Tina Shireman

Tina Shireman

           (Temecula, California) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild's (http://www.PNGdealers.org) "Promoting Numismatic Growth" program has placed another intern into a full-time job as a professional numismatist.  PNG also has streamlined the program for prospective future interns.

            Monica Bacon, age 29, of Indianapolis, Indiana, now has been hired as a Consignment Coordinator at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas after a brief internship there. Monica Bacon

            "I'm excited and grateful for the opportunity," said Bacon.  "I have a nice support system here and everyone has something to teach me.  I'm looking forward to seeing where this door leads."

            Prior to starting her internship at Heritage, Bacon was an intern for three months at Dillon Gage Metals in Addison, Texas as part of PNG's Promoting Numismatic Growth program.

            "I learned heaps and made some lasting friendships. Dillon Gage is a family that I'm grateful to have been a part of," she said.

            Bacon is the third intern hired full-time since the PNG internship rotations began earlier this year, and the second one hired by Heritage. 

            "We are big supporters of the PNG internship program, and are very pleased with the quality of candidates we are getting," stated Heritage Co-Chairman Steve Ivy, a PNG Past President.

            "The PNG internship project is designed to provide education, training and mentoring for the next generation of coin and banknote dealers.  Applications are encouraged and being accepted from prospective professional numismatists, ages 21 and up, who want to participate in the program," said PNG President Terry Hanlon, President of Dillon Gage.

            In addition to Heritage and Dillon Gage, two other PNG member-dealer companies currently are offering internship positions through the PNG program: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation in Sarasota, Florida which hired a PNG intern in May, and Stack's Bowers Galleries in Irvine, California. 

            Carol Raia, Administrator of the PNG Promoting Numismatic Growth program, said based on the success of the unprecedented project's first year of  operation, changes are being made to streamline the process for future interns.

            "Internship candidates who successfully complete the background security check and education components of the program will get a certificate of completion.  Then, instead of a year-long rotation of three-month internship positions at four different firms, they will have the opportunity for a three-month internship at a participating PNG member's dealership.  PNG headquarters will inform all PNG member-dealers about the availability of the internship candidates," Raia explained.

            Former PNG intern and now full-time professional numismatist Monica Bacon encourages prospective future dealers to enroll in the PNG program.

            "This is a once in a lifetime experience so don't waste it.  You need to go in with a positive attitude and a good work ethic. Ask questions, pick everyone's brains, and touch as much material as you can.  Strive to learn everything you possibly can," she advised.

            Specific information about the internship program, including costs and required online educational courses through the University of Rare Coins, is available at www.PNGdealers.org under the "Promoting Numismatic Growth" navigation links near the top of the PNG's home page.  For additional information, contact the PNG by phone at (951) 587-8300 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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           (New York, New York) -- The first public appearance in New York of gold coins from the headline-generating $10 million Saddle Ridge Hoard buried treasure trove that was unearthed last year in California's gold country will take place October 9 - 11, 2014.

            More than 50 of the historic coins, including the finest known 1866-S No Motto Double Eagle valued at over $1 million, will be a featured exhibit at the PNG New York Invitational Coin Show.  Produced by the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), the show will be open to the public at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44h Street, a half block East of Broadway.No Motto 1866 Double Eagle

            The Saddle Ridge Hoard was discovered in 2013 by a couple walking their dog.  More than 1,400 century-old U.S. gold coins with a combined value of more than $10 million were found in decaying metal canisters. 

            "The hoard is believed to be the greatest buried treasure ever unearthed in the United States, and it made international headlines this past February when its discovery was announced. This will be the first time any of these coins will be publicly exhibited in New York," said Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director.

            Kagin's, Inc. (www.Kagins.com) of Tiburon, California, the rare coin experts who are assisting the anonymous owners of the hoard, will display over 50 of the coins along with several of the rusty canisters in which they were found. 

   Saddle Ridge Hoard canisters         "One of the coins we'll be exhibiting is the finest known surviving example of an 1866-S Double Eagle without the motto, 'IN GOD WE TRUST.'  That coin alone is valued at over $1 million," said Donald Kagin, President of Kagin's.

