(Denver, Colorado) – The Professional Numismatists Guild has presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Anthony Terranova of New York City.

“Tony Terranova has counseled many distinguished collectors, becoming a trusted agent to help build their collections and represent them at auctions. Tony is a researcher and numismatic historian who specializes in high-quality Colonial and early American coins, but whose numismatic interests and contagious curiosity extend from ancient to 19th century coins and beyond. He is a generous supporter of education programs of the American Numismatic Association and the American Numismatic Society,” said John Feigenbaum, Chairman of the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee.

“Our hobby, our numismatic profession, is better today because of the decades of work and commitment by Tony Terranova. The PNG is proud to honor him with its Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Feigenbaum.

The award was presented at the PNG Day banquet, August 15, 2006, in Denver. Terranova and Dennis Gillio of California were recognized for 25 years of PNG membership.

The Robert Friedberg Literary Award in recognition of outstanding books or other literature was presented jointly to Ron Guth of California and Jeff Garrett of Kentucky, co-authors of the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins: 1795 – 1933, Circulating, Proof, Commemorative and Pattern Issues.

Mark Salzberg of Florida, President of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, was named recipient of the PNG Significant Achievement Award. The award is given to an individual who has made exceptional, beneficial efforts on behalf of the Professional Numismatists Guild and the profession.

The Art Kagin Ambassador Award now presented each year in memory of former PNG President Art Kagin who passed away in 2005, was given to his son, Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D. of California, a Governor of the American Numismatic Association. The new annual award recognizes those who provide distinguished service as an advocate of numismatic goodwill.

Earlier on PNG Day in Denver, Guild officials presented a check in the amount of $16,325 to the American Numismatic Association’s Coins in the Classroom project. The donation from PNG dealers will be used by the ANA to promote numismatics as an educational medium to teach students about culture, art, science and history in the nation’s schools.

The PNG is a non-profit trade association composed of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers who must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise, and support a Collector’s Bill of Rights.

For a copy of the informative pamphlet, “What You Should Know Before You Buy Rare Coins,” send $1 to cover postage costs to: Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director, 3950 Concordia Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028. Phone: 760-728-1300. E-mail: info@pngdealers.com or visit the web site at www.PNGdealers.com.