(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…
(Las Vegas, NV) – The first Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) “Dealer’s Deal” show attracted nearly 100 PNG member-dealers and invited guests at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, December 10 and 11, 2008.  Plans now are being considered for expanding the show in 2009.             “This was exactly the kind of small, primarily dealer-to-dealer show we anticipated. It gave PNG members an opportunity to casually conduct business with each other, with some invited non-PNG dealers and some…
(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…
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