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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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, &...

Recovery of Sunken Gold Only Means to Keep Thompson’s Freedom Hopes...

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   As part of the long-running legal saga involving former treasure hunter Tommy Thompson, attorney Ira O. Kane, the court-appointed receiver...

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...

Minnesota Coin Dealer Indicted on Selling Counterfeit Coins and Fraud Charges

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

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...

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...

Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of – Stay Alert...

The Following numismatic crime reports are distributed by the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) run by Doug Davis. Anyone with information on ANY of these...

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...

Federal Judge Sentences Coin, Precious Metals Dealer Hannes Tulving in $15...

By United States Attorney's Office - Western District of North Carolina .....   A coin and precious metals dealer and his company responsible for defrauding more...

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...

NCIC: Theft of Gold Bullion, Coins Among Recent Numismatic Crimes

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS - Theft of Coins/Bullion Two Express Mail packages were dropped off at...

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...

Bullion Dealer Charles McAllister Charged with Fraud & Money Laundering

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

Silver, Gold American Eagles Most Counterfeited Bullion Coins: ICTA

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ......   Since 1986 when the United States Mint first introduced silver and gold American Eagle bullion coins, they have...

Suspect in Organized Coin Shop Theft Ring Arrested: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Missing/Stolen-FedEx Rare Coin Company of America (Rarcoa) recently had a package with six...

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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Lacks Details

Reverse of a Denver Mint Indian Half Eagle By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The missing details on this $5 Indian reveal it to be counterfeit. One common...

Iran Executes “Sultan of Coins” for Hoarding Gold Coins

Special courts set up in August have handed out multiple death sentences in similar cases By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Two weeks ago, international...

CFTC, State of Utah Charge Precious Metals Dealer in $170 Million...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission .....   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Securities, through its Attorney General,...

Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for June 22, 2018

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coin Shop Burglary Investigators are investigating the burglary of North Mississippi Coin Company....

Oregon Man Sentenced to Seven Years Federal Prison for Defrauding Investors...

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ......   Harry Dean Proudfoot III, 79, formerly a resident of Tigard, Oregon, was sentenced on Tuesday, April 9, to 84...