PNG Prepares 2008 Share
the Knowledge Educational Series
By Professional Numismatists Guild
The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will conduct a
series of free, educational “Share the Knowledge” seminars for
collectors and dealers at coin shows around the country during
2008. The first in the series of programs will be held during
the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo in February.
“The PNG has a responsibility to provide leadership for the
growth of this fabulous hobby and profession. Our
organization’s motto is ‘Knowledge, Integrity,
Responsibility,’ and these educational seminars during the
coming year will be one way we will share the knowledge from
some of the country’s top numismatic experts,” said PNG
President Gary Adkins of Edina, Minnesota.
The first seminar will be conducted at Noon on Thursday,
February 14, 2008 in room 102-A of the Long Beach, California
Convention and Entertainment Center as part of the Long Beach
Expo. The one-hour program about collecting United States gold
coins will be led by two well-known numismatic researchers,
authors and PNG members: Jeff C. Garrett of Lexington,
Kentucky and Douglas A. Winter of Portland, Oregon.
A free, light lunch will be included for audience members.
Garrett is the author or co-author of several numismatic books
including Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins.
Winter has written a series of books on branch mint U.S. gold
coins including Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint, 1838 – 1861.
“Knowledge is the best protection for consumers and educating
the consumer is our message. We would like to have these Share
the Knowledge forums at every major show in 2008 because we
want collectors to know what they’re buying as well as who
they’re buying from,” explained Garrett, PNG’s immediate past
In addition to the Long Beach Expo, PNG Share the Knowledge
educational seminars will be conducted at other major shows
around the country in 2008 including the Whitman Baltimore
Coin & Currency Conventions; the Central States Numismatic
Society convention; Summer Florida United Numismatists
convention; the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair
of Money and the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Atlanta Expo. The
dates, times and locations will be announced prior to each
Adkins said additional consumer education projects will be
unveiled during the upcoming year including expansion of the
PNG’s web site, www.PNGdealers.com, to include more consumer
information and videos about collecting and investing.
For more information, contact the Professional Numismatists
Guild, 3950 Concordia Lane, Fallbrook, California 92028.
Phone: (706) 728-1300. E-mail: info@PNGdealers.com. Online: