Former PNG Executive Director Koppenhaver Passes Away


Paul L. Koppenhaver, a former Executive Director of the Professional Numismatists Guild, passed away at the age of 80 on December 1, 2012. Koppenhaver served as PNG Executive Director from 1978 to 1995.

"Paul Koppenhaver served the PNG with distinction during a decade and a half of significant growth and changes in the numismatic marketplace," said Robert Brueggeman, the current PNG Executive Director who succeeded Koppenhaver in 1995.

Koppenhaver received the PNG’s esteemed Abe Kosoff Founders Award in 1983. The award is presented in recognition of a PNG member who made significant contributions to the organization or to the numismatic community in general the previous year.

"Paul was a friend and mentor to hundreds of dealers nationwide, guiding them and the PNG in the organization’s code of knowledge, integrity and responsibility," said PNG President Jeffrey Bernberg.

The Professional Numismatists Guild is a nonprofit organization whose members must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise. For additional information, contact the PNG at (951) 587-8300 or visit online at

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I hate to hear this!!