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Raymond Hawkins of South Carolina Wins 2013 PNG YN Scholarship

Raymond Hawkins of South CarolinaA 16-year old South Carolina high school sophomore, Raymond Hawkins, who began collecting coins six years ago and recently founded a local coin club and a coin dealership, is the winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild's 2013 Young Numismatist scholarship competition [...]

Ninth Annual PNG 2013 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

Ninth Annual PNG 2013 YN Scholarship Competition AnnouncedThe Professional Numismatists Guild will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2013 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This is the ninth consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs [...]

CoinPlex Named the Official Coin Trading Network of the PNG

PNG LogoTo assist its members in efficiently making dealer-to-dealer sales of rare coins, the Professional Numismatists Guild has named CoinPlex as "the official coin trading network of the PNG."

CoinPlex is an online, dealers-only trading exchange for certified United States coins and bullion. Its members can post bids and asks on the CoinPlex Market [...]

PNG 2012 Award Winners Announced

Kevin Lipton 2012 PNG DayBeverly Hills, California rare coin dealer Kevin Lipton has received the Professional Numismatists Guild's (www.PNGdealers.com) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of years of dedicated service and achievements in numismatics.

The award was presented at the PNG Day awards banquet on August 6, 2012 in Philadelphia on the eve of the American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money [...]

PNG Seeks 2012 Award Nominations

PNG LogoNominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Jeffrey Bernberg.

"These annual and eagerly anticipated awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession. We welcome and encourage nominations from collectors and dealers," said Brueggeman [...]

Paul Zapantis of Massachusetts Wins 2012 PNG Young Numismatist Scholarship

Paul ZapantisA college student who started collecting coins as a young child when "the tooth fairy" left Morgan silver dollars under his pillow is the winner of the 2012 Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) Young Numismatist Scholarship.

A National Honor Society member, Zapantis was President of both his senior class and the student council when he graduated from Clinton High School in 2009. He just completed his junior year at Worcester State University, and says he's now looking forward to learning about coin grading at the ANA Summer Seminar [...]

PNG Approves 3-Point Definition of Coin Doctoring

PNG LogoMembers of the Professional Numismatists Guild attending the organization's general membership meeting on April 17, 2012 overwhelmingly approved a three-point definition of so-called "coin doctoring."

Here is the wording of the definition as approved by the PNG Board of Directors and PNG member-dealers attending the meeting in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois on the eve of the Central States Numismatic Society convention [...]

eBay and PNG Collaborate, Replica Coin Listings to be Removed

PNG LogoeBay (www.ebay.com), the world's largest online marketplace and a global leader in mobile commerce, recognizes that the coin category on eBay is a dynamic space with a passionate -- and informed -- community. They are listening to their customers and re-engaging with coin enthusiasts on and off eBay.com to understand how we can make the coin experience on eBay even better [...]

Gold and Silver Prices Higher in 2012, Forecasts PNG Members

PNG LogoHow will gold, silver and other precious metals perform in 2012? Year-end predictions by experts with decades of experience in buying and selling gold, silver and other bullion coins with the public almost unanimously point toward price increases.

However, some of their opinions significantly vary on how high the increases will go in the next three months and a year from now, according to the Professional Numismatists Guild, a [...]

PNG Sends Pledged Reward in New Jersey Coin Theft Case

Julian Leidman, Ken Starrett and Jeffrey BernbergThe Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has issued the first $2,500 in pledged rewards totaling $175,250 to New Jersey coin dealer Ken Starrett whose tip to investigators led to the recovery of rare coins and bank notes stolen in 2009.

PNG is alerting more than 70 other dealers who pledged the remaining amount of the total that the reward money now should be sent because a suspect in the case has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of sale or possession of stolen goods [...]

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