Salzberg Receives PNG Founders Award
Numismatist Guild (PNG) presented the Abe Kosoff
Founders Award to NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg at
its annual awards banquet. The award is
presented to a PNG member who has made a
significant contribution to the Guild or to the
numismatic fraternity in general the past year.
The award is named after PNG’s Founding
President, Abe Kosoff, who spearheaded the 1955
launch of the organization whose motto is
Knowledge, Integrity and Responsibility.
"Mark Salzberg has raised his hand for every
cause that benefits the hobby. He is not only a
great example of a forward-looking thinker,
which often is rarer in our profession than many
of the coins we sell, he also gets involved
hands-on through NGC to make things happen. He’s
receiving the Kosoff Award this year as an
example of what successful people in our
association should do," said PNG Vice President
Paul Montgomery of Katy, Texas.
Following the surprise presentation, Salzberg
thanked his colleagues, his family and several
industry mentors who, he said, led him by their
own example. He also commented, "I’m very lucky
to do something I love everyday."
Several other awards were presented. The PNG
presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to
researcher, author and rare coin dealer John
Dannreuther of Memphis, Tennessee. The Art Kagin
Ambassador Award was given to collector John
McCloskey of Ohio. PNG member-dealer and former
American Numismatic Association President,
Anthony Swiatek of Manhasset, New York, received
the Significant Contribution Award. The Robert
Friedberg Award was given to Michael F. Moran,
author of Striking Change: The Great Artistic
Collaboration of Theodore Roosevelt and Augustus
Saint-Gaudens, published by Whitman Publishing.
PNG leaders also recognized David Hendrickson of
SilverTowne based in Winchester, Indiana for 25
years of membership in the Guild.
The PNG is a nonprofit trade association
composed of the country’s top rare coin and
paper money dealers who must adhere to a strict
Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of