Bernard von NotHaus, “Architect” of the Liberty Dollar to be Sentenced

Liberty Dollar creator and self proclaimed "monetary architect" Bernard von NotHaus, who was found guilty in US federal court in North Carolina on March...

Cybercriminal Sticks Up Sheriff’s Office, Demands Ransom to Be Paid in...

By CoinWeek News Staff .....   Dickson, Tennessee, a small city located about an hour to the southwest of Nashville, fell victim this month to a...

The Anatomy of a Coin Thief ….. A True Story

By Vic Bozarth - The Rare Coin Road Warrior ..... Dear Rare Coin Enthusiasts..... Many of you may have wondered what happened to Vic Bozarth-The Rare...

USMNA Convention Offers Larger Bourse & Counterfeit Seminars. VIDEO: 2:52

Cory Frampton, Executive Director, US Mexican Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com........ The third annual USMNA Convention continues to grow in attendance and popularity with...

Numismatic Crime Alerts: 2014

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

Mike Getlin: Google Killed Merit Gold

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   Last night I got an email from Mike Getlin, former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of...

As Legal Issues Mount, Merit Gold Customers Seek Relief

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In CoinWeek’s initial report on Merit Gold and Silver, we wrote that the Santa Monica City’s Attorney’s...

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...

A Nigerian General’s Dream… A Cautionary Tale of Historical Bond Fraud

by Joshua T. Herbstman for CoinWeek.... At some time or another, we have all gotten an email that resembles the following: Dear Sir, During the regime of...

Security Questions for Coin Collectors at Home and at a Convention....

Don Rinkor, Don Rinkor Rare Coins Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com......... Safety is a major concern for both coin dealers and collectors. Knowing what to do at a...

Precious Metal Verifier Available to Help Determine Genuine Gold & Silver...

David Blau, Inventor, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com .......   The flood of counterfeit coins entering the market has prompted new concerns about determining the authenticity. Up until this...

Robbery at Harlan J. Berk, Chicago-Based Coin Dealer

Off hours robbery at Harlan J. Berk prompts new security measures for Chicago firm... Exclusive CoinWeek news report.... Chicago-based coin dealer Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. has a...

Federal Motion Filed Against Odyssey Marine for S.S. Central America Recovery...

First Finders of Famous S.S. Central America Treasure Accuse Odyssey Marine of Trespassing, Ask Federal Marshals to Seize Recovered "Ship of Gold" Items Federal court motions...

ANA Announces Coin Recovery from 2007 Museum Theft

By CoinWeek News Staff.....   In 2007, the ANA Museum Collection Manager Wyatt Yeager stole approximately $1 million in coins and numismatic items from the ANA. Efforts...

ANA Recovers Lost Coin with Dealer Help. VIDEO: 2:58

Kim Kiick, American Numismatic Association, Richard Snow, Eagle Eye Rare Coin Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com......... The ANA has located another of the coins stolen from the...

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The New York Assay Office Gold Theft...

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-Sylum reader...

Recent Developments in the Mt.Gox Saga and a Bitcoin Phishing Scam

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Much has been said in the last week regarding the fall of Mt.Gox from its privileged position in the Bitcoin community....

Numismatic Consumer Alliance Helps Coin Scam Victims Recover More Than $8...

The Numismatic Consumer Alliance, Inc. helped recover nearly $1 million during 2013 for consumers who were victims of unscrupulous coin sales, according to John Albanese,...

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...

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...

Numismatic Crime Information Center to Conduct Law Enforcement Seminar During F.U.N...

The Numismatic Crime Information Center will offer a one-day training class on "Numismatic Crime Investigations" for local, state and federal law enforcement officers. The...

Numismatic Crime Information Center Update. VIDEO: 2:04

Doug Davis, Founder, NCIC Interviewer: David Lisot...... There is a nonprofit organization devoted to sharing information about crime and security in the numismatic industry. Doug Davis is...

THE COLLECTIBLE COIN PROTECTION ACT (HR 1849)

Non-Partisan Bill Aims to Thwart Influx of Counterfeit Coins Washington D.C In an effort to stimulate interest in the passage of H.R. 1849 (The Collectible Coin...

EBay sellers—One More Scam To Watch Out For

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. The advancements in digital photography and the ease of ability to post price lists and...

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...

Silver Bullion News: The “New” Liberty Dollar is Back

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   The Liberty Dollar - a one-ounce silver medallion that attracted the attention and wrath of the federal government and resulted...

Laura Sperber Hot Topics: A NEW TWIST AND MY PLAN

By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics ......   Hi all. Yes, I am back to attacking coin doctors and the dealers who enable them. Seems the...

Central States Convention Bans Liberty Dollars

So-called Liberty Dollars, the creation of Bernard Von NotHaus and the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act and the Internal...

ANA Money Museum Gets Stolen Australian Holey Dollar Returned

The 1813 Holey dollar was returned to the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) Edward C. Rochette Money Museum on October 23. The Holey dollar is an...

ANA advises members to check credit, debit statements

The American Numismatic Association has received reports that several members had credit or debit card numbers stolen during their stay in Philadelphia for the...