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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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Senator urges consideration for collectors

Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) has formally asked Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Dina Powell, to consider the consequences of import restrictions on American citizens who study and appreciate the richness of China's culture.

October 31, 2006

Senator Schumer, in response to an appeal from many constituents, including members of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, has forwarded to us a copy of his July 12, 2006 letter to Secretary Powell. The State Department has yet to release its decision on the request for import restrictions considered a year and a half ago by the Cultural Property Advisory Committee. The letter and its cover are provided below:

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