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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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ACCG voices opposition on Italy MOU

The ACCG has submitted a formal comment regarding the possible addition of coins to the Memorandum of Understanding with Italy. Full story

Fax Count

Faxes from 1934 discrete addresses opposing import restrictions on ancient coins from Italy were logged through the ACCG Fax Wizard as of 4:00 PM CST, Thursday April 22. The comment period closed at this time. Full story

Fax Wizard is open for comment to US State Department

The free ACCG fax wizard is now available for comment on the impending CPAC review of the MOU with Italy. Full story

ACCG comments on interim review of Italy MOU

An interim review of the Memorandum of Understanding with Italy was held on November 12-13 2009 Full story

FOIA suit filed against DOS

The ACCG is joined by IAPN and PNG in a complaint filed against the U.S. State Department Full story

ACCG supports privacy of collectors

In conjunction with a private legal action in the State of California, The ACCG has issued a declaration of opposition to the release by eBay Inc. of customer names to a foreign government. Full story

ACCG Represented at CPAC Hearing

The ACCG was represented by Executive Director, Wayne G. Sayles, at the Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearing of 8 September 2005 in Washington, D.C. Sayles expressed opposition to the inclusion of coins in any import restrictions recommended by the committee and characterized the nature of attacks against the collector community. The written submission of the ACCG was published here in an earlier news item. The verbal comments are posted below. Full story

ANA Opposes Import Restrictions

The American Numismatic Association, the largest organized body of coin collectors in the United States, has submitted a statement to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee opposing the addition of coins to any list of restricted cultural property from Italy. Full story

ACCG opposes import restrictions on coins from Italy

The ACCG has entered an official position statement with the Cultural Property Advisory Committee expressing opposition to any attempt to remove the exemption granted in the original request five years ago. Full story

CPAC invites comments on Italy request

The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will receive public comments related to the request for extension of import restrictions from Italy. Full story