April 23, 2015
ANA awards $62,000+ in Summer Seminar scholarships
The American Numismatic Association has awarded $62,810 in scholarship funds and financial aid for the upcoming 2015 Summer Seminar, held June 20-July 2 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on the campus of Colorado College.
Scholarships for Young Numismatists totaled $37,560, with 17 YNs receiving full scholarships and another 9 students receiving partial scholarships.
Adult scholarships through the Robert Lecce Advanced Scholarship Program totaled $21,500, with 12 full and 12 partial scholarships awarded.
The Colorado-Wyoming Numismatic Association Scholarship Program was established after the group disbanded last year. Preference is given to students in Colorado and Wyoming. This year, three Colorado students will receive $2,150 in scholarships, one full and two partial, to attend the Summer Seminar. An additional $1,600 in financial assistance was also awarded.
Members wishing to support these scholarship programs are encouraged to make a donation online at Money.org/donate, or contact Donna Nunez at 719-482-9811, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations are tax-deductible.
Tyler Rusnak wins $1,000 ANA College Scholarship
Tyler Rusnak, an ANA member and a senior at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois, is the first recipient of the ANA College Scholarship. He will receive $1,000 to use toward tuition at an institution of his choice.
Rusnak has attended the past two ANA Summer Seminars, where he studied grading and type-coin collecting. This year, he plans to take a course in Early American Copper Coinage. He has won awards for numismatic writing and exhibiting, as well as academic honors at his high school. He plans to major in biology this fall.
"The ANA is extremely proud to have Tyler Rusnak as the first recipient of an ANA College Scholarship," said ANA Education Director Rod Gillis. "He is an accomplished numismatist, an academic scholar and a fine young man."
"Numismatics has been the love of my life since day one, when I first began to view coins through a numismatic lens," Rusnak said. "It has taught me to explore history and art while sharing experiences and friendships with other hobbyists."
A profile on Rusnak appears in the May issue of The Numismatist on page 95.
To donate to the ANA College Scholarship Fund, go to Money.org/donate. All donations are tax-deductible.
Applications for the 2016 ANA College Scholarship will be available in January.
For more information, contact Gillis via email at email@example.com or call 719-482-9845.
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Looking for that perfect Mother's Day gift? AmazonSmile has a wide selection of gifts, and the ANA receives a donation with every purchase.
AmazonSmile offers the same products and services as the familiar Amazon.com. When you and your family shop at AmazonSmile and choose the ANA as your preferred charity, the company donates 0.5 percent of eligible purchases to the ANA.
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10. Whether shopping for a gift or something for yourself, be sure to use AmazonSmile to help support the ANA.
Stay connected to Summer Seminar news
Thinking about attending this year's Summer Seminar? Then subscribe to the Seminar Sentinel. The Sentinel is an electronic newsletter that keeps readers informed of upcoming Summer Seminar news. Stay connected on which classes are filling up fast, learn how to turn your trip to Colorado Springs into a vacation through Spousetivities and regional tours, and get the scoop on events that are happening during Summer Seminar. To subscribe, follow the steps below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions due May 22 for Outstanding Club Publication Awards Competition
Submissions for the ANA Outstanding Club Publication Awards are currently being accepted. Honors are presented in four categories—local, regional, specialty and electronic. The competition is open to clubs that are current with their ANA dues and do not have an elected or salaried ANA officer as editor or assistant editor. Publications must be issued on a regular basis.
Submissions must include a complete set of 2014 publications, or three different printed samples for electronic newsletters. In addition, please provide the name of the editor, and the name, address, phone number and email address of the submitter.
Entries must be received at the ANA by May 22. Find complete rules, judging criteria and submission guidelines at
For more information, contact the Publications Department at email@example.com.
ANA members save on Krause Publications
Krause Publications has been a respected publication company for more than 50 years and has produced magazines, books, events and online products for coin and paper money collectors. ANA members are eligible for big savings off Krause Publications subscriptions.
ANA members can save up to 83 percent off newsstand prices for Bank Note Reporter, Coins, Numismatic News and World Coins News subscriptions.
Krause Publications is also offering ANA members 25 percent off the regular price for subscriptions to the Nuismaster.com online database of U.S. coin, paper money and world coin price guides.
Put your ANA membership benefits to use with these savings.
Submit your entries for 2015 YN Coin Design Contest
Young Numismatists can win an 1892 World's Columbian Exposition half dollar or other prizes in the 2015 YN Coin Design Contest held in conjunction with National Coin Week, April 19-25.
