(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…
(Fallbrook, California) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a nonprofit organization composed of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers, issued the following consumer protection advisory on March 21, 2007 about altered coins being sold as genuine errors. Some 2007-dated Presidential dollar coins, deliberately altered after leaving the United States Mint to remove the edge lettering including the motto, “In God We Trust,” are being offered to unsuspecting buyers in online auctions and…
(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…
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