Industry Council for Tangible Assets

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets is the industry watchdog for the rare coin, currency, and precious metals industry.

ICTA [ Industry Council for Tangible Assets ]  exists to promote and safeguard the interests of its members, serving as the industry watchdog to maintain an appropriate and favorable regulatory climate in the United States and the individual states. ICTA also offers its members assistance and information on new and existing laws and regulations, and promotes harmony and cooperation among its members to advance the welfare of the industry.

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Three in Coin Industry Receive Anti-Counterfeiting Al Kreuzer Memorial Award

Three in Coin Industry Receive Anti-Counterfeiting Al Kreuzer Memorial Award

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) recognized three individuals on August 2 for their outstanding contributions in the effort to combat counterfeit coins and currency, and for their support of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF). Philip N. Diehl, Michael R. Fuljenz, and Chandra Kreuzer-Zell Rudd were […]

North Carolina Joins 35 Other States with Sales Tax Exemption on Coins

North Carolina Joins 35 Other States with Sales Tax Exemption on Coins

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, North Carolina governor Roy Cooper signed into law House Bill 434: Coins/Currency/Bullion Sales Tax Exemption. The law is a complete sales-and-use tax exemption on coins, currency, and precious-metals bullion sales. “The bill’s author, Representative Dana Bumgardner, coauthors Representative Jeff Collins, Representative Mark […]

Meet Former Mint Director Philip Diehl at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Meet Former Mint Director Philip Diehl at ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) ……   Meet former U.S. Mint director Philip N. Diehl in person at the 2017 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Denver! From Diehl’s creation of the popular 50 State Quarters program to his launch of the first-ever U.S. government–issued platinum coin, he is considered […]

Bullion & Precious Metals Organization ICTA Launches Facebook Page

Bullion & Precious Metals Organization ICTA Launches Facebook Page

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets is now on Facebook. The association’s new social media site is a place where visitors can learn more about the association and members can stay up to date on association activities. “Facebook is a great way to highlight the breadth of […]

Louisiana Coins and Precious Metals Bullion Exemption Enacted

Louisiana Coins and Precious Metals Bullion Exemption Enacted

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ….. Last year, the Louisiana legislature, facing a $900 million deficit, held a special legislative session and increased Louisiana’s 4% sales tax to 5%. In addition to increasing the state sales tax, it eliminated nearly all tax exemptions and exclusions–including numismatic coins and precious metals bullion exemptions–for three months, […]

Gold, Precious Metals & Bullion News – Minnesota Sales Tax Exemption Enacted

Gold, Precious Metals & Bullion News – Minnesota Sales Tax Exemption Enacted

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   On May 30, 2017, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton signed into law omnibus bill H1A, which included a sales-tax exemption on precious-metals bullion. (An omnibus bill is a proposed law that covers many diverse or unrelated topics.) The new law will take effect on July 1, 2017. Minnesota […]

ICTA Names Industry Notables to Task Force Steering Committee, Forms Work Groups

ICTA Names Industry Notables to Task Force Steering Committee, Forms Work Groups

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has named an 11-member Steering Committee and has formed eight Work Groups to begin the work of its Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF). ICTA created the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force in January and named Beth Deisher as its director. ACTF’s mission is […]

Consumer Protection News – Anti-Counterfeit Task Force Formed

Consumer Protection News – Anti-Counterfeit Task Force Formed

Beth Deisher Hired as Director By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has formed a task force to mobilize law enforcement resources to protect the integrity of U.S. coinage by educating officials on the economic impact and growing threat counterfeit circulating, collectible and bullion coins pose to […]

ICTA Welcomes New Team Member

ICTA Welcomes New Team Member

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) is expanding its team with legal and legislative-affairs expertise. Effective October 3, Jonathon Villavicencio (Sacramento, California) became the association’s legislative-affairs coordinator. John brings ICTA his expansive knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes, having spent the past two years working as […]

ANA Honors Notable Numismatists with Service Awards

ANA Honors Notable Numismatists with Service Awards

Recipients recognized at the World’s Fair of Money® Awards Banquet and Member Donor Reception The following individuals were formally recognized for their contributions to the hobby and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) on August 12 during the Awards Banquet and August 11 during the Member Donor Reception at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money. The […]

Bullion & Precious Metals News – ICTA Names New Officers

Bullion & Precious Metals News – ICTA Names New Officers

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   At its Board of Directors meeting last week in Anaheim, California, the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) installed its new officers for 2016–2018. Former U.S. Mint director Philip N. Diehl, currently the president of U.S. Money Reserve in Austin, Texas, was named as the new chairman. […]

Gold & Silver PAC August 2016 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver PAC August 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   From the Political Coordinator In my introduction to the August 2015 newsletter I said that “22 men and women have thrown their proverbial hats in the ring to become President of the United States.” One year later, we are down to two […]

Gold & Silver PAC July 2016 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver PAC July 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   From the Political Coordinator This newsletter begins my fifth year of reporting the politics and policies of the numismatics and precious metals market for the Gold and Silver Political Action Committee. At the end of June, I ended a temporary assignment working […]

Ohio Governor Kasich Signs Sales Tax Exemption Legislation

Ohio Governor Kasich Signs Sales Tax Exemption Legislation

OPMA-Led State Effort Pays Off After Three Years By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   On June 14, 2016, Ohio governor John Kasich signed into law SB 172, which provides for a sales-tax exemption on rare coins and precious-metals bullion. The new law will take effect on January 1, 2017. Ohio becomes the 34th […]

