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Numismatic Crime – Coins Missing or Stolen From Mail Around the Country

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen/Lost Express Mail Package A package being shipped from Williamsburg, Virginia to New Jersey on August 28, 2020, has been reported stolen/missing. The package arrived at the Richmond, VA distribution center on August 29, 2020. However, there has been no movement and […]

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Numismatic Crime – Suspects Wanted in Memphis Coin Shop Robbery

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Suspects Wanted in Memphis Coin Shop Robbery On 9/7/20 a white male and white female entered “A Coin & Silver Shop” in Memphis, Tennessee wanting to see gold coins. Both subjects had a thick accent. The subjects looked at several gold coins […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen From Mail, Armed Robbery of Portland Dealership

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Minnesota Mall Theft The following coins were stolen from a locked display case inside the Moorhead Antique Mall: Austria, 2K ( Kreuzer), Salzburg, dated 1715, NGC graded MS 63, Certification #702118-015 Austria, 3K (Kreuzer), Hall, dated 1644, NGC graded MS 64, Certification […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coins, Currency, Silver Bar Stolen From Mail

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen from USPS A package was sent to a dealer in New York City containing coins, jewelry, and several watches. The recipient opened the package and found several items missing. After close inspection, the bottom of the box had been opened at […]

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American Numismatic Association Honors Distinguished Numismatists with Awards

Every year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes members who go above and beyond with their service and dedication to numismatics. The following awards, which are typically presented at the World’s Fair of Money, will be awarded during the Service Awards Presentation virtual event on Sept. 2 at 12 p.m. MT. Adna G. Wilde Jr. […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen, Cut From Packages in Transit

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Numismatic Crime – Package Cut Open The following coin was stolen from a USPS package that was cut open and removed on its way to Portland, Oregon. First Strike 2009-P Ultra High Relief $20 PVGS MS70 PL #38159425 Stolen/Missing Express Mail An […]

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Numismatic Crime – Mail Theft of Gold Coins, National Bank Note

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Lost/Stolen Package of Gold Coins An expressmail package being sent from White River Junction, Vermont to NGC’s offices in Sarasota, Florida on July 1 disappeared sometime not long after it left White River Jct. at 6:20 PM. The package contained the following […]

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Anti-Counterfeiting: Attempt Made to Sell Fake $300,000 Gold Coin

Seller a suspect in another counterfeits case   Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 worth of counterfeit coins – including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at […]

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Numismatic Crime – Lost and Stolen Coins, Canadian Currency

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Lost/Stolen Package – Carson City, Nevada A package being sent from Carson City, Nevada to Reno, NV has been reported lost/stolen. Last tracking indicates package was received at a Reno US Postal Service distribution center. The package has not been delivered to […]

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Numismatic Crime – Aggravated Robbery, Coins Stolen From Collector’s Residence

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Aggravated Robbery The Dallas Police Department is investigating an aggravated robbery of an 84-year-old coin collector. The victim had just returned home from his bank and was exiting his vehicle when attacked from behind. The assailant grabbed the victim’s briefcase causing the […]

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Counterfeit Battles Continued in May

One of the 10 fake silver American Eagles sold to an unsuspecting victim who responded to an unsolicited advertisement on Facebook. (Image courtesy of fraud victim.)
A fraudulent advertisement for bullion coins on Facebook, fake encapsulation holders, and requests for expert help from federal agencies kept the non-profit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation busy during May 2020

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Numismatic Crime – Suspect Sought in St. Petersburg Coin Theft

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen/Missing Coins and Currency A first class package sent from Pennsylvania to the Seattle, Washington area has been reported missing/stolen. The package contained the following: 1899 $5 Chief Note in Fine condition- serial # ( N79553616) 1896 $1 Educational Note in VF […]

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Counterfeiting Battles Continued in May: ACEF

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation is working with fraud victims and federal law enforcement agencies   A fraudulent advertisement for bullion coins on Facebook, fake encapsulation holders and requests for expert help from federal agencies kept the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) busy during May 2020. “Among the cases we’re investigating is the sale of 10 fake […]

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Numismatic Crime – Help NCIC Find Stolen and Missing Currency

Recent Numismatic Crime by Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen/Missing Currency The notes pictured below were shipped via the US Postal Service: Stolen Currency The Abilene, Texas Police Department is investigating the theft of the following notes listed below: Schwertner National Bank $10 Small Notes 10956A001513 B000474A B000553A […]

