Preserving our freedom to collect


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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Ballots are in the mail

Ballots for the election of ACCG Board members have been mailed to all members of record. Don't forget to vote. Full story

Bogdanos "Thieves of Baghdad" reviewed

Peter K. Tompa, a Washington attorney specializing in cultural property issues, reviews the recently released chronicle by Matthew Bogdanos about Baghdad Museum looting during the invasion of Iraq. This review was originally published in the March 2006 issue of The Celator. Full story

Patrimony Strikes Again

A New York Sun editorial of March 21, 2006 takes U.S. law enforcement officials to task for wasting their time enforcing ridiculous patrimony laws of foreign countries. Full story