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...
Former LAX Cargo Handler Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Gold Bars

Former LAX Cargo Handler Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Gold Bars

By United States Attorney's Office, Central District of California ......   A former cargo handling company employee at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) was sentenced on...
Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Warns: Hundreds of Websites Selling Fake Coins

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Warns: Hundreds of Websites Selling Fake Coins

ACEF warns of fake “precious metal” and “rare coins” offered online, and helps a Texas investor who became an unsuspecting victim   Looking to buy gold...
Numismatic Crime - Coins Stolen or Missing From Major Mail Carriers

Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen or Missing From Major Mail Carriers

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   UPS: Stolen/Missing - New York to Florida A package being shipped via UPS...

Watch Better Caul Saul Actor Jonathan Banks Portray Coin Shop Burglar on Sanford

Actor Jonathan Banks is best known for playing Mike Ehrmantraut, a hard-as-nails ex-cop turned criminal, who served as the head of security for drug...
Numismatic Crime - Video of Suspects Available in Recent Coin Burglary

Numismatic Crime – Video of Suspects Available in Recent Coin Burglary

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   UPDATE: Nebraska Vehicle Burglary The following is a video of the recent vehicle...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1723 Rosa Americana!

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1723 Rosa Americana!

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Since my "last" installment of this series about my 1796 large cent , I have attended...
Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) - Doug Davis

Numismatic Crime – Coins and Currency Stolen From Mail

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS: Coins Stolen in Transit - California to Louisiana On May 16, 2022,...
Numismatic Crime - Coin Theft Suspects on the Make

Numismatic Crime – Coin Theft Suspects on the Make

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coin Shop Burglary - San Jose, California Falcone Jewelry and Coin in San...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Amazing Counterfeit 1796 Large Cent

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Amazing Counterfeit 1796 Large Cent

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   So, here we are after my "last" installment of this series. In that one, I stated:...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1798 "S-158" Large Cent

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1798 “S-158” Large Cent

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This is the last of my intended short Dark Corner articles - a fitting last example,...
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...