Tina Shireman

Tina Shireman

            (Rosemont, Illinois) -- Complimentary admission coupons for collectors and the general public are now available for the PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show being jointly conducted August 2 - 4, 2014 by the Professional Numismatists Guild (http://www.PNGdealers.org) and the American Numismatic Association (http://www.money.org).  One lucky visitor each day will win a U.S. $20 denomination gold coin valued at more than $1,300. 

            The three day, Saturday-to-Monday show will be held immediately prior to and in the same location as the Chicago 2014 ANA World's Fair of MoneySM in Hall A of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.  Public hours will be Saturday, August 2, from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, August 3, from 9 am to 6 pm; and Monday, August 4, from 9 am to noon.

            Auction lot viewing will be conducted during the show by Stack's Bowers Galleries and Heritage Auctions, the ANA's official 2014 auctioneers.

            "The PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show will be open to the public to buy and sell," said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

            "This show is being produced by the same, experienced team that successfully organized PNG Day shows across the country for two decades," added Brueggeman.

            Admission at the door will be$6 per person; however, free admission coupons and complimentary invitations are available in advance now from the approximately 100 participating dealers who will have tables at the show.  A list of the those dealers is online at http://www.pngdealers.org/images/ANAdirectory.2014.pdf.

            Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, the official grading service of PNG, and Professional Coin Grading Service will both be accepting submissions at the show, and PCGS will be conducting on-site grading.

            For additional information about the PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show, go to http://www.pngdealers.org/events, or contact the Professional Numismatists Guild by phone at (951) 587-8300 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

            (Rosemont, Illinois) -- Complimentary admission coupons for collectors and the general public are now available for the PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show being jointly conducted August 2 - 4, 2014 by the Professional Numismatists Guild (http://www.PNGdealers.org) and the American Numismatic Association (http://www.money.org).  One lucky visitor each day will win a U.S. $20 denomination gold coin valued at more than $1,300. 

            The three day, Saturday-to-Monday show will be held immediately prior to and in the same location as the Chicago 2014 ANA World's Fair of MoneySM in Hall A of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.  Public hours will be Saturday, August 2, from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, August 3, from 9 am to 6 pm; and Monday, August 4, from 9 am to noon.

            Auction lot viewing will be conducted during the show by Stack's Bowers Galleries and Heritage Auctions, the ANA's official 2014 auctioneers.

            "The PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show will be open to the public to buy and sell," said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

            "This show is being produced by the same, experienced team that successfully organized PNG Day shows across the country for two decades," added Brueggeman.

            Admission at the door will be$6 per person; however, free admission coupons and complimentary invitations are available in advance now from the approximately 100 participating dealers who will have tables at the show.  A list of the those dealers is online at http://www.pngdealers.org/images/ANAdirectory.2014.pdf.

            Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, the official grading service of PNG, and Professional Coin Grading Service will both be accepting submissions at the show, and PCGS will be conducting on-site grading.

            For additional information about the PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show, go to http://www.pngdealers.org/events, or contact the Professional Numismatists Guild by phone at (951) 587-8300 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Christopher Salladin            (Temecula, California) -- Another of the first recruits who recently began year-long paid internships in the Professional Numismatists Guild's (http://www.pngdealers.org) "Promoting Numismatic Growth" project has been offered and accepted a full-time job only a few months into the program.  Christopher Salladin, 22, of Fernandina, Florida has been hired as a coin grader by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (http://www.ngccoin.com), PNG's official grading service.

            "When NGC offered me a full-time position grading I couldn't even comprehend it.  It was even harder for me to think I'd be sitting in the same room with industry leaders everyday!  I had to take a few days to realize what an excellent opportunity it was and has turned out to be," Salladin said.

            The PNG internship project is designed to provide education, training and mentoring for the next generation of coin and banknote dealers. Each successful applicant has the opportunity for a series of four, three-month-long salaried internships. 

            There currently are five PNG member-dealer companies mentoring PNG interns:Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago, Illinois; Dillon Gage in Dallas, Texas; Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas; Numismatic Guaranty Corporation in Sarasota, Florida; and Stack's Bowers Galleries in Irvine, California. 

            "The early success of this new mentoring program is exciting!  We already now have two former PNG interns working as full-time, professional numismatists. Four other young adults currently are in the mentoring program or soon will be starting their internship rotations at leading numismatic companies across the country," explained Carol Raia, Administrator of the PNG Promoting Numismatic Growth program.

