PNG Calls For 2014 Award Nominations

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            (Temecula, California) -- Nominations now are being accepted for the 2014 Professional Numismatists Guild (http://www.PNGdealers.org) awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Terry Hanlon.

            "These annual and eagerly anticipated awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession.  We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations from collectors and dealers," said Brueggeman.

            "The award winners will be announced at the annual PNG Day summer banquet that will be held in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois on August 4, 2014, the eve of the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money (http://www.worldsfairofmoney.org)," explained Hanlon.

            Nominations should be made directly to the appropriate award category chair by mid-June.  The categories and contacts are:

            Abe Kosoff Founders Award: Presented to a PNG member-dealer who has made a significant contribution to the Guild or to the numismatic fraternity in general the past year. The award is named after PNG's Founding President who spearheaded the 1953 launch of the organization.  Committee Chair: Rich Weaver.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

            Art Kagin Ambassador Award: This award is named after a former PNG President and nationally-known Iowa dealer who provided distinguished service as an advocate of numismatic goodwill.  Committee Chair: John Maben.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

            Significant Contribution Award: Given to those who have made exceptional, beneficial efforts on behalf of PNG and the profession, and added to the hobby.  Committee Chair: Mitch Battino.   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

            Lifetime Achievement Award: Presented to a numismatist for his/her devotion to numismatics and who, over their lifetime, significantly contributed to the hobby or profession.  Committee Co-Chairs: Dana S. Samuelson and Barry Stuppler.  Emails: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

            Sol Kaplan Award: Presented to someone who has given their time in an attempt to rid the profession of fraud and thievery. The award is jointly presented by the PNG and the Lewis M. Reagan Foundation.  The Kaplan Award is named after a former PNG President and Ohio dealer who was personally responsible for the apprehension of several people suspected of committing numismatic-related crimes.  Committee Chair: Robert Brueggeman.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

            Robert Friedberg Award: Presented to an author in recognition for an outstanding book or other literature.  Named in honor of a publisher and author of numismatic reference books, this award is not automatically given each year.  It is only given when there is deemed to be a worthy recipient or recipients. Committee Chair: James A. Simek.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Note: A copy of each book nominated for this year's award must be submitted for delivery no later than June 28, 2014 to James A. Simek, P.O. Box 7157, Westchester, IL60154-7157.

            The Professional Numismatists Guild is a nonprofit trade association composed of the country's top rare coin and paper money dealers who must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  For additional information about the awards for the PNG, contact Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA92590. Phone: (951) 587-8300. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Online: http://www.PNGdealers.org.

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