(Temecula, California) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) has announced it will create an education and mentoring program to recruit and train the next generation of coin dealers.              Entitled "Promoting Numismatic Growth" (PNG), the program will include online instruction about coins and the coin market followed by paid internships at some of the nation's best known dealerships and grading services.                "The goal of this program is to ensure industry growth through the education…
 (Temecula, California) -- A 16-year old South Carolina high school sophomore, Raymond Hawkins, who began collecting coins six years ago and recently founded a local coin club and a coin dealership, is the winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild's (www.PNGdealers.com) 2013 Young Numismatist scholarship competition. The annual PNG scholarship provides tuition and expense money to attend one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions conducted by the American Numismatic Association in Colorado Springs, Colorado.             Hawkins is…
The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) and the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) have announced plans to conduct their third annual joint "pre-show" in August. The show will be open free to the public through complimentary invitations from pre-show table holders, there will be four, free educational seminars and there will be special incentives for dealers who take tables at the show.              "The three-day ANA/PNG Pre-Show (www.ANApreshow.com) will be held Saturday through Monday, August 10 - 12, 2013, immediately preceding…
(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…
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