            "Applications are encouraged and being accepted from all other prospective professional numismatists, ages 21 to 32, who want to participate in the program," Raia said.

            Specific information about the internship program and how to apply is available online at www.PNGdealers.org under the "Promoting Numismatic Growth" navigation links near the top of the PNG's home page.  For additional information, contact the PNG by phone at (951) 587-8300 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

            Salladin said he is grateful for the opportunity PNG provided for him to become a full-time numismatist, and he encourages others to apply for the program.

            "One of the first reactions I had to the program was that the age range was so broad. I had no idea the PNG would choose someone as young as me when the oldest to be considered is 32. This experience has been the perfect opportunity for me, and if it weren't for my Dad telling me, 'Just go for it", I wouldn't have.  My parents are the main reason I've come so far over the years," Salladin stated.

            "My advice to young adults is to learn as much as you can about numismatics and don't be afraid to make mistakes along the way.  If you are thinking about applying and are hesitant, don't be because the PNG internship program can make the impossible happen.  What you learn in the online courses and the book work is very informative, and (PNG Internship Administrator) Carol Raia will help you if you have any questions or concerns throughout the entire program," he explained. 

            Salladin was hired full-time by NGC only a few weeks into his initial internship rotation.

            "Numismatic Guaranty Corporation is proud to be partnering with the Professional Numismatists Guild in their Promoting Numismatic Growth initiative.  Through this internship program, the PNG is introducing the brightest and most enthusiastic young men and women to the professional numismatic community.  In turn, NGC and others involved in this program are introduced to highly qualified, astute numismatists," said NGC President Rick Montgomery.

            "We are very fortunate to have hired our first candidate in the Promoting Numismatic Growth program, Christopher Salladin.  After several weeks in our grading departments, it became clear that he was a young numismatist with a very keen eye.  Christopher has a strong appreciation for modern Chinese coins and we discovered that he could also bring his grading acumen into the modern US grading room.  We could not be more pleased that he has joined the NGC grading team and we look forward to a long and thriving relationship," emphasized Montgomery.

            This past March, Zeke Wischer, 22, of Abilene, Kansas was hired as a cataloger at Heritage Auctions where he started his PNG internship program a month earlier. 

            Founded in 1955, the Professional Numismatists Guild is composed of many of the country's top rare coin and paper money dealers.  PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict code of ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  A complete listing of PNG member-dealers is available online at http://www.PNGdealers.org.

 

(Temecula, California) -- You have another chance to turn your numismatic hobby into a professional career.

            "After the successful launch of our unprecedented 'Promoting Numismatic Growth' mentoring project last year, the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) now has started accepting applications for the next group of young adults who want to become coin dealers.  Those selected as finalists will receive education and mentoring internships at four of the country's most prominent dealerships, auction houses and grading service," said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

            "Although participants are asked to make a year-long commitment to the rotating internships, individual interns could potentially receive full-time job offers at any time during the rotation," explained Brueggeman.

            Arrangements will be made to provide transportation, housing and salaries for each selected intern candidate to work three-months-at-a-time at different companies.  Participating dealerships include: Stack's Bowers Galleries in Irvine, California; Numismatic Guaranty Corporation in Sarasota, Florida; Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas; Dillon Gage in Addison, Texas; and Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago, Illinois.

            "Four interns started our first internship rotation earlier this year.  One of them was hired full-time after only a few weeks at one company, and that created an opening for another qualified candidate who currently is our fifth intern in the program," said Carol Raia, PNG Internship Program Administrator.

            Applications now are being accepted from internship candidates 21 to 32 years of age.  Specific information about the program and an application are available online at www.PNGdealers.org under the "Internship Program" navigation link near the top of the PNG's home page, www.PNGdealers.org.

            "A $250 fee to pay for a background security investigation will be required from each candidate with the submission of their enrollment application.  The internship requirements are selective, and the education and training part of this exceptional program is extensive," explained Raia.

            "The goal of this ambitious mentoring program is to train the next generation of coin dealers.  The potential rewards for successful interns can be great for building and enhancing their careers as professional numismatists," said PNG President Terry Hanlon.

            Additional information is available from PNG headquarters in Temecula, California by phone at (951) 587-8300 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

            (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 GeorgiaPerimeterCollege. 

            "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 ColoradoCollege, 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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