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...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

Fake Ancient Coins by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case a 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar.   By Max Spiegel,...

Numismatic Crime – Suspect Sought in St. Petersburg Coin Theft

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen/Missing Coins and Currency A first class package sent from Pennsylvania to the...

Counterfeiting Battles Continued in May: ACEF

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation is working with fraud victims and federal law enforcement agencies   A fraudulent advertisement for bullion coins on Facebook, fake encapsulation holders and...

Numismatic Crime – Help NCIC Find Stolen and Missing Currency

Recent Numismatic Crime by Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen/Missing Currency The notes pictured below were shipped via the...

Numismatic Crime – NCIC Needs Your Help to Find Missing, Stolen...

Recent Numismatic Crime by Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Missing/Stolen Packages A FedEx package being shipped (March 25) from...

Numismatic Crime – Stolen Russian Coins, Arrest Made in Show Theft:...

Numismatic Crime with Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Numismatic Crime - Stolen Russian Coins Numismatic Crime Detectives in Omaha,...

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...

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1921 Peace Dollar

Among other problems, this fake is too thick to be a genuine example of this key date   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In 1921, the United...

Numismatic Crime – Vehicle Burglary, Coin and Note Thefts: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen Ancient Coins The Long Beach, California Police Department is investigating a vehicle...

Numismatic Crime – Coin Shops Targeted by New Group of Alleged...

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Numismatic Crime Residential Burglary - Tennessee Detectives with Williamson County, Tennessee are investigating...

Numismatic Crime – Ancient Coins Stolen With Bad Check, Burglar Takes...

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Burglary Detectives with Williamson County, Tennessee are investigating a residential burglary that resulted...

ACEF Helps Feds Crack Counterfeit Coins Case

Counterfeit Coins Importer Sentenced to 10½ Years in Prison Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation alerted and assisted investigators in the case   A federal court judge in Camden, New...

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 – Stolen Banknotes, Missing Coins

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen/Missing Notes Jhon E. Cash Rare Currency of Highland Village, Texas has reported...

CFTC Charges US Coin Bullion LLC and Its Owners With $7.9...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ....   On Friday, January 10, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced it had filed a civil enforcement...

Numismatic Crime Alerts – Missing Coins Recovered, World Coins Stolen

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Lost/Stolen Package Recovered The coins listed below were reported missing in transit between...

Offer Year-End Support for the Numismatic Crime Information Center

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Your Support Makes a Difference During 2019, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) fielded...

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...

Numismatic Crime Alerts – Coin Dealer Robbed After Show, Stolen Packages

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coin Dealer Inventory Stolen in Vehicle Burglary The Torrance, California Police Department is...

Numismatic Crime – Help the Hobby Fight Counterfeit Coins and Other...

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Law Enforcement Education The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational...

The Biggest Gold Heists of All Time, Part II

By Alan Carr - BuyGoldOnline.io - Original Article ......   Link to Part I The Summer Bliss Robbery (2012) - 216 kg Gold Bars On November 30, 2012,...

Numismatic Crime – Judge Refuses to Lower Bond in Faraj Case,...

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Fraudulent Credit Card Bullion Purchases The following two coins were purchased using fraudulent...

The Biggest Gold Heists of All Time, Part I

By Alan Carr for - BuyGoldOnline.io - Original Article ......   The fame and fortune that is associated with a gold bullion heist are, for most...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1815 Half Dollar

The altered date on this half dollar imitates a true numismatic rarity   Altered Date Counterfeits by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In the early part of the...

Numismatic Crime – Residential Burglary of Numismatic Legend: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Residential Burglary The Colorado Springs, Colorado Police Department is investigating a numismatic crime, ...

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Joins Forces with CrimeDex

The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) has been granted membership into CrimeDex, the world’s largest criminal investigation network composed of more than 4,000 law enforcement...

Federal Court Orders Florida Company to Pay More Than $15 Million...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ......   On Monday, October 28, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced that the U.S. District Court for...