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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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Fax Wizard is open for comment to US State Department

The free ACCG fax wizard is now available for comment on the impending CPAC review of the MOU with Italy. Full story

Ancient Coin Collectors Seek Judicial Review of Controversial Decisions to Bar Coin Imports

ACCG has filed a complaint in Federal District Court to force action on the Cyprus/China coin import challenge. Below is the text of a national press release issued today. Full story

Ruling in FOIA case condones DOS intransigence

A long-awaited ruling fails to address serious issues within the U.S. State Department bureaucracy. Full story

ACCG Benefit Auction Nets $32,000+

Successful auction strengthens ACCG resources Full story

ACCG releases files in FOIA lawsuit

The links below are to files relating to the FOIA lawsuit launched by ACCG, IAPN and PNG seeking the release of information withheld by the U.S. State Department. The suit is currently before a federal judge awaiting a decision. Full story

Coin Collectors to Challenge State Department on Import Restrictions

The ACCG has launched phase two of a coordinated plan to challenge import restrictions on ancient coins. Full story

ACCG Presses Claims to Hidden Information

The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, the International Association of Professional Numismatists and the Professional Numismatists Guild have pressed their claims to information about the State Department’s controversial decisions to impose import restrictions on ancient Cypriot and Chinese coins. Full story

State Department adds new import restrictions

A summary of the recent Memorandum of Understanding signed between the United States and China. Full story

Lawsuit pries loose documents, more being contested

Peter Tompa summarizes the first round of releases of information under the FOIA lawsuit launched by ACCG, IAPN and PNG. Full story

Import Restrictions Implemented on Iraqi Coins

A cultural antiquities protection act passed as an "emergency" measure in 2004 is just now being implemented by State Department bureaucrats. Full story

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