Here are some cut-and-paste guidelines from the IAPN and PNG for tongue-tied coin collectors who have no ideas of their own what to say about the Cyprus and Peru MOU public consultation (Peter Tompa, Bailey and Ehrenberg lobbyist, 'Collectors' Voices Need to be Heard Once Again!; CPO Thursday, August 11, 2016). Sadly, tests have shown that half of the American population is below average national intelligence, and it would seem that large numbers have taken up coin collecting and metal detecting in preference to reading books on the past. Mr Tompa gives tghem some guidelines what to write and says to them: "please take 5 minutes and tell CPAC, the State Department
bureaucrats and the archaeologists what you think". In fact if their
comments are going to be hasty knee-jerk reactions cut-and-pasted
anyway, I suspect the archaeologists are not really even a little bit
bothered what they "think". Collectors' voices are beginning to mean
less and less because precisely of the rubber stamp nature of what the
vast majority of them "say". Of course the ones in the US that can read
and write and think for themselves will not need any Peter Tompa telling
them what to do and how. Let us see how many there are.
British archaeologist living and working in Warsaw, Poland. Since the early 1990s (or even longer) a primary interest has been research on artefact hunting and collecting and the market in portable antiquities in the international context and their effect on the archaeological record.
"coiney" - a term I use for private collector of dug up ancient coins, particularly a member of the Moneta-L forum or the ACCG
"heap-of-artefacts-on-a-table-collecting" the term rather speaks for itself, an accumulation of loose artefacts with no attempt to link each item with documented origins. Most often used to refer to metal detectorists (ice-cream tubs-full) and ancient coin collectors (Roman coins sold in aggregated bulk lots)
"tekkie" - metal detectorist/metal detecting (a form of artefact hunting)