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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 […]

Whitman Announces Special Collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Whitman Announces Special Collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo announced today it will enter into a special collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission at the Whitman Baltimore Expo in March. Whitman General Manager David Crenshaw said the two organizations will work together to foster awareness of the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins (see above), as well as […]

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 […]

PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

(Orlando, Florida) — Collectors attending the upcoming Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando, January 5 – 7, 2012, will have the opportunity to test their coin grading skills and a chance to win a valuable gold coin from the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). They’ll also have an opportunity to view selected gold and silver […]

By December 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
American Numismatic Society Announces 2012 Gala Honorees

American Numismatic Society Announces 2012 Gala Honorees

New York, NY – The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2012 Dinner Gala. The recipient of the Trustees’ Award is Harlan J. Berk. The recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Service Award is Frederic G. Withington. Mr. Berk and Mr. Withington will be honored on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at […]

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 […]

Why Dealers Come to the Money Show of the Southwest

Why Dealers Come to the Money Show of the Southwest

Interviewer – David Lisot – CoinWeek.com Hear dealers explain why the come to Texas to attend the Money Show of the Southwest. Volunteer members of the Houston Coin Club share what they do to make the dealers feel welcome. Runtime: 3:02 Copyright © CoinWeek – CoinTelevision 2011 Money Show of the Southwest Houston, Texas December […]

By December 4, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
New Orleans chosen as 2013 Spring National Money Show site

New Orleans chosen as 2013 Spring National Money Show site

New Orleans was selected as the site for the 2013 Spring National Money Show by the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors during a Tuesday teleconference meeting. The show will be held May 9-11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Proposals from five cities were evaluated: Atlanta, Boston, Indianapolis, New Orleans and Portland. After […]

Digitizing a best-kept secret: Cornell’s coin collection

Digitizing a best-kept secret: Cornell’s coin collection

By Linda B. Glaser – Cornell University Cornell’s coin collection is one of the best-kept secrets on campus, but if archaeologist Annetta Alexandridis has her way, the world will soon have access to every one of its 1,500 coins. Thanks to the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, the coin collection will […]

By November 30, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

‘Change In Money: Cowries to Credit Cards’ Named Theme of 2012 National Coin Week, April 15-21

‘Change In Money: Cowries to Credit Cards’ Named Theme of 2012 National Coin Week, April 15-21

From the objects we’ve used as money, to the money we produce, to the money that exists in electronic form, the way we buy and sell goods and services has a long, storied history. “Change In Money: Cowries to Credit Cards” is the theme for the 2012 National Coin Week, April 15-21. The American Numismatic […]

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 […]

Spectrum Group International Launches Spectrum Group France SAS in Paris

Spectrum Group International Launches Spectrum Group France SAS in Paris

Prominent U.S. Numismatist Kerry Pieropan Will Lead the New Venture With Support from Acclaimed World Numismatic Expert Ron Gillio IRVINE, Calif. (October 31, 2011) – Spectrum Group International, Inc. (“SGI”) (SPGZ.pk) , a Fortune 500 company, is the largest global trading and collectibles network in the world and is adding yet another international location with […]

By November 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
First Wall Street Collectors Bourse at Museum of American Finance

First Wall Street Collectors Bourse at Museum of American Finance

OCTOBER 21-22, 2011 The first Wall Street Collectors Bourse was held at the Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street, on October 21 and 22, 2011. 23 dealers participated, showing and trading their stock and bond certificates and bank notes including U.S. and worldwide rarities in a wide variety of subjects. There were also autographs, […]

By November 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Summer seminar scholarships available for talented Young Numismatists

Summer seminar scholarships available for talented Young Numismatists

Young Numismatists have the opportunity to earn full and partial scholarships for the American Numismatic Association’s highly acclaimed 2012 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs. The two one-week sessions are scheduled from June 23-29 and June 30-July 6. Applications from ANA members between the ages of 13-22 are due by Jan. 31. Last year, there were […]

The Numismatist now available in the Android Market

The Numismatist now available in the Android Market

The Numismatist, the American Numismatic Association’s monthly magazine, is now available in the Android Market. There is no charge for the app. The magazine is a colorful, high-quality, educational publication for collectors of coins, tokens, medals, paper money and more. It was first published in 1888. ANA members receive the monthly print publication by mail, […]

Laura Sperber Discusses Plans to Run for the ANA Board of Governors: “It’s Time to Shake Things Up ”

Laura Sperber Discusses Plans to Run for the ANA Board of Governors: “It’s Time to Shake Things Up ”

