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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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Senator Schumer accepts ACCG award

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has been recognized by the ACCG for his support of collectors. Full story

Students Meet Julius Caesar on the Ides of March

Place a genuine 2,000-year-old coin in the hand of a student and the centuries will vanish before your eyes. Teachers across the country will do just that on the Ides of March to bring a history lesson to life and kindle a reverence for the past that might be surprising. Full story

Numismatists comment to CPAC on Cyprus request for import restrictions

Comment from a wide variety of interests was submitted to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) during a 10-day window closing Monday, February 5. The comment period was provided to allow public participation in the State Department consideration of a request by the Republic of Cyprus for import restrictions on cultural property to include coins more than 250 years old. Below are some examples of comments that were formally submitted. Full story

Best Buy supports ancient coins for education

The national electronics retailer Best Buy has recognized Pittsburgh teacher Zee Ann Poerio for her innovative use of ancient coins in teaching the Classics. Poerio received a $2,500 te@ch award for the purchase of items to be used in her classroom programs. Full story