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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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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

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

State Department adds new import restrictions

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

Slapdash Effort at DOS

A slapdash effort belies Cypriot claims that coins are significant to its heritage and that import restrictions will be applied only to coins first found in the ground in Cyprus. Full story

Import Restrictions Imposed on Cypriot Coins

On Monday July 16th the US State Department imposed restrictions on importation of ancient coins "of Cypriot types" issued prior to AD 235. Full story

IAPN Questions State Department actions

Following is an official statement provided by the International Association of Professional Numismatists concerning Imposition of Import Restrictions by the U.S. on Coins of Cypriot Origin. Full story

Will the real Zeus Salaminios please stand up?

A simple test will measure your abilitiy to select the proper coin for import restriction. Full story

ABA Committee Examines Collecting Chinese Art and Antiquities

A report by Peter K. Tompa on a recent panel discussion hosted by the American Bar Association's International Cultural Property Committee. Full story

Potential U.S. Ancient Coin Ban makes news in Australia

The Australian Broadcasting Company aired a segment highlighting the conflicting views of collectors and archaeologists in regard to importing coins from Cyprus. Full story

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