My name is Howard Cook and am a proud member of the Professional Numismatists Guild and also a member under their Accredited Precious Metals Dealer Program. Please take a minute to go to their website at www.pngdealers.org and see exactly what this means. Additionally I have been a full time numismatist since 1984, started HCC Rare Coins in 1991 and was accepted as a PNG Dealer in 1998. This organization was established in 1954 and in all of these 61 years has had less than 750 members worldwide. In fact since my induction there have been fewer than 200 new members accepted. I happen to be member #563. There are currently 311 members wordwide. I am 1 of only 4 currently in the state of Ohio with only 2 of the others operating an actual storefront business. this is a big deal for me, but is a bigger deal for you. Because by becoming a member I have promised to practice under a strict code of ethics. You may review them on their website.