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...

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

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   After the economic upheaval of 1981 and earlier, the numismatic market seemed to withstand the uncertainties...

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...

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...

In Memoriam: The Life and Legacy of Eric P. Newman, 1911-2017

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .... With contributions by Karl Newman of Monaco Rare Coins   You can hardly be blamed for taking the man's immortality for...

Morgan Stanley, Mitsubishi to Pay Almost $2 Million for Spoofing Precious...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ......   * * * On Tuesday, October 1, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced that civil enforcement actions were...

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Coins, Committing Mail Fraud

Barry Ron Skog, 68, of Burnsville, Minnesota, pleaded guilty February 21 to one count of selling counterfeit coins and one count of mail fraud...

Colonial Coins: Higley Coppers Auctioned Over the Last Ten Years

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #222 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Coin Collecting – Jim Bisognani’s Rare Coin Market Predictions for 2017

Notables weigh in on trends and what to expect in 2017. Barbers and seated coinage winners By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As...

Trader, Industrial Firm Charged with Spoofing in Precious Metals Futures

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission .....   On Monday, September 16, he U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued two orders filing and settling charges against...

Gold & Precious Metals: Ninth Circuit Rules for CFTC in Fraud...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ......   On Thursday, July 25, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstated its anti-fraud enforcement action...

Suspects Wanted in Coin Shop Robberies: NCIC

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen Gold Coins-Coin Shop On May 10,2019 two suspects, male and female, entered...

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

1916-D Counterfeit Mercury Dime By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Skillful identification of counterfeit coins is essential to the hobby. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a...

PCGS Welcomes New Currency and Coin Grading Experts

The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) team has gained three new members bringing a wide range of numismatic knowledge and business acumen. Well-known banknote...

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...

FDIC Backs Down on “High-Risk” Merchant List That Included Coin Dealers

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has fully reversed its position on a list of merchant categories thought to present a high risk for payment...

Rhode Island Man Charged With Manufacturing Counterfeit Money

By United States Attorney's Office, District of Rhode Island ......   A Pawtucket, Rhode Island man, previously convicted and incarcerated for producing counterfeit casino coins, was...

CoinWeek Podcast #99: Where Coin Dealers Help Coin Dealers

 CoinWeek Podcast #99: Where Coin Dealers Help Coin Dealers Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek...

CoinWeek Podcast #114: Coin Shop Theft

 CoinWeek Podcast #114: Coin Shop Theft Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. On April 7, coin...

Early American Coppers, American Numismatic Society to Remember Specialist and Friend...

On Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Early American Coppers (EAC) Convention in Dayton, Ohio, the EAC and the American Numismatic Society (ANS) will...

The Coin Analyst – Recent Medallic Works by Joel Iskowitz on...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Acclaimed coin and medal designer Joel Iskowitz -- one of the most prolific living American medallic artists - has...

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,...

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...

CoinWeek News Wire for April 13, 2018: Heists, Fakes, and Fraud

Coinweek News Wire for April 13, 2018 .... In Memoriam 1.) Walter Ray Lockwood, 1939-2018 Walter Ray Lockwood (member 1256) passed away early morning Tuesday, April 3. He was...

CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 2, 2018

By Coinweek Coin News Wire ....   Coin News Wire for February 2, 2018 Brain Food 1.) When paper money was as risky as bitcoin The first paper money notes...

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...

Stay Alert – Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Vehicle Burglary, Inventory Stolen The owner of Coin Castle Coins was the victim...

The Coin Analyst: Chief Engraver Joseph Menna and the U.S. Mint’s...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On February 4, 2019, U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder appointed Joseph Menna – a New Jersey-raised artist and...

CoinWeek News Wire for December 15, 2017: Christmas Gold Coins, Bitcoin...

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for December 15, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Ancient Jewish Coins - Fame, Fortune and Fakes Did you get gelt? No, not the chocolate...

CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017: Bitcoin Nyet, and Speaking...

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Patriotic collectors boost market for ancient Chinese artefacts Following the fashions to buy western art...