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Daily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO’s patience

Daily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO’s patience

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. The Daily Record, a news service for Maryland based business and legal professions, ran an interesting report about the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild forfeiture case in its July 13,... read more »

 

Discussion on Egyptian Coins at State Department MOU hearing leaves room for optimism

Discussion on Egyptian Coins at State Department MOU hearing leaves room for optimism

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. The public session of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearing to consider a potential Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt (June 2nd) has drawn considerable... read more »

 

Egyptian Coins and New School Archaeology

Egyptian Coins and New School Archaeology

By Wayne Sales…. As the State Department hearing on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Egypt approaches, comments have appeared online espousing divergent points of view.  Readers of this blog will naturally be most familiar... read more »

 

CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP

CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP

Michel Prieur, founder and president of Compagnie Générale de Bourse (CGB) passed away last week in Paris leaving behind a legacy of important contributions to numismatics.  His breadth of knowledge was most impressive and his passion for... read more »

 

Ancient Coinage – Book Review: When the Dragon Wore the Crown

Ancient Coinage – Book Review: When the Dragon Wore the Crown

Book Review by:  Wayne G. Sayles ……….. Collectors and students of ancient coinage can hardly escape visual and epigraphical connections to mythology and astrology that constantly delight the eye and challenge the mind.  Aside... read more »

 

Ancient Coins: New discovery?

Ancient Coins: New discovery?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog An article posted December 2, 2013 in The Times of Israel caught my attention among many articles of interest in issue #825 of David Meadows’ “Explorator”. The headline “Oldest... read more »

 

Ancient Coin Collecting: The Rubber Stamp of Injustice

Ancient Coin Collecting: The Rubber Stamp of Injustice

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ………. In forfeiture proceedings currently before the District Court in Baltimore, the government has prompted genuine concern about the nature of justice in America today.... read more »

 

Ancient Coins as Cultural Property : If The Shoe Fits ….. Wear It

Ancient Coins as Cultural Property : If The Shoe Fits ….. Wear It

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….. In a recent archaeo-blogger post by Paul Barford, cultural property nationalist Nigel Swift wrote: The level and vehemence and frequency of attacks on your character (and to a lesser extent... read more »

 

German Supreme Court ruling favorable to Ancient Coin Collectors

German Supreme Court ruling favorable to Ancient Coin Collectors

By Wayne G. Sayles – Ancient Coin Collectors Guild …….. While U.S. Courts have consistently avoided hearing arguments about the validity of imposing trade restrictions on ancient coins, a German High Court has faced the issue head on and... read more »

 

From small acorns…. Ancient Coin Collectors on the steps of the Supreme Court

From small acorns…. Ancient Coin Collectors on the steps of the Supreme Court

By Wayne G. Sayles – Ancient Coin Collectors Guild …….. Some 50,000 Americans who call themselves Ancient Coin Collectors are hopeful that February 12, 2013 will be remembered by numismatic historians as an auspicious day.... read more »

 

One of the Joys of Ancient Coin Collecting

One of the Joys of Ancient Coin Collecting

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….. Did you ever look at the image on an ancient coin and wonder, why did they choose this particular image? If the coin happens to bear the portrait of a king or emperor, the answer... read more »

 

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

Some The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) members have asked what they can do to assure that the purchases they make are legal. One might theoretically ask the same question about many objects or substances that are traded domestically... read more »

 

End the Unilateral Trade Sanctions on Collectors

End the Unilateral Trade Sanctions on Collectors

By Wayne Sayles Coin collectors across the U.S. are tired of being singled out with unilateral sanctions.  The State Department’s assault on our ability to collect coins is killing another American industry and leaving coin collectors in... read more »

 

Smuggling and Cyprus

Smuggling and Cyprus

I’m shocked! For years, we’ve been told by “experts” that the market for looted coins is in America, and now we find what seems to be evidence of serious smuggling of coins into Cyprus of all places. Although the news... read more »

 

The World’s Largest Collection of Export Permits?

The World’s Largest Collection of Export Permits?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting A January 18th special report on CNN prompts one to wonder, where in the world would the largest collection of export permits exist?  The report itself is not of course about export permits—that... read more »

 

Ancient Coins: How old is “Ancient”?

Ancient Coins: How old is “Ancient”?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors struggled with the lack of a coherent system... read more »

 

Coins and Panetta’s Biggest Fear

Coins and Panetta’s Biggest Fear

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog In today’s Washington Post, on page 19, columnist George Will (one of my favorite people) writes about the problems facing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.  Mr. Will astutely describes... read more »

 

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecing Some ACCG (Ancient Coin Collectors Guild) members have asked what they can do to assure that the purchases they make are legal. One might theoretically ask the same question about many objects... read more »

 

Ancient Coins: Affirmation of Audacity

Ancient Coins: Affirmation of Audacity

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Blog During the period from July 2004 through August 2007 the numismatic community, by way of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG), the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN)... read more »

 

Ancient Coin Import Restrictions: Relegated to Insignificance

Ancient Coin Import Restrictions: Relegated to Insignificance

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting In reading documents recently released to ACCG under the Freedom of Information Act, it struck me as odd that the Treasury Department was in the loop for approval of the Customs and Border Protection... read more »

 
 
 
 
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