(Temecula, California) -- Recent news stories questioning what some dealers charge when selling gold coins reinforces what experts have advised for years: do your homework first. Investors should become knowledgeable before purchasing precious metal bullion coins as a financial investment or economic hedge, according to officials of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), a nonprofit California-based organization founded in 1953 that's composed today of the country's top rare coin and bullion coin…
    (Temecula, California) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has formed a committee composed of PNG members and non-members to research and draft an industry-acceptable definition of "coin doctoring."              "They will draft an exhaustive but concise definition.  Coin doctoring is a crucial, perplexing issue that needs to be addressed for the benefit of collectors and dealers," said Jeffrey Bernberg, PNG President.  "We're determined to get this done."             The committee is headed by John Albanese, President of Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) and the…
(Rosemont, Illinois) -- Promptly responding to dealers’ comments about the first Official ANA-PNG Pre-Show in Chicago, leaders of the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) and the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) have announced significant changes for next year’s event in Philadelphia.             “There’s always room for improvement in any show, but I think we laid a good foundation in our first attempt at a joint event, and the next show will be even better,” said incoming ANA…
  (Rosemont, Illinois) – Jeffrey F. Bernberg of Rare Coin Company of America, Willowbrook, Illinois, has been selected to serve as President of the Professional Numismatists Guild for the 2011 – 2013 term.             Other officers selected by the PNG Board are Vice President Terry Hanlonof Dillon Gage Metals Division, Addison, TX; Secretary Dana S. Samuelson of American Gold Exchange, Austin, TX, and Treasurer Fred Weinberg of Fred Weinberg & Company, Encino, CA.              "Under PNG Bylaws, member-dealers of the organization elect the board members…
(Rosemont, Illinois) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) announced winners of the organization's 2011 awards at the PNG Day summer banquet, August 15, 2011, on the eve of the AmericanNumismatic Association World's Fair of MoneySM in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois.              "These prestigious, annual awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession," said Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director.             PNG Immediate Past President and current board member, Paul Montgomery, received…
(Temecula, California) -- Results of the election have been announced for the new Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com).             The Board members for the 2011- 2013 term will be Mitchell A Battino of Hudson Rare Coins, Princeton, NJ; Jeffrey F. Bernberg of Rare Coin Company of America, Willowbrook, IL; Terry Hanlon of Dillon Gage Metals Division, Addison, TX; Dana S. Samuelson of American Gold Exchange, Austin, TX; James A. Simek of Numisgraphic Enterprises, Westchester, IL; Barry S. Stuppler of Barry Stuppler…
     (Rosemont, Illinois) -- Award-winning author Jeff C. Garrett will present a free public seminar, "How to Accurately Value United States Coins," during the Official ANA-PNG Pre-Show in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, on Monday, August 15, 2011.             The two-hour seminar will begin at noon in room 55, and is part of the ongoing "PNG Share the Knowledge" educational programs for collectors and dealers at…
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