PNG Online Classes Available

by on November 17, 2015 · 1 comment

PNG LogoExtensive multi-media classes are now available online to collectors and dealers, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has announced.

Developed by Karl Newman in conjunction with the University of Rare Coins and PNG’s Edward C. Milas School of Numismatics, there are two course levels:

  • The Level 100 course provides broad-based basic knowledge about numismatics. Topics include purchasing, selling, marketing and auctions; third-party certification; coin shows; and numismatic organizations and industry resources.

  • Level 200 topics include metallurgy and technology in the science of numismatics; the minting process and errors; and the history of monetary systems and development of coining.

These online classes were originally created only for participants in PNG’s internship mentoring program.

"We are making these available online to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of numismatics, from the minting process to the business of buying and selling coins," explained PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

The enrollment fee is $300, with pricing including both classes, and those who pass the two levels will receive Certificates of Completion.

For more information, visit, call (951) 587-8300 or email

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Seth Riesling November 17, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Just FYI –

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) allows convicted felons to be members! This is a matter of public record. This fact has even been published in the book “Rare Coins, Rare People” by Leon Hendrickson, the founder/part-owner of SilverTowne L.P. rare coins & precious metals private Mint/foundry in Winchester, Indiana since the 1950s & founder/part-owner of cable television coin shopping show “The Coin Vault” since 1988. His son David Hendrickson is also part-owner of both businesses. Both men are members of PNG & both are convicted felons due to crimes related to their numismatic businesses. When PNG found out about this public record conviction of both men in a Federal Court case, it changed its by-laws which did not allow convicted felons to allow these two men (and others) to continue being PNG-member coin & precious metals dealers (the Hendrickson’s are major financial backers of PNG). One of the top-recognized U.S. numismatists, Laura Sperber of Legend Rare Coins & Auctions in New Jersey has written publicly about this unethical situation with PNG & she refuses to be a PNG member due to their hypocrisy in this matter. Ironically, as she has pointed out, the PNG logo has their motto as “Knowledge. Integrity. Responsibility.” Draw your own conclusions about this situation & check out the public record or just contact the PNG at their e-mail address or phone number listed in this article.


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