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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Cypriot Ambassador disparages Ancient Coin Collecting while State Department sings the chorus

Dave Welsh, a member of the ACCG Board of Directors responds to a U.S. State Department announcement heralding the addition of coins to the list of imports restricted from Cyprus. Full story

IAPN Questions State Department actions

Following is an official statement provided by the International Association of Professional Numismatists concerning Imposition of Import Restrictions by the U.S. on Coins of Cypriot Origin. Full story

FENAP Expresses concern to US State Department

The Federation of European Numismatic Trade Associations has expressed great concern to the U.S. Secretary of State over Cypriot import restrictions. Full story

Siegel visits Charlotte classroom

Perry Siegel, proprietor of Herakles Numismatics, helps bring ancient history to life as part of the ACE program. Full story

Will the real Zeus Salaminios please stand up?

A simple test will measure your abilitiy to select the proper coin for import restriction. Full story

McGarigle recognized at CICF

Jim McGarigle was recognized at the Chicago International Coin Fair for his achievement in shepherding the Collectors Rights Resolution through the 2006 GOP state convention in Wisconsin. Full story

Sayles speaks to TCACC on Mallos

Wayne G. Sayles, Executive Director of the ACCG delivered a presentation on the Geography, History and Coinage of Mallos in Cilicia to the Twin Cities Ancient Coin Club on Tuesday, April 24. Full story

ACCG highlighted on Thom Bray Podcast

Ancient Coin Collecting and the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild are the topics of a Podcast interview with guild executive director Wayne G. Sayles Full story

Help Wanted

The ACCG is in need of dedicated, capable and dependable volunteers in several project areas. Full story