With the new year comes a new award season. This press release calls for nominations for 2023 PNG awards. Authors and publishers note: the Robert Friedberg Award is presented in recognition for an outstanding book or other literature.
The Professional Numismatists
Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) is now accepting nominations for its 2023 awards,
according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.
The PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the
profession by honoring deserving recipients with prestigious awards. We cordially
welcome and strongly encourage nominations from all collectors and dealers, said
The award winners will be announced on April 26, 2023 during the 2023 PNG
Day banquet to be held in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society
convention in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois.
Award nominations must be submitted by February 15, 2023 and should be sent
directly to the appropriate PNG award category officials. The categories and contacts
Abe Kosoff Founders Award: 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. The award is named
after PNG's Founding President who spearheaded the 1953 launch of the organization.
Committee Chairs: Richard Weaver and John Feigenbaum Emails:
RWeaver@dvrcc.com and John@PNGdealers.org.
Sol Kaplan Award: To recognize efforts and contributions in combatting crimes
against the numismatic community, this award is presented to someone who has given
their time to rid the profession of fraud and thievery. The Kaplan Award is named after a
former PNG President and Ohio dealer who was personally responsible for the
apprehension of several people suspected of committing numismatic-related crimes.
Committee Chair: Robert Brueggeman and Doug Davis. Email: Bob@ppius.com and
Robert Friedberg Award: Presented to an author in recognition for an
outstanding book or other literature. Named in honor of a publisher and author of
numismatic reference books, this award is not automatically given each year. It is only
given when there is deemed to be a worthy recipient or recipients. Committee Chair:
James A. Simek. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: A copy of each book nominated for
this year's award must be submitted for delivery no later than February 15, 2023 to
James A. Simek, P.O. Box 7157, Westchester, IL 60154-7157.
Harvey G. Stack Lifetime Achievement Award: Presented to a numismatist for
his/her extraordinary devotion to numismatics and who, over their lifetime, significantly
contributed to the hobby or profession. Committee Co-Chairs: John Brush and James
Sego. Emails: John@DavidLawrence.com and JSego@JMScoins.com.
Significant Contribution Award: Given to those who have made exceptional,
beneficial efforts over the years on behalf of PNG and the profession, and also added to
the hobby. Committee Co-Chairs: Vince Wade & William Gale. Emails:
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Kagin Ambassador Award: This award is named after a former PNG
President and nationally-known Iowa dealer who provided distinguished service as an
advocate of numismatic goodwill. Committee Co-Chairs: Dustin Johnston and Don
Rinkor. Emails: email@example.com and Don@rinkor.com.
The Professional Numismatists Guild 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 (www.PNGdealers.org/code-of-ethics) in the buying and selling of
For additional information about the PNG awards, contact Robert Brueggeman,
PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA
92590. Phone: 951-587-8300. Email: info@PNGdealers.org. Online:
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