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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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Roger Bland to speak at Field Museum

Dr. Roger Bland, head of the British Museum Department of Treasure and Portable Antiquities, will speak at Chicago's Field Museum about the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Britain and Wales and its successes over the past ten years. Full story

PAS funding faces freeze

The Portable Antiquities Scheme faces a freeze on its annual budget for the upcoming year, which amounts to a cut in real terms after inflation. Full story

Dr. Roger Bland speaks in Washington DC

Dr. Roger Bland, Head of the Department of Treasure and Portable Antiquities at the British Museum Spoke as a guest of ACCG and ANS in Washington DC and was recognized for his contributions to numismatics with the ACCG Friend Award. Full story

Congressman Culberson is Friend of Numismatics

Representative John Culberson (R-TX) recently accepted the ACCG Friend of Numismatics award from guild president Peter K. Tompa at the U.S. Capitol. Full story

British Museum and eBay reach agreement

The British Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), managed by the British Museum, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with eBay UK to help prevent the illicit sale of British antiquities that fall under the purview of the Treasure Act. The ACCG registered its concerns about this agreement, to which the PAS responded. Full story