Category Archives: Professional Numismatists Guild News

Gold Dealers Seeing New Buyers While Some Earlier Buyers Are Now Selling

“If you don’t know gold, you’d better know your gold dealer,” cautions the leader of the Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program of the Professional Numismatists Guild   Dealers who sell bullion gold and silver bullion coins report an increase in new customers who want to own precious metals. They also are seeing some earlier customers […]

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PNG Reappoints NGC, NCS and PMG as Official Grading and Conservation Services

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are pleased to announce that they have been reappointed as the Official Grading and Conservation Services of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). PNG is a non-profit organization of numismatic professionals in the United States. Its primary mission is to make the hobby safe for […]

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PNG Now Accepting 2020 Awards Nominations

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is now accepting nominations for its 2020 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. “Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations from all collectors and […]

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ACEF Helps Feds Crack Counterfeit Coins Case

Counterfeit Coins Importer Sentenced to 10½ Years in Prison Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation alerted and assisted investigators in the case A federal court judge in Camden, New Jersey has sentenced admitted counterfeit coins importer, Johnathan A. Kirschner, 35, of Moorestown, New Jersey, to 10½ years in prison. After being alerted by members of the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild Reports Hundreds of Rare Coin Record Prices in 2019

The emphasis in the United States rare coin market in 2019 was again on superb quality and exceptional rarity with hundreds of record prices reached at major public auctions, according to a year-end tabulation by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin […]

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PNG Offers to Assist Victims of Coin Doctoring

As part of its on-going efforts to combat “coin doctoring”, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is urging dealers and collectors to respect the heritage and historical significance of all coinage to preserve the past as best as possible. PNG also is offering to assist anyone who suspects he or she unwittingly purchased a doctored coin. […]

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PNG Suspends Member Jason Bradford

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) suspended the membership of Jason Bradford on July 18, 2019, for conduct prejudicial to the PNG, including violation of the Code of Ethics, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. Bradford, of Legacy Currency Grading in Brentwood, Tennessee, joined the PNG in 2015 as member #765. According to Brueggeman, the […]

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Princeton-Bound Teen Wins 2019 PNG YN Scholarship

Young Connecticut numismatist will attend a six-day session of the ANA Summer Seminar The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) 2019 Young Numismatist Scholarship has been awarded to Christian Hartch, 18, of Greenwich, Connecticut. The scholarship will pay for him to attend one of the six-day American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar sessions this June. Hartch began […]

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PNG Clarifies Bylaws, Code of Ethics Regarding Counterfeits

Recently adopted anti-counterfeiting language in the Bylaws of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has been revised to clarify the organization’s commitment to fighting against modern fakes entering the marketplace. PNG leaders also have now amended anti-counterfeiting language in their Code of Ethics. “A few people mistakenly thought our recent Code of Ethics change meant that […]

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PNG Strengthens Anti-Counterfeiting Bylaws, Welcomes 10 New Members

As part of the organization’s anti-counterfeiting efforts, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has added additional conduct restrictions to its Code of Ethics regarding involvement with fakes. Four words, indicated here in italics, have been added and are now part of section seven of PNG’s By laws: “To refrain from knowingly participating in, abetting or dealing […]

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PNG Now Accepting 2019 Awards Nominations

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) now is accepting nominations for its 2019 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Barry Stuppler. “Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations […]

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PNG Opens 2019 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

Young Numismatists have until March 29, 2019 to submit an essay   The annual Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Young Numismatist (YN) Scholarship Competition has opened. The PNG will provide a scholarship to a deserving YN to attend one session of the 2019 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 15-20 or […]

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Veteran Dealer: Gold’s Fundamentals Never Looked Better

“Gold is starting 2019 with increasing price support and growing demand. I believe gold will reach its next major resistance level of $1,300 very soon, and after a short period of time should break above,” stated Barry Stuppler of Woodland Hills, California, President of the Accredited Precious Metals Dealers (APMD), a division of the Professional […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild: Record Prices in 2018 U.S. Rare Coin Market

Dealers organization estimates the U.S. rare coin market was over $4 billion in 2018 Quality was in the eyes of the bidders in the multi-billion dollar United States rare coin market during 2018, according to a year-end tabulation conducted by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top […]

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PNG Steps up Fight Against Fakes With Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation

New nonprofit entity created to accept donations for important 2019 work by Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force The Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) accomplished major victories combatting fakes and educating the public about counterfeits in the marketplace in 2018, according to ACTF Coordinator Beth Deisher. She envisions continued success in 2019 following the recent major reorganization of the […]

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RARCOA and Standard Numismatics Merger Finalized With $100,000 PNG Anti-Counterfeiting Donation

Rare Coin Company of America, Inc. (RARCOA) of Willowbrook, Illinois and Standard Numismatics LLC of Chicago have completed their previously announced merger. In recognition of finalizing the arrangement, leaders of both firms, RARCOA Chief Executive Officer Wayde Milas and Standard Numismatics President Brett Charville, are each donating $50,000 to the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) to […]

