(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…
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) -- Beverly Hills, California rare coin dealer Kevin Lipton has received the Professional Numismatists Guild’s (www.PNGdealers.com) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of years of dedicated service and achievements in numismatics. The award was presented at the PNG Day awards banquet on August 6, 2012 in Philadelphia on the eve of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money. In presenting the award, Paul Nugget noted that Lipton started buying and selling coins at the age of…
            (Temecula, California) -- Nominations now are being accepted for the 2012 Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Jeffrey Bernberg.             "These annual and eagerly anticipated awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession. We welcome and encourage nominations from collectors and dealers," said Brueggeman.             "The award winners will be announced at the annual PNG Day summer banquet…
            (Temecula, California) -- A college student who started collecting coins as a young child when "the tooth fairy" left Morgan silver dollars under his pillow is the winner of the 2012 Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Young Numismatist Scholarship.              "Paul Zapantis, age 21, of Clinton, Massachusetts is this year's recipient. He'll attend a week-long session of the 2012 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado, compliments of…
            (Temecula, California) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has announced the suspension of PNG member-dealer Kenneth Goldman of Needham, Massachusetts for "conduct prejudicial to the PNG, including violation of the Code of Ethics" (Bylaws of the PNG Appendix A Article 1 Section 6 (4)).               "The PNG Board ratified the suspension at its meeting on April 17, 2012. The Board may review the matter at a future meeting at which…
           (Schaumburg, Illinois) -- Members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) attending the organization's general membership meeting on April 17, 2012 overwhelmingly approved a three-point definition of so-called "coin doctoring."             "This is a complex issue, but we needed to have a concise definition to help combat the deliberative and unacceptable alteration of coins in an effort to deceive. More than 50 PNG member-dealers attended the meeting, and only one voted against the…
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