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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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Faxes from 1934 discrete addresses opposing import restrictions on ancient coins from Italy were logged through the ACCG Fax Wizard as of 4:00 PM CST, Thursday April 22. The comment period closed at this time. Full story

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

Note from ACCG president

The following note regarding the Cyprus request for import restrictions was forwarded by Peter K. Tompa, current president of the ACCG Board of Directors. Full story

State Department ignores collector appeals

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has repeatedly and consistently refused to provide the ACCG and Numismatic Trade organizations with requested details about foreign state requests for import restrictions. Full story

Fax Wizard Now Open for HR 915 Comment

HR 915, the Cultural Conservation of the Crossroads of Civilization Act is currently being considered in the Trade Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. Concerned collectors may comment through the ACCG Fax Wizard. Full story

Fax Wizard Opened for International Comment

The ACCG Fax Wizard is now programmed to accept comment from individuals outside of the United States who wish to voice their opposition to U.S. import restrictions on ancient coins. Full story

CPAC invites comments on Italy request

The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will receive public comments related to the request for extension of import restrictions from Italy. 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

ACCG Sponsors Fax Wizard

Collectors wishing to express their concerns or register their opinions with their legislators in Washington can do so by fax online free of charge. Full story