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Sayles honored by guild

Wayne G. Sayles, founder and executive director of the ACCG was recognized by the guild board of directors at the 2006 NYINC guild meeting.

January 30, 2006

The ACCG public meeting of January 14th, which was scheduled to open with the presentation of service awards to Bill Puetz and Peter Tompa for their Exceptionally Meritorious Service to the guild in 2005 (see story within), was instead launched with the surprise presentation of an award to Wayne G. Sayles for contributions to ancient numismatics. Sayles is the founder of the ACCG and currently serves as the guild's Executive Director.

Presenting the award, on behalf of the ACCG Board of Directors, was Kerry K. Wetterstrom, president of the board. The award, a finely crafted brass kaleidoscope, represents the endless panorama of beauty and variety in ancient numismatics that is available to the inquisitive collector.

The inscription reads:

For Exceptional Contributions
to Ancient Numismatics
Jan. 14, 2006
Ancient Coin Collector's Guild

Commenting on the award, Sayles said "I am grateful for this distinctive honor and thank my fellow board members along with all of the many steadfast supporters that have made ACCG a reality. We have come a long way in a short time, and are on the verge of many exciting new initiatives in support of our hobby."

The ACCG was founded in 2004 and currently has 475 individual paid members and 18 Affiliate Member clubs which boost the number of collectors directly represented by the guild to more than 4,000. The guild is a collector advocacy group that is actively engaged in promoting the views of private collectors to governmental decision makers and in educating the general public about the benefits of private collecting to the understanding of history and the preservation of cultural heritage.

wayne g. sayles
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