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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

About the ACCG

As a potential member of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, you might ask "What will my dues or contribution be used for?" Following is a list of some of the objectives that are currently on the slate of ACCG "Things to do". The list is long, and ambitious. The objectives will not be met quickly, nor easily. But our hobby is blessed with adherents from a broad range of backgrounds and possessing a tremendous amount of talent. The main objective of the ACCG is to pull together these human resources in a coordinated plan of action to protect, preserve and enhance the hobby.

Some objectives of the ACCG are:

  • To lobby effectively against the imposition of import restrictions on coins of any age or place.
  • To seek, in the event of adverse legislative action, favorable administrative or court interpretations affirming the right of individuals to collect objects from the past.
  • To fight for the continued existence of a free market for all collector coins.
  • To bolster legitimacy of the ancient coin market through establishment of a national dealer code of ethics.
  • To offer the centralized services and advantages of an umbrella organization to regional and local clubs for the purpose of promoting initiatives, sharing resources and coordinating programs of mutual benefit.
  • To establish a far reaching program of public education, through public media, to highlight the accomplishments of private collectors and their contributions to our knowledge and understanding of the past.
  • To develop educational services and opportunities for Young Numismatists and to support the general introduction of ancient history and numismatics into school classroom programs.
  • To work as a consumer advocate for the protection of ancient coin collectors against fraud and unscrupulous business practices.
  • To negotiate member services for collectors under favorable terms based on group rates and consolidated buying power.
  • To nurture a strong sense of identity among ancient coin collectors and to offer an opportunity for collectors to escape the "Robinson Crusoe Syndrome" of feeling alone in their collecting interests.

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