Author Archive: Professional Numismatists Guild

The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of the world's top rare coin and paper money experts. As numismatic professionals, our primary mission is to make the hobby safe for collectors and investors by maintaining rigid standards of excellence for our member dealers.

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Professional Numismatists Guild Announces October 2014 New York Coin Show

Professional Numismatists Guild Announces October 2014 New York Coin Show

The Professional Numismatists Guild will conduct a coin and paper money show in the Times Squares area of New York City, October 9 – 11, 2014. The PNG New York Invitational will be open to the public at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44h Street, just half a block East of Broadway. Major auctions […]

2014  PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show Announces Gold Coin Winners

2014 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show Announces Gold Coin Winners

Three collectors won one-ounce U.S. American Eagle gold bullion coins valued at more than $1,300 each at the first PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show. Plans are being made now for next year’s show to again be held on the eve of the World’s Fair of Money SM. A gold coin prize was awarded each day of […]

2014 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show: Free Admission + Gold Coin Giveaway

2014 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show: Free Admission + Gold Coin Giveaway

Free Admission + Chance to win a gold coin at 2014 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show… Complimentary admission coupons for collectors and the general public are now available for the PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show being jointly conducted August 2 – 4, 2014 by the Professional Numismatists Guild  and the American Numismatic Association. One lucky visitor each […]

NGC Hires PNG Intern, Applications Now Accepted For Future PNG Internships

NGC Hires PNG Intern, Applications Now Accepted For Future PNG Internships

Another of the first recruits who recently began year-long paid internships in the Professional Numismatists Guild‘s  “Promoting Numismatic Growth” project has been offered and accepted a full-time job only a few months into the program. Christopher Salladin, 22, of Fernandina, Florida has been hired as a coin grader by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, PNG’s official grading […]

PNG Intern Zeke Wischer Hired by Heritage Auctions

PNG Intern Zeke Wischer Hired by Heritage Auctions

One of the first four recruits who recently began year-long paid internships in the Professional Numismatists Guild’s “Promoting Numismatic Growth” project has been offered and accepted a full-time job just a few weeks into the program. The PNG internship project is designed to provide education, training and mentoring for the next generation of coin and […]

Professional Numismatic Guild Announces 2014 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

Professional Numismatic Guild Announces 2014 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (http://www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2014 American Numismatic Association (http://www.money.org) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This is the 10th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition […]

U.S. Rare Coin Market Roared in 2013, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

U.S. Rare Coin Market Roared in 2013, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

From a multi-million dollar nickel to a $10 million silver dollar, the market for high-quality, historic United States rare coins established unprecedented records in 2013 for the number of coins that sold for $1 million or more and the highest price paid for any rare coin, according to a year-end tabulation by the Professional Numismatists […]

Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Announces Benefits For New Members

Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Announces Benefits For New Members

The Professional Numismatists Guild (http://www.PNGdealers.org), a nonprofit organization composed of the country’s top rare coin and bank note dealers who adhere to a strict code of ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise, is launching a four-month member recruitment campaign.  PNG also has expanded its Affiliate category to allow businesses to join the […]

Eloise Ullman Receives PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

Eloise Ullman Receives PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

Eloise Ullman, who is retiring soon as Executive Director of the Industry Council For Tangible Assets , has received the Professional Numismatists Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her years of dedicated service and achievements in numismatics. The award was presented at the PNG Day banquet on August 12, 2013 in the Chicago suburb of […]

Terry Hanlon Named  Professional Numismatists Guild President as PNG Selects 2013 – 2015 Officers

Terry Hanlon Named Professional Numismatists Guild President as PNG Selects 2013 – 2015 Officers

Terry Hanlon, President of Dillon Gage Metals in Addison, Texas, has been selected to serve as President of the Professional Numismatists Guild  for the 2013 – 2015 term. Hanlon served the past two years as PNG Vice President. Other officers selected by the PNG Board are Vice President Fred Weinberg of Fred Weinberg & Company, […]

PNG Launching Numismatic Mentoring Program: Promoting Numismatic Growth

PNG Launching Numismatic Mentoring Program: Promoting Numismatic Growth

The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has announced it will create an education and mentoring program to recruit and train the next generation of coin dealers. Entitled “Promoting Numismatic Growth” (PNG), the program will include online instruction about coins and the coin market followed by paid internships at some of the nation’s best known dealerships and […]

CoinPlex Joins Forces With PNG

CoinPlex Joins Forces With PNG

CoinPlex, an online trading network for dealers buying and selling certified U.S. coins, is now serving members of the Professional Numismatists Guild as the PNG’s official coin trading network. The relationship brings together a relatively new but already successful online service with a highly respected dealer organization that has been a pillar of the numismatic […]

PNG Partners With CoinPlex

PNG Partners With CoinPlex

To assist its members in efficiently making dealer-to-dealer sales of rare coins, the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has named CoinPlex (www.CoinPlex.com) as “the official coin trading network of the PNG.” CoinPlex is an online, dealers-only trading exchange for certified United States coins and bullion.  It’s members can post bids and asks on the CoinPlex Market. […]

Kevin Lipton Receives PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

Kevin Lipton Receives PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — Beverly Hills, California rare coin dealer Kevin Lipton has received the Professional Numismatists Guild’s (www.PNGdealers.com) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of years of dedicated service and achievements in numismatics.  The award was presented at the PNG Day awards banquet on August 6, 2012 in Philadelphia on the eve of the American Numismatic […]