ICTA: Minnesota Law Targeting Coin Dealers Amended

ICTA: Minnesota Law Targeting Coin Dealers Amended

ICTA Led Industry Effort Revises Most Troublesome Aspects of State Law By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   Minnesota governor Mark Dayton (D) recently signed the Minnesota SF 3175: Bullion Product Dealers Regulation Authorization, culminating major legislative effort led by the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) to reform the most troublesome law for […]

Gold & Silver PAC May 2016 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver PAC May 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   From the Political Coordinator This past month, I had the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill. Rather than speaking with the members, staffers, and other policy wonks, I had the opportunity to sit with old friends who work in the agencies that supports […]

ICTA: David Crenshaw Recognized for Service to Numismatic Hobby

ICTA: David Crenshaw Recognized for Service to Numismatic Hobby

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ….   At the Georgia Numismatic Association’s (GNA) annual banquet on April 16, special guest and American Numismatic Association (ANA) president Jeff Garrett recognized an individual who has made numerous contributions to the hobby and to the American Numismatic Association: “When David Crenshaw was 10 years old, he picked […]

Gold & Silver PAC April 2016 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver PAC April 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   From the Political Coordinator When congress adjourns for spring break there may be a few stragglers that may be found in the halls of the congressional office buildings doing some sort of work. Staffers who live in the Washington, DC area work […]

Bullion, Coins & Taxes – Indiana Gov. Signs Sales Tax Exemption Bill

Bullion, Coins & Taxes – Indiana Gov. Signs Sales Tax Exemption Bill

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   On March 24, Indiana governor Mike Pence (R) signed into law HB 1046 (source: PDF), which provides for a sales-tax exemption on rare coins, paper money, and precious-metals bullion. The new law will take effect on July 1. Indiana becomes the 33rd state to have a complete or […]

Bullion Coins – Tennessee Sales Tax Exemption Legislation Introduced

Bullion Coins – Tennessee Sales Tax Exemption Legislation Introduced

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ….   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) recently received a very generous donation from member Joey Ashley (Miller’s Coin & Currency, with stores in Pooler, Georgia and Cleveland, Tennessee) to help with an initiative to obtain a sales-tax exemption for precious-metals bullion, rare coins, and paper money […]

Patrick Heller Honored with Outstanding Service Award

Patrick Heller Honored with Outstanding Service Award

January 6, Tampa, Fla. — Industry Council for Tangible Assets board member Barry Stuppler (left) presents Patrick A. Heller with the organization’s inaugural Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award at the organization’s board of directors meeting. By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) treasurer and Liberty Coin Service owner […]

Help Support NCIC Today

Help Support NCIC Today

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Three homicides, increased proliferation of counterfeits, thefts,and fraudulent checks proved costly to dealers and collectors in 2015. Numismatic crime continues to plague the numismatic community and often proves to be emotionally and financially devastating to victims. However, in 2015 the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) was successful in […]

ICTA Seminar to Provide Important Information for Coin Dealers

ICTA Seminar to Provide Important Information for Coin Dealers

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   Speakers at a joint seminar will be discussing a variety of topics at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show. The seminar will be hosted by the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) and will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, […]

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New Private Health Insurance Exchange for ICTA Members

New Private Health Insurance Exchange for ICTA Members

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Recognizing the need for members to have access to health insurance and wellness programs, the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has engaged the services of USI Affinity Insurance to offer a private health-insurance marketplace. USI Affinity expands the notion of what “member benefits” are by making the […]

ICTA Seeking YN Scholarship Applicants

ICTA Seeking YN Scholarship Applicants

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) is now accepting applications for its annual Diane Piret Memorial Young Numismatist Scholarship to the 2016 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar. The scholarship will cover one week-long seminar fee and airline transportation to/from the seminar. You must be age 13 […]

Samuelson Elected PNG President, Other ICTA Members Honored

Samuelson Elected PNG President, Other ICTA Members Honored

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   American Gold Exchange president and long-time Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) member Dana Samuelson has been elected as the 2015–2017 president of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). In an August 24 press release from PNG, Samuelson said: “As president, I look forward to continuing the initiatives we’ve […]

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Is a Precious Metals IRA a Good Choice for You?

Is a Precious Metals IRA a Good Choice for You?

by Industry Council of Tangible Assets… As we are approaching the time of year when investors should start considering any actions they may wish to take as part of their overall financial planning, this seems a good time to informally recap how you can take advantage of the Precious Metals IRA option. A little background: […]

Summer Seminar Scholarship a Celebration of Diane Piret’s Life

Summer Seminar Scholarship a Celebration of Diane Piret’s Life

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   A giant in the dealer and collector community, Diane Piret truly did make a difference! She left her mark on every aspect of ICTA, whose team of Executive Director Eloise Ullman and Industry Affairs Director Diane Piret worked tirelessly to improve the lives of every dealer and collector […]

Texas to Create First State-Owned, Operated Precious Metal Depository

Texas to Create First State-Owned, Operated Precious Metal Depository

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   News that the Texas legislature recently passed a bill (now a law signed by Governor Abbott) for the establishment of a secure precious metal depository is a very exciting update. Texas will now become the first state-owned and operated depository in the United States. In pioneering this effort, […]

John Feigenbaum, ICTA Win Victory for Virginia Bullion Buyers, Business

John Feigenbaum, ICTA Win Victory for Virginia Bullion Buyers, Business

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   Hat Tip to David Lawrence Rare Coin’s John Feigenbaum. On Sunday, Feigenbaum sent CoinWeek word of changes in Virginia state law that provide for exemptions for buyers of bullion products within the Commonwealth. Feigenbaum has worked with the Industry Council for Tangible Assets for more than two years to affect this change […]

 
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