Heritage Announces Essay Contest for Young Numismatists

Here are the winners for the Third quarter's Essay Contest for Young Numismatists

First Place:
  Justin Bowen, Age 15, Ontario: Gift From the Canadian Army

Honorable Mention:
A word about these Honorable Mention essays. We were very impressed with these efforts, and they will all be eligible for winning the next quarterly contest. For students thinking about entering — please do, and here is your competition!
  Adriana Tsang, age 8, Massachusetts: Collecting Coins
  Jacob Lichtblau, Age 17, New Jersey: Holding Brutus
  William Blythe, Age 11, Kentucky: The Numismatic Spark


Here are the winners for the second quarter's Essay Contest for Young Numismatists

First Place:
  Olivia Beauvais, Age 15, Massachusetts: Why Young People Are Not Interested in Coins

Honorable Mention:
A word about these Honorable Mention essays. We were very impressed with these efforts, and they will all be eligible for winning the next quarterly contest. For students thinking about entering — please do, and here is your competition!
  Garrett Ziss, Age 9, Pennsylvania: Hidden Connections
  Daniel Gliedman, Age 14, New York: How I Became Interested In Coin Collecting
  John Siteman, Age 15, Nova Scotia: A YN's Overview of the ANA Summer Seminar


Here are the winners for the first quarter's Essay Contest for Young Numismatists

First Place:
  Taylor Webb, Age 12, California: Mentors of Numismatists

Honorable Mention:
A word about these Honorable Mention essays. We were very impressed with these efforts, and they will all be eligible for winning the next quarterly contest. For students thinking about entering — please do, and here is your competition!
  Kyle Woolard, Age 15, Ontario: Ancient Silver Coin Found in Junk Coin Box
  Chelsea Blair, Age 10, California: The Wonder Of Coins
  Adriana Tsang, Age 8, Massachusetts: I Love Butterflies!


To support young numismatists and budding authors, Heritage Auctions is sponsoring a quarterly essay contest — four winners every year!

CONTEST RULES:

  • The essay contest is open to all students, ages 8-18.
  • Essays should be approximately 350-500 words.
  • All previously submitted essays will also be considered for each new quarterly contest.
  • There is no limit to the number of essays that can be submitted.
  • Entrants agree that Heritage will hold the copyright to submissions, and that each winning essay, under the author's name and state, may be:
    • Printed for distribution in our coin and currency shipments
    • Published on HA.com
    • Published in our coin and currency e-magazines, as appropriate
    • All essays must be original work and not submitted or printed elsewhere

SOME SAMPLE ESSAY TOPICS:

  • How I got interested in coin collecting;
  • My favorite numismatic memory or experience;
  • My favorite coin or currency design (explain why the coin or note selected is artistically, historically, or even personally important);
  • I intend to start collecting coins because I am interested in _______________.
  • Or, be creative and impress the judges!

QUARTERLY PRIZES AWARDED EARLY JANUARY, APRIL, JULY & NOVEMBER:
$750 cash prize, or $750 in ANA credits to be 'spent' on any of the following ANA resources (winner's choice):

  • ANA YN Dollars to be used in any ANA YN auctions;
  • toward ANA bookstore purchases;
  • toward ANA YN Correspondence Courses;
  • toward ANA Summer Seminar tuition costs.

PLUS, ANA YN Dues for one year, plus local coin club dues for one year!

"Senior" numismatists: please alert all of the YNs at your local coin club or Scout troop, or young students about this contest!

Send essays to: Korver@HA.com (please include YN Essay in the Subject Line)
or mailed to:
Bob Korver (YN Essay Contest)
Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Ave.
Dallas TX 75219