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Kevin Lipton PNG Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2012

Kevin Lipton PNG Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2012

Interviewer: David Lisot for CoinWeek At a young 53 years old veteran numismatic dealer and market maker Kevin Lipton is awarded one of the Professional Numismatists Guild‘s highest awards. Kevin shares what it is like to win the award and offers counsel for those considering participating in the field of numismatics. Video run-time: 2:32 Copyright […]

By August 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior – ANA PNG Pre-Show Report

Rare Coin Road Warrior – ANA PNG Pre-Show Report

Good Morning Rare Coin Enthusiasts, The American Numismatic Association and Professional Numismatists Guild Pre-ANA Show opened Saturday morning at the Philadelphia Convention Center.  While a large number of the major players were here for the Heritage Auction held several blocks away at the Sheraton Hotel the bourse floor was relatively quiet.  Business was steady albeit […]

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. […]

Massachusetts Student Wins 2012 PNG Scholarship

Massachusetts Student Wins 2012 PNG Scholarship

(Temecula, California) — A college student who started collecting coins as a young child when “the tooth fairy” left Morgan silver dollars under his pillow is the winner of the 2012 Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) Young Numismatist Scholarship. “Paul Zapantis, age 21, of Clinton, Massachusetts is this year’s recipient.  He’ll attend a week-long session of […]

Coin Analyst Special Report: Numismatic Community Divided Over New E-Bay Coin Selling Policies

Coin Analyst Special Report: Numismatic Community Divided Over New E-Bay Coin Selling Policies

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There is a consensus among coin collectors and numismatists that it is important that e-Bay have policies designed to protect buyers from overgraded, counterfeit and otherwise problematic coins. Sales of such coins have been an ongoing problem for years, especially on online auction platforms. But the new e-Bay policies announced […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Change is Good

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Change is Good

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, In this month’s Rare Coin Road Warrior I want to discuss a couple of ‘key’ developments in the business.  First, I am going to ‘revisit’ my market report from earlier this month titled “GIGO”.  Second, I am going to talk about the news from the Central States Coin Show last week […]

Now’s the Time to Prepare Your High-End Collection/Investment for Future Prosperity!

Now’s the Time to Prepare Your High-End Collection/Investment for Future Prosperity!

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek.com – MFRareCoins.com As coin market trends change and evolve, and prices rise over the long-term, buyers’ demands change and become more refined.  The current demand trend for high-end coins is a preference for problem-free coins and premium quality.  By problem-free, I don’t mean coins without scratches, spots, or other imperfections.  […]

A BABY STEP FOR THE PNG AND THE HOBBY!

A BABY STEP FOR THE PNG AND THE HOBBY!

Hot Topics by Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics FINALLY-A DEFINITION OF COIN DOCTORING HAS BEEN VOTED IN! The definition of coin doctoring FINALLY has been accepted by a major organization-The PNG. Next up, we need the ANA to accept it too. I personally did not think the PNG membership would vote to accept the definition. […]

By April 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PNG Members Comment On New By-Laws Regarding Coin Doctoring

PNG Members Comment On New By-Laws Regarding Coin Doctoring

PNG President: Jeffrey Bernberg, PNG Members: Julian Leidman, John Feigenbaum, and David Greenstein Interviewer: David Lisot. Coin doctoring is changing the appearance of a coin to deceive someone regarding its condition. The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is the oldest and largest organization of coin dealers in the US. The organization adopted new by-laws regarding this […]

By April 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

It’s Show Down Time for the PNG

It’s Show Down Time for the PNG

Laura Sperber – Hot Topics After a year or two of dodging the bullet, this week at CSNS the all mighty PNG will be voting to accept or reject a definition of coin doctoring. There is absolutely NO excuse to push it back, cancel, or delay the vote. The membership was given this information in […]

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

The president of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), 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 dealers and […]

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 […]

THE SHOW DOWN IS COMING

THE SHOW DOWN IS COMING

HOT TOPICS By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics At the FUN Show John Albanese and the committee he has formed (to define coin doctoring) will present a definition of coin doctoring to the PNG board. At some point (if accepted), the membership will vote. These are huge obstacles. I am not optimistic about the definition […]

By December 2, 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 […]

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, […]

ANA, PNG Make Improvements to Pre-Show

ANA, PNG Make Improvements to Pre-Show

Promptly responding to dealers’ comments about the first Official ANA-PNG Pre-Show in Chicago, leaders of the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) and the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) have announced significant changes for next year’s event in Philadelphia. “There’s always room for improvement in any show, but I think we laid a good foundation in our first […]

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, […]

PNG Announces Additional 2011 PNG Day Show And Dealers’ Discounts

PNG Announces Additional 2011 PNG Day Show And Dealers’ Discounts

(Temecula, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has added a third PNG Day show during 2011. It will be held in Pittsburgh on October 12, the day before the American Numismatic Association’s National Money ShowSM there. Dealers who take a table at the upcoming ANA-PNG Official Pre-Show in Chicago, August 13 – 15, will […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Video News: CoinWeek Talks with Bob Brueggeman at CSNS PNG Day

Video News: CoinWeek Talks with Bob Brueggeman at CSNS PNG Day

Executive Director of the Professional Numismatists Guild talks about the PNG Day in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society Convention and why PNG has these events as well as other issues affecting PNG. This text will be replaced Runtime: 4:43 Copyright © April, 2011

By April 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Will The PNG Hurt The ANA Show?

Will The PNG Hurt The ANA Show?

The PNG is still in my sights because they claim to be the leading dealer organization with high morals that does nothing for anyone but themselves. They tend to act like anyone not in the club is pond scum. This enrages me to no end since I certainly do not need them and know plenty […]

Coin Doctoring Presents A Moral Imperative to the Coin Industry

Coin Doctoring Presents A Moral Imperative to the Coin Industry

Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investments It would be a great deal more fun to consider what R.W. Julian has to say about Gobrecht dollars but at this point in time the consideration in front of us is the rather murky numismatic subject called coin doctoring. I have talked with both David Hall of the […]

 
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