PNG Calls for 2012 Award Nominations

PNG Calls for 2012 Award Nominations

(Temecula, California) — Nominations now are being accepted for the 2012 Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Jeffrey Bernberg. “These annual and eagerly anticipated awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession.  We welcome and encourage nominations from collectors and dealers,” said Brueggeman. […]

PNG Adopts Coin Doctoring Definition

PNG Adopts Coin Doctoring Definition

(Schaumburg, Illinois) — Members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) attending the organization’s general membership meeting on April 17, 2012 overwhelmingly approved a three-point definition of so-called “coin doctoring.” “This is a complex issue, but we needed to have a concise definition to help combat the deliberative and unacceptable alteration of coins in an effort […]

eBay and PNG Working Together

eBay and PNG Working Together

eBay (www.ebay.com), the world’s largest online marketplace and a global leader in mobile commerce, recognizes that the coin category on eBay is a dynamic space with a passionate – and informed – community. They are listening to their customers and re-engaging with coin enthusiasts on and off eBay.com to understand how we can make the […]

Poll: PNG Members Predict Gold, Silver Up in 2012, But Estimates Vary

Poll: PNG Members Predict Gold, Silver Up in 2012, But Estimates Vary

(Temecula, California) – How will gold, silver and other precious metals perform in 2012? Year-end predictions by experts with decades of experience in buying and selling gold, silver and other bullion coins with the public almost unanimously point toward price increases. However, some of their opinions significantly vary on how high the increases will go […]

PNG Sends Tipster First Reward In Theft Case, Total Could Be $175,250 If All Pledges Fulfilled

PNG Sends Tipster First Reward In Theft Case, Total Could Be $175,250 If All Pledges Fulfilled

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild has issued the first $2,500 in pledged rewards totaling $175,250 to New Jersey coin dealer Ken Starrett whose tip to investigators led to the recovery of rare coins and bank notes stolen in 2009. PNG is alerting more than 70 other dealers who pledged the remaining amount of […]

PNG President Optimistic About 2012 Marketplace

PNG President Optimistic About 2012 Marketplace

(Willowbrook, Illinois) — The President of the Professional Numismatists Guild, Jeffrey Bernberg, predicts the 2012 market for “mega-rarity” coins will continue to be strong and the popularity of modern issues and mid-to-upper range paper money will continue to get collector support during the new year. Based on his personal prognosis and comments he’s heard from […]

Professional Numismatists Guild Welcomes 13 New Members

Professional Numismatists Guild Welcomes 13 New Members

(Temecula, California) – The Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has ratified the applications for ten new PNG members and three affiliate members. “We are all delighted to welcome these new PNG members. They all have outstanding credentials and experience, and they have pledged to follow the PNG Code of Ethics in […]

PNG 2012 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

PNG 2012 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2012 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the eighth consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition […]

Three Things Gold Buyers Must Know First

Three Things Gold Buyers Must Know First

Recent news stories questioning what some dealers charge when selling gold coins reinforces what experts have advised for years: do your homework first. Investors should become knowledgeable before purchasing precious metal bullion coins as a financial investment or economic hedge, according to officials of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), a nonprofit California-based organization founded in […]

Albanese to Head PNG Coin Doctoring Definition Committee

Albanese to Head PNG Coin Doctoring Definition Committee

The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has formed a committee composed of PNG members and non-members to research and draft an industry-acceptable definition of “coin doctoring.” “They will draft an exhaustive but concise definition. Coin doctoring is a crucial, perplexing issue that needs to be addressed for the benefit of collectors and dealers,” said Jeffrey Bernberg, […]

PNG Announces 2011 Award Winners

PNG Announces 2011 Award Winners

(Rosemont, Illinois) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) announced winners of the organization’s 2011 awards at the PNG Day summer banquet, August 15, 2011, on the eve of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of MoneySM in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. “These prestigious, annual awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the […]

PNG 2011- 2013 Board Results Announced

PNG 2011- 2013 Board Results Announced

Results of the election have been announced for the new Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com). The Board members for the 2011- 2013 term will be Mitchell A Battino of Hudson Rare Coins, Princeton, NJ; Jeffrey F. Bernberg of Rare Coin Company of America, Willowbrook, IL; Terry Hanlon of Dillon Gage Metals […]

Jeff Garrett to Present PNG Seminar, “How to Accurately Value U.S. Coins”

Jeff Garrett to Present PNG Seminar, “How to Accurately Value U.S. Coins”

(Rosemont, Illinois) — Award-winning author Jeff C. Garrett will present a free public seminar, “How to Accurately Value United States Coins,” during the Official ANA-PNG Pre-Show in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, on Monday, August 15, 2011. The two-hour seminar will begin at noon in room 55, […]

Hobby Groups Praise FTC’s Gold Advisory Edits

Hobby Groups Praise FTC’s Gold Advisory Edits

Leaders of three coin and precious metals hobby and professional groups are praising the Federal Trade Commission for acting on their suggested changes to the FTC’s 2010 online consumer advisory entitled “Investing in Gold? What’s the Rush?” Some hobby and trade leaders were concerned that the original advisory contained some language that might be detrimental […]

PNG 2011 YN Scholarship Competition Begins

PNG 2011 YN Scholarship Competition Begins

(Fallbrook, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2011 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the seventh consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA program. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for […]

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