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Stuppler named PNG president

 Barry Stuppler

Barry Stuppler

Officers of the Professional Numismatists Guild have selected Barry Stuppler to be the organization’s president for the 2017-2019 term. Stuppler was selected during the board of directors meeting July 30 in Denver, Colo.

He is president of Stuppler & Company, Inc. in Woodland Hills, Calif., president of the California Coin and Bullion Merchants Association, and chairman of the Gold and Silver Political Action Committee. He is a former president of the American Numismatic Association.

“One of the first projects I want to launch during my presidency is to have PNG jointly work with the ANA and the United States Mint to create for April 2018 the largest, most exciting National Coin Week we’ve ever seen,” said Stuppler. “Virtually everyone is interested in ‘money.’ We need to capture the public’s underlying interest and show them the enjoyment of numismatics.”

Other goals during his presidency will be ongoing counterfeit detection and fraud detection educational programs for PNG members and increasing the benefits of PNG membership, according to the organization. Stuppler also wants to establish professional marketing programs for the PNG and its Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program.

The other PNG officers selected for the 2017-2019 term are: Vice President Richard Weaver of Delaware Valley Rare Coin, Broomall, Penn.; Treasurer Wade Milas of RARCOA, Willowbrook, Ill.; and Secretary James A. Simek of Numisgraphic Enterprises, Westchester, Ill.

In addition to the officers, PNG board members for the new term are immediate past President Dana Samuelson of American Gold Exchange, Austin, Texas, and four new members: John Brush of David Lawrence Rare Coins, Virginia Beach, Va.; Brett Charville of Standard Numismatics, Chicago, Ill.; Don Ketterling of D.H. Ketterling Consulting, Reno, Nev.; and Don Rinkor of Rinkor Rare Coins, Santa Rosa, Calif.

“Under PNG Bylaws, member-dealers of the organization elect the board members at large, and then the elected board members select the officers from within their group. During their July 30, 2017, meeting in Denver, Colo., the nine-member board chose the president, vice president, treasurer and secretary,” explained PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

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