Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Warns Feds About Online “Coin” Seller

Promptly acting on a tip from a concerned collector, the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation’s (ACEF) Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) has notified law enforcement agencies and...

Numismatic Crime Information Center – Gold Coins, Currency Stolen From Coin...

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Dealer Bag Stolen at Las Vegas Show Las Vegas Detectives are investigating the...

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Helps Rid Marketplace of $1+ Million of Fakes...

Funded only by donations, the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) worked with law enforcement agencies in 2020 to protect collectors, dealers, and the general...

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

1916-D Counterfeit Mercury Dime By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Skillful identification of counterfeit coins is essential to the hobby. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a...

Numismatic Crime Information Center – Help Find Coins Stolen or Missing...

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen/Lost in Transit: Florida to Germany A USPS package being shipped from Florida...

Numismatic Crime Information Center – Updates and New Internet Forums

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Good morning, this is Doug Davis from the nonprofit Numismatic Crime Information...

The Continuing Threat of Counterfeits: A Problem for Numismatics and the...

By Michael Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion ......   Counterfeit products – including fakes of rare and circulating U.S. coins and precious metal bullion coins– have been a...

Numismatic Crime – Coins, Currency Stolen From Mail; Suspect Wanted

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen from Dealer's Table The coin pictured below was stolen from a dealers...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

A prominent area of discoloration around the mintmark is a sign that this Morgan Dollar is a counterfeit.   Morgan Dollar Counterfeit by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...

Numismatic Crime – Coins Missing or Stolen From Mail Around the...

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen/Lost Express Mail Package A package being shipped from Williamsburg, Virginia to New...

PCGS Announces NFC Technology Included in All Coin, Currency Holders

Professional Coin Grading Service leads numismatic hobby with a massive leap forward in anti-counterfeiting technology   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced that it will...

JPMorgan Ordered to Pay Record $920 Million for Precious Metals Spoofing,...

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an order filing and settling charges against JPMorgan Chase & Company...

CFTC, 30 States Charge Los Angeles Precious Metals Dealers in Ongoing...

Largest Joint Filing Between CFTC and State Regulators in History   Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and 30 state regulators...

Numismatic Crime – Suspects Wanted in Memphis Coin Shop Robbery

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Suspects Wanted in Memphis Coin Shop Robbery On 9/7/20 a white male and...

Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen From Mail, Armed Robbery of Portland...

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Numismatic Crime Updates: Minnesota Mall Theft The following coins were stolen from a...

Numismatic Crime – Coins, Currency, Silver Bar Stolen From Mail

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen from USPS A package was sent to a dealer in New York...

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...

Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen, Cut From Packages in Transit

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Numismatic Crime - Package Cut Open The following coin was stolen from a...

The Great du Pont Coin Robbery… and Recovery

By Mike Garofalo for PCGS ......   Thursday, October 5, 1967, was a really terrific day for this author. I was 14 years old, a freshman...

CFTC Charges Georgia Company, Florida Residents With Precious Metals Fraud, Misappropriation...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ....   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the...

Numismatic Crime – Mail Theft of Gold Coins, National Bank Note

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Lost/Stolen Package of Gold Coins An expressmail package being sent from White River...

Anti-Counterfeiting: Attempt Made to Sell Fake $300,000 Gold Coin

Seller a suspect in another counterfeits case   Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now...

Numismatic Crime – Lost and Stolen Coins, Canadian Currency

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Lost/Stolen Package - Carson City, Nevada A package being sent from Carson City,...

Numismatic Crime – Aggravated Robbery, Coins Stolen From Collector’s Residence

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Aggravated Robbery The Dallas Police Department is investigating an aggravated robbery of an...

Numismatic Crime – Coins Recovered, Suspect Arrested

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Suspect Arrested-Coins Found The West Los Angeles, California Highway Patrol arrested a suspect...

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...