Young Numismatist

In recognition of Susan Trask and her husband the late Frank Trask, the Civil War Token Society has created the annual Trask Family Young Numismatist Summer Seminar Scholarship for young numismatists to apply for financial assistance, up to 75% of the cost of tuition charged by the American Numismatic Association.

Susan and Frank Trask have been instrumental in supporting education and outreach in the collecting of Civil War tokens; pushing the envelope and inspiring great numismatists. Applicants should be excited about the hobby and eager to contribute to its growth.

How to Apply:

Young Numismatist Applicants must submit a written request to the scholarship committee chair, post marked by the 30th of November, the calendar year prior to the upcoming Summer Seminar.

The awarded recipient must produce a self-directed project using the skills acquired from the Summer Seminar.

Examples may include but are not limited to:

  • a published article in The Civil War Token Journal
  • publishing online research, commentary, or collecting notes on Civil War tokens
  • a local presentation to a historical society or school group

Fine Details:

Young Numismatist Applicants must be Civil War Token Society members or pending membership at the time of application.

The award is not guaranteed on an annual basis and is subject to the scholarship committee review, composed of Civil War Token Society Board of Governors members.

In the event that a Civil War token specific course, similar course (19th century coinage, exonumia, etc.) is not available or is cancelled by the ANA, the applicant must demonstrate in their application an ability to use the Summer Seminar education to apply to the study and promotion of Civil War tokens.

Submissions to:

Tom Reed (Commission Chair)
1105 Greystone Dr
Bryan, OH 43506
jbbnr67@gmail.com

About The Civil War Token Society

Founded in 1967, the Civil War Token Society is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to stimulate interest and research in the field of Civil War token collecting. The Society publishes a journal (The Civil War Token Journal), conducts auctions, maintains a reference library, provides an attribution service for a nominal fee, establishes state chapters and conducting regional meetings. There are currently over 1,000 active members.

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