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Laura Sperber has been a major force in numismatics and a full-time dealer since 1979.  She has a strong passion for the hobby and a love of classic American coins like Morgan dollars and rare pre-1933 gold coins. She also has what I would call a direct, no nonsense […]

By October 25, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
ANA Board Approves Balanced Operating Budget

ANA Board Approves Balanced Operating Budget

Motion restores funding for Money Museum’s “History of Money” exhibit The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors has unanimously approved a balanced operating budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The budget, announced during the board’s Oct. 14 open session at the fall National Money ShowSM in Pittsburgh, proposes $5,966,329.44 in expenses while projecting revenues of […]

Larry Shepherd Takes Position with Chicago Coin Firm

Larry Shepherd Takes Position with Chicago Coin Firm

Larry Shepherd has become senior numismatist for the firm of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago, Il. Larry was most recently know for his work with the American Numismatic Association as Executive Director where he worked to move the association in a new direction. Larry discusses his new position and talks his achievements in his […]

By October 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Interview with Susan McMillan, ANA Director of Education Projects

Interview with Susan McMillan, ANA Director of Education Projects

Susan McMillan, ANA Director of Education Projects The American Numismatic Association has an entire department devoted to teaching about coin collecting. Every ANA Convention as well as at Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs experts gather to share their knowledge about the hobby of numismatics. Meet the person who organizes these events and find out what […]

By October 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Tom Hallenbeck Talks about Changes at the ANA

Tom Hallenbeck Talks about Changes at the ANA

Changes at the ANA With Tom Hallenbeck, President, ANA The American Numismatic Association National Money Show was held in Pittsburgh, PA, October 13-15, 2011. This is the first time the ANA has held three coin conventions in one year to see if the numismatic hobby is receptive to having additional conventions for collectors. President Thomas […]

By October 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Pam West on Collecting British Paper Money, The IBNS and the Maastricht Paper Money Fair

Pam West on Collecting British Paper Money, The IBNS and the Maastricht Paper Money Fair

Pam West – Owner, British Notes, Great Britain Interviewer: David Lisot Great Britain has a long history of attractive and popular bank notes. Learn more about from dealer Pam West as she discusses what it is like to be a collector and what kinds of notes people like for their collections. Beautiful examples of notes […]

By October 11, 2011 Read More →
Laura Sperber Announces Desire To Run for the ANA Board of Govenors

Laura Sperber Announces Desire To Run for the ANA Board of Govenors

First, I wish to thank all of Legends customers for their loyalty and support through the years. George, myself and Jose work hard to ensure you always receive the BEST coins and the BEST services. Our commitment is you, the collector. Unlike other retail dealers (and most wholesale dealers), we know that with out you, […]

By October 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
War of Words escalates as ANA Responds to Shepherd Statement and Harlan Berk Press Release

War of Words escalates as ANA Responds to Shepherd Statement and Harlan Berk Press Release

The Anerican Numismatic Association (ANA) just issued a Press Release in response to statements distributed and published by former Executive Director Larry Shepherd, and a Press Release by Harlan J Berk announcing that Larry has joined the HJB firm. Below are the complete, unedited Press Releases and Statements as provided by all the parties. A […]

By October 7, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Ends Employment Relationship with Larry Shepherd as Executive Director

ANA Ends Employment Relationship with Larry Shepherd as Executive Director

The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors today announced that it has ended its employment relationship with Larry Shepherd, as Executive Director, effective as of September 20, 2011. The vote of the Board to sever that relationship was unanimous. Coinciding with placing Shepherd on leave in August, the board initiated the process for a comprehensive […]

Collectors Universe Acquires Coinflation.com

Collectors Universe Acquires Coinflation.com

Coinflation.com (www.Coinflation.com), an increasingly popular informational website that provides the values of precious metals and the intrinsic values of gold, silver and base metal coins, has been acquired by Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), the parent company of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). “Adding Coinflation.com to our family of offerings really makes sense. There is […]

By September 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Benefits of the CONECA Website for Error Coin Collectors

Benefits of the CONECA Website for Error Coin Collectors

Ken Potter is well known in the numismatic industry for his many talents and areas of expertise. His involvement and knowledge with error coins and varieties includes functioning as the webmaster for CONECA. Hear him explain what is involved in handling the website for the one of the largest organizations devoted to error coins. 3:24 […]

By September 5, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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, […]

ANA Executive Director Placed on Administrative Leave

ANA Executive Director Placed on Administrative Leave

The following is from a press release CoinWeek received from the ANA this evening: “American Numismatic Association Executive Director Larry Shepherd has been placed on administrative leave during an organizational review process, President Tom Hallenbeck has announced.” That’s it, no other information was released, no details or reasons were given. New ANA Governor Greg Lyon […]

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