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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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

David Sear’s “foundation coin” starts a school Museum

An ACCG Director participates in the ACE School Museum Program. Report by Souzana Steverding of ACE. Full story

Import Restrictions Imposed on Cypriot Coins

On Monday July 16th the US State Department imposed restrictions on importation of ancient coins "of Cypriot types" issued prior to AD 235. Full story

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