CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017: Fake Gold, Fake Coins,...

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017: Brain Food 1.) Scrooge McDuck and Switzerland For almost 400 years, kreuzers were probably the most important...

Longtime Con Man Gets 8 Years in Federal Prison for $3...

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ....   A Beverly Hills man who has a long history of swindling investors and admitted most recently to participating in...

CoinWeek News Wire for August 25, 2017: Coins, Guns, and Fort...

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for August 25, 2017:  Under the Radar 1.) King Rama IX commemorative coins unveiled A portrait of the late monarch in court...

Texas Man Arrested for Fraud Involving Rare Coins

Worked for different coin companies in Beaumont over a period of five years By CoinWeek News Staff ....   Last Wednesday on July 12, the United States...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: Repaired 1836 Gobrecht Dollar +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Probably one of the most significant “finds” we as a group have made is this Gobrecht...

CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017: The War on Cash

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017:  The War on Cash 1.) Visa Takes War on Cash to Restaurants Visa has long considered cash one...

German Police Make Arrests in Theft of 100 Kilo Big Maple...

No sign of the "Big Maple Leaf", worth over $4 million US By CoinWeek News Staff ....   Last week, German authorities released closed-circuit surveillance footage of...

Perth Mint Considers New Security Measures

Includes special bras for female employees By Everett Millman - Gainesvillecoins.com ......   Combating counterfeits and theft are among the chief concerns facing any government mint. In...

CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What's the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs...

Asset Management to Pay Almost $2 Million Over Illegal Precious Metals...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ....   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge Jose E. Martinez of the U.S. District Court for...

Mystery Babylon: Revelations Lead to Fraud Convictions for “End of the...

Former politician Larry Bates played on the beliefs of fellow Christians to sell gold and silver that he never delivered By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek...

Heritage Auctions Staff Aids in Recovering Stolen Rare Coins

Bill Walker identifies two instances of how stolen coins found their way back on the market Quick thinking on the part of a Heritage Auctions...

Feds Order Kelvin Burgos to Pay More Than $486,300 for Illegal...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ....   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga of the U.S. District Court for...

Federal Court Orders More Than $1 Million in Restitution from Guardian...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ....   On May 23, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge Kenneth A. Marra of the U.S....

Texas Attorney General Issues Gold Coin Consumer Protection Tips

By Universal Coin & Bullion ......   With input from numismatic experts, the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, has issued a consumer protection alert about...

FBI: Man Pleads Guilty To Coin And Jewelry Store Armed Robbery

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ....   A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty on May 17 to robbing a coin and jewelry store while pointing a...

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

1916-D Counterfeit Mercury Dime By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Skillful identification of counterfeit coins is essential to the hobby. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a...

CoinWeek News Wire for May 12, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for May 12, 2017 Current Events 1.) Indian Demonetization did not impede future black money flows: UN report The Indian government’s demonetisation...

Former Contractor Charged with Theft of Gold from Perth Mint

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On April 7, the Perth Mint in Perth, Western Australia, became aware of the possible theft of a one-kilogram gold...

NTR Metals and Illegal South American Gold

By Joshua Gibbons - About.Ag - for CoinWeek ....   When I first heard about Peruvian gold smuggling early last year, I didn't really believe it....

CoinWeek News Wire for April 14, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for April 14, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Test How Much You Know About Bitcoin As the world’s monetary systems teetered on the...

Dealing With Criminals: Coin Dealers, Security Experts Weigh in on Safety...

Coin theft is one of the biggest threats coin dealers face, whether they are working out of a brick-and-mortar storefront or attending coin shows...

Four Million Dollar 100 Kilo Gold Coin Gestohlen!

By CoinWeek News Staff .....   Officials at the Bode Museum in Berlin awoke to the shocking reality that one the museum's most valuable holdings, a...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

A prominent area of discoloration around the mintmark is a sign that this Morgan Dollar is a counterfeit. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ...... The vast majority...

FBI: Former New Jersey Coin Dealer Admits Identity Theft, Income Tax...

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ....   The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) has accepted the resignation of PNG member-dealer William Dominick of Naples, Florida. PNG Executive Director...

CFTC Charges Florida Companies in Fraud Schemes Involving Gold

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ....   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced the filing of a federal civil enforcement action in Florida...

Crime & Fraud: Zany Stolen Coin Heist Solved

Photo from the Bristol Post By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ....   Here's a caper that's perhaps more fit for the silver screen than a news...

Federal Court Orders Nevada Man to Pay $2.9 Million+ Penalty for...

Court Earlier Entered a Default Judgment Order against Oakmont Financial, Inc. By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ....   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that...

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if...

CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: James Halperin How did a pair of college dropouts who were business rivals come...