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            The Professional Numismatists Guild (http://www.PNGdealers.org) has scheduled a show in Dallas, Texas, Thursday to Saturday, February 26 - 28, 2015.

            "The Dallas Coin & Paper Money Show sponsored by the PNG will be held at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center, and it will be open to the public," said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

            "This will be an opportunity for collectors in the Southwest to meet and do business with many PNG member-dealers from around the country who usually do not attend the local Dallas area shows in Fort Worth, Grapevine and Richardson, Texas.  We also are accepting applications for bourse tables from non-PNG members," added PNG President Terry Hanlon. 

            Dallas-based Heritage Auctions is the official auctioneer for the show.

            Special discount room rates of $190 a night are available at the Gaylord Texas Resort, conveniently located about seven miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).  

            Additional information about the show will be announced in the coming months.

            For bourse applications, visit http://www.pngdealers.org/events or contact the PNG by phone at 951-587-8300 or by email at info@pngdealers.org.  

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info@pngdealers.com (Tina Shireman) Latest News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:50:07 +0000
PNG Announces Dates of 2015 Dallas Show http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/177-png-announces-dates-of-2015-dallas-show http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/177-png-announces-dates-of-2015-dallas-show

            The Professional Numismatists Guild (http://www.PNGdealers.org) has scheduled a show in Dallas, Texas, Thursday to Saturday, February 26 - 28, 2015.

            "The Dallas Coin & Paper Money Show sponsored by the PNG will be held at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center, and it will be open to the public," said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

            "This will be an opportunity for collectors in the Southwest to meet and do business with many PNG member-dealers from around the country who usually do not attend the local Dallas area shows in Fort Worth, Grapevine and Richardson, Texas.  We also are accepting applications for bourse tables from non-PNG members," added PNG President Terry Hanlon. 

            Dallas-based Heritage Auctions is the official auctioneer for the show.

            Special discount room rates of $190 a night are available at the Gaylord Texas Resort, conveniently located about seven miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).  

            Additional information about the show will be announced in the coming months.

            For bourse applications, visit http://www.pngdealers.org/events or contact the PNG by phone at 951-587-8300 or by email at info@pngdealers.org.  

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info@pngdealers.com (Tina Shireman) Latest News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:50:07 +0000
Another PNG Intern Hired And Streamlined Program Announced For Future PNG Interns http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/175-another-png-intern-hired-and-streamlined-program-announced-for-future-png-interns http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/175-another-png-intern-hired-and-streamlined-program-announced-for-future-png-interns

           (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 internship@PNGdealers.org.

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info@pngdealers.com (Tina Shireman) Latest News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:25:31 +0000
Saddle Ridge Coins and Cans Coming to PNG New York Show http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/174-saddle-ridge-coins-and-cans-coming-to-png-new-york-show http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/174-saddle-ridge-coins-and-cans-coming-to-png-new-york-show

           (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/info@pngdealers.org">info@pngdealers.org.

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info@pngdealers.com (Tina Shireman) Latest News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:35:14 +0000
PNG Announces October 2014 New York Show http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/172-png-announces-october-2014-new-york-show http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/172-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 info@pngdes.oralerg.

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info@pngdealers.com (Tina Shireman) Latest News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:21:51 +0000
Gold Coin Winners At 2014 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/171-gold-coin-winners-at-2014-png-ana-numismatic-trade-show http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/171-gold-coin-winners-at-2014-png-ana-numismatic-trade-show

            (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 info@PNGdealers.org.

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info@pngdealers.com (Tina Shireman) Latest News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:19:31 +0000
PNG Honors ICTA's Diane Piret With Lifetime Achievement Award http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/170-png-honors-icta-s-diane-piret-with-lifetime-achievement-award http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/170-png-honors-icta-s-diane-piret-with-lifetime-achievement-award

(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: info@PNGdealers.org. Online: http://www.PNGdealers.org.

