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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 Coins as Cultural Property: A Legal Perspective on 'Numismatics and the Antiquities Trade'

The May 1998 Celator featured an article that Martin Beckman authored about the ethics of collecting ancient coins entitled, "Numismatics and the Antiquities Trade." The purpose of this present paper is to provide the reader with some additional legal insight concerning the same issue. Full story

Numismatics and the antiquities trade

"I began to wonder just where all the coins currently on the market come from, and decided do some research and try to find out." Full story