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Organizations submit Amici Briefs to Appellate Court

Six prestigious organizations support ACCG appeal with formal legal briefs.

By Wayne G. Sayles |
November 09, 2011

Several leading international numismatic organizations have petitioned the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for leave to file an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief supporting ACCG's appeal of the Cyprus/China import restriction challenge.  That case was recently dismissed in Circuit Court at Baltimore and is currently under appeal.  Ironically, a concerted international response of this sort is mandated by the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (CPIA) before import restrictions may be imposed.  It has never materialized in that regard and is one of the very points challenged by ACCG in the suit being appealed.  As a technical matter, the motion for leave is submitted along with the brief itself.  Below are the organizations involved and copies of the motions and briefs filed on their behalf:

American Committee for Cultural Policy (ACCP) / International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA) Motion -- Brief

International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) / American Numismatic Association (ANA) / Ancient Coins for Education (ACE) Motion -- Brief

Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Motion -- Brief


On behalf of its members and ancient coin collectors worldwide, the ACCG Board of Directors is grateful to these organizations for their genuine concern and important show of support.


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