(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…
           (Temecula, California) -- Rare coins, especially those in high-grade condition, performed well in 2011, according to various independent analysis by numismatic experts. "Blue chip" coins rose over ten percent in value last year, according to one tabulation, and the top 100 rare coins sold at public auctions last year brought over 27 percent more money than the top 100 a year earlier.             "Rare coins are an enjoyable hobby and part of…
            eBay (www.ebay.com), the world's largest online marketplace and a global leader in mobile commerce, recognizes that the coin category on eBay is a dynamic space with a passionate – and informed – community. They are listening to their customers and re-engaging with coin enthusiasts on and off eBay.com to understand how we can make the coin experience on eBay even better.             As part of eBay's commitment to buyers…
 (Temecula, California) -- How will gold, silver and other precious metals perform in 2012?              Year-end predictions by experts with decades of experience in buying and selling gold, silver and other bullion coins with the public almost unanimously point toward price increases. However, some of their opinions significantly vary on how high the increases will go in the next three months and a year from now, according to the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), a half-century old, non-profit…
          (Temecula, California) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has issued the first $2,500 in pledged rewards totaling $175,250 to New Jersey coin dealer Ken Starrett whose tip to investigators led to the recovery of rare coins and bank notes stolen in 2009. PNG is alerting more than 70 other dealers who pledged the remaining amount of the total that the reward money now should be sent because a suspect in the…
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