PNG Assists ANA’s Coins in the Classroom
For immediate release
July 14, 2006
News media contacts:
Jeff Garrett for PNG, (859) 276-1551
Jay Beeton for ANA, (719) 482-9864
Coins in the Classroom
(Fallbrook, CA) – Members of
the Professional Numismatists Guild are donating more than $16,000 to the American
Numismatic Association’s Coins in the Classroom project to promote numismatics
as an educational medium to teach students about culture, art, science and history
in our nation’s schools.
“We asked PNG members to contribute to this worthwhile educational project,
and we surpassed our donation goal. We want to be partners in education, and
now PNG will give the ANA a check for $16,325 on PNG Day, August 15, at the
ANA World’s Fair of Money® convention in Denver,” said Jeff
Garrett, PNG President.
Coins in the Classroom is a professional development course designed to help
teachers use coins to augment their curriculum in social studies, mathematics
or other related disciplines. By examining why coins are made and how they are
used, students gain insights into how societies exist and function.
“Through the generous support of PNG, the ANA can continue expanding the
highly successful Coins in the Classroom program to reach more teachers than
ever. The donation will help support the ANA’s efforts to bring the message
of numismatics as a venue for studying culture, art, science and history to
educators from around the world. The PNG’s support can provide financial
assistance to teachers for travel and lodging while taking the course in Colorado
Springs, as well as assist with offering Coins in the Classroom on-site to school
districts around the country,” said Lane Brunner Ph.D., ANA Director of
For additional information about the Coins in the Classroom program, contact
the ANA Numismatic Outreach Department, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs,
CO 80903. Phone: (719) 482-9872. E-mail: email@example.com.