REGULAR (FULL) MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Applicant must:

  1. Be at least 21 years of age, and have five years experience as a professional numismatist.
  2. Have a net worth at all times of at least $500,000.
  3. Agree by signature to abide by the PNG Code of Ethics.
  4. Agree to submit to binding arbitration to settle any dispute relating to the purchase, sale or trade of coins / numismatic items.
  5. Provide a notarized statement from a certified public accountant that you meet or exceed the financial requirements of the PNG.

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Applicants for regular membership must submit a current credit report and a check for $400 (including $300 for a background check, and a $100 contribution to PNG’s special use fund), along with the full member application form, to the Executive Director, and must be sponsored for membership by four PNG full members. Current PNG Board members cannot sponsor applicants for membership.

If the Executive Director determines that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria, the applicant’s name will be submitted to all PNG regular members for approval. The Executive Director will transmit to the Board the names of all applicants approved by the membership, and the Board will vote whether to admit each such applicant to membership.  If accepted, full member dues are $1000 per year.


ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must:

  1. Be at least 21 years of age, and have two years experience as a professional numismatist.
  2. Have a net worth at all times of at least $100,000.
  3. Agree by signature to abide by the PNG Code of Ethics.
  4. Agree to submit to binding arbitration to settle any dispute relating to the purchase, sale or trade of coins / numismatic items.
  5. Provide a notarized statement from a certified public accountant that you meet or exceed the financial requirements of the PNG.

A full member of PNG cannot apply for associate membership. Associate membership is available only to:

  1. Employees of general members, who may remain associate members for so long as they are so employed, or
  2. Persons expressing an intention to apply for general membership within three years of their acceptance as associate members. All persons in category (2) must apply for general membership within three years of becoming associate members.

Applicants for associate membership must submit a current credit report and a check for $300 (including $200 for a background check, and a $100 contribution to PNG’s special use fund), along with the associate member application form, to the Executive Director, and must be sponsored for membership by two PNG full members. Current PNG Board members cannot sponsor applicants for membership.

If the Executive Director determines that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria, the applicant’s name will be submitted to all PNG regular members for approval. The Executive Director will transmit to the Board the names of all applicants approved by the membership, and the Board will vote whether to admit each such applicant to membership.  If accepted, associate member dues are $395 per year.


AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

This class is open to any individual who is not a professional numismatist but is affiliated with numismatic community, and supports the principles of the PNG.  Affiliate membership is also open to companies that are affiliated with the numismatic industry.

Applicants for affiliate membership must submit a check for $100 (as a contribution to PNG’s special use fund), along with either the affiliate member application form or the affiliate business member application form.  If accepted, affiliate member dues are $300 per year.