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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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Fax Wizard Now Open for HR 915 Comment

HR 915, the Cultural Conservation of the Crossroads of Civilization Act is currently being considered in the Trade Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. Concerned collectors may comment through the ACCG Fax Wizard. Full story

ACCG Represented at CPAC Hearing

The ACCG was represented by Executive Director, Wayne G. Sayles, at the Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearing of 8 September 2005 in Washington, D.C. Sayles expressed opposition to the inclusion of coins in any import restrictions recommended by the committee and characterized the nature of attacks against the collector community. The written submission of the ACCG was published here in an earlier news item. The verbal comments are posted below. Full story

ANA Opposes Import Restrictions

The American Numismatic Association, the largest organized body of coin collectors in the United States, has submitted a statement to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee opposing the addition of coins to any list of restricted cultural property from Italy. Full story

Pittsburgh Teacher is a Friend of Numismatics

Zee Ann Poerio, a third grade teacher at St. Louise de Marillac school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been recognized by the ACCG for her notable contributions to the hobby of collecting ancient coins. Full story