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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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HR-1047 Correction

Information reported by the Thomas site (http://thomas.loc.gov) and by the Washington Post online regarding the passage of HR-1047 appears to have been slightly premature (see our earlier news item on this subject). Full story

Oxford hosts lecture series on ethics of collecting

Varied views are heard in an open forum. 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

State Department decision on China postponed

The State Department will further postpone any decision on the request from China for cultural property import restrictions. Collector, Museum and Trade groups opposing this request see this as an encouraging development. The following report is submitted by Peter K. Tompa. Full story

Tompa: Letter to the Editor, Washington Post (unpublished)

A letter from Peter K. Tompa to the Editor of the Washington Post in regard to the Atwood article "Stop, Thieves! Recovering Iraq's Looted Treasures". The letter was apparently not published. Full story

Sayles: Letter to Editor, Washington Post (unpublished)

A letter from Wayne G. Sayles to the Editor of the Washington Post in regard to the Atwood article "Stop, Thieves! Recovering Iraq's Looted Treasures". The letter was apparently not published. Full story

ACCG members gather at ANA in Pittsburgh

The first Public meeting of the ACCG marks a Guild milestone. Full story

Preservation of the Past

From The Celator, October 2004 Full story