How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

By Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ......   We met yesterday with an individual that was interested in selling a Canadian gold...

Traveling to Coin Shows – Minimize Risk of TSA Confiscating Bullion,...

Traveling with Coins, Cash and Precious Metals - Beware the TSA Commentary on Traveling with Coins, Cash and Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com By Patrick A....

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...

Coin Shop Robbery Policy and Procedures – A Risk Assessment

By Numismatic Crime Information Center .......   The recent alert sent out by the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) showed graphic photos of the recent armed...

Warnings to Coin Community About Supreme Court’s Interstate Sales Tax Ruling

After the June 21 decision by the United States Supreme Court in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, several precious metals and coin...

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....

Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for May 29, 2018

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS Lost/Stolen The coins listed below have been reported lost/Stolen. The coins were...

Former Northwest Territorial Mint President Ross Hansen Indicted for Fraud

Along with Former Vault Manager, Former Northwest Territorial Mint President Ross Hansen was indicted for Defrauding Customers with False Promises about Bullion Delivery, Storage, &...

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...

Hotel Scam Alert – Philadelphia ANA World’s Fair of Money Hotels

Did you receive an email or call trying to sell you a Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money hotel room?  The ANA did not authorize...

United States Mint Updates Collectible Coin Return Policy

The United States Mint announces an update to its Numismatic Customer Return Policy to address the issue of excessive returns. For many years, the U.S....

ICTA News: Exercise Caution with Gold IRA Home Storage, NC Dealer...

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ......   Investors Should Exercise Caution Investing in Gold Individual Retirement Account with Home Storage Some precious-metals bullion dealers recently have...

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency – CFTC Launches Virtual Currency Resource Web Page

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission Bitcoin web page.... On December 15, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) launched a virtual currency resource web page, cftc.gov/bitcoin....

Confused Over GOP Tax Legislation and Like-Kind Exchanges? ICTA Can Help

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ..... There is misinformation floating out around the dealer community intermingling “ like-kind exchanges ” and three different sections...

Modern Gold Plated Proofs -Not affiliated with, licensed or endorsed by...

By Richard Schwary - California Numismatic Investments ......   How many times have you seen this disclaimer on those cheesy TV ads selling something which looks...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1797 “S-136” Large Cent +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This latest installment in the continuing summary of the deceptive struck counterfeits documented to date concerns...

PNG: Three Tips To Avoid Gold Scams

Following the recent fraud charges filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) against a California gold seller, a trade group composed of veteran...

Convicted Gold Scammer Larry Bates Sentenced to 21 Years in Federal...

Convicted of all 46 counts against him, 73-year-old Bates evades maximum sentence of 20 years for each one By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Thursday,...

CFTC Files Complaint Against Monex Alleging $290 Million Fraud

One of the largest cases of alleged fraud the CFTC has ever dealt with, according to new lawsuit filed against three Monex companies By CoinWeek...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1796 “S-85” Large Cent +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This article is intended as a continuing summary of the deceptive struck counterfeits documented to date,...

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...

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...

Gold & Silver PAC February 2017 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver PAC .....   From the Political Coordinator As I was sitting down to talk with an old friend over coffee,...

Consumer Protection News – Anti-Counterfeit Task Force Formed

Beth Deisher Hired as Director By Industry Council for Tangible Assets .....   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has formed a task force to mobilize...

NCIC: Reward Offered for Recovery of Stolen Coins

By Numismatic Crime Information Center .......   On Friday January 6, 2017, during the FUN Show, the hotel room of a collector was burglarized, resulting in...

Be Wary of So-Called “Trump Coins” Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

So-called “Trump coins” are being offered in the marketplace, and they may be delightful souvenirs, but in many cases should not be mistaken for...

CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren't...

CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Is It Illegal to Deface US Currency? While this video may be ridiculously awesome, because Bill...

CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

By CoinWeek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016 Brain Food 1.) A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins (PHOTOS) Between the formation of the Republic...

NCS Conservation: Special Concerns For Gold Coins

Although gold coins are less impacted by environmental effects than silver and copper coins, they are not completely impervious to such damage Even though gold...