CFTC: Beware of Gold and Silver Schemes Designed to Drain Your...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) advises the public not to take cash from their retirement plans under...

How Big Is the Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

Counterfeit Coins by Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The issue of counterfeiting rare coins has been around for a very long time For years, the...

Buyers and Sellers Taking Advantage of Gold, Silver Prices But Some...

Accredited Precious Metals Dealers Urge Caution Against Market Scams   The recent jump in the price of gold due to stock market decreases and fear of...

Counterfeit Precious Metals Websites Erupt With Volatility of Market

The March 24, 2020 consumer/investor advisory statement below is from Doug Davis, Director of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force of the non-profit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation...

Easily Report Suspected Fakes With Online Help From Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation

See it? Report it! The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) now provides collectors, dealers, the general public and victims of suspected fraud with a convenient and...

Numismatic Crime – Coin Dealer Home Invasion, Tips to Stay Safe...

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Residential Burglary Detectives with the Santa Cruz County, California Sheriff's Office are investigating...

Jeff Garrett – A Christmas Miracle and Lessons Learned

A lost coin is found and lessons are learned in a numismatic holiday caper   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Last week, I...

PNG: Must-Know Tips to Avoid Gold Scams

Adding gold, silver or platinum bullion coins or ingots to an investment portfolio can be a smart choice, but knowing your seller can be...

NCIC: Stolen Coins Recovered, Arrest Made in Bad Checks Case

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   $20,000 Gold Theft - Suspects Identified Rochester, Minnesota police are investigating the theft...

Don’t Be Rushed In New Gold Rush, Veteran Bullion Dealers Caution

Investors wanting to enter the gold and silver markets or add to existing portfolios should be wary of potential counterfeits, plated “gold coins”, or...

PNG Offers to Assist Victims of Coin Doctoring

As part of its on-going efforts to combat “coin doctoring”, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is urging dealers and collectors to respect the heritage...

CoinWeek IQ: A Guide to Certified Coin Stickers

Not all MS65s are created equal   By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   * * * Third-party grading has become ubiquitous in the numismatic world, but grading isn’t...

Gold & Precious Metals: Ninth Circuit Rules for CFTC in Fraud...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ......   On Thursday, July 25, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstated its anti-fraud enforcement action...

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...

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,...

Gold Price Jump Increases Potential for Gold-Selling Scams, Experts Caution

With the recent, rapid jump in the price of gold, investors should beware of scam artists trying to lure them with urgent claims of...

Gold & Silver PAC News – April/May 2019: Online Sales Tax...

By John Villavicencio for the Gold & Silver PAC ......   Gold & Silver News From the Political Coordinator   April showers bring... taxes The tax filing deadline for 2018...

Numismatic Auction Site Sixbid.com Alerts Collectors to Fake Invoice Scam

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ....   On Monday, April 1, internet auction site Sixbid.com sent out a notice that several auction houses who sell coins and...

NCIC: Help Identify Suspects in Multiple Gold, Coin Store Robberies

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Assistance Needed - Suspect Identification The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is working...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Half Eagle with “Stock...

Counterfeit 1915-S $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle / stock reverse By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   NGC receives countless fakes struck from stock dies. Many...

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...

Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of – Stay Alert

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS Losses The following two offenses have been reported stolen/missing. #1 The following two coins...

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...

Help NCIC Fight Numismatic Crime

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) was established in 1986 to coordinate...

Stay Alert – Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Traveling Suspect The suspects pictured were in Grants Pass, Oregon yesterday mid-morning and...

Stay Alert – Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Vehicle Burglary, Inventory Stolen The owner of Coin Castle Coins was the victim...

Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of – Stay Alert...

The Following numismatic crime reports are distributed by the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) run by Doug Davis. Anyone with information on ANY of these...

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...