(Fallbrook, California) – The last in a year-long, nationwide series of Professional Numismatists Guild "Share the Knowledge" educational seminars for collectors and dealers will be conducted at the upcoming November Whitman Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention.
PNG member-dealer Anthony Swiatek of Manhasset, New York will discuss, "What Are the Perspicacious Ways to Collect and Invest in Coins and Currency?" The program begins at Noon on Friday, November 21, 2008, in room 303 of the Baltimore Convention Center. A complimentary light lunch will be available for audience members.
"I’ll help collectors learn how not to lose, but rather make money, while enjoying our hobby. It will be an insightful look at reading between the lines of questionable advertised offerings, becoming more enlightened about numismatics, and learning how to detect counterfeit coinage – an apparently increasing problem with some merchandise being offered in online auctions," explained Swiatek.
Known in the hobby as "Mr. Commem" for his research and writings about United States commemorative coins, Swiatek also is a former President of the American Numismatic Association and a long-time consumer education advocate.
Founded in 1953, the Professional Numismatists Guild is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and seven other countries. PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.
"With the upcoming program in November, the PNG will have conducted ten Share the Knowledge seminars in 2008. Programs were presented at major conventions in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Long Beach and Phoenix. This is a testament to our organization’s motto: Knowledge, Integrity, Responsibility," said Gary Adkins, PNG President.