Owner of Rust Rare Coin Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison for Fraudulent Silver Trading Program

Owner of Rust Rare Coin Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison for Fraudulent Silver...

By United States Attorney's Office, District of Utah ......   Gaylen Dean Rust, 62, of Layton, Utah, was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison by...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1872 Seated Liberty Silver Counterfeit Dollar

1872 Seated Liberty Counterfeit Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Rough texture and minuscule raised dots within the recesses are clues that...
Numismatic Crime - Help Find and Identify Coin Theft Suspects

Numismatic Crime – Help Find and Identify Coin Theft Suspects

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Pawn Shop Robbery - Owner Severely Beaten The owner of a pawn shop...
Precious Metals Crime and Fraud - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Federal Court Orders Precious Metals Traders to Pay Penalties for Spoofing

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that Judge Steven C. Seeger of the U.S. District Court for...
It's a Jungle out There! Later Date Large Cent Counterfeits

It’s a Jungle out There! Later Date Large Cent Counterfeits

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   As I continue to document the "family" of counterfeits currently available on the market, both as...
Numismatic Crime - Coin Theft Suspects in Custody - NCIC

Numismatic Crime – Coin Theft Suspects in Custody

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Theft of Jewelry, Rolex Watches at Long Beach Coin Show Long Beach Police...
Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another Family of Struck Fake Large Cents - Jack D. Young

Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another Family of Struck Fake Large Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   It has been a while since I wrote my CoinWeek article on the "family" of large...
ACEF Concerns Included in Federal Review of Counterfeiting & Piracy Markets

ACEF Concerns Included in Federal Review of Counterfeiting & Piracy Markets

The sale of counterfeit U.S. coins and precious metals on e-commerce platforms and third-party marketplaces continues to escalate and the number of victims proves...
Numismatic Crime - Help Identify Suspects in Gold Coin Theft

Numismatic Crime – Suspects in Earlier Coin Theft Possibly Traveling

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Lost/Stolen Packages - FedEx, UPS The following parcels have been reported lost/stolen: FedEx A package...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1836 Gobrecht Dollar

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1836 Gobrecht Dollar

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Another of the holed and repaired fakes, the 1836 Gobrecht Dollar is one of the most...
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), precious metals fraud and crime

Florida Men Ordered to Pay Over $1.6 Million for Precious Metals Fraud

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   On Wednesday, March 2, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the U.S. District Court for the Middle District...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In the previous installment, I discussed counterfeits struck from dies made from damaged and repaired genuine...
Numismatic Crime - Help Identify Suspects in Gold Coin Theft

Numismatic Crime – Help Identify Suspects in Gold Coin Theft

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Suspects in Theft of Gold Kruerrands The two females pictured above are responsible...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In the previous installment, I discussed an example that had been "tooled" to look like something...
CFTC Charges Safeguard Metals With Precious Metals Fraud Targeting the Elderly

CFTC Charges Safeguard Metals With Precious Metals Fraud Targeting the Elderly

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and 27 state securities regulatory agencies that are members of the North American...
Numismatic Crime - $100,000 Worth of Coins Stolen at Starbucks

Numismatic Crime – $100,000 Worth of Coins Stolen at Starbucks

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coins and Silver Seized in Arrest The Police Department of Groveland, Florida is...
CEO of Florida Armored Transport Company Charged in Multimillion Dollar Dirty Gold Money Laundering Conspiracy

CEO of Florida Armored Transport Company Pleads Guilty in Dirty Gold Scheme

By United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida ......   Jesus Gabriel Rodriguez, Jr., 45, former CEO of Transvalue, a South Florida company that transported...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper - Jack D. Young

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In this series, I intend to continue to showcase different levels of "counterfeits", using a rather...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1694 Elephant Token

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1694 Elephant Token

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In my first installment from the Dark Corner, I reviewed a counterfeit that was created to...
The Truman Library Snyder Coin Collection Robbery and Other Recollections

The Truman Library Snyder Coin Collection Robbery and Other Recollections

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In March 1962, Treasury Secretary John Snyder donated his 450-piece complete coin collection to the Harry S. Truman Presidential...

Numismatic Crime – Million Dollar Bullion Coin Theft

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Million Dollar Coin Burglary at Sunnyvale, California Dealer The Sunnyvale, California Police Department...

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1901-S Barber Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In the dark corners of my mind I hadn't anticipated writing this article as this is...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: An Interesting 1798 “S-158 Large Cent” + 1-Page...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This is intended as a summary of the documented counterfeit 1798 “S-158” large cents to date,...

Numismatic Crime – Suspect in Coin Show Theft Arrested

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Suspect in Coin Show Theft Arrested On November 26, 2021, Numismatic Crime Information...

Jeff Garrett – A Christmas Miracle and Lessons Learned

A lost coin is found and lessons are learned in a numismatic holiday caper   Reposted from December 6, 2019 by Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty...
Numismatic Crime - Coins Stolen in Transit From FedEx

Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen in Transit From FedEx, USPS

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Major FedEx Theft - Florida to California The contents of a package being...
Gold Dealers Sentenced for Financial Crimes and Gun Crimes

Gold Dealers Sentenced for Financial Crimes and Gun Crimes

By United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California ......   Global Gold Exchange, LLC and its managers, Richard M. Owen, James Warren, and Jeffrey Morrow,...
Numismatic Crime - Precious Metal Coins Stolen in Burglary

Numismatic Crime – Precious Metal Coins Stolen in Burglary

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Suspect Attempting to Sell Coins from Baltimore Theft NCIC just received information that...
Numismatic Crime - Bullion Stolen From Storage, Coins Stolen From Mail

Numismatic Crime – Bullion Stolen From Storage, Coins Stolen From Mail

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Storage Facility Bullion Burglary Police in Seattle, Washington are investigating a burglary that...
Numismatic Crime - Coins Stolen From Dealer's Vehicle, US Mail

Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen From Dealer’s Vehicle, US Mail

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS - Coins Stolen in Transit, California to Las Vegas A package was...