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Plans Announced for 2018 PNG Day Coin Show

PNG Day Show Open to the Public… The Professional Numismatists Guild will conduct a one-day public show, Monday, August 13, 2018, in Philadelphia. The first 50 public attendees at the PNG Day show will each receive a certificate good that day for $100 off any retail purchase of $500 or more from a participating Professional […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild Calls for 2018 PNG Award Nominations

PNG Award Nominations now are being accepted for the 2018 Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Barry Stuppler. “Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories. We cordially welcome and strongly […]

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Multi-Billion Dollar Rare Coin Market for U.S. Coins in 2017, Says Professional Numismatists Guild

U.S. rare coin markets with coins selling for $50,000 or more and those selling for $500 or less generally did well during 2017, according to the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers. Four historic, vintage U.S. coins sold for $1 million or […]

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PNG Creates Special 1-Ounce .999 Silver Rounds

To be offered by participating PNG-accredited precious metals dealers at only a small fraction over their intrinsic silver value The Professional Numismatist Guild’s (PNG) Accredited Precious Metals Dealers program has created special one-ounce .999 fine silver bullion rounds. Participating PNG-APMD dealers will be selling the rounds to collectors and investors at competitive prices lower than […]

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Beth Deisher Honored With 2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) presented its 2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award to prominent hobby leader Beth Deisher. The award was announced during the PNG’s annual banquet held this year in Denver, Colorado on July 31, 2017. Deisher is the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Director of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA). She was […]

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James Earl Jones Coin Collecting Video on New PNG YouTube Channel

The award-winning educational video Money: History in Your Hands, narrated by acclaimed actor James Earl Jones, now is available for free viewing on the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) YouTube channel. “We currently have more than a dozen videos about rare coins, paper money and precious metals available for complimentary viewing on PNG’s YouTube channel. They […]

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Plans Announced for 2017 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show

The first 50 public attendees at the 2017 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show in Denver, Colorado, July 31, 2017, will each receive a certificate good for $100 off any purchase of $500 or more from a participating PNG member-dealer at the show. For the convenience of collectors and dealers, the 2017 event jointly conducted by the […]

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PNG Calls For 2017 Hobby Award Nominations

Nominations now are being accepted for the 2017 Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Dana Samuelson. “Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half dozen categories. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage […]

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Learn to be a Professional Numismatist: PNG Numismatic Education and Intern Program

If you’ve thought about turning your hobby into a full-time career, the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) can help. PNG is accepting applications for its next group of young men and women who want to participate in the Promoting Numismatic Growth Internship Program. Since its launch in 2014, the PNG’s internship project has mentored 17 prospective […]

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NCIC: Reward Offered for Recovery of Stolen Coins

By Numismatic Crime Information Center ……. On Friday January 6, 2017, during the FUN Show, the hotel room of a collector was burglarized, resulting in the loss of 19 coins, mostly US Bust Half-Dollars. An itemized list appears below. The total value exceeds $40,000 USD. Fort Lauderdale police and Doug Davis of the Numismatic Crime […]

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PNG 2017 Young Numismatists Scholarship Competition Announced

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend one of the six-day sessions of the 2017 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “This is the 13th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. The PNG scholarship […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The evolution of money in its many forms In his new book The Curse of Cash, which was released on September 7, the Harvard University economist Kenneth Rogoff argues for the near-total abolition of paper money, on the grounds that technology has […]

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Revamped PNG Website Adds NGC Price Guide

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has revamped its website so that collectors now can conveniently find on one site the current retail values of U.S. coins as well as easily locate knowledgeable, reputable rare coin and banknote dealers. The PNG website also has now been optimized for easy use on mobile devices. The PNG is […]

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Coin Dealer, Grading Company Hit for Nearly $2 Million under Federal Racketeering Laws

By Paul Montgomery and Associates – PaulMontgomeryOnline.com….   A Federal Court Judge in Texas has ruled that a coin fraud victim’s estate should receive almost $2 million from a Long Island coin dealer and his grading company under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). The estate was assisted in its three-year recovery efforts […]

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New Jersey Teen Wins 2015 PNG Scholarship

Christopher Maisano, a 17-year-old New Jersey high school student, has been selected as the winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) 2015 Young Numismatist scholarship. The PNG will provide tuition, dorm accommodations, meals and airfare to and from Colorado Springs, Colorado for Maisano to attend one of the week-long sessions of this year’s American Numismatic […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild Calls For 2015 Award Nominations

(Temecula, California) — Nominations now are being accepted for the 2015 Professional Numismatists Guild awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Terry Hanlon. “These annual and eagerly anticipated awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations from collectors and dealers,” said […]

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PNG Announces Dates of 2015 Dallas Coin Show

The Professional Numismatists Guild  has scheduled a show in Dallas, Texas, Thursday to Saturday, February 26 – 28, 2015. “The Dallas Coin & Paper Money Show sponsored by the PNG will be held at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center, and it will be open to the public,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. […]

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