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Mission Statement

To provide practical tools and build professional connections for the next generation of young adult numismatists.


Stack’s Bowers Galleries Professional Numismatist Program is fully funded by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and there is no charge to the participants. All expenses – travel, lodging, food, beverage and entertainment – will all be taken care of.

Admission Criteria

To be eligable for participation in the Professional Numismatist Program, applicants must be ages 18 to 25 years old at the time of the program.

Key Dates

Applications Due

May 1, 2024

Application Acceptance Notice

May 15, 2024

Professional Numismatist Program

July 15-19, 2024


Classes will be taught by Stack’s Bowers Galleries unparalleled team of numismatists and industry experts.

Core Curriculum

  • Advanced Coin Grading
  • Numismatic Wholesale
    Trading and Valuation
  • Bullion Trading
  • Introduction to World and
    Ancient Numismatics


Griffin Studios at Stack’s Bowers World Headquarters, 1550 Scenic Ave, Suite 150 Costa Mesa, CA 92626


  • Auction Cataloging
  • Numismatic Marketing
  • Introduction to US and World
    Paper Money
  • Coin Photography
  • The Art of Auctioneering

Throughout our legendary 90 year history in numismatics, we have had equally legendary professional numismatists as part of our unparalleled team of experts. Greg Roberts, the late Harvey Stack, Q. David Bowers, and Larry Stack have been exceptional leaders in this field for decades. They have been honored not only for their knowledge of coins, tokens, medals and paper money and their presentation of thousands of collections at auction, but also for their many contributions to the hobby. These experienced gentlemen were committed to sharing their knowledge and expertise with younger staff members who were new to the business, helping them to hone their skills in coin grading, valuation, trading and cataloging. In our current list of professionals, you’ll find experts who are the best in their field that benefited from the teaching provided by these masters, numismatists who now stand ready to mentor the next generation of experts.

To continue this legacy, we are pleased to announce that Stack’s Bowers Galleries is launching a new one week seminar, our Professional Numismatist Program. Its inagural session took place from July 30 to August 5, 2023. Its mission statement: To provide practical tools and build professional connections for the next generation of young adult numismatists. Your lead instructor, Devin Hipp, will be joined by industry leaders Greg Roberts, Jason Carter, Matt Orsini, John Pack, Rick Ponterio, and Vicken Yegparian to name just a few. Covered topics will include advanced coin grading, wholesale trading and valuation, bullion trading, introduction to world numismatics, cataloging, and auctioneering. The Professional Numismatist Program will be fully funded by our firm with all expenses – travel, lodging, food, beverages and entertainment – provided by Stack’s Bowers Galleries upon acceptance to the program. The program will take place in Griffin Studios, located in our worldwide headquarters in Costa Mesa, California allowing students to enjoy the best that SoCal has to offer with its diverse recreational environment. For exceptional students, paid positions and internships may be available immediately.

If you have ever considered making your hobby your profession, here is the perfect opportunity to observe and acquire the skills necessary to be successful in this exciting field

Application for Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Professional Numismatic Program

Thank you for your interest in Stack’s Bowers Galleries Professional Numismatist Program.
In order to apply, please answer the following questions by email to  [email protected].
  Each written answer should be limited to 300 words. Applications are due by May 1, 2024.

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1. Why do you want to attend this program and what do you hope to gain from this experience?

2. Describe your collecting or commercial experience in numismatics or other collectibles. Include any accomplishments such as exhibits you have displayed, talks you have given, articles you have written, collections you are currently building or have completed, projects you are currently working on, employment history, or other accomplishments.

3. If you could take any course in numismatics, what would you pick and why?

4. Money is no issue, what is a coin you would love to own and why?

By submitting this application, I am committing to attend if accepted. Students will share hotel rooms. If you have a preferred roommate, please include that with your written application. If accepted you will need to sign a waiver of liability for Stack’s Bowers Galleries and an image release.

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