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CSNS, Long Beach to host seminars

The Professional Numismatists Guild will hold free
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The Professional Numismatists Guild will hold free ?Share the Knowledge? seminars at the Central States Numismatic Society?s convention in April and at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo in May.

The two presentations will be conducted, respectively, by PNG member-dealers Andy Lustig and Richard Nachbar.

Lustig is a co-founder of the Society of U.S. Pattern Collectors. He will present ?Collecting Pattern Coinage,? starting at 11 a.m. on April 18 in room 42 of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, located in Rosemont, Ill.

?This half hour seminar will provide an overview of the series, historical background, collecting strategies and a superb slide show of great rarities,? Lustig said.

The annual spring PNG Day will be held in conjunction with the CSNS show on April 16. Collectors may obtain free, printed PNG Day invitations from PNG member-dealers. Visit, or call (760) 728-1300 for more information.

Call (414) 421-3484 or visit for more convention information.

Nachbar will present a seminar entitled ?Precious Metals Markets? at noon on May 30 at the Long Beach, Calif., Convention Center.

Nachbar will explain what the silver, gold and platinum markets are doing, and why they?re doing it.

?We?re really still early in this game with prices undoubtedly going higher,? he said.

For more information on the Long Beach show, call (805) 962-9939, or visit

A complimentary light lunch will be available for audience members at both seminars.

These will be the fourth and fifth programs in a year-long series of PNG ?Share the Knowledge? seminars.

?PNG is presenting these seminars for collectors and dealers around the country to share the knowledge from some of the country?s top numismatic experts,? said Gary Adkins, PNG president. ?The PNG has a responsibility to provide this kind of leade