The following statement about the new Presidential dollar coins was issued February 13, 2007 by Jeff C. Garrett, President of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), a non-profit organization of the country’s top rare coin and paper money experts.  He also is President of Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries of Lexington, Kentucky. -------------------------------------------------------   "As collectors and dealers, our organization is delighted about the exciting new designs for a U.S. coin denomination that was first struck in 1794.  We…
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 9, 2007) – Gary Adkins of Edina, Minnesota has been selected as the new President of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) for the two-year term, 2007 to 2009. The appointment was made by the PNG Board of Directors which selects its President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer from among current board members.  Announcement of the new officers was made at the PNG general membership meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 6, 2007. Also elected…
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 7, 2007) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has honored Chet Krause, the well-known founder ofNumismatic News and other hobby publications, with the PNG’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  “Since October 13, 1952, when the first issue of Numismatic News was composed on the dining room table in his family’s home, Chet Krause of Iola, Wisconsin has been an important and influential leader in the hobby and profession.  Hundreds of periodicals, reference books and trade shows produced under…
(Fallbrook, California) – The mother of a coin-collecting Houston, Texas teenager says the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) gave her son “a great birthday present:” a free trip to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar. PNG scholarship winner, Trey Kelley   A few days after Trey Kelley celebrated his 18th birthday on May 31, his family received a telephone call from the PNG informing them he was the winner of the PNG’s 2007 Young Numismatists…
(Fallbrook, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has issued a call for nominations for its 2007 awards program.“PNG annually accepts nominations for a half dozen award categories representing outstanding achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession.  These prestigious awards are announced at the annual PNG Day summer banquet that will be held this year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 7, explained Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director.Nominations can be made by sending them…
(Fallbrook, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has filed anamicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief warning of “dire consequences” for collectors and museums because the federal government’s seizure of ten 1933 Double Eagles from a Pennsylvania family could lead to confiscation of other types of rare coins.The brief was written by PNG’s legal counsel, attorney Armen R. Vartian of Manhattan Beach, California. It was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District…
(Fallbrook, California) – To assist dealers and law enforcement agencies, an online database of stolen and missing coins has been established by the Professional Numismatists Guild atwww.stolencoin.org.“Access to the stolen coin tracking web site will be available to registered PNG member-dealers and to police and other law enforcement agencies. They will be able to conveniently report and search for specific information about crimes and losses related to numismatic material,” said Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director…
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