(Fallbrook, CA) -- Over a half dozen distinguished members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) received prestigious honors in the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) 2010 awards competition for excellence in writing as well as audio-visual and online work. The NLG awards were announced at the American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money in Boston on August 12, 2010.             PNG Affiliate Member Paul Whitnah of M&M World Travel Service in Arlington, Texas received the NLG's…
      (Fallbrook, California) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has announced the resignation of one member, the suspension of another and the hiring of legal counsel specifically in connection with allegations of "coin doctoring" against some PNG member-dealers.             "The PNG Board has regretfully accepted the resignation of long-time member-dealer Jonathan Kern of Lexington, Kentucky. Mr. Kern was currently serving a two-year term on the PNG Board of Directors, and that position now is…
ANA Life Member Gary Adkins is the 2010 recipient of the American Numismatic Association's Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year award.  Adkins received his award August 10 at the ANA World's Fair of Money kickoff cruise in Boston.  The annual award is presented to an ANA-member dealer who shows uncommon dedication to strengthening the hobby and the Association, and displays exemplary ethical standards as a dealer, author and ANA life member. The owner of…
(Boston, MA) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) presented its outstanding achievement awards for 2010 during the PNG Day banquet held in Boston, Massachusetts on August 9, 2010.             Patrick Heller of Liberty Coin Service in Michigan was given the Abe Kosoff Founders Award presented in recognition of a PNG member-dealer who has made a significant contribution to the Guild or to the numismatic fraternity in general. "Pat has shown enthusiastic leadership, dedication and selfless sharing…
Joint statement from Robert Brueggeman, Executive Director, and Paul Montgomery, President of the Professional Numismatists Guild issued on January 11, 2011: In July 2010,the Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) partnered with Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) to review and adopt a new definition of "coin doctoring" to help combat the deliberate and unacceptable alteration of coins in an effort to deceive. This decision was reversed by…
Only $60 Offered for $10,000 Gold Coin   Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) member-dealers have been assisting the news media in their continuing investigations of several gold-buying companies that move from community to community across the United States. One of the buyers offered only $60 -- significantly less than even its bullion melt value -- for a 1925-D Indian Head $2.50 gold coin certified NGC MS66 and valued at $10,000 by PNG experts.                       " Despite prominent…
(Long Beach, California) – A unique six-note uncut sheet of $5 New Jersey National Currency notes stolen two years ago was returned to its grateful owner at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo during dealer set up on June 2, 2010. The sheet was taken in an October 2008 burglary from the offices of dealer Kevin Lipton of Beverly Hills, California, and is the only item recovered so far.             “It’s the only thing…
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