            Major auctions will be conducted in conjunction with the show by Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) and Stack's Bowers Galleries (www.StacksBowers.com).

            The last major numismatic show in the Times Square neighborhood was in 1997.  PNG executives think a coin and currency show in the area is overdue because of the strong market for high-quality, rare coins.

            "We estimated the overall coin market in the U.S. last year at about $5 billion.  That includes auctions and private transactions made at coin shows, and sales by mail order, online and at coin stores, but does not include numismatic bullion items or the modern coins sold directly by the United States Mint," said Terry Hanlon, PNG President.

            "Many investors and collectors see a good buying opportunity with some of their profits taken from the increase in stock prices being reinvested in rare coins.  There's also the continuing interest in hard assets with the confidence that rare coin values will grow with the success of the economic conditions, even as precious metals themselves may be declining," Hanlon explained.

            Public registration for the October 9 - 11 show will be on the 7th floor of the Millennium Broadway Hotel.  Admission will be $10 at the door; however, $5 admission coupons are available online at www.PNGdealers.org.

            Public hours will be Thursday, October 9, from 10 am to 6 pm; Friday, October 10, from 9 am to 6 pm; and on Saturday, October 11, from 9 am to 5 pm.

            Founded in 1955, the Professional Numismatists Guild is composed of many of the country's top rare coin and paper money dealers.  PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict code of ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  A complete listing of PNG member-dealers is available online at www.PNGdealers.org.

            For additional information, contact the Professional Numismatists Guild by phone at (951) 587-8300 or via email at /Users/user/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/8OWFDWKT/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Thursday, 14 August 2014 23:21

PNG Announces October 2014 New York Show

            (New York, New York) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will conduct a coin and paper money show in the Times Squares area of New York City, October 9 - 11, 2014.  The PNG New York Invitational will be open to the public at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44h Street, just half a block East of Broadway.

            Major auctions will be conducted in conjunction with the show by both Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) and Stack's Bowers Galleries (www.StacksBowers.com).

            The three-day show is being produced by the same experienced team that has successfully created PNG Days and other collectibles shows across the country for over two decades.

            "This will be the first major rare coin and paper money show with PNG backing in mid-town Manhattan in nearly 20 years," said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.  "We're excited about the opportunities for collectors and dealers to conveniently get together for a premier show in the heart of the Broadway Theater District with everything it has to offer for visitors as well as New York area residents."

            More than 100 dealers are expected to have tables at the show.  A limited number of tables are still available, and dealers do not have to be PNG members to obtain a table at the show.

            Public registration will be on the 7th floor of the hotel.  Admission will be $10 at the door; however, $5 admission coupons are available online at www.PNGdealers.org and admission is free with an invitation from participating PNG member-dealers.

            The PNG has obtained special discount hotel rates at the Millennium Broadway that are more than $100 per night lower than currently available even on hotel discount websites for that busy period.  A special discount rate of $329 per night is available by calling the Millennium Broadway Hotel, (212) 768-4400,

and requesting "the PNG convention rate" at the time of booking.

            Public hours will be Thursday, October 9, from 10 am to 6 pm; Friday, October 10, from 9 am to 6 pm; and on Saturday, October 11, from 9 am to 5 pm.

            For additional information, contact the Professional Numismatists Guild by phone at (951) 587-8300 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. alerg.

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            (Rosemont, Illinois) -- Three collectors won one-ounce U.S. American Eagle gold bullion coins valued at more than $1,300 each at the first PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show.  Plans are being made now for next year's show to again be held on the eve of the World's Fair of MoneySM.

            A gold coin prize was awarded each day of the recent three-day PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show that was jointly conducted by the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) and the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) in Rosemont, Illinois, August 2 - 4, 2014.

            The winners were Dennis Nabrinsky of Northbrook, Illinois; Jeff Brueggeman of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Glen Marhefka of Parma, Ohio.

