experience in numismatics," said ANA Executive
Director Larry Shepherd. "Our students learn
from the best instructors in the hobby, interact
with fellow numismatists, make new friends,
expand their knowledge and, each year, find
something new to get excited about."
This year’s two ANA Summer Seminar sessions will
be conducted Saturday, June 26 to Friday, July
2, and from Saturday, July 3 to Friday, July 9.
Winners can select which seminar session they
want to attend and design their own curriculum
from available classes.
The 2010 ANA Summer Seminar catalog with
detailed descriptions of this year’s available
courses and additional information about ANA
Summer Seminar is available online at http://www.money.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Summer_Seminar2&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=15295
As part of this scholarship project, the ANA
will cover tuition, meals and six-nights lodging
at the double-occupancy room rate, and PCGS will
provide roundtrip airfare to Colorado Springs
for the three winners.
"Numismatic education is crucial for our hobby
and the hobbyists. We encourage PCGS Set
Registry members to take advantage of this
opportunity to expand their knowledge and
enjoyment of collecting," said Don Willis,
President of PCGS, a division of Collectors
Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).
About American Numismatic Association
The American Numismatic Association is a
non-profit organization dedicated to educating
and encouraging people to study and collect
coins, paper money and related items. With
32,000 members, the Association serves the
academic community, collectors and the general
public who have an interest in numismatics.
The ANA helps all people discover and explore
the world of money through its vast array of
programs including its education and outreach,
museum, library, publications, conventions and
Established in 2001, the PCGS Set Registry
(http://www.pcgs.com/setregistry) now hosts over
48,000 sets. For additional information about
PCGS and its services, visit www.PCGS.com, call
PCGS Customer Service at (800) 477-8848, or
email at info@PCGS.com.