(Orlando, FL) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and the Industry CouncilFor Tangible Assets (ICTA) have jointly released results of their third dealer’s survey of rare coin authentication and grading services. The survey indicates the professional opinions of numismatists who buy and sell coins for a living. Survey respondents were asked for their professional opinions to evaluate eleven grading services based on 12 different weighted criteria, such as grading and authentication accuracy. Each category was ranked by the respondents on…
(Fallbrook, CA) – For the third consecutive year, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will send a deserving young numismatist to the annual American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar.             The scholarship for one of the two Summer Seminar sessions in 2007 will cover airfare, tuition, meals and six nights of accommodations at the Loomis Dormitory on the campus ofColorado College where the ANA headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.             “All young numismatists between the ages of 13 to 22 are…
(Fallbrook, California) – The multi-billion dollar rare coin market continues to climb with record prices reported virtually every month; however, experts caution that prudent buyers should be careful about inaccurate descriptions that could drastically affect the market value of their purchases.  Many rare coins are listed in online auctions as “certified,” but not all authentication services use the same criteria for determining the grades (condition) of coins. In some cases, the “certified” coins actually may be counterfeits. …
(Denver, Colorado) – The Professional Numismatists Guild has presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Anthony Terranova of New York City. “Tony Terranova has counseled many distinguished collectors, becoming a trusted agent to help build their collections and represent them at auctions.  Tony is a researcher and numismatic historian who specializes in high-quality Colonial and early American coins, but whose numismatic interests and contagious curiosity extend from ancient to 19th century coins and beyond.  He is a generous supporter of education…
The annual Professional Numismatists Guild "PNG Day" awards banquet was held in Denver, Colorado on August 15, 2006. More than 200 member-dealers and guests attended the event to honor award winners for their achievements. At the start of the evening, PNG member-dealer Lee Minshull of California asked the audience for a moment of silence to honor the memory of former American Numismatic Association President, Florence M. Schook, who passed away in April. She was a mentor over the years to many young…
(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…
PNG YN Scholarship winner, Adam Kraayenbrink, 18, of Sioux Center, Iowa. ( Fallbrook, CA) – Recent high school graduate, Adam Kraayenbrink, 18, of Sioux Center, Iowa, has been named recipient of the second annual Professional Numismatist Guild’s Young Numismatist Scholarship. PNG will pay his tuition for a week-long session at this year’s American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Adam was nominated by his father, Larry Kraayenbrink, and learned he won the scholarship…
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