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Published January 31, 2024 | 1 min read

By Sydney Stewart

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will hold its annual Professional Numismatist Program (PNP) on July 15-19. The program will provide young adults (ages 18 to 25) with the tools and connections to build a numismatic career. Industry professionals, including Greg Roberts, Matt Orsini, Aris Maragoudakis, with Devin Hipp as the lead instructor, will teach topics such as coin grading, wholesale trading and valuation, cataloging, introduction to world coins, and auctioneering. 

Participants in the Professional Numismatist Program will learn from numismatic professionals. Photo: Stack’s Bowers

PNP will be fully funded by Stack’s Bowers Galleries, and all expenses (transportation, lodging, food, and entertainment) will be covered. The program will take place at Griffin Studios, located in Stack’s Bowers headquarters in Costa Mesa, California. Paid positions and internships will be available for exceptional applicants.

“Our inaugural Professional Numismatist Program was a special moment for us here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries,” says Devin Hipp. “We are delighted to be offering this program again in 2024, and we look forward to hearing from this year’s group of applicants.”

Applications are due May 1. For more information and to apply, visit

A version of this article appears in the March 2024 issue of The Numismatist (