No rare coin or precious metals buyer or seller likes that uncomfortable feeling they get when working with a dealer they’re not sure about. The Professional Numismatists Guild has virtually eliminated that feeling for thousands of coin, paper money and precious metals collectors and investors throughout the U.S.Founded in 1955, the PNG’s motto is Knowledge, Integrity, Responsibility. These are the key attributes you should look for when you’re choosing a rare coin dealer, paper money expert, or precious metals dealer.
Every PNG member dealer has them, or they wouldn’t be part of our association.The PNG logo has become the symbol of professionalism in the numismatic field. That’s why NGC – one of the largest coin grading services in the world – proudly displays the PNG logo on every one of its coin holders, more than a million annually. That’s testimony to the power of the PNG brand, and its membership.
Whether you’re looking to buy a few nice coins or investing a small fortune, why would you ever do business with any rare coin or precious metals dealer without PNG’s safeguards in place?
Confidence and trust. You would never want to engage in a precious metals transaction without complete confidence in a dealer you trust. That’s why it’s imperative that your precious metals dealer is a PNG-APMD accredited dealer.Precious metals is a different playing field from numismatics, yet the ethics, principles and rules are much the same. But with precious metals, sometimes the stakes can be even higher. It’s crucial that buyers deal only with reputable experts.
All members of the APMD must first be members of the Professional Numismatists Guild, so they are subject to the same stringent bylaws and membership requirements as all PNG dealers. But the membership requirements don’t stop there. PNG-AMPD members must also follow an additional code of ethics specifically regarding the buying and selling of bullion coins and ingots, and they must have at least $100,000 in annual precious metals sales. Most APMD dealers are leaders in both numismatics and the bullion field.
APMD members are very particular about who they consider for membership in their prestigious association, and only a select few pass muster. So when you choose an APMD dealer, you can feel confident, knowing that you’re doing business with a bullion and precious metals professional who possesses the full measure of Knowledge, Integrity and Responsibility.
The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA serves the academic community, collectors and the general public with an interest in numismatics.
The Industry Council for Tangible Assets exists to promote and safeguard the interests of its members, serving as the industry watchdog to maintain an appropriate and favorable regulatory climate in the United States and the individual states. ICTA also offers its members assistance and information on new and existing laws and regulations, and promotes harmony and cooperation among its members to advance the welfare of the industry.
NGC is one of the third-party coin grading service we work with. Every coin that NGC grades is backed by the comprehensive NGC Guarantee of grade and authenticity, which gives buyers and sellers greater confidence.
PCGS is one of the third-party coin grading service we work with. PCGS guarantees that all United States and World coins submitted to it shall be graded in accordance with the PCGS grading standards and under the procedures of PCGS
California Pawnbrokers Association (CAPA) is an association of pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers and is the only one of its kind in California. CAPA’s members strive to maintain the highest level of ethical conduct by following established best practices and adhering to federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Since it’s founding in 1956, we have served the interests of tens of thousands of responsible pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers. The association serves it’s membership through legislative advocacy, professional education, industry programs and legal resources. Our members strive to be valued and respected by their communities by taking part in community outreach programs, as well as encouraging and fostering good relationships with law enforcement, state legislators, local government and community leaders.