Announcement: Sunday & Tuesday Internet Coin Auctions and Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auctions move to Heritage Live!

Our Weekly Internet Coin Auctions and World and Ancient Coin Auctions are closing with live, online auctions on HA.com's Heritage Live! platform beginning with the Internet Coin Auction that ends Sunday, September 21st and the World and Ancient Coin Auction that ends on Thursday, September 25th. Each lot is offered one at a time, in lot number order, in live auctions beginning at 8:00 PM CT. During this part of the auction, live bidders will be on Heritage Live! competing with each other and with previously placed Internet bids. The lot opens, requests live bids, and then closes when the bidding is finished. There is no change in how you place your secret maximum bids during the week the auctions are open on HA.com. In addition, once bidding on HA.com ends, 2 hours before the live sessions start, you still have the option to leave proxy bids through Heritage Live!

For more information about Heritage Live!, please visit HA.com/live. If you have any questions about this exciting format change, please contact us at 800-872-6467 or Bid@HA.com.

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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