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Numismatic Crime – NCIC Needs Your Help to Find Missing, Stolen Coins & Currency

Recent Numismatic Crime by Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Missing/Stolen Packages A FedEx package being shipped (March 25) from Westlake Village, California to Naples, Florida has been reported missing. Package Contents: 1908 No Motto $20 St. Gaudens NGC MS64 Cert #4602252-112 .999 Silver Silver City Las Vegas, Nevada […]

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Numismatic Crime – Stolen Russian Coins, Arrest Made in Show Theft: NCIC

Numismatic Crime with Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Numismatic Crime – Stolen Russian Coins Numismatic Crime Detectives in Omaha, Nebraska are investigating a theft resulting in the loss of over $30,000 USD in Russian coins. Below is an image of the police report: Interstate Coin Show Theft and […]

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Counterfeit Precious Metals Websites Erupt With Volatility of Market

The March 24, 2020 consumer/investor advisory statement below is from Doug Davis, Director of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force of the non-profit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation. Mr.Davis is a former Texas police chief

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Counterfeit Precious Metals Websites Erupt With Volatility of Market

The March 24, 2020 consumer/investor advisory statement below is from Doug Davis, Director of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force of the non-profit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF). Mr. Davis is a former Texas police chief. * * * The 11-year low in silver and the uncertainty of the economy during the COVID-19 crisis has triggered the rush […]

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Numismatic Crime – Vehicle Burglary, Coin and Note Thefts: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen Ancient Coins The Long Beach, California Police Department is investigating a vehicle burglary resulting in the loss of the following coins: Macedonia, Philip II silver tetradrachm, Pella life time issue EF Roman Republican silver denarius, Musa series, muse Thalia Choice EF […]

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Anti-Counterfeiting Seminar Produces Fast, Positive Results

A seminar for law enforcement officials conducted by the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) during the recent February 2020 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo already has produced positive results in the fight against fakes in the numismatic marketplace. The seminar’s objective was to bring together representatives of federal and local agencies that […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coin Shops Targeted by New Group of Alleged Gold Thieves

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Numismatic Crime Residential Burglary – Tennessee Detectives with Williamson County, Tennessee are investigating a residential burglary that resulted in the loss of a large number of coins. Here is a partial listing of the stolen coins: 1951, $.05, Proof Jefferson, PR67 toned, […]

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Numismatic Crime – Ancient Coins Stolen With Bad Check, Burglar Takes Certified Coins

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Burglary Detectives with Williamson County, Tennessee are investigating a residential burglary that resulted in the loss of a large number of coins. A partial listing of stolen coins follows below: 1951, $.05, Proof Jefferson, PR67 toned, ANACS 5309758 1955, $.05, Proof Jefferson, […]

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ACEF Helps Feds Crack Counterfeit Coins Case

Counterfeit Coins Importer Sentenced to 10½ Years in Prison Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation alerted and assisted investigators in the case A federal court judge in Camden, New Jersey has sentenced admitted counterfeit coins importer, Johnathan A. Kirschner, 35, of Moorestown, New Jersey, to 10½ years in prison. After being alerted by members of the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational […]

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Easily Report Suspected Fakes With Online Help From Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation

See it? Report it! The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) now provides collectors, dealers, the general public and victims of suspected fraud with a convenient and secure way to report information about counterfeit coins, bars, holders, rounds, mint products, paper money or other suspicious counterfeit related activities. “See it? Report it! If you have information about […]

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Numismatic Crime – Stolen Banknotes, Missing Coins

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   Stolen/Missing Notes Jhon E. Cash Rare Currency of Highland Village, Texas has reported that two $5,000 notes have been stolen/missing in the North Dallas area of Lewisville or Highland Village, Texas in late November or December of 2019. Jhon E. Cash […]

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Numismatic Crime Alerts – Missing Coins Recovered, World Coins Stolen

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   Lost/Stolen Package Recovered The coins listed below were reported missing in transit between Houston, Texas and Louisville, Kentucky. The loss occurred on or around November 20, but as of December 26, 2019 the package and the coins have been recovered. 1881 […]

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Jeff Garrett – A Christmas Miracle and Lessons Learned

