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...

Confronting Breen

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   Twenty-two years ago, noted numismatist Walter H. Breen died at Chino’s California Institute for Men, part of...

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Binion Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek .....   The Binion Hoard offers the collector a variety of ways to collect coins, currency and memorabilia like ashtrays, dice,...

Mystery Babylon: Convicted Gold Scammer Larry Bates Sentenced to 21 Years...

Convicted of all 46 counts against him, 73-year-old Bates evades maximum sentence of 20 years for each one   By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Thursday,...

NTR Metals and Illegal South American Gold

By Joshua Gibbons - About.Ag - for CoinWeek ....   When I first heard about Peruvian gold smuggling early last year, I didn't really believe it....

Former Northwest Territorial Mint President Ross Hansen Indicted for Fraud

Along with Former Vault Manager, Former Northwest Territorial Mint President Ross Hansen was indicted for Defrauding Customers with False Promises about Bullion Delivery, Storage, &...

BBB Warns Austin-Based Coin Firms Ads May Be Peddling ‘Fool’s Gold’

Consumers nationwide should be on the alert for advertisements from two Texas-based companies that are using newspapers to sell gold bullion coins “completely free...

Coin Dealer, Grading Company Hit for Nearly $2 Million Under Federal...

By Paul Montgomery and Associates - PaulMontgomeryOnline.com....   A Federal Court Judge in Texas has ruled that a coin fraud victim’s estate should receive almost $2...

Paper Money – Whatever Happened to North Korean Counterfeit U.S. $100...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek .......   A long-running counterfeit currency saga, one that originated in North Korea during the 1970s and affected countless people in...

Merit Gold & Silver Lawsuit: Third Bullion Firm Targeted Under California...

From CoinWeek reported by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ......... On February 13, 2014, the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office filed a consumer protection lawsuit...

Mexican Mint $2.5 Million Gold Coin Robbery Days After Brazil Gold...

Over $2.5 Million in Gold Coins Taken From Casa de Moneda   By CoinWeek News Staff ....   UPDATE (8/11/2019): Three of the four suspects in last Tuesday's...

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...

Counterfeit Coins Detection – Fake $5 Indian Lacks Details

Counterfeit Coins - Reverse of a Denver Mint Indian Half Eagle By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The missing details on this $5 Indian reveal it to...

Stay Alert – Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Suspects Change Theft Pattern/MO During the past 45-60 days, NCIC has seen a...

2015 Coin Shop Murders Add to a Long List of Tragic...

By Pete Smith ........   Any robbery and murder of a coin shop owner will catch the attention of other dealers and their customers. Sometimes the...

Mail Theft, Michigan Coin Shop Robbery Among Recent Numismatic Crimes: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS Thefts Chicago Area An express mail package containing a large number of slabbed...

Court Imposes $15.7 Million Penalty, Lifetime Ban Against Precious Metals Dealer...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission .....   In 2015, the CFTC Charged California Resident Hannes Tulving, Jr. and His Firm with Misappropriation and Fraudulent Solicitation in...

Numismatic Auction Site Sixbid.com Alerts Collectors to Fake Invoice Scam

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ....   On Monday, April 1, internet auction site Sixbid.com sent out a notice that several auction houses who sell coins and...

CoinWeek News Wire for April 20, 2018: The Doctor Will See...

Coinweek News Wire for April 20, 2018 .... Current Events 1.) Should the U.S. Retire the Penny and Nickel? It’s true that it costs more to mint these two...

Merit Gold & Silver No Longer Accepting Bullion Orders; Going Out...

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   Visitors to the website of Merit Gold and Silver, a Santa Monica, California-based bullion and precious metals dealer, have seen...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a genuine coin is...

Thompson Remains in Jail While Court OKs Sale of SS Central...

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   After a quick morning hearing on Thursday, November 30, Franklin County, Ohio Common Pleas Judge Laurel Beatty-Blunt signed an...

Sir Isaac Newton Really Hated Coin Countefeiters…… Really!

Sir Isaac Newton and Coins By Everett Millman - Gainesvillecoins.com ....... Contemporary scholarship has introduced a number of new mysteries regarding history's most famous "natural philosopher"...

Two Former Precious Metals Traders Admit To Manipulation at New York...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ......   On Thursday, July 25, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued two orders filing and settling charges against former...

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...

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...

NCIC: Finest Known of Only Six Aluminum Morgan Dollars Missing or...

Recent Alerts From the Numismatic Crime Information Center   By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Missing/Stolen - Rare Finest Known...

Owners of Rust Rare Coins Receive Criminal Indictments for Alleged Ponzi...

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Wednesday, May 8, a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah returned...

Minnesota Coin Dealer Indicted on Selling Counterfeit Coins and Fraud Charges

Accused has history of court battles concerning counterfeit coins By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Wednesday, April 11, Interim United States Attorney Greogory G. Brooker--as...

United States and Cooperating Gold Refinery Enter Agreement After Money Laundering...

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ......   Miami-based, gold refinery Republic Metals Corporation (RMC) executed a non-prosecution agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office for the...