Barber Coins and a New Generation of Collectors: Whitman

By John Frost - President and Journal Editor, Barber Coin Collectors’ Society ......   When I began collecting coins in fourth grade, I really got the...

Minnestoa Dealer Sentenced to 30 Months Federal Prison for Selling Counterfeit...

Fraud scheme carried out in multiple states, some victims still may be unidentified   By Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) ......   Minnesota coin dealer Barry Ron Skog, 68,...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter + 1-Page...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   A follow up to the 1927-S Liberty Standing Quarter article in this continuing series on deceptive...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   A continuation of the series on the latest deceptive struck counterfeits, this is the second research...

Stay Alert – Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Suspects Change Theft Pattern/MO During the past 45-60 days, NCIC has seen a...

Kansas Governor Signs Sales Tax Exemption on Gold, Silver Coins, Precious...

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ......   On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Kansas governor Laura Kelly (D) signed into law House Bill 2140, which provides...

Mail Theft, Michigan Coin Shop Robbery Among Recent Numismatic Crimes: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS Thefts Chicago Area An express mail package containing a large number of slabbed...

Coin Dealer, Grading Company Hit for Nearly $2 Million Under Federal...

By Paul Montgomery and Associates - PaulMontgomeryOnline.com....   A Federal Court Judge in Texas has ruled that a coin fraud victim’s estate should receive almost $2...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: 1849 Liberty Seated Dollar + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Continuing with the theme of silver denominations of recently made deceptive struck counterfeits, this research article...

Jeff Garrett: The Next Big Thing

What will spark renewed interest in the hobby of coin collecting? By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   This year marks the 20th anniversary...

The Future of Our Hobby

The following is a white paper that was submitted to the American Numismatic Association in conjunction with the ANA's 2019 Future of Numismatics Forum. By...

NCIC: Finest Known of Only Six Aluminum Morgan Dollars Missing or...

Recent Alerts From the Numismatic Crime Information Center   By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Missing/Stolen - Rare Finest Known...

PNG Suspends Member Jason Bradford

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) suspended the membership of Jason Bradford on July 18, 2019, for conduct prejudicial to the PNG, including violation of...

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The History of Food Stamp Tokens –...

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter.... Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current...

Gold & Precious Metals News: Ohio Budget Kills Sales-Tax Exemption for...

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) ......   ICTA member Dave Miholer (Executive Coin Company, Stow, Ohio) brought to our attention in May that the...

Minnesota Coin Dealer Indicted on Selling Counterfeit Coins and Fraud Charges

Accused has history of court battles concerning counterfeit coins By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On Wednesday, April 11, Interim United States Attorney Greogory G. Brooker--as well...

Chicago to Host 2019’s Biggest Numismatic Event: ANA World’s Fair of...

Every year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) hosts the World's Fair of Money in a major metropolitan market. It is a convention that features...

Virginia Passes Bullion Sales Tax Exemption Bill

A coalition of numismatic businesses, led by John Feigenbaum (David Lawrence Rare Coins), lobbyist Stephen Haner, and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA),...

PNG Strengthens Anti-Counterfeiting Bylaws, Welcomes 10 New Members

As part of the organization’s anti-counterfeiting efforts, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has added additional conduct restrictions to its Code of Ethics regarding involvement...

Professional Numismatists Guild: Record Prices in 2018 U.S. Rare Coin Market

Dealers organization estimates the U.S. rare coin market was over $4 billion in 2018 Quality was in the eyes of the bidders in the multi-billion...

NCIC: Coins Stolen From Mail, Fraudulent Checks to Coin Dealers

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Lost/Stolen USPS The following notes being shipped via USPS have been reported stolen/lost. Michigan The...

Silver, Gold American Eagles Most Counterfeited Bullion Coins: ICTA

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ......   Since 1986 when the United States Mint first introduced silver and gold American Eagle bullion coins, they have...

Jeff Garrett: Learning the Art of Rare Coin Grading

Summer seminars offer classes in coin photography and coin grading By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   This summer, the American Numismatic Association (ANA)...

NCIC: Theft of Gold Bullion, Coins Among Recent Numismatic Crimes

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS - Theft of Coins/Bullion Two Express Mail packages were dropped off at...

Nationwide Jewelry Store Burglars Disabling Alarm Systems: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   NATIONWIDE PATTERN OF BURGLARS CUTTING POWER LINES TO JEWELRY STORES TO DISABLE...

1792 A Hub Story: How the First U.S. Mint Coinage Dies...

 At the 2018 Early American Coppers Convention in Traverse City, Michigan, EAC President William Eckberg gave an in-depth presentation on his ongoing research into the production techniques employed...

Suspect in Organized Coin Shop Theft Ring Arrested: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Missing/Stolen-FedEx Rare Coin Company of America (Rarcoa) recently had a package with six...

Alabama Becomes 37th State with Bullion Sales Tax Exemption

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ......   On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed into law Senate Bill 156 to exempt the...

1861 Confederate Half Dollar to be Displayed at ANA 2018 Philadelphia...

One of the great rarities in American numismatics, an original 1861 Confederate States of America (CSA) silver half dollar, will be a featured exhibit...

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Coins, Committing Mail Fraud

Barry Ron Skog, 68, of Burnsville, Minnesota, pleaded guilty February 21 to one count of selling counterfeit coins and one count of mail fraud...