(Temecula, California) -- Rare coins soared 25 percent in value over the past year and 248 percent the past ten years, according to the Luxury Investments Index in the recently-released Knight Frank 2013 Wealth Report. However, numismatic experts caution that before making a purchase investors should beware of unscrupulous "boiler room" dealers who may promise more than they deliver.             "Rare coins are an enjoyable hobby and part of some people's long-term portfolios, but buyers should…
(Temecula, California) -- The rare coin world record price of $10,016,875 paid for a 1794-dated U.S. silver dollar in a recent auction is an indication of the strength of the market for high-quality, rare coins; however, investors must be aware of "bogus bargains" and unscrupulous "boiler room" dealers, cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com).              "Just because a coin is 'old' doesn't mean it's rare or even valuable. There are some United States coins less than…
  (Temecula, California) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2013 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This is the ninth consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs.             "Once again, the PNG is happy to provide a scholarship that will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions…
(Temecula, California) -- A former Executive Director of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), Paul L. Koppenhaver, passed away at the age of 80 in California on December 1, 2012.             Koppenhaver served as PNG Executive Director from 1978 to 1995, and he received the PNG's esteemed Abe Kosoff Founders Award in 1983. The award is presented in recognition of a PNG member who made significant contributions to the organization or to the numismatic community in general the…
(Temecula, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has accepted the resignation of PNG member-dealer Diane Mehalko of Wisconsin. "Diane Mehalko informed us she is resigning her membership, and the PNG Board voted unanimously to accept her resignation effective immediately,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.            The Professional Numismatists Guild is a nonprofit trade association composed of the country's top rare coin and paper money dealers who must meet certain eligibility requirements and adhere to…
(Temecula, California) -- With the price of gold recently increasing, people who want to invest in the precious metal should be cautious about the potential investment value of gold-plated "tribute coins," according to the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country's top rare coin and currency dealers.             Frequently advertised on television, the tribute items are replicas of popular United States Mint gold bullion coins, but are privately produced…
  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) -- To assist its members in efficiently making dealer-to-dealer sales of rare coins, the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has named CoinPlex (www.CoinPlex.com) as "the official coin trading network of the PNG."              CoinPlex is an online, dealers-only trading exchange for certified United States coins and bullion. It's members can post bids and asks on the CoinPlex Market.  As of August 5, before the partnership with PNG was announced, CoinPlex had 157 members and…
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