U.S.-based PNG accepting 2022 awards nominations

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has opened the nomination period for its 2022 awards.

Nominations must be submitted by Feb. 15 and should be sent directly to the appropriate PNG official as noted below. The winners will be announced on April 27 during the 2022 PNG Day banquet, to be held in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society convention in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Ill.

“The PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honouring deserving recipients with prestigious awards,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. “We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations from all collectors and dealers.”

The four annual PNG awards and nomination contacts include:

  • the Abe Kosoff Founders Award, which is presented to a PNG member-dealer with steadfast dedication to the entire numismatic community and who has made a significant contribution to the guild or to the numismatic fraternity in general in the past year;
    • (The award is named after PNG founding president Abe Kosoff, who spearheaded the organization’s 1953 launch. Send nominations to committee chairs Richard Weaver and Wayde Milas at RWeaver@dvrcc.com and WMilas@rarecoa.com.)
  • the Sol Kaplan Award, which recognizes the efforts and contributions in combatting crimes against the numismatic community by honouring someone who has given their time to rid the profession of fraud and thievery;
    • (The award is named after former PNG president and Ohio dealer Sol Kaplan, who was personally responsible for the apprehension of several people suspected of committing numismatic-related crimes. Send nominations to committee chair Robert Brueggeman at Bob@ppius.com.)
  • the Significant Contribution Award, which is given to those people who have made exceptional, beneficial efforts on behalf of PNG and the profession while also adding to the hobby over several years; and
  • the Art Kagin Ambassador Award, which is named after former PNG president and nationally known Iowa dealer Art Kagin, who provided distinguished service as an advocate of numismatic goodwill.

Similar to the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers, the PNG is a non-profit trade association composed of U.S.-based coin and banknote dealers who adhere to a strict code of ethics when buying and selling numismatic material.

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