Several prominent coin dealers and auction houses, including Classical Numismatic Group (CNG) and Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., have already alerted their customers about Bulgaria’s request for an MOU with the U.S. and its possible implications on the hobby if implemented.It should be noted that CNG has more than a passing interest in coins that appear to be derived from Bulgaria. Indeed the press release relating to this case appears to have been circulated by a paid Washington lobbyist. The same lobbyist has commented in a private capacity on the proposed MOU with Bulgaria.
Eric J. McFadden of CNG has made a submission about the proposed MOU commenting on the place of coin collecting:
This pursuit has been the source, for hundreds of years, of international understanding and cooperation, not to mention personal enrichment, satisfaction, and enjoyment for American collectors who have been at the forefront of numismatic collecting and research.There is still time to make a submission.