Alves Reis: The Man Who Would Be Rich

While there have been counterfeiting operations throughout history, few have been as coordinated and successful as the one that Alves Reis carried out in...

Consumer Alert – Use Caution to Avoid Gold, Silver Counterfeits Advises...

Beware of counterfeit vintage rare coins and fake modern gold and silver bullion items now being offered in the marketplace. Purchase only from reputable...

Coin Shop Triple Murder Suspects Arrested

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   A man and a woman suspected in the December 17 murder of a Jackson, Mississippi coin shop owner and his...

New PCGS Holder To Protect Coins, Combat Counterfeiting

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is launching the world's most technically-advanced holder for protecting coins and providing additional security against counterfeiting. The completely redesigned holders...

Numismatic Crime Investigations Class for Law Enforcement at ANA Philadelphia World’s...

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

CoinWeek News Wire for January 19, 2018: HODL or Buy Gold?...

By Coinweek Coin News Wire ....   Coin News Wire for January 19, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Who Really Designed the American Dime? ...t takes a keen eye to see...

Man Pleads Guilty to Selling, Importing Counterfeit Coins

ACTF plays key role in investigation and provides experts to identify fakes A New Jersey man admitted June 25 to impersonating a federal agent while...

Mark Olsen Mining Company, Manager Charged with Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ....   On June 12, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil enforcement action charging Florida-based Defendants Mark Olsen...

NCIC to Offer 1-Day Training Course to Law Enforcement

The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) will offer a one-day training course on “Numismatic Crime Investigations” for local, state and federal law enforcement officers...

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...

Precious Metals Dealer Ordered to Pay More Than $8 Million for...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission .....   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on March 4 that a Florida federal court ordered Carlos Javier Ramirez...

CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017: Fake Gold, Fake Coins,...

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017: Brain Food 1.) Scrooge McDuck and Switzerland For almost 400 years, kreuzers were probably the most important...

Former NJ Coin Dealer Gets 15 Months in Prison for Income...

By U.S. Attorney's Office .....   A former resident of Old Tappan, New Jersey, was sentenced on October 20, 2017 to 15 months in prison for...

CFTC Charges Florida Companies in Fraud Schemes Involving Gold

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ....   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced the filing of a federal civil enforcement action in Florida...

Texas Man Wanted for Coin Theft – Dealers Take Note !

Doug Davis from Numismaticcrimes.org sent us the following press release...... A warrant has been issued by the Jefferson County, Texas Sheriff’s Department for Bryson Miguel...

CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016 Current Events 1.) Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at bank note protest "We are not going to embrace bond...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Florida-Based Mintco LLC Charged with Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions, Fraud

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission....   On Thursday, September 17, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the filing of a civil enforcement Complaint in...

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...

International Monetary Metals Ordered to Pay over $9.8 Million for Illegal...

In CFTC Enforcement Action, Federal Court Orders Florida Resident Martin Sommers and His Company International Monetary Metals, Inc. to Pay over $9.8 Million for...

Former Contractor Charged with Theft of Gold from Perth Mint

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On April 7, the Perth Mint in Perth, Western Australia, became aware of the possible theft of a one-kilogram gold...

Positive Protection Guard Tackles Suspected Coin Thief In Long Beach –...

By Positive Protection, Inc. .....   A suspected thief was tackled by a Positive Protection, Inc. security guard as the suspect tried to escape at the...

Gary Adkins Receives 2016 Professional Numismatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award

Gary Adkins (center) received the 2016 Professional Numismatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award from PNG President Dana Samuelson (left) and PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman...

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....

CoinWeek Video: Mercury Dimes Counterfeit Detection with Bill Fivaz (9:57).

Cherrypicker's Guide editor and renowned coin expert Bill Fivaz gave an informative class on counterfeit detection in the popular Mercury dime series at the...

Bernard von NotHaus Sentenced to Probation for Liberty Dollar Conviction

CoinWeek Staff Reports ....   Bernard von NotHaus, creator of the American Liberty Dollar (ALD), was sentenced to three years probation by a federal judge on...