(Long Beach, California) – Leaders of five of the hobby and profession’s most influential organizations are launching a multi-pronged consumer awareness and protection campaign against counterfeit numismatic items sold and imported from China and elsewhere. The organizations in alphabetical order are the American Numismatic Association (ANA), the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). Representatives of the five groups participated in a preliminary…
(Fallbrook, California) – A 14-year old Northern Ohio student who enjoys collecting Morgan silver dollars struck at the Carson City Mint and also Peace dollars has been selected as the winner of the 2009 Professional Numismatists Guild Young Numismatist Scholarship. Grant Buehrer of Maumee, Ohio will receive airfare, meals, six nights of accommodations and tuition to attend a week-long session of this year’s American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar on the campus of Colorado College, site…
(Cincinnati, Ohio) – The Professional Numismatists Guild will host a free “PNG Share the Knowledge” educational seminar about modern coins during the 70th annual Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention. Scott Schechter, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the Certified Collectibles Group, will present “Modern Coins – Everything You Need to Know” at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2009, in room 237 of the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, site of the…
(Fallbrook, California) – Nominations for the 2009 awards are being sought by the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Gary Adkins. “Each year we ask collectors and dealers to nominate candidates in a half dozen award categories to formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession,” said Brueggeman.  “These prestigious awards will be formally announced at the annual PNG Day summer banquet that will be…
(Fallbrook, California) – The Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is praising the American Numismatic Association for making significant progress in resolving the association’s cash problems, and urging ANA members to carefully consider the qualifications of candidates running in this year’s elections. “The ANA Board, Executive Director Larry Shepherd and his staff have made bold and often tough decisions to improve the association’s financial situation. The changes may not make everyone happy, but…
(Edina, Minnesota) -- The following brief statement was issued today by the Professional Numismatists Guild regarding the introduction of the first of four new reverse side designs of the familiar Lincoln cent going into circulation this year. "Based on the overwhelming success of the recently-ended 50 states quarters program, I expect the excellent new Lincoln cents designs will be quite popular with the public.  But based on their utter lack of buying power and the costs to produce them, I…
(Fallbrook, California) – For the fifth consecutive year, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will provide a scholarship to send a deserving young numismatist to the annual American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions in June or July, meals and six nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters. “We again…
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