(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…
( Fallbrook, CA) – Officials of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a non-profit organization composed of the nation’s top rare coin dealers, are advising consumers that recently-minted coins privately plated with a microscopically-thin layer of gold or platinum should only be viewed as mementos or souvenirs, and not as investments in precious metals. The PNG is praising a nationally-televised investigative report about sales of plated coins for raising public awareness about the difference between the…
( Fallbrook, CA) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has issued a call for nominations for its annual awards program. “Each year, PNG accepts nominations for a half dozen awards representing outstanding achievements in various areas of the hobby and the profession. The award recipients will be announced at the annual PNG Day summer banquet that will be held this year in Denver, Colorado on August 15,” explained Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director. Nominations can…
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