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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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ACCG Queries Cypriot Director of Antiquities

Commentary by Peter K. Tompa regarding an ACCG Query to the Director of Antiquities of Cyprus about the decision to impose import restrictions on ancient coins of "Cypriot Types". Full story

ACCG Student Membership available

Elementary, Secondary and Higher Education students are now eligible for a special reduced rate membership in the ACCG. Full story

IAPN Comments on FOIA law suit

Paul Davies, president of the International Association of Professional Numismatists, commented on the joint ACCG/IAPN/PNG law suit in a letter to Cyprus Mail editor Kosta Pavlowitch. Full story

FOIA suit is widely covered in national media

The Freedom of Information Act law suit filed against the U.S. State Department by ACCG, IAPN and PNG has elicited a strong positive response from many in the hobby and even support from some unsuspected sources. The wide coverage of this issue in national media is a welcome outcome. Full story

FOIA suit filed against DOS

The ACCG is joined by IAPN and PNG in a complaint filed against the U.S. State Department Full story

Pittsburgh Book Fair Includes Ancient Coin Museum

The Barnes and Noble bookstore in South Hills Village, Pittsburgh, PA will host a Book Fair and Ancient Coin Museum on November 3rd, 2007. Full story

PAN is newest ACCG Affiliate Member

The ACCG warmly welcomes Pacific Ancient Numismatists as the guild's 20th Affiliate Member. Full story

Hiding the Ball

Is the State Department now Hiding the Ball from our Elected Representatives in Congress? A commentary by Peter K. Tompa regarding a recent State Department report. Full story

Slapdash Effort at DOS

A slapdash effort belies Cypriot claims that coins are significant to its heritage and that import restrictions will be applied only to coins first found in the ground in Cyprus. Full story

A Significant Omission

Peter K. Tompa comments on U.S. State Department alteration of official comments at the signing of the MOU with Cyprus adding coins to the restricted cultural property list. Full story

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