(Fallbrook, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is offering rewards for information leading to the recovery of rare coins and paper money stolen in a half dozen, seemingly-related burglaries from the offices of Southern California rare coin dealers. PNG also is offering security advice for dealers to protect themselves and their inventory. “The ‘M.O.’ (modus operandi) appears virtually the same in each of the six recent thefts: they occurred on Sundays when the dealers’ offices…
(Fallbrook, California) – Officials of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a non-profit organization composed of the nation’s top rare coin dealers, are advising consumers that recently offered “coins” honoring President-elect Barack Obama should be considered only as souvenirs and not be viewed as rare coins or an investment.             “All of the items we’ve seen offered so far on television and online are merely political mementos that certainly may be enjoyable as a keepsake, but…
(Fallbrook, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and PNG member-dealer, Kevin Lipton, are jointly offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of rare coins and paper money stolen from Lipton’s Beverly Hills, California offices. The unknown thief or thieves took more than a quarter-million dollars worth of numismatic items during a break-in on Sunday, October 19, 2008. “Anyone with information that can help solve this crime is urged to contact Detective Max…
(Fallbrook, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will conduct its inaugural “PNG Dealer’s Deal” in December in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the first in a planned series of “new concept” shows. “There will be both PNG and non-PNG dealers attending, a limited number of collector-guests who will be personally invited by participating dealers, and members of the general public who want to attend,” said Gary Adkins, PNG President. “This first show will have about three dozen dealers…
(Fallbrook, California) – The last in a year-long, nationwide series of Professional Numismatists Guild “Share the Knowledge” educational seminars for collectors and dealers will be conducted at the upcoming November Whitman Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention. PNG member-dealer Anthony Swiatek of Manhasset, New York will discuss, “What Are the Perspicacious Ways to Collect and Invest in Coins and Currency?” The program begins at Noon on Friday, November 21, 2008, in room 303 of the Baltimore Convention…
(Edina, Minnesota) – The introduction next year of new designs for the common Lincoln cent is being praised by a coin expert, but he doubts the practicality of pennies in pocket change. “The Mint has been producing cents for circulation for 215 years since 1793 and they’re fun to collect, but the usefulness of one-cent denomination coins is questionable. Pennies may go the way of the half-cent, two-cent, three-cent and twenty-cent denomination coins that were eliminated…
(Long Beach, California) – The date has changed for the latest in the Professional Numismatists Guild’s “Share the Knowledge” educational seminars at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo. The new date is Thursday, September 18, 2008, instead of the previously announced Friday the 19th.  The seminar will benefit potential auction consignors and bidders. The program, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Rare Coin Auctions,” will be presented by PNG member-dealer Greg Rohan, President of Heritage…
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