Professional Numismatists Guild

Jeffrey BernbergThe 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 dealers and collectors across the country, Bernberg has issued an informal PNG President’s State of the Market Outlook with forecasts for five areas of the market in 2012: modern issues, mega rarities; low-to-moderately priced […]


PNG LogoThe 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 buying and selling of numismatic merchandise," said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

Recently accepted as PNG Regular Members are […]


PNG LogoThe Professional Numismatists Guild ( 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 for one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions in June or July, meals and six nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the […]


PNG LogoRecent 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 (, a nonprofit California-based organization founded in 1953 that’s composed today of the country’s top rare coin and bullion coin dealers who must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise […]


PNG LogoThe Professional Numismatists Guild ( 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, PNG President. "We’re determined to get this done."

The committee is headed by John Albanese, President of Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) and the […]


PNG 2011 AwardeesThe Professional Numismatists Guild 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 Money in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois.

"These prestigious, annual awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession," said Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director.

PNG Immediate Past President and current board member, Paul Montgomery, received the Abe Kosoff Founders Award […]


PNG LogoJeffrey F. Bernberg of Rare Coin Company of America, Willowbrook, Illinois, has been selected to serve as President of the Professional Numismatists Guild for the 2011 – 2013 term.

Other officers selected by the PNG Board are Vice President Terry Hanlon of Dillon Gage Metals Division, Addison, TX; Secretary Dana S. Samuelson of American Gold Exchange, Austin, TX, and Treasurer Fred Weinberg of Fred Weinberg & Company, Encino, CA […]


PNG LogoResults of the election have been announced for the new Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild.

"Under PNG Bylaws, member-dealers of the organization elect the board members at large, and then the elected board members select the officers from within their group. During their upcoming August 12 meeting, the nine-member Board will choose the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer," explained Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director […]


Jeff C. Garrett

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, and is part of the ongoing PNG Share the Knowledge educational programs for collectors and dealers at major coin shows around the country.

The price you pay for a coin can have profound consequences on your long-term investment in rare coins; yet determining a coin’s value can be […]


PNG LogoThe Professional Numismatists Guild 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 Show there.

Dealers who take a table at the upcoming ANA-PNG Official Pre-Show in Chicago, August 13 – 15, will get a $100 discount on tables for the Pittsburgh PNG Day, October 12, and be entered in a drawing for a free table for the Pittsburgh PNG Day […]