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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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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

AIA Backpedals on Iraq Museum Claims

The Archaeological Institute of America, which shamelessly fanned the flames of reported horrors at the Iraq Museum during hostilities in that country has now admitted publicly that the claims were greatly exaggerated, that there were mitigating circumstances to preclude U.S. military protection at the time and that many of the missing items have been recovered from within Iraq, not from the international market which was blamed extensively for the looting. The official press release follows: Full story

President Signs Emergency Protection for Iraqi Antiquities Act

Press release from the American Institute of Archaeology (AIA) announcing the signing of HR 1047 Full story

"Looted" coins found

Widely publicized looting of the Kabul Museum collection turns out to be one more case of disinformation. Full story

HR-1047 Passes -- Now What?

This week, HR-1047 received final approval in the legislature and was forwarded to the President for signing. Full story