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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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ACCG expands complaint in Baltimore court

Peter Tompa reports on the latest actions in the ACCG lawsuit over Chinese and Cypriot coin import restrictions. Full story

D.C. Circuit Denies Government Effort to Avoid Appellate Review and Welcomes Views of Former CPAC Members

The ACCG Freedom of Information Act lawsuit will proceed at the Appellate level. The following report is by Peter K. Tompa. 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

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

FOIA lawsuit schedule set

Judge Richard J. Leon has ordered a schedule for disclosure/briefing by the State Department regarding claims brought by the ACCG, IAPN and PNG. Under this schedule, requested records may be released or exemptions may be requested no later than May 9, 2008. A determination of any future action by the plaintiffs will be made no later than June 2, 2008. Full story

IAPN Comments on FOIA law suit

Paul Davies, president of the International Association of Professional Numismatists, commented on the joint ACCG/IAPN/PNG law suit in a letter to Cyprus Mail editor Kosta Pavlowitch. Full story

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