The International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) have joined Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Œuvres d’Art (CINOA) as an Associate Member. Their membership to this important organization representing the art trade, enables the Association and its global members access to a better understanding of and participation in European political developments on trade regulations in cultural goods and on money-laundering legislation. In joining CINOA the IAPN are gaining further insight and influence within Brussels to help better understand future challenges within the numismatic industry and to cooperate in building communication channels with authorities of the European Union to ensure that the IAPN’s point of view is included in the decision-making that will eventually form future laws affecting the trade in cultural materials, numismatic or otherwise.
Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Œuvres d’Art (CINOA)
CINOA is the principal stakeholder representing the art trade. Their objective is to represent and promote responsible trade in the art market with a focus on the trade’s role in preserving, protecting, and promoting cultural heritage. Established in 1935, CINOA membership consists of 29 groups in 20 countries including 13 EU Member States totaling about 5,000 dealers and auction houses who all share the principles of quality and integrity founded on a depth of specialist knowledge. For further information, visit the CINOA website.
International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN)
Founded in Geneva in 1951, the IAPN is a non-profit organization that includes more than 110 members in over twenty-one countries across five continents. Its members consist of the world’s leading professional numismatists and numismatic firms. IAPN members are actively engaged in the trade of cultural materials, numismatic and otherwise, and play a key role in the dissemination of culture and the distribution of cultural objects to public and private collectors. Members of the IAPN, dedicate themselves to protect and preserve numismatic heritage, to foster a healthy numismatic marketplace governed by strict ethical standards, to promote scientific research and greater public knowledge of numismatics. The General Assembly of the Association convenes annually to discuss and share knowledge and updates regarding issues affecting trade within the numismatic industry.
In 1975, the IAPN established the International Bureau for the Suppression of Counterfeit Coins (IBSCC). This Bureau maintains close links with mints, police-forces, museums and collectors with the publication of specialized reports on Counterfeits. Since January 1997, The Bulletin of Counterfeits, a members-only informational resource about new dangerous counterfeits, has been provided to all IAPN members.
Since 1982, in order to encourage the publication of numismatic books of scientific and general interest, the IAPN has awarded an annual honorary book prize for the best numismatic publication.
For further information, visit the IAPN website.