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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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"CoinZappers" discussion list supports ACCG

The Yahoo Discussion List "CoinZappers" joins a rapidly growing cadre of organizations supporting the work of the ACCG. Full story

ACCG recognizes The Year of Languages

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages has sponsored a nationwide program to highlight the importance of language learning and cultural understanding. The ACCG proudly endorses this effort. Full story

AIA Backpedals on Iraq Museum Claims

The Archaeological Institute of America, which shamelessly fanned the flames of reported horrors at the Iraq Museum during hostilities in that country has now admitted publicly that the claims were greatly exaggerated, that there were mitigating circumstances to preclude U.S. military protection at the time and that many of the missing items have been recovered from within Iraq, not from the international market which was blamed extensively for the looting. The official press release follows: Full story

WildWinds joins as Affiliate Member

WildWinds, a noncommercial and not for profit activity dedicated to serving the ancient coin collecting fraternity has joined the ACCG as an Affiliate Member. Full story

ACCG opposes import restrictions on coins from Italy

The ACCG has entered an official position statement with the Cultural Property Advisory Committee expressing opposition to any attempt to remove the exemption granted in the original request five years ago. Full story

Dave Welsh on Import Restrictions

Unidroit-L discussion list founder and moderator Dave Welsh expounds on the issue of import restrictions in a letter to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee as it convenes to consider the request of Italy for an extension of import restrictions. Although coins were exempted from the original request five years ago, the potential for them to be added at this time has not been ruled out. Dave Welsh is Chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the ACCG. Full story

Orange County Ancient Coin Club joins ACCG

The Orange County Ancient Coin Club joins the cadre of ACCG supporting organizations. 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

ACCG Board adopts Code of Ethics

The Board of Directors of ACCG has agreed on a uniform Code of Ethics for Collectors and Sellers of ancient coins. Full story