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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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Old Pots Cops Paint as “Hot” Sold Openly in Thailand

Commentary by Peter K. Tompa about an issue involving antiquities and legal processes that should be taken seriously by collectors of all artifacts, including ancient coins. 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

FOIA suit filed against DOS

The ACCG is joined by IAPN and PNG in a complaint filed against the U.S. State Department 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

ACCG supports privacy of collectors

In conjunction with a private legal action in the State of California, The ACCG has issued a declaration of opposition to the release by eBay Inc. of customer names to a foreign government. Full story

CPAC holds public hearing

The Cultural Property Advisory Committee held a public hearing on February 17, 2005 in regard to a request for import restrictions from the People's Republic of China. Full story

ACCG Issues Statement on China Request

The ACCG has submitted a statement to the U.S. Department of State, Cultural Property Advisory Committee, opposing the request from China for import restrictions on coins over 100 years old. Full story

ACCG Opposes China Request

The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild will formally oppose the pending request from the People's Republic of China for import restrictions on coins from antiquity to the 20th century. Individuals are invited to join this opposition by using the free Fax Wizard on this page. Just click on the picture of the U.S. Capitol. Full story

China asks US to restrict imports of ancient coins

The People's Republic of China has petitioned the government of the United States to restrict the importation of antiquities under the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (19 USC 2600, Chapter 14).Government of the People's Republic of China." 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

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