(Fallbrook, California) – Chinese-made counterfeit coins pose a significant financial threat to unsuspecting consumers, according to leaders of five of the country’s most influential rare coin organizations. They warn the public is spending millions of dollars on fake U.S. coins offered in online auctions and elsewhere, such as flea markets and swap meets.  In a jointly-issued consumer advisory the groups caution the public not to purchase any so-called “replica” coins because they may be in violation…
  (Houston, Texas) -- The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and the Greater Houston Coin Club, Inc. (GHCC) have agreed to form a partnership to explore common interests.              The immediate result of this union will be creation of a special PNG Day, a day set aside for PNG dealers and their invited guests at the GHCC’s 53rd Money Show of the Southwest, December 2, 2009. The show itself will run from December 3through the 5 in…
(Fallbrook, California) – The Executive Director of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), Robert Brueggeman, has announced that the PNG Board of Directors has accepted the resignations of the following member-dealers: ·        Allan Davisson of Cold Spring, Montana (PNG #553) and ·        Edward J. Waddell, Jr. of Frederick, Maryland (PNG #275)             In addition, the Board ratified the automatic resignation of Mark S. Yaffe of Tampa, Florida (PNG #387). Under PNG Bylaws, a member is deemed to have automatically…
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,…
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