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info@pngdealers.com (Tina Shireman) Latest News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:41:58 +0000
Free Admission and Gold Coin Prizes At 2014 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/168-free-admission-and-gold-coin-prizes-at-2014-png-ana-numismatic-trade-show http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/168-free-admission-and-gold-coin-prizes-at-2014-png-ana-numismatic-trade-show

            (Rosemont, Illinois) -- Complimentary admission coupons for collectors and the general public are now available for the PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show being jointly conducted August 2 - 4, 2014 by the Professional Numismatists Guild (http://www.PNGdealers.org) and the American Numismatic Association (http://www.money.org).  One lucky visitor each day will win a U.S. $20 denomination gold coin valued at more than $1,300. 

            The three day, Saturday-to-Monday show will be held immediately prior to and in the same location as the Chicago 2014 ANA World's Fair of MoneySM in Hall A of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.  Public hours will be Saturday, August 2, from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, August 3, from 9 am to 6 pm; and Monday, August 4, from 9 am to noon.

            Auction lot viewing will be conducted during the show by Stack's Bowers Galleries and Heritage Auctions, the ANA's official 2014 auctioneers.

            "The PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show will be open to the public to buy and sell," said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

            "This show is being produced by the same, experienced team that successfully organized PNG Day shows across the country for two decades," added Brueggeman.

            Admission at the door will be$6 per person; however, free admission coupons and complimentary invitations are available in advance now from the approximately 100 participating dealers who will have tables at the show.  A list of the those dealers is online at http://www.pngdealers.org/images/ANAdirectory.2014.pdf.

            Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, the official grading service of PNG, and Professional Coin Grading Service will both be accepting submissions at the show, and PCGS will be conducting on-site grading.

            For additional information about the PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show, go to http://www.pngdealers.org/events, or contact the Professional Numismatists Guild by phone at (951) 587-8300 or by email at info@PNGdealers.org.

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info@pngdealers.com (Tina Shireman) Latest News Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:43:40 +0000
NGC Hires PNG Intern, Applications Now Accepted For Future PNG Internships http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/167-ngc-hires-png-intern-applications-now-accepted-for-future-png-internships http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/167-ngc-hires-png-intern-applications-now-accepted-for-future-png-internships

Christopher Salladin            (Temecula, California) -- Another of the first recruits who recently began year-long paid internships in the Professional Numismatists Guild's (http://www.pngdealers.org) "Promoting Numismatic Growth" project has been offered and accepted a full-time job only a few months into the program.  Christopher Salladin, 22, of Fernandina, Florida has been hired as a coin grader by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (http://www.ngccoin.com), PNG's official grading service.

            "When NGC offered me a full-time position grading I couldn't even comprehend it.  It was even harder for me to think I'd be sitting in the same room with industry leaders everyday!  I had to take a few days to realize what an excellent opportunity it was and has turned out to be," Salladin said.

            The PNG internship project is designed to provide education, training and mentoring for the next generation of coin and banknote dealers. Each successful applicant has the opportunity for a series of four, three-month-long salaried internships. 

            There currently are five PNG member-dealer companies mentoring PNG interns:Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago, Illinois; Dillon Gage in Dallas, Texas; Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas; Numismatic Guaranty Corporation in Sarasota, Florida; and Stack's Bowers Galleries in Irvine, California. 

            "The early success of this new mentoring program is exciting!  We already now have two former PNG interns working as full-time, professional numismatists. Four other young adults currently are in the mentoring program or soon will be starting their internship rotations at leading numismatic companies across the country," explained Carol Raia, Administrator of the PNG Promoting Numismatic Growth program.

            "Applications are encouraged and being accepted from all other prospective professional numismatists, ages 21 to 32, who want to participate in the program," Raia said.

            Specific information about the internship program and how to apply is available online 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 at internship@PNGdealers.org.

            Salladin said he is grateful for the opportunity PNG provided for him to become a full-time numismatist, and he encourages others to apply for the program.

