Gold & Silver PAC April 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee .....   From the Political Coordinator When congress adjourns for spring break there may be a...

As Legal Issues Mount, Merit Gold Customers Seek Relief

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In CoinWeek’s initial report on Merit Gold and Silver, we wrote that the Santa Monica City’s Attorney’s...

Daily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO’s...

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. The Daily Record, a news service for Maryland based business and legal professions, ran an interesting...

Louisiana Coins and Precious Metals Bullion Exemption Enacted

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ..... Last year, the Louisiana legislature, facing a $900 million deficit, held a special legislative session and increased Louisiana’s...

ICTA Seminar to Provide Important Information for Coin Dealers

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ......   Speakers at a joint seminar will be discussing a variety of topics at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists...

Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Continues Fight Against Coin Seizure

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Until the early years of the 21st century, it was relatively easy and completely legal for an American collector...

U.S. Mint Senior Legal Counsel Greg Weinman to Present 1933 Double...

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) ......   Greg Weinman, Senior Legal Counsel at the United States Mint, will present a lecture focusing on the litigation...

THE COLLECTIBLE COIN PROTECTION ACT (HR 1849)

Non-Partisan Bill Aims to Thwart Influx of Counterfeit Coins Washington D.C In an effort to stimulate interest in the passage of H.R. 1849 (The Collectible Coin...

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...

Bill Eliminating PA Coin, Bullion Sales Tax Exemption Defeated

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Monday, November 23, the Pennsylvania State Senate narrowly voted down an amendment to House Bill 683 that would...

ALL CHARGES DISMISSED, GOLDLINE ANNOUNCES

Precious Metals Company Will Continue to Set Standard For Customer Disclosures Goldline International Inc., the precious metals leader in customer service and disclosures, today announced...

Ancient Coin Collecting: The Rubber Stamp of Injustice

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting .....   In forfeiture proceedings currently before the United States District Court in Baltimore, the government has prompted genuine...

CoinWeek Podcast #104: South Dakota vs. Wayfair and Its Potential Impact...

 CoinWeek Podcast #104: South Dakota vs. Wayfair and Its Potential Impact on You Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

The U.S. Government Confiscates Ten Multi-Million Dollar Coins

Opinion by Dr. Richard S. Appel - Unique Rare Coins ......   Mystery, intrigue and a see-saw legal battle has surrounded 10 1933 St. Gaudens $20...

Heritage Sues Christie’s for Copyright Infringement and Fraud

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Monday, December 12, the Dallas-based coin and collectibles auction company Heritage Auctions announced that it was suing Christie’s...

CoinWeek Q&A with Former Congressman Mike Castle

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Congressman Mike Castle served as governor of the state of Delaware from 1985 to 1992 and served almost 18...

CoinWeek IQ: Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985

A Coin Act to authorize the minting of gold bullion coins. Be it in enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United...

CoinWeek IQ: Coinage Act of 1792

Coinage Act of 1792 United States Statutes at Large, 2nd Congress, Session I., p. 246-251. April 2, 1792 AN ACT Establishing a Mint, and regulating the Coins...

Gold & Silver PAC April 2017 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver PAC .....   From the Political Coordinator Partisanship on Capitol Hill has gone from bad to worse. The staunch partisanship...

German Supreme Court ruling favorable to Ancient Coin Collectors

By Wayne G. Sayles – Ancient Coin Collectors Guild …….. While U.S. Courts have consistently avoided hearing arguments about the validity of imposing trade restrictions...

Commemorative Coin Stories: 1982 George Washington Half Dollar

By David Provost for CoinWeek..... Author's note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser known information about the US commemorative coins series...

Counterfeit Coins, Bureaucracy and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 2

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers.... Editors Note: Links to the related two Articles.... Part 1     Part 3 In the early days after World War...

PCGS Gives Congressmen A Close Look At Counterfeiting Problems

During June 27, 2012 meetings with numismatic leaders in Washington, DC, influential U.S. Congressmen and congressional staff members learned about rare coin authentication and...

Collecting Ancient Coins: Time to Consider a New Paradigm That Facilitates...

By Peter K. Tompa - Cultural Property Observer.....   The following is a statement delivered at the Wednesday, July 22 meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory...

Gold & Silver PAC September 2017 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver PAC .....   Gold & Silver News From the Political Coordinator Hurricane Harvey has devastated southeast Texas. While Houston is...

Coins and the Law : Media rush to judgement challenged

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. Editors Note: It is shocking how ignorant and misinformed the media is when it comes to...

Former Police Chief Doug Davis Named Anti-Counterfeiting Director of the...

Current Anti-Counterfeiting Director Beth Deisher will step down in September after successful anti-counterfeiting work   Doug Davis, founder of the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) and...

Gold & Silver PAC October 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee .....   From the Political Coordinator Every four years we elect a president and vice president....

European Cultural Preservation Laws and the Private Coin Collector: A Primer

By Shaun Pearce - Jollys Jewellers....   Coin collecting is a fascinating hobby, and even a potentially profitable one as coins can appreciate in value. However, when...

Cultural Property Overreach Encroaches on Collectors’ Rights

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting ....   Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire, an apologist for cultural property nationalists and a critic of private...