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...

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...

All About the Benjamins: Why You Should Collect Franklin Half Dollars

Terrence Campbell at Gainesville Coins ……… Everyone likes Benjamins, right? Usually, when Ben Franklin is referenced in regard to currency, our first thought is that of the 100...

Who’s Who: Iconic Coin Collections You Should Know

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Newman. Ford. Eliasberg. King Farouk. We see their names on slabs, on organizations, and in books, but how much do...

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...

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...

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...

ANA Presents Literary Awards to Exceptional Writers

2019 Adult Numismatist Literary Award Winners The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2019 literary awards – recognizing articles published in the 2018 volume of its official...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Harvey Stack – An Unpublished Story About the 1894-S Dime

The backstory of the 1894-S Barber Dime by Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   When one goes looking into numismatic history to try...

Eclipsing Eliasberg: D.L. Hansen’s Numismatic Moonshot for the Greatest Collection of...

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions  ......   Dell Loy Hansen is no stranger to success. The Utah businessman aims high – sky high. He operates...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Fate of Ten Switt-Langbord 1933...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #62 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   On July 7,...

Challenging the Status Quo: An Interview With U.S. Mint Director David...

A Coin Analyst Exclusive By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   David J. Ryder, the 39th Director of the United States Mint, assumed his new role on...

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...

United States Mint Announces New Products for Young Collectors

The United States Mint is pleased to announce a new family of youth products in 2019 – the Mint’s first new youth products in...

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"...

F+W, Publisher of Numismatic News, Declares Bankruptcy

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   F+W Media (the parent company of Numismatic News), along with eight other companies affiliated with F+W, filed for Chapter 11...

NCIC: Coins Stolen From Mail, Fraudulent Checks to Coin Dealers

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Lost/Stolen USPS The following notes being shipped via USPS have been reported stolen/lost. Michigan 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...

CoinWeek IQ – Nickel, Joseph Wharton, and US Coinage

Nickel and US Coinage By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Unlike copper, silver, and gold, nickel is a fairly new addition to coinage around the...

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...

Searching for Coins & Currency Online With HiBid.com

Sponsored Post by HiBid.com ......   The great thing about collecting coins and currency is that even examples that aren’t priced very highly often have artistic...

Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early...

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   A Dip in the Market 1981 became a very difficult and costly year to deal with. Basic silver...

Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The History...

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Changes in the Numismatic World The year 1979 featured several influential numismatic events, including heavy precious metal...

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...

Nationwide Jewelry Store Burglars Disabling Alarm Systems: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   NATIONWIDE PATTERN OF BURGLARS CUTTING POWER LINES TO JEWELRY STORES TO DISABLE...