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Mar 20, 2012, 09:47 ET Coin Collecting -- Not Just the Hobby of Kings Any More Says Ancient Coin Collectors Guild

Coin collecting, once the hobby of kings, has now become democratic. Although many collectors acquire and study coins of their own country, ancient...


Jan 24, 2012, 10:37 ET Renewal of U.S. Import Restrictions on Cypriot Coins Being Considered

At the Cultural Property Advisory Committee meeting on January 18th, oral submissions on whether the MoU between the U.S. and Cyprus should be...


Oct 26, 2011, 04:10 ET State Department Seeks Public Comment: Why Bother?

The U.S. State Department (DOS) is again asking for public comment on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) restricting cultural objects where the...


Jul 21, 2011, 10:12 ET Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Celebrates Seven Years of Defending Ancient Numismatics

This month marks the seventh anniversary of the non-profit Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG). The guild was formed in 2004 when it became apparent ...


May 02, 2011, 07:47 ET Collectors See Broad Problems with Transparency and Extralegal Governance Behind Coin Seizures

What started as legal proceedings in Baltimore Circuit Court to fight import restrictions on common ancient coins, has ballooned into sweeping...


Feb 16, 2011, 04:20 ET American Collectors Eye Events in Egypt with Mistrust

Ongoing developments in the Egyptian revolution and its reverberations in the Middle East have the world riveted on this historical event. Beneath...


Jan 21, 2011, 03:54 ET Obama Administration Stifles Coin Trade Amidst Calls for More Jobs

In a press release of January 19th, the U.S. State Department (DOS) announced extension, for another five years, of the Memorandum of Understanding...


Dec 15, 2010, 10:44 ET Value of Amateurs Is Evident as Financial Woes Cripple Heritage Preservation

The recent collapse of buildings at the ancient site of Pompeii has critics questioning the wisdom of repatriating antiquities to countries that are...


Sep 17, 2010, 02:37 ET Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Launches Third Annual Internet Benefit Auction

The 2010 Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) Benefit Auction opened for on line bidding on September 16th at: http://www.vauctions.com/auctions/ and ...


Aug 23, 2010, 07:50 ET Academics Cite Extralegal Cultural Property Policies at the State Department

The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild's (ACCG) legal actions against the Department of State (DOS) have been vindicated in the paper, Unveiling the...


May 12, 2010, 08:39 ET Advisory Committee Hears Concerned Collectors About Bilateral Agreement with Italy

Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearings on renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Italy were held at the U.S. State Department in...


Mar 16, 2010, 10:42 ET Collectors and Archaeologists Find Common Ground on Cultural Property Management at Newcastle, U.K. Conference

On 13th March, Wayne G. Sayles, the executive director of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) gave a PowerPoint presentation at Newcastle...


Feb 16, 2010, 11:37 ET Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Ignores 'Grassroots' Cultural Exchanges

On February 2nd, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee conducted confirmation hearings for Ann Stock, Assistant Secretary Designate, State...


Feb 16, 2010, 01:41 ET Ancient Coin Collectors Seek Judicial Review of Controversial Decisions to Bar Coin Imports

The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG), a non-profit advocacy group that supports the free and independent collecting of coins from antiquity, has...


Jan 20, 2010, 07:13 ET Collectors Claim Bias Epitomizes State Department Advisory Committee Management

Kerry Wetterstrom, representing the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, opposed adding U.S. import restrictions on coins at a Cultural Property Advisory...


Jan 05, 2010, 01:17 ET Collectors to Appeal Judge's Decision Condoning State Department Secrecy

On December 22, an appeal was filed at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild...