Numismatic Crime - Coin Theft at New York International Convention

Numismatic Crime – Coin Theft at New York International Convention

By Doug Davis - President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   The New York City Police Department is investigating a coin theft that occurred at...
An Epidemic of Counterfeit 1881-CC Morgans and Bad “PCGS” Slabs

An Epidemic of Counterfeit 1881-CC Morgans and Bad “PCGS” Slabs

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   The initial wave of fakes that I found (I recorded 13 different sellers during an approximately...
New Jersey Man Indicted for Alleged Gold Fraud

New Jersey Man Indicted for Alleged Gold Fraud

By United States Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts ......   On Thursday, December 8, a New Jersey man was indicted by a federal grand jury in...

Ex-Wall Street Trader Convicted in Precious Metals Spoofing Scheme

By the United States Department of Justice ...... On Friday, December 9, 2022, a federal jury in the Northern District of Illinois convicted a former...
Federal Court Orders Monex and Owners to Pay $38 Million for Fraud

Federal Court Orders Monex and Owners to Pay $38 Million for Fraud

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   On December 21, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the U.S. District Court for the Central District of...
Numismatic Crimes Escalate During Last Quarter - NCIC Year-End Support

Numismatic Crimes Escalate During Last Quarter – NCIC Year-End Support

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   The landscape of numismatic and retail crime has changed and continues to...

PCGS Reports Missing Packages, Working With USPS

Collectors (PSA, PCGS, and Wata) is aware of a very small number of packages that have been reported as delivered to our headquarters in...
Lost/Stolen in Transit: USPS - Himyarite drachms, Switzerland to CA

Numismatic Crime – California Coin Shop Burglarized

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Vehicle Burglary - San Francisco, California On November 9, a dealer traveling to...
Another "Family" - Capped Bust Quarter Counterfeits

Another “Family” – Capped Bust Quarter Counterfeits

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This latest installment is on an earlier series of the quarter denomination based on a B-10...
ACEF Gives Counterfeit Training to Midwest Law Enforcement

ACEF Gives Counterfeit Training to Midwest Law Enforcement

The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) recently conducted an eight-hour class, “Counterfeit Coin and Precious Metals Investigations” to 35 Kansas and Missouri local, state and...

Numismatic Crime – Suspects in Texas Coin Shop Thefts

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Alert: Suspects Traveling in Gold Theft On October 28, 2022, the subjects pictured...
Coin crime, theft, robbery and fraud

Colorado Man Gets 27 Months for Africa Gold Scheme

By United States Attorney’s Office, District of Montana ......   On Monday, November 7, 2022, a Colorado man who admitted to defrauding a Montana family of...
Numismatic Crime - Coin Shop Burglaries and Vehicular Break-ins

Numismatic Crime – Coin Shop Burglaries and Vehicular Break-ins

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coin Shop Burglary - Stockton, California The Stockton Police Department is investigating a...
More Than €4 Million in Fake 500 Euro Bills Seized in Spain

More Than €4 Million in Fake 500 Euro Bills Seized in Spain

One of the most sophisticated euro counterfeits ever detected in the EU   By Europol ......   On September 21, 2022, Europol supported the Spanish National Police (Policía...
Precious Metals Crime and Fraud - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Precious Metals Dealer Bob Higgins of Argent Group Charged With Ongoing Fraud

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that it filed a civil enforcement action...
Numismatic Crime - $50,000 Reward Offered for Recovery of Stolen Coins

Numismatic Crime – $50,000 Reward Offered for Recovery of Stolen Coins

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ...... Stolen in Transit: FedEx - Arizona to Florida A package being sent via...
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), precious metals fraud and crime

CFTC Orders Goldline, A-Mark to Pay Over $1 Million for Fraud

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   On Thursday, September 22, 2022, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges...
Numismatic Crime - Suspect Attempts to Sell Coins Stolen From Mail

Numismatic Crime – Suspect Attempts to Sell Coins Stolen From Mail

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen in Transit: USPS - New York to Oregon A package being sent...
The Expanded Family of Counterfeit Large Cents Based on the 1833 N-5 Variety

The Expanded Family of Counterfeit Large Cents Based on the 1833 N-5 Variety

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek .....   In my previous CoinWeek article on these 1833 “N-5” counterfeits, I cited the genuine...
Be Wary of King Charles III “Pretender” Coins Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

Be Wary of King Charles III “Pretender” Coins Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

New coins depicting King Charles III are expected to be popular with the public and collectors when The Royal Mint strikes and distributes them,...
Numismatic Crime - Coin and Paper Money Thefts

Numismatic Crime – Coin and Paper Money Thefts

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coin Burglary - Phoneix, Arizona The Phoenix Police Department is investigating a commercial...
Sir Isaac Newton Really Hated Coin Countefeiters... Really!

Sir Isaac Newton Really Hated Coin Countefeiters… Really!

By Everett Millman - Gainesvillecoins.com ......   Contemporary scholarship has introduced a number of new mysteries regarding history's most famous "natural philosopher" (i.e. scientist), Sir Isaac...

Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

Counterfeit Banknotes by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ......   One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and he...
ANA to Develop Additional Security Protocols for Coin Shows

ANA to Develop Additional Security Protocols for Coin Shows

On August 15, 2022, during setup of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, a dealer...
Numismatic Crime - Coin Show Dealers High-Profile Targets

Numismatic Crime – Coin Show Dealers High-Profile Targets

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coin Show Dealers Becoming High-Profile Targets During the past several months, organized groups...
Numismatic Crime - Smash and Grab Groups Targeting Coin Shops

Numismatic Crime – Smash and Grab Groups Targeting Coin Shops

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS: Stolen/Missing - New Jersey to California A package being shipped from New...
Precious Metals Crime and Fraud - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

CFTC Charges Nevada Metals Trader With Spoofing in Gold and Silver Markets

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   On Friday, August 5, 2022, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S....
Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   There are many counterfeits and altered coins that unfortunately often defraud people in pursuit of building their collection or...
New Information on Nazi Counterfeiting Plot to be Unveiled at World’s Fair of Money August 18

New Information on Nazi Counterfeiting Plot to be Unveiled at World’s Fair of Money...

Museum-quality book features never-before-seen accounts from numismatists, historians, descendants of Holocaust survivors, and the granddaughter of the Nazi who ran “Operation Bernhard”   A new book...
Numismatic Crime - Thieves Follow Dealer Home After Coin Show

Numismatic Crime – Thieves Follow Dealer Home After Coin Show

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Attention Coin Dealers: Suspects Follow Victim Home in Atlanta A dealer at the...