Tag: ICTA

Beth Deisher Honored With 2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

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 […]

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 […]

CoinWeek Podcast #74: Former U.S. Mint Director Talks About Realities of Gold Ownership

CoinWeek Podcast #74: Former U.S. Mint Director Talks About Realities of Gold Ownership

CoinWeek Podcast #74: Former U.S. Mint Director Talks About Realities of Gold Ownership Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Philip Diehl was the director of the United States Mint from 1994-2000. During his tenure, Diehl brought wholesale changes to the way the […]

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 […]

Counterfeits – The Battle Begins

Counterfeits – The Battle Begins

The best protection against the threat of counterfeits is to buy coins from a reputable source By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   My term as President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) will expire in August. I have told many friends and business associates that I still have much that I […]

Virginia Becomes Latest State to Pass Rare Coin Sales Tax Exemption

Virginia Becomes Latest State to Pass Rare Coin Sales Tax Exemption

By John Brush – President, David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   To paraphrase Margaret Mead, a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can make great change when working together. John Brush of David Lawrence Rare Coins and John Feigenbaum of the Coin Dealer Newsletter–along with lobbyist Stephen Haner and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets […]

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 […]

First Candidates for ANA President Enter the Race

First Candidates for ANA President Enter the Race

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   2017 will see the end of American Numismatic Association (ANA) President Jeff Garrett’s term of office, and already two individuals have come forward to announce their candidacies to replace him. Mike Ellis The first candidate for the next ANA presidency is Mike Ellis. Former member of the Board of […]

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 […]

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl is a select column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek …..   This series of articles will give readers an insider’s view of how Washington, DC, works (and doesn’t work) from my perspective as director of the U.S. Mint The complete story of how the Sacagawea dollar (aka, the Golden […]

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 […]

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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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: […]

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 […]

Whitman Baltimore Expo Enhances Security

Whitman Baltimore Expo Enhances Security

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   The Thursday–Sunday, July 16–19, 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will feature enhanced security for the safety and convenience of its visitors, dealers, and their families. More information and details of the following points are at expo.whitman.com. More police officers at the Convention Center. Additional uniformed Baltimore Police […]

Central States Numismatic Society Makes a Large Contribution to ICTA. Video: 2:34.

Central States Numismatic Society Makes a Large Contribution to ICTA. Video: 2:34.

Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman, CSNS; Kathy McFadden, Executive Director, ICTA. The Central States Numismatic Society has a given a donation to the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA). Kevin Foley of CSNS explains why their support for ICTA. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin […]

Legislation in Minnesota Seeks to Exempt Sales Tax on Bullion Sales – Video: 1:14

Legislation in Minnesota Seeks to Exempt Sales Tax on Bullion Sales – Video: 1:14

Minnesota coin dealer Gary Adkins speaks to CoinWeek’s David Lisot about proposed legislation in the North Star State that would end sales tax collection from bullion sales. If passed, this new law would overturn a  controversial 2014 law targeting the bullion and rare coin industry.   Copyright © CoinWeek May 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media […]

ICTA: Indiana’s Governor Pence Signs House Enrolled Act No. 1046

ICTA: Indiana’s Governor Pence Signs House Enrolled Act No. 1046

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signed House Enrolled Act No. 1046–an Act concerning interim study committees–on April 15, 2015. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana: SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015] (a) The legislative council is urged to assign the following topics […]

New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

By Universal Coin & Bullion Ltd….. Book includes proof that the inspiration for the motto “In God We Trust” pre-dates the U.S. Civil War An important new reference book about a popular United States gold coins series, Type Three Double Eagles 1877 – 1907 (Second Edition), provides beginning and advanced collectors historical vignettes, a date-by-date […]

Industry Teamwork Defeats Repeal of Maryland’s Hobby Sales-Tax Exemption

Industry Teamwork Defeats Repeal of Maryland’s Hobby Sales-Tax Exemption

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA)….   Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo lobbyist Dennis Rasmussen, Maryland numismatic businesses and collectors, and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) collaborated to defeat legislation to repeal the sales-tax exemption for rare coins, paper money, and precious metals. Maryland General Assembly House Bill 903 (HB903), “Sales and […]

Hobby Loses One of Its Finest – Diane A. Piret

Hobby Loses One of Its Finest – Diane A. Piret

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Diane A. Piret, Industry Affairs Director for the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, after a nearly five-year battle against colon cancer. Diane Piret was not only a colleague and leader in the rare-coin and precious-metals […]

Virginia Passes Bullion Sales Tax Exemption Bill

Virginia Passes Bullion Sales Tax Exemption Bill

A coalition of numismatic businesses, led by John Feigenbaum (David Lawrence Rare Coins), lobbyist Stephen Haner, and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), started working together last summer on legislation to exempt rare coins, paper money, and precious metals from Virginia’s sales and use taxes. In this year’s legislative session, HB 1648 (sponsored by […]

ICTA: Precious Metals and Coin Collecting Legislation Update – Video: 5:14.

ICTA: Precious Metals and Coin Collecting Legislation Update – Video: 5:14.

CoinWeek Executive Producer David Lisot spoke with Kathy McFadden, Executive Director of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), about ongoing efforts at the state level to create a favorable environment for those who collect and invest in rare coins and precious metals. The states covered in this interview include Virginia, Indiana, Minnesota, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. […]

 
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