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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

FDIC Backs Down on “High-Risk” Merchant List That Included Coin Dealers

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has fully reversed its position on a list of merchant categories thought to present a high risk for payment...

Suspects Wanted in Coin Shop Robberies: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen Gold Coins-Coin Shop On May 10,2019 two suspects, male and female, entered...

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...

Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for June 22, 2018

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coin Shop Burglary Investigators are investigating the burglary of North Mississippi Coin Company....

Early American Coppers, American Numismatic Society to Remember Specialist and Friend...

On Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Early American Coppers (EAC) Convention in Dayton, Ohio, the EAC and the American Numismatic Society (ANS) will...