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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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The latest happenings at ACCG!

ACCG young scholar published in The Numismatist

ACCG member Sam Spiegel, who attended the ANA Summer Seminar in 2006 on an ACCG Scholarship Program, has a major feature article in the November 2009 issue of The Numismatist. Full story

Ruling in FOIA case condones DOS intransigence

A long-awaited ruling fails to address serious issues within the U.S. State Department bureaucracy. Full story

ACCG comments on interim review of Italy MOU

An interim review of the Memorandum of Understanding with Italy was held on November 12-13 2009 Full story

ACCG Benefit Auction Nets $32,000+

Successful auction strengthens ACCG resources Full story

Tom Palmer appointed to serve on ACCG Board

Charter ACCG Board Member David Hendin has tendered his resignation from the board due to other obligations. Full story

John Hooker to edit ACCG Newsletter

The ACCG newsletter, a heretofore randomly issued communication, will become a scheduled quarterly event. Full story

Excellence Through Classics Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Zee Ann Poerio, a Director of Ancient Coins for Education and a member of the ACCG Education and Youth Programs Task Force, served as coordinator for recent American Classical League (ACL) activities in Pittsburgh. Full story

ACCG releases files in FOIA lawsuit

The links below are to files relating to the FOIA lawsuit launched by ACCG, IAPN and PNG seeking the release of information withheld by the U.S. State Department. The suit is currently before a federal judge awaiting a decision. Full story

UK Authorities post helpful advice for export of coins

Individuals wishing to export ancient coins from Britain or import from Britain may find online advice useful Full story

Can We Help This Museum?

A small museum in the U.K. needs help saving a group of ancient coins with local significance. - - - UPDATE!! The Friends of the Stroud Museum have now raised sufficient funds to purchase the coins cited in this article. To be able to respond to similar appeals, the ACCG has established a Museum Fund. See related article under "News". Full story

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