            "It was a humorous coincidence when we pulled Jeff Brueggeman's prize entry and the winner has the same last name as mine," said Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director.  "He and I chatted to see if we had any relatives in common, but we're not related.  Still, it was a funny coincidence."

            The next PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show will be held August 8 - 10, 2015 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois prior to the 2015 ANA Chicago World's Fair of Money convention. 

            For additional information, go to www.pngdealers.org/events or contact the Professional Numismatists Guild by phone at (951) 587-8300 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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(Rosemont, Illinois) -- Diane Piret, the Industry Affairs Director of the Industry Council For Tangible Assets, has received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org).

            Piret has been actively involved with numismatics and precious metals for more than 40 years, and has worked with ICTA since 1989 on local, state and federal legislative matters affecting the profession and hobby.  She has also been a crusader for dealer education.

            The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented at the PNG's annual awards banquet on August 4, 2104 in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois.  Six other PNG awards and honors also were presented at the banquet to recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession.  The awards and recipients are:

            Sol Kaplan Award:  Louis Don Gouchie, owner of Golden Isles Coins in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The Kaplan Award is jointly presented by PNG and the Lewis M. Reagan Foundation and is presented to someone who has helped rid the profession of fraud and thievery.  In August 2013, at potentially great risk to his own life, Gouchie assisted local law enforcement officers in the successful apprehension of a man suspected of selling counterfeit American Eagle silver bullion coins at his store in Raleigh and at three other stores in the community. 

            Robert Friedberg Award:  The Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money, Volumes 1 & 2, by Q. David Bowers.  The Friedberg Award is named in honor of a publisher and author of numismatic reference books, and is presented to an author in recognition for an outstanding book or other literature.  This award is not automatically given each year, and is only presented when there is deemed to be a worthy recipient or recipients.

            Significant Contribution Award: Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas.  In recent years Fuljenz has done extensive consumer protection work to alert the public about so-called "hotel buyers" who often pay only pennies on the dollar for rare coins.  He also made exceptional efforts on behalf of the profession and PNG in successful efforts with ICTA to combat onerous tax legislation that would have significantly affected retail transactions involving rare coins and bullion coins in Texas, and assisted efforts to enact industry-friendly tax legislation in Louisiana.       

            Abe Kosoff Founders Award: John A. Feigenbaum, President of David Lawrence Rare Coins in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  The Kosoff award is named after PNG's Founding President who spearheaded the 1953 launch of the organization.  It was presented this year to Feigenbaum for his steadfast dedication to the entire numismatic community.

            Art Kagin Ambassador Award: Richard Montgomery, President of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation in Sarasota, Florida.  The Kagin Award is named after a former PNG President and nationally-known Iowa dealer who provided distinguished service for decades as an advocate of numismatic goodwill.

         Numismatic Statesman Award: Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of Certified Collectibles Group in Sarasota, Florida. This is a new award category created this year by PNG to recognize continuing efforts to add integrity and confidence to the numismatic marketplace.

            The following ten PNG member-dealers were honored for 25 years of PNG membership:

  • Buddy Alleva of Long Island Rare Coins & Currency/Numismatics Unlimited in Massapequa, New York.
  • Loren D. Barnett of Barnett Rarities Corporation in Birmingham, Michigan.
  • Brad Bohnert of Numismatic Emporium in Geneva, Switzerland and Paris, France.
  • Kent E. Gulley of Sarasota Rare Coin Gallery in Sarasota, Florida.
  • Jack C. Hertzberg of Jack Hertzberg Rare Coins in Seattle, Washington.
  • Casey Noxon of Texas Numismatic Investments in Austin, Texas.
  • Brad Rodgers of Numismatic Emporium in Woodland Hills, California.
  • Gregory Rohan of Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas.
  • Dean Schmidt of Dean Schmidt Rare Coins in Atchison, Kansas.
  • Dale Williams of WilliamsGallery in Bozeman, Montana.

            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 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. '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text90769); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Online: http://www.PNGdealers.org.

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