A dozen of the 44 U.S. error coins stolen from an Indiana motel room in 2001 have been recovered and returned to their delighted owner through the joint efforts of three Professional Numismatists Guild members. At the time of the theft eight years ago these coins were to be the foundation of a planned book about off-metal errors. The recovered coins belong to collector and researcher Mark Lighterman of Sanford, Florida. They include what is believed to…
(Fallbrook, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has agreed to continue working with the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) to oppose irrational bans on the importation of coins into theUnited States. PNG will provide $12,000 toward the work. “The PNG Board of Directors unanimously agreed to contribute the funds to assist IAPN in its lobbying efforts to combat unfair import restrictions. We are concerned that overzealous Customs Bureau agents may unfairly misconstrue even well-meaning regulations by…
    (Los Angeles, California) – Paul Montgomery is the new President of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) for the 2009 – 2011term. His selection was made by the newly-elected PNG Board of Directors at a meeting in Los Angeles on August 3, 2009.             Under PNG Bylaws, members of the nonprofit organization elect nine board members at large, and then the elected board members select the officers.             Montgomery has served on the PNG Board since 1999 and was Vice President the…
(Los Angeles, California) – Veteran dealers John N. Rowe III of Dallas, Texas and Harlan White of San Diego, California each received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) during an awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California on August 4, 2009. The award is presented in recognition of a person’s decades of significant contributions to the hobby or profession and devotion to numismatics. “John Rowe attended his first coin show in 1952,…
(Las Vegas, Nevada) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will conduct its second “PNG Dealer’s Deal” show in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 and 19, 2009. The show again will be held at Wynn Las Vegas hotel and casino on “The Strip.” “Our first ‘Dealer’s Deal’ last December was very well received,” said Gary Adkins, PNG President. “It was a low key event without the hustle and bustle, commotion and distractions you encounter at…
(Los Angeles, California) – Award-winning numismatic author, acclaimed researcher, well-known dealer, Q. David Bowers, chairman of Stack’s and numismatic director of Whitman Publishing LLC, will be the featured speaker at the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Share the Knowledge seminar during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money convention in Los Angeles.             “An Hour with Dave Bowers” is the latest in the continuing series of free PNG educational seminars for collectors and dealers being conducted…
(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…
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