Professional Numismatists Guild

Professional Numismatists Guild

The Professional Numismatists Guild was founded in 1955, due in no small measure to the vision of well-known coin dealer Abe Kosoff. Kosoff and several other coin dealers believed that the hobby of coin collecting would be better served if a professional governing body was organized. After much effort, the Professional Numismatists Guild was established. Its motto, “Knowledge, Integrity, Responsibility” continues to reflect the aims of our not-for-profit organization. By choosing one of our member dealers, you can rest assured that your coin dealer demonstrates these essential qualifications.

For the first decade of its existence, membership in the Professional Numismatists Guild was by invitation, and only a small number of dealers were asked to join. As time passed, the PNG gained stature, experience, and wisdom, and its membership rolls were expanded. Today, the PNG membership is comprised of many of the leading numismatists in the United States and around the world. The depth and breadth of the membership brings a rich diversity to the group and has made such progress possible.

Membership in the Guild

Membership in the Professional Numismatists Guild is not for everyone. To join the PNG, a dealer must have experience in the field, must certify that he or she has significant financial worth, and must be elected by a majority of the present members. All PNG members are subject to the rules and regulations of the Guild, which include an arbitration procedure for resolving disputes between buyers and sellers of numismatic properties.

The Professional Numismatists Guild looks forward to many more years of enhancing the field of numismatics through adherence to strict ethical and professional standards, cooperative projects with the American Numismatic Association including the PNG/ANA Numismatic Trade Show, educational efforts geared to hobbyists, and other programs to benefit what has rightfully been called the world’s greatest hobby. As a serious collector, buyer or seller of coins, currency or precious metals, you should insist that your dealer be a member of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild.
 

Professional Numismatists Guild

John Feigenbaum Selected as PNG Executive Director

John Feigenbaum Selected as PNG Executive Director

Business executive and lifelong numismatist John Feigenbaum has been selected by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Board of Directors to become the non-profit organization’s...
Save the Date: April 26 is PNG Day at Central States

Save the Date: April 26 is PNG Day at Central States

Visitors will again get an early advantage for buying and selling prior to the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention. The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG)...
Be Wary of King Charles III “Pretender” Coins Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

Be Wary of King Charles III “Pretender” Coins Cautions Professional Numismatists...

New coins depicting King Charles III are expected to be popular with the public and collectors when The Royal Mint strikes and distributes them,...

Numismatic Researcher Rusty Goe Receives PNG Book of the Year Award

In 2021, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) honored Reno, Nevada-based numismatic writer, researcher, and coin dealer Rusty Goe with double awards for his The...
PNG: Wayde Milas Named Professional Numismatists Guild President

PNG: Wayde Milas Named Professional Numismatists Guild President

Second-generation numismatist Wayde Milas, President of Rare Coin Company of America (RARCOA) in Willowbrook, Illinois, has been selected as the new President of the...

Jack H. Beymer Receives Harvey G. Stack Lifetime Achievement Award

PNG announced its 2022 awards on April 27, in conjunction with the Central States Convention   The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has named its annual Lifetime...
Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

The market for high-grade, rare United States coins soared in 2021. A record 22 U.S. coins sold at auction for $1 million USD or...

PNG Now Accepting 2022 Awards Nominations

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is now accepting nominations for its 2022 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. “The PNG publicly recognizes outstanding...
April 27 is PNG Day at 2022 CSNS Convention

April 27 is PNG Day at 2022 CSNS Convention

Visitors will get an early advantage for buying, selling prior to the Central States convention   The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will conduct a PNG Day...
Three Numismatic Groups Admonish Facebook About Ads Offering Counterfeits

Three Numismatic Groups Admonish Facebook About Ads Offering Counterfeits

Three major numismatic organizations that sent a letter to Facebook executives to complain that the social media platform “has become the predominant choice of...

Professional Numismatists Guild Now Accepting 2021 Awards Nominations

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is now accepting nominations for its 2021 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. “The PNG publicly recognizes outstanding...
PNG Expels Member Jason Bradford

PNG Expels Member Jason Bradford

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) voted on April 8, 2021, to expel member Jason Bradford for conduct prejudicial to the PNG. Bradford, of Legacy Currency...

Gold Dealers Seeing New Buyers While Some Earlier Buyers Are Now...

“If you don’t know gold, you’d better know your gold dealer,” cautions the leader of the Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program of the Professional...

U.S. Rare Coin Market Quite Active Despite Pandemic: PNG

Auction houses set records with over $167 million in winning bids during first half of 2020   The market for rare, high-quality United States coins remained...

PNG Day Before Pittsburgh 2020 World’s Fair of Money Is Canceled

PNG Day canceled as State of Pennsylvania imposes health restrictions   2020 PNG Day Citing pandemic-related restrictions imposed by the governor of Pennsylvania, the Professional Numismatists Guild...