Preserving our freedom to collect


The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild has become a driving force in the ongoing effort to protect coin collectors and museums in which coins are stored from being forced to give up these items to foreign governments under the premise the coins are the cultural patrimony of the claimant nation. — Richard Giedroyc, World Coin News April 26, 2010



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Cypriot Ambassador disparages Ancient Coin Collecting while State Department sings the chorus

Dave Welsh, a member of the ACCG Board of Directors responds to a U.S. State Department announcement heralding the addition of coins to the list of imports restricted from Cyprus. Full story

Patrimony Strikes Again

A New York Sun editorial of March 21, 2006 takes U.S. law enforcement officials to task for wasting their time enforcing ridiculous patrimony laws of foreign countries. Full story

The Concept of Compromise

An editorial published by the Institute of Marine Archaeological Conservation (IMAC) 2005. Full story

He Won't Change!

An intersting article about collector Aman ur Rahman from Dubai. Full story

Things Some Might Consider

Editorial comment by Wayne G. Sayles regarding the latest in a series of attacks against public and private collecting. Full story

Coins and Culture

From The Celator, May 2005. Full story

Perspective from Turkey

Bekircan Tahberer, a licensed collector of ancient coins in Turkey shares his views about U.S. import restrictions, governmental policies and academia. Full story

Book Review: Stealing History. Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World

The following review by Dr. Alan Walker provides a counterpoint to the controversial assertions by Roger Atwood that have been highly touted and vigorously publicized by members of the archaeological community. Dr. Walker's training in the field of classical archaeology (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) and his widely recognized expertise and experience as a professional numismatist bring to the table a unique understanding of the issues from differing perspectives. Dr. Walker is a member of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild. Full story


PDF file of the ACCG statement in opposition to import restrictions on coins from China. Full story

Archaeology: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

While hiding behind a mask of altruistic innocence, the archaeological community threatens to devour a venerable hobby and pillage the rights of private collectors with impunity. Full story

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