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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FOIA Appeal Advances to Oral Arguments

Having survived the government's motion for summary affirmance of the District Court ruling, The FOIA lawsuit now moves forward into a critical new phase. Full story

Members of Congress weigh in on CPIA concerns

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Europeans Oppose Potential U.S. State Department Import Restrictions

Opposition to import restrictions on ancient coins is not limited only to Americans, nor to collectors and dealers. Some prestigious voices have joined the discussion. Full story

Pennies like rain shower coin collector advocacy

The 2010 ACCG Benefit Auction marked the third successful hosting of this annual event. Full story

Briefing Completed on Government’s Motion to Dismiss Test Case

The initial motions in the ACCG test case in Baltimore are now before the judge for determination of the next phase. It should be emphasized that the 132 pages of filings attached here are merely the opening phase of this case that will determine whether the case continues. In view of the approach taken by U.S. attorneys to date, it is very likely that the ACCG, U.S. State Department, U.S. Customs and the Department of Justice will be engaged in this litigation for a considerable period of time. (wgs) Full story

Summary of Greek MOU Public Comment

John Hooker analyzes public comment regarding a potential MOU with Greece Full story

Strong Collector Opposition to Greek MOU request

Collectors braved the new comment system to make their views known in Washington Full story

Initial Briefing Completed in FOIA Litigation

Appellant and Amicus briefs have been filed in the FOIA appeal against U.S. State Department Full story

Third Annual ACCG Benefit Auction in Progress

2010 Benefit Auction now in progress Full story

Import Restrictions sought on Greek Cultural Property

A request from Greece asking that import restrictions be imposed on cultural property will be considered by the US State Department in October. Full story

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