The second and third  in a year-long series of free Professional Numismatists Guild “Share the Knowledge” educational seminars will be conducted in conjunction with the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention on February 29, 2008 and at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show™ in Phoenix on March 8, 2008. A complimentary light lunch will be available at both programs.   Robert Rhue of Denver, Colorado, a member of the PNG Board of Directors,will present a seminar…
(Fallbrook, California) – Nominations for its 2008 awards are being sought by the Professional Numismatists Guild (, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Gary Adkins. “We are asking collectors and dealers to nominate candidates in a half dozen award categories to formally recognize outstanding achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession,” said Brueggeman. “These prestigious awards will be formally announced at the annual PNG Day summer banquet that will be…
 The Professional Numismatists Guild ( and the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Conventions ( have reached an agreement to let PNG member-dealers enter Whitman’s Atlanta and Baltimore shows using their PNG credentials rather than requiring them to have other photo identification badges for each respective show.             Announcement of the expedited entry arrangement was made during the PNG general membership meeting in Orlando, Florida, January 9, 2008.              Whitman conducts the annual Whitman Coin and Collectibles Atlanta…
(Fallbrook, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will conduct a series of free, educational “Share the Knowledge” seminars for collectors and dealers at coin shows around the country during 2008.  The first in the series of programs will be held during the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo in February. “The PNG has a responsibility to provide leadership for the growth of this fabulous hobby and profession.  Our organization’s motto is ‘Knowledge, Integrity,…
(Fallbrook, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) again will provide a scholarship to send a deserving young numismatist to the annual American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2008. The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions in June, meals and six nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters. “For the fourth consecutive year, we…
(Edina, Minnesota) – The new President of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is calling for PNG and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) to adopt a “unified code of conduct” in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise. “PNG will take a key role in consumer protection by working with key organizations, such as the ANA, to define criteria for a unified code of conduct and to devise ways to enforce the code,” said Gary Adkins…


ICTA, PO Box 1365, Severna Park, MD 21146-8365Phone: 410-626-7005; Fax 410-626-7007; website FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Diane Piret (504) 392-0023 orEloise Ulllman (410) 626-7005 ICTA (The Industry Council for Tangible Assets) has learned from the Internal Revenue Service that it would be prudent for investors NOT to include the Proof version of the US Gold Buffalo Coins in IRAs or other self-directed retirement accounts. This recommendation comes from a recent conversation ICTA had with an IRS…
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