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The National Silver Dollar Round Table (NSDR), on behalf of the Selby Ungar Educational Fund, is proud to announce the creation of the NSDR Young Numismatist Education Scholarship.

Selby Ungar

The Selby Ungar Education Fund was established in 2019. Mr. Ungar is the co-author (Crum, Oxman) of “Carson City Morgan Dollars.” A veteran of the United States Air Force, he served as Vice President of the NSDR for eighteen years. Mr. Ungar’s contributions to numismatics, as an author, dealer, collector and educator, and his undeniable warmth and sincerity, will leave a lasting legacy throughout the hobby.

The objective of the National Silver Dollar Round Table (NSDR) is to advance the knowledge of numismatics, especially of United States silver dollars. The NSDR thrives to inspire cooperation among all persons interested in silver dollars through educational seminars, social meetings, publications and other numismatic forums and fellowship. Education is the cornerstone of our organization and, for that reason, we are pleased to offer this scholarship to a worthy young numismatist.

Past NSDR President Jeff Wuller, who has participated in the ANA Summer Seminar as both a student and as a guest speaker, believes the well-being of our hobby starts with the education of our young collectors. “Young Numismatists are the future of our hobby. If we do not support them, the hobby will continue to decline.” Mr. Wuller found the ANA Summer Seminar courses to be instrumental to his growth as a Numismatist, “There is always something to learn. I first took a grading class. Since then I’ve taken classes on counterfeit and altered coins and modern printing process.” Mr. Wuller encourages all dealers and collectors to take the time to educate our Young

Numismatists, to mentor and share their knowledge and excitement in promoting the hobby.

The week-long ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs can be an invaluable experience for any numismatist, and especially exciting for a young collector who is just starting to enjoy the hobby. The NSDR is pleased to help nurture deserving young numismatists in the promotion and education of silver dollars and numismatics as a whole.

Who Should Apply:

The NSDR encourages silver dollar enthusiasts between the ages 13-18 to apply.

Applicants should be a current member of the NSDR or willing to become a member. Applicants should be interested in silver dollars, of any time period, and eager to contribute to the growth, knowledge and education of silver dollars within the hobby.

How to Apply:

Essays must be written solely by the YN who has not reached his 19th birthday by March 1, 2024 and can cover any aspect of United States silver dollars. Essay length should be from 300 to 500 words and must be received by the NSDR by March 1, 2024.

Winners of the competition will be announced March 17, 2024. The first place winner will be awarded a scholarship for one week attendance at the ANA Summer Seminar to include airfare. Second and third place will receive a US Savings Bond for $500 and $250 respectively.  The applicant may not use AI technology or they will be disqualified.

A typed double-spaced essay should be sent to:

Mike Faraone/NSDR
PO Box 752132
Las Vegas, NV 89136

You should also email your essay to:

In addition to earning the NSDR Young Numismatist Education Scholarship, the winning essay will be featured on the NSDR website (

The NSDR Young Numismatist Education Scholarship covers the following…

Tuition for one of two week-long Summer Seminar sessions, airfare, five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College (or wherever the ANA Summer Seminar is to be held, determined on a year by year basis



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