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ACCG Website named Site of the Week by CoinLink

This site has been named Site of the Week for the week of December 12 in the CoinLink Best of the Web program.

December 13, 2004

Scott Purvis, creator of the online numismatic portal CoinLink has announced that The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild website was chosen as site of the Week for the week of December 12, 2004. The site is prominently featured on the front page of CoinLink ( with a screen shot and a link to the site. Also featured on the CoinLink front page is a lead in and link to the article "A Conflict of Interest" by Wayne G. Sayles ("Through the Looking Glass", The Celator, December 2004).

Every week CoinLink's editors select a "Site of the Week" based on content, presentation, design, and CoinLink user suggestions. At the end of the year, CoinLink will present "Best of the Web" awards in the following categories: Us Coins, World Coins, Currency, Ancients, Events and Resources.

Previous recipients of this award include such numismatic notables as the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG); The Harry Bass Foundation; The United States Mint; The Canadian Numismatic Association; The National Numismatic Collection (Smithsonian); The Royal Canadian Mint; The University of Notre Dame Digital Collections and other noteworthy and commendable sources for information about coins, ancient to modern.

"This is a distinct honor and we are delighted that the ACCG site has been recognized in this way" said Wayne G. Sayles, Executive Director of the guild. "We thank CoinLink for this flattering consideration." The ACCG site was built and organized by Bill Puetz and A.J. Gatlin, production and maintenance of site content is a collaborative effort of ACCG staff and volunteers.

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