The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will conduct another in its continuing series of PNG Share the Knowledge seminars at the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) 71st Anniversary Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM. The educational session is free and open to collectors and dealers with a complimentary light lunch will be available for audience members.
“Gary Adkins, Jeff Garrett and Julian Leidman, three outstanding professional numismatists including two former PNG Presidents, will conduct an Ask the Experts session to answer the audience’s questions about the hobby and the rare coin marketplace,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.
“Any and all numismatic topics are open for questions, from what to collect, the best ways to buy and sell, third-party grading and so on,” explained Paul Montgomery, PNG President. “These three distinguished panelists have over 100 years of cumulative experience and knowledge in numismatics.”
Gary Adkins is President of Gary Adkins Associates, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Former PNG President from 2007 – 2009. He helped create the PNG Share the Knowledge series that was launched in 2008 to underscore the organization’s motto, “Knowledge. Integrity. Responsibility.”
Jeff Garrett is President of Mid-America Rare Coin Galleries in Lexington, Kentucky and Sarasota Rare Coin Galleries in Sarasota, Florida. He was former PNG President from 2005 to 2007 and a current member of the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors. Garrett is the author of Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coinage and co-author of 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, among other books, and was a featured speaker in the first PNG Share the Knowledge seminar in February 2008.
Julian Leidman, President of Julian M. Leidman/Bonanza Coins in Silver Spring, Maryland, specializes in U.S. coins and patterns and is a well-known participant at major coin shows around the country.
“Sometimes the world of coin collecting can be quite confusing. Having access to a seasoned professional can be informative and useful, and collectors of all levels will be able to get answers from us on a wide range of subjects. Remember, knowledge is one of the most valuable assets when purchasing rare coins,” said Garrett.
The CSNS convention will be held at the Midwest Airlines Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Milwaukee. Public hours for the convention are Friday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional information is available online at www.CentralStates.info.
The invitation-only PNG Day will be Wednesday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and complimentary invitations can be obtained from the PNG headquarters by phone at (760) 728-1300 or by email at The PNG Share the Knowledge seminar is scheduled on Friday, April 30, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in room 202B.
Founded in 1953, PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and seven other countries. PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise. Additional information is available at www.PNGdealers.com.