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Hello YNs of all ages. We have great news for the Young Numismatists of North Carolina. At the last NCNA board meeting a resolution was passed to sponsor a YN to go to the American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar for the classes in 2021.

For all YNs out there reading this and YN coordinators of North Carolina clubs,  this is an exciting development!

Over the next 8-10 months, this should be a fun time for anyone that would like to apply for the NCNA scholarship. It will give you a chance to expand your knowledge of coins and a chance to open up a world of service and mentoring that will prove valuable to you in the future.

There will be hard work! But, it is in your hobby and you’ll have fun doing it.

The ANA Summer Seminar has many classes on a variety of topics, from grading coins to learning about ancients; additional classes include specific series,  i.e. Indian cents, tokens, photography, etc. Also, there are auctions, book sales, the Money Museum, side trips in and around the area and a week in the summer in beautiful Colorado Springs.

We are now working on the details that will be required for each applicant. They will be printed in the next NCNA Journal and on the web site. So for all of you who are interested, start having fun now. Here are some suggestions that will assist you in applying:

  • Check out the ANA’s Summer Seminar Scholarship application. Many of the requirements will overlap.
  • Present a talk at your local club.
  • Write an article for the NCNA Journal or any other publication.
  • Mentor some of the younger members of your club or at school.
  • Assist at your club’s show.
  • Consider the areas of numismatics that you enjoy and what you are doing to increase your knowledge in that area.

These are just some suggestions to get you started and to make the completion of the application that much easier.

On other topics, the Charlotte Coin Club held its annual show this past February. Over 60 YNs completed the treasure hunt and over 40 participated in the Lincoln wheat back cent search. Scott Foxx ran the merit badge program for the Boy Scouts. There was a  coin related coloring  area and educational exhibits. The bourse was active with YNs the entire show.

Click on Fun Facts and Word Searches for YN coordinators to use or any member can download for their own entertainment. New ones are added regularly.

Remember, have fun with the hobby and you will build memories for life!

Til next time.

Bob Pedolsky

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