Note: This is an old press release. For current information, see the
Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) website.
The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has contracted with
Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS), LLC to be the official conservation
service for the Association.
Until recently, limited conservation services - designed to
protect the long-term integrity of coins and medals - were offered by the ANA
Authentication Bureau to Association members, the public and other museums.
"We are pleased to offer this new affiliation to the ANA
membership," says ANA President John W. Wilson. "Naming NCS as our official
conservation service allows ANA members to have their coins professionally
conserved and hopefully will lessen the number of coins seen in the marketplace
that have been damaged by amateur conservation and cleaning."
Says David J. Camire, NCS director of operations, "We are
extremely pleased to be working with the ANA. While we currently have a very
strong dealer network, our affiliation with the ANA will now enable us to reach
out to collectors."
NCS is the only professional service of its kind dedicated to
conserving numismatic material, according to Camire. Staffed by professional
numismatists with decades of experience, NCS conservators can provide a level of
treatment that is unparalleled by non-conservators inexperienced in numismatics.
Brian Silliman, former ANA conservator and now assistant
director of operations and a conservator at NCS, says, "NCS has taken the ANA's
modest start in conservation and developed a state-of-the-art facility in
Florida to not only handle the incredible volume of submissions but also
research and develop new techniques.
For far too long, great coins have been ruined by amateur
conservation and improper cleaning," Silliman adds. "NCS provides collectors
with a safe and legitimate means of having adverse surface conditions removed
from their coins while improving eye appeal and salability."
NCS accepts all raw and certified coins, tokens and medals for
conservation, and does not do repairs or mechanical alterations of any kind.
To obtain a submission form or for more information, contact
Numismatic Conservation Service directly at 1-866-NCS-COIN (866-627-2646).