(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…
         (Willowbrook, Illinois) -- The President of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), Jeffrey Bernberg, predicts the 2012 market for "mega-rarity" coins will continue to be strong and the popularity of modern issues and mid-to-upper range paper money will continue to get collector support during the new year.             Based on his personal prognosis and comments he's heard from dealers and collectors across the country, Bernberg has issued an informal PNG President's State of…
        (Temecula, California) -- The Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has ratified the applications for ten new PNG members and three affiliate members.             "We are all delighted to welcome these new PNG members. They all have outstanding credentials and experience, and they have pledged to follow the PNGCode of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise," said PNGExecutive Director Robert Brueggeman.             Recently accepted as PNG Regular Members are: Allan Beegle of Liberty Coin Service in Lansing…
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