The Professional Numismatists Guild’s (www.PNGdealers.org) multi-media education program, originally created only for participants in the PNG internship mentoring program, is now available online to collectors and dealers worldwide.
“There are two levels of online classes developed by Karl Newman in conjunction with the University of Rare Coins and PNG’s Edward C. Milas School of Numismatics. We are making these available online to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of numismatics, from the minting process to the business of buying and selling coins,” explained PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.
The Level 100 course is designed to provide broad-based basic knowledge about numismatics. Topics include purchasing, selling, marketing and auctions; third-party certification; coin shows; and numismatic organizations and industry resources.
Level 200 topics include metallurgy and technology in the science of numismatics; the minting process and errors; and the history of monetary systems and development of coining.
The enrollment fee is $300, and that includes both Level 100 and 200 courses. Certificates of Completion will be provided to everyone who successfully completes both levels.
Collector and dealer Gilbert Chang of Malaysia is enthusiastic about the online course after recently completing Level 100, and looking forward to studying Level 200 in the coming weeks. “I did enjoy the (Level 100) course a lot. Working with Karl (Newman of the University of Rare Coins) was exciting because he is always so enthusiastic about the subject and it rubs off on you!” he told PNG. Chang proudly now describes himself as the only “certified” numismatist in his country.
Specific information about the educational courses and PNG’s Promoting Numismatic Growth internship program is available at www.PNGdealers.org under the “Internship” navigation links near the top of the PNG’s home page.
For additional information, contact the PNG by phone at (951) 587-8300 or by email at internship@PNGdealers.org.