Israel Recovers Ancient Coins Stolen from Site

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.... On December 31, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that it had recovered over 800 ancient coins from the house...

NCIC: Counterfeit Carson City Dollars, California Vehicle Burglaries

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Counterfeits The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has received two reports involving the...

US Attorney Says Attempts To Use “Liberty Dollar” As Money Is...

Liberty Dollar creator and self proclaimed "monetary architect" Bernard Von NotHaus was found guilty in US federal court in North Carolina on Friday of...

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016 Brain Food 1.) From jagged edges to flowers: the origins of currencies The dollar is one of the...

Coin Scams – Telemarketer Uses High-Pressure Tactics in Coin Collection Scheme

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Fox6now.com posted this story about the slick website, cold calls and high-pressure tactics at the heart of a coin collection scam that...

Goldline International Placed Under Injunction, Ordered To Change Sales Practices

National Coin Dealer Must Also Refund Up To $4.5 Million To Customers, Set Up Fund For Additional Claims The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office has...

Federal Court Orders Nevada Man to Pay $2.9 Million+ Penalty for...

Court Earlier Entered a Default Judgment Order against Oakmont Financial, Inc. By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ....   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that...

CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 16, 2018: Abraham Lincoln, the Lazaretto,...

By Coinweek Coin News Wire ....   Coin News Wire for February 16, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Lincoln and the Banks Throughout his career, Lincoln would be guided by what...

Wealthy Max Ltd Files Motion to Dismiss Civil Forfeiture Case

By GeyerGorey LLP....   The Wealthy Max Limited legal defense team filed a motion to dismiss the civil forfeiture case brought by the US Attorney for...

Numismatic Crime Alerts: 2013

Crimes related to numismatics know no boundaries and affects the numismatic industry around the world. Millions of dollars in numismatic items have been stolen...

Bullion & Precious Metals – CFTC: Harvard Assets LLC to Pay...

Federal Court Orders Florida Resident Todd Owen Marshall and His Companies Harvard Assets LLC, London Assets Inc., and Harvard International Trading, Inc. to Pay...

Postal Inspectors, FedEx, District Attorney Investigators and Banking Investigators to Attend...

Numismatic crime offenses related to USPS and FedEx shipments continue to plague the numismatic industry and in most cases are frustrating to the victims....

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. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ...... The vast majority...

Brooklyn NY Coin Dealer Steve Halfon Murdered in Robbery

In a New York Daily News article just posted, it was reported that NY Coin Dealer Steve Halfon,61, was robbed and murdered yesterday. According to...

Numismatic Crime: Developing a Tactical Mindset for Coin Dealers and Coin...

by Doug Davis Founder/President and Bryan Davis/Forensic Investigator ... Numismatic Crime Information Center ......... Numismatic crime continues to escalate and the chance of a dealer or...

5 Ways You Can Avoid Falling for Counterfeit Coins

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   There’s been a lot of buzz lately in the numismatic world about counterfeit coins – especially those coming from China....

Man Sentenced in Theft of ANA Coins Stolen from St. Louis...

A former St. Louis Museum of Transportation tour guide was ordered Thursday to serve three years of probation after pleading guilty to stealing six...

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, &...

CFTC Files Complaint Against Monex Alleging $290 Million Fraud

One of the largest cases of alleged fraud the CFTC has ever dealt with, according to new lawsuit filed against three Monex companies By CoinWeek...

U.S. Mint News – United States Extends Suspension of Coin Exchange...

Under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 5120, the United States Mint established a program by which people and businesses could exchange bent and partial...

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...

CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Is It Illegal to Deface US Currency? While this video may be ridiculously awesome, because Bill...

Numismatic Consumer Alliance Recoveries Top $7 Million For Purchasers of Overpriced...

The Numismatic Consumer Alliance, Inc. (NCA) helped recover nearly $1.3 million during 2012 for buyers who fell prey to unscrupulous coin sales, according to...

International Euro Anti-Counterfeiting Conference Held March 24-27

By The European Central Bank, Directorate of General Communications....   The European Central Bank, Europol and the European Commission jointly organised the 3rd International Conference on...

Four Peruvian Members of Multi-Billion Dollar, International Gold Money Laundering Scheme...

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ....   EDITOR'S NOTE: CoinWeek previously reported on this investigation on April 17, 2017. --CW Four Peruvian citizens were indicted for their alleged...

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...

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...

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: First American Bank Robberies – March 29,...

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter.... Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current...

CoinWeek News Wire for March 2, 2018: Elon Musk Cryptoking? Gold...

By Coinweek Coin News Wire ....   Coin News Wire for March 2, 2018 Current Events 1.) New Jim Thorpe one-dollar coins selling out fast The people of Jim Thorpe...

Help NCIC Fight Numismatic Crime

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) was established in 1986 to coordinate...