Young numismatists will have the opportunity to receive a paid scholarship to participate in Coin University’s first program, which will take place July 24-31 in San Francisco.

Up to 25 scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants between the ages of 13 and 21. This includes the cost of a parent or legal guardian accompanying winners under the age of 18. It is financed by donations to the Witter Coin scholarship fund (www.

“The past year of the pandemic has limited the hobby activities of many young collectors to social media and other online resources,” said Seth Chandler, owner and chief numismatist at Witter Coin Co. in San Francisco. “The Coin University project will provide them with hands-on experience and knowledge of the grading and authentication of US, world and ancient coins and other topics from an all-star team of skilled numismatists.”

In addition to Chandler, the five days of classes at Coin University are taught by:
➤ John Brush, President of David Lawrence Rare Coins in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Chairman of the National Coin & Bullion Association, and member of the Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild;
➤ Numismatist Steve Feltner, director of numismatic education and public relations at Professional Coin Grading Service in Santa Ana, California.
➤ Dr. Kevin Kaufman Co-Founder of Choice Numismatics in Clovis, California.
➤ Devin Hipp from Devin Hipp Enterprises LLC in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
➤ David McCarthy, Senior Numismatist and Researcher at Kagin in Tiburon, California.
➤ Jim Stoutjesdyk, Vice President of Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

Classes and accommodation take place at the Marriott Hotel on the famous Fisherman’s Wharf. The internship experience will be provided in the nearby Witter Coin Co.Store at 2299 Lombard St.

For information on the Coin University program, call Witter Coin Co. at 415-781-5690.

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