This year's theme, "Building Tomorrows: Inspiration and Innovation at World's Fairs," celebrates the history of world's fairs and expositions and the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
To enter, choose an exposition that was held in the United States, draw a design for a commemorative coin and submit your design to the ANA. All children ages 17 and under are eligible to participate. The grand-prize winner will receive an 1892 World's Columbian Exposition half dollar. Other prizes will also be awarded.
Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send to:
NCW YN Contest
818 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Get ready for the Biggest Show of the Summer
The Biggest Show of the Summer, the Chicago World's Fair of MoneySM, is coming to Rosemont, Illinois, Aug. 11-15. The show will feature more than 1,000 dealers looking to buy, sell and trade; a world-class Museum Showcase exhibit of incredible rarities from the ANA and private collections; top-notch educational classes; and much more.
Reserve those dates and start making travel plans for the 2015 World's Fair of Money today. Hotel information and reservation links can be found at WorldsFairofMoney.com.
Members planning to participate in World's Fair of Money functions should take note of these upcoming deadlines:
Collector Exhibits — For members who want to share their research, knowledge and collections in an educational display. The application deadline is June 19. Download the application, rules and exhibiting schedule here.
Pages — For members 22 years of age and younger who would like to work for tips by running errands for table-holders. The application deadline is July 10. Read the rules and fill out the application form here.
Money Talks — For members who wish to present 30- to 45-minute educational lectures on numismatic topics. Application deadline is May 22. Fill out the application form here.
Support the hobby with a patron donation
American Numismatic Association conventions provide an excellent opportunity to educate members and newcomers alike. Please consider becoming a convention patron – it's your chance to support the educational efforts of the hobby you love.
At the 2015 Chicago World's Fair of Money℠, Aug. 11-15 in Rosemont, Illinois, your donation will support a variety of programs - including Money Talks, Coin Collecting 101, and an extraordinary lineup of Museum Showcase and Collector Exhibits - that make attending ANA conventions such a great educational experience.
To become a 2015 World's Fair of Money patron, please go to Money.org/donate, or contact Donna Nunez at 719-482-9811. Anyone making a donation by June 20 will be listed in the Show Guide.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Submit your entries now for 2015 YN Literary Awards
The ANA presents annual awards to encourage young writers and promote future numismatic authors and researchers. Whitman Publishing, LLC of Atlanta has joined forces with the ANA to offer significant prizes. The Young Numismatist Literary Award categories are named in honor of Whitman authors dedicated to educating the next generation of numismatists.
Prizes of cash and numismatic books will be awarded to winners in three age categories.
Bill Fivaz Young Numismatist Literary Award
Article should display basic knowledge of a numismatic topic. Creativity and original conclusions are encouraged.
Suggested length: 450-900 words
Q. David Bowers Young Numismatist Literary Award
Article should display advanced knowledge of a numismatic topic. Logically presented facts and original conclusions are encouraged. A bibliographic list of sources is recommended, but not required.
Suggested length: 900-1,800 words
Kenneth E. Bressett Young Numismatist Literary Award
Article should display in-depth knowledge of a numismatic topic. Logically presented facts and original conclusions are required, as is a bibliographic list of sources. Inclusion of charts, graphs, tables or other illustrations is encouraged.
Suggested length: 1,800-3,600 words
The following prizes will be awarded in each of the three age categories:
First Place—Plaque and $500 cash prize, plus a $500 voucher to help build a personal library of numismatic books produced by Whitman Publishing.
Second Place—Certificate, plus a $200 book voucher.
Third Place—Certificate, plus a $100 book voucher.
Participants must be members of the ANA. Deadline for receipt of submissions for the 2015 Young Numismatist Literary Awards is May 15. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges, including Bill Fivaz, Q. David Bowers and Ken Bressett. Awards will be presented in Colorado Springs at the ANA's 2015 Summer Seminar, June 20-July 2.
Send entries to the Publications Department, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903; or via email to email@example.com.
Sign up for the 2015 World's Fair of Money Table Draw
Be part of the Biggest Show of the Summer when the Chicago World's Fair of MoneySM rolls into Rosemont, Illinois., Aug. 11-15.
The bourse application is ready to be downloaded at https://www.money.org/ANADealers.
While you're there, sign up for The Table Draw, which will be May 11-15.
For more information or to sign up, contact Jennifer Croak at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 719-482-9849.
Visit Stack's Bowers Galleries and Heritage Auctions, the ANA's Official Auctioneers for the 2015 Chicago World's Fair of Money
Visit Wizard Coin Supply, the ANA's Official Supplier
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