A 20-year-old college student from Georgia who says "learning
from numismatics has been a truly wonderful experience" is the
recipient of the Professional Numismatists Guild 2014 Young
Tara Crosby from Alpharetta now will attend one of the two, weeklong
2014 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar sessions courtesy
Crosby wants to take a digital photography class during this year's
ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Crosby was introduced to coins by her family at an early age with
gifts of Proof sets. She began working part-time earlier in 2014 for
PNG dealer John B. Hamrick in Alpharetta while continuing her studies
in communications at Georgia Perimeter College.
"To be able to travel to coin shows and meet so many 'legends'
in numismatics in person has been a wonderful experience,” Crosby
said. “John [Hamrick] has been so patient teaching me and helping me
learn about this fascinating world of coins.”
In her PNG scholarship competition essay, she wrote about the
excitement of making her first coin sale for Hamrick's company during
the ANA National Money Show in Atlanta in February. The coin was a
1926-D Coronet gold $20 double eagle that she sold for $20,160.
"I was so thrilled, and my co-workers were incredibly
supportive, Crosby said. “Making a sale like that with the little
knowledge I had gained thus far about coins felt truly amazing and
gave me the confidence to pursue a career in the numismatic field."
For additional information, visit the PNG’s website at www.PNGdealers.org.