I received a quick response to my prior blog posting. Jeff Bernberg, president of the Professional Numismatists Guild, offered some insight into his thinking on the new PNG-eBay alliance.
“The purpose of me mentioning the ‘Baldwin $10’ problem was to show that unmarked replicas and counterfeits is an ongoing problem that’s been around for many years. Obviously, the Chinese counterfeit issue is at the forefront of today’s problems and the correlation is that 50 years from now, hopefully, eBay’s current action, will help prevent it from being a recurrence.
“This is just the first step, but it’s a big one. There are many positives in what the PNG and eBay alliance is attempting to accomplish to protect the uninformed public. This is an important issue that everyone in the numismatic community should be supporting.”
I would like to thank Jeff for this additional information and I wish PNG every success in this undertaking.