(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…
 (Fallbrook, California) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers, has extended for another two years the contract of its veteran Executive Director, Robert Brueggeman. “Bob has continued to manage a dynamic organization with zeal and dedication. His efforts have kept the Professional Numismatists Guild on a steady pace,” said PNG President Gary Adkins. "Most of the disputes that come to the PNG…
(Baltimore, Maryland) -- The brief comments below are in conjunction with the unveiling of a new U.S. gold coin, the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle, by United States Mint Director, Ed Moy, at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money® in the Baltimore Convention Center on July 30, 2008. “This is one of the most creative products to come from the United States Mint. I believe it will be one of the Mint’s most…
(Baltimore, Maryland) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to well-known researcher, author and rare coin dealer John “J.D.” Dannreuther of Memphis, Tennessee. The surprise presentation of the award was made during the organization’s annual PNG Day banquet conducted this year in Baltimore, Maryland.   Dannreuther joined the PNG in 1978. “John Dannreuther is getting the Lifetime Achievement Award for over 30 years of dedication and devoted service to numismatics. John is one…
        (Baltimore, Maryland) -- This year’s annual PNG Day conducted by the Professional Numismatists Guild in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money® convention will be Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in Hall A of the Baltimore Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Collectors are cordially invited to attend; however, an invitation is required for admission.             “Invitations to attend the PNG Day are available free from participating PNG…
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