Ancient Coin Collectors Guild

The U.S. State Department has announced a date of May 6-7 for Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearings on the request for renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding with Italy. In practical terms, the U.S. government is about to decide whether antiquities and other forms of cultural property that Italy claims as its heritage ought to […]

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The two-day conference, "Portable Antiquities: Archaeology, Collecting, Metal Detecting", organized by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS) was well attended and conducted in a spirit of friendly cooperation. Although withdrawal of the National Council for Metal Detecting (NCMD) prior to the event left questions in […]

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GAINESVILLE, Mo. — The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG), a non-profit advocacy group that supports the free and independent collecting of coins from antiquity, has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to expedite its challenge to import restrictions placed on ancient coins struck in Cyprus and China. Back in April 2009, ACCG imported […]

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The seven-member ACCG Board of Directors is elected by the general membership every two years. The Director term is a four year position, with three board members being elected on one cycle and four members being elected on the alternate cycle two years later. In 2010, three positions on the board expire. Incumbents in these […]

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GAINESVILLE, Mo. — A small packet of inexpensive Chinese and Cypriot coins imported from England by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) have been seized by Customs in Baltimore, Maryland. The coins were imported to test the legitimacy of State Department (DOS) imposed import restrictions via two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU). ACCG maintains that actions […]

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An acquisition fund managed by a committee of the ACCG will help small museums in England and Wales to retain local finds under the Treasure Act. A newly formed Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Museum Fund has been established to help provide funding to small museums in England and Wales that wish to purchase local finds […]

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The ACCG has launched phase two of a coordinated plan to challenge import restrictions on ancient coins. As a British Airways jetliner touched down in Baltimore on April 15th , many U.S. citizens were busy writing last minute checks to the IRS. In the face of mounting global crises, they could hardly have anticipated that […]

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An online auction of ancient coins will be held in August 2008 to raise funds for ACCG legal initiatives in opposition to the State Department imposed import restrictions on ancient coins.

Ancient Coin Collectors Guild LogoAn Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) benefit auction is currently being organized to raise funds for anticipated legal expenses in opposition to State Department imposed import restrictions on ancient coins.  The online sale, closing on August 17, 2008, will be hosted on the Vauction site as a fund raiser for anticipated legal expenses. 

Individuals wishing to donate coins for this sale may contact Wayne G. Sayles, ACCG Executive Director by telephone at 417-679-2142 or by email at director@accg.us for details. 

A goal of 150 lots has been established and some exceptional coins have already been pledged.  All donations are welcome.  Coins of lesser grade or value may be combined into multiple coin lots.  All donations should be arranged as early as possible, but not later than June 15, 2008 in order to provide time for proper cataloging and processing.

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