            "One of the first reactions I had to the program was that the age range was so broad. I had no idea the PNG would choose someone as young as me when the oldest to be considered is 32. This experience has been the perfect opportunity for me, and if it weren't for my Dad telling me, 'Just go for it", I wouldn't have.  My parents are the main reason I've come so far over the years," Salladin stated.

            "My advice to young adults is to learn as much as you can about numismatics and don't be afraid to make mistakes along the way.  If you are thinking about applying and are hesitant, don't be because the PNG internship program can make the impossible happen.  What you learn in the online courses and the book work is very informative, and (PNG Internship Administrator) Carol Raia will help you if you have any questions or concerns throughout the entire program," he explained. 

            Salladin was hired full-time by NGC only a few weeks into his initial internship rotation.

            "Numismatic Guaranty Corporation is proud to be partnering with the Professional Numismatists Guild in their Promoting Numismatic Growth initiative.  Through this internship program, the PNG is introducing the brightest and most enthusiastic young men and women to the professional numismatic community.  In turn, NGC and others involved in this program are introduced to highly qualified, astute numismatists," said NGC President Rick Montgomery.

            "We are very fortunate to have hired our first candidate in the Promoting Numismatic Growth program, Christopher Salladin.  After several weeks in our grading departments, it became clear that he was a young numismatist with a very keen eye.  Christopher has a strong appreciation for modern Chinese coins and we discovered that he could also bring his grading acumen into the modern US grading room.  We could not be more pleased that he has joined the NGC grading team and we look forward to a long and thriving relationship," emphasized Montgomery.

            This past March, Zeke Wischer, 22, of Abilene, Kansas was hired as a cataloger at Heritage Auctions where he started his PNG internship program a month earlier. 

            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 http://www.PNGdealers.org.

 

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info@pngdealers.com (Tina Shireman) Latest News Fri, 30 May 2014 17:18:44 +0000
PNG Again Accepting Applications For Coin Dealer Mentoring Program http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/166-png-again-accepting-applications-for-coin-dealer-mentoring-program http://www.pngdealers.org/news-releases/item/166-png-again-accepting-applications-for-coin-dealer-mentoring-program

(Temecula, California) -- You have another chance to turn your numismatic hobby into a professional career.

            "After the successful launch of our unprecedented 'Promoting Numismatic Growth' mentoring project last year, the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) now has started accepting applications for the next group of young adults who want to become coin dealers.  Those selected as finalists will receive education and mentoring internships at four of the country's most prominent dealerships, auction houses and grading service," said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

            "Although participants are asked to make a year-long commitment to the rotating internships, individual interns could potentially receive full-time job offers at any time during the rotation," explained Brueggeman.

            Arrangements will be made to provide transportation, housing and salaries for each selected intern candidate to work three-months-at-a-time at different companies.  Participating dealerships include: Stack's Bowers Galleries in Irvine, California; Numismatic Guaranty Corporation in Sarasota, Florida; Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas; Dillon Gage in Addison, Texas; and Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago, Illinois.

            "Four interns started our first internship rotation earlier this year.  One of them was hired full-time after only a few weeks at one company, and that created an opening for another qualified candidate who currently is our fifth intern in the program," said Carol Raia, PNG Internship Program Administrator.

            Applications now are being accepted from internship candidates 21 to 32 years of age.  Specific information about the program and an application are available online at www.PNGdealers.org under the "Internship Program" navigation link near the top of the PNG's home page, www.PNGdealers.org.

            "A $250 fee to pay for a background security investigation will be required from each candidate with the submission of their enrollment application.  The internship requirements are selective, and the education and training part of this exceptional program is extensive," explained Raia.

            "The goal of this ambitious mentoring program is to train the next generation of coin dealers.  The potential rewards for successful interns can be great for building and enhancing their careers as professional numismatists," said PNG President Terry Hanlon.

            Additional information is available from PNG headquarters in Temecula, California by phone at (951) 587-8300 or by email at internship@pngdealers.org.

 

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info@pngdealers.com (Tina Shireman) Latest News Thu, 08 May 2014 15:50:37 +0000