A lost coin is found and lessons are learned in a numismatic holiday caper By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last week, I experienced one of the most amazing events of my 45-year numismatic career. While I have often said that every day in my profession is like the Antiques Roadshow, seldom […]

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Numismatic Crime Alerts – Coin Dealer Robbed After Show, Stolen Packages

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Coin Dealer Inventory Stolen in Vehicle Burglary The Torrance, California Police Department is investigating a vehicle burglary involving currency dealer Vern Potter. The offense occurred after leaving the North County Monthly Coin Show on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Mr. Potter ‘s entire […]

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Numismatic Crime – Help the Hobby Fight Counterfeit Coins and Other Alerts

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Law Enforcement Education The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) are currently looking for counterfeit examples of the following: Silver and Gold Eagles Boxed Silver and Gold Eagles (Unc, Proof, Boxes, and Certificates) US Mint product counterfeits […]

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Numismatic Crime – Judge Refuses to Lower Bond in Faraj Case, Update on Bressett Burglary

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Fraudulent Credit Card Bullion Purchases The following two coins were purchased using fraudulent credit cards: 1 ounce gold eagle NGC MS703376247-004 ( Address used 1003 Allendale Rd Four Oaks NC, 27524) 2014 500 YN Gold Panda MS70 PCGS 52206.70/28747839 (Address used 1360 […]

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Residential Burglary of Numismatic Legend: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Residential Burglary The Colorado Springs, Colorado Police Department is investigating the residential burglary of professional numismatist Ken Bressett. The offense occurred on November 2, 2019. The following is a partial listing of stolen items: Nice foreign from China, Japan, India, and Spanish […]

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Numismatic Crime – Residential Burglary of Numismatic Legend: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Residential Burglary The Colorado Springs, Colorado Police Department is investigating a numismatic crime,  the residential burglary of professional numismatist Ken Bressett. The offense occurred on November 2, 2019. The following is a partial listing of stolen items: Nice foreign from China, Japan, […]

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Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Joins Forces with CrimeDex

The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) has been granted membership into CrimeDex, the world’s largest criminal investigation network composed of more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies, financial institutions and criminal investigators across the United States and around the globe. “The CrimeDex platform allows members to send out alerts, develop leads, and track criminal trends and patterns,” […]

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Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation joins forces with CrimeDex

(Temecula, California) October 30, 2019 — The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) has been granted membership into CrimeDex, the world’s largest criminal investigation network composed of more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies, financial institutions, and criminal investigators across the United States and around the globe.
“The CrimeDex platform allows members to send out alerts, develop leads, and track criminal trends and patterns,” explained Doug Davis, ACEF director of Anti-Counterfeiting

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Numismatic Crime Information Center: Bad Check Suspect Arrested, Credit Card Fraud

Numismatic Crime By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Credit Card Fraud NCIC has received information regarding numerous attempts to purchase gold bullion coins using fraudulent Synchrony Bank credit cards. The suspect/suspects request to purchase one to two one-ounce bullion coins (usually one-ounce Buffalos). The reported offenses have occurred […]

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NCIC: Hotel Room Safe Burglary, Jewelry Store Robbery

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Fraudulent Money Orders During the past couple of weeks, the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has been working with our Postal Inspector contacts in Los Angeles, California in reference to bad money orders coming from an address in LA. The suspect’s MO […]

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NCIC: Stolen Coins Recovered, Arrest Made in Bad Checks Case

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… $20,000 Gold Theft-Suspects Identified Rochester, Minnesota police are investigating the theft of $20,000 USD in gold coins from Med City Coins. Two white males with heavy accents entered the store flashing a large amount of cash and wanting to buy gold coins. […]

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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 sale of Carson City dollars to a subject identified as Jacob Zulch out of Gratiot, Michigan and Port Huron, Michigan. The subject returned the coins, but the ones he […]

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NCIC: Missing and Stolen Coins, Bad Check Update

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Vehicle Burglary A dealer traveling in the Tarpon Springs, Florida area stopped at a store for a short period of time and when he returned to his vehicle it had been burglarized. The following coins were stolen: 30 Gold American Eagles (raw) […]

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Former police chief, Doug Davis, named anti-counterfeiting director of the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation

Current Director Beth Deisher will step down in September after successful anti-counterfeiting work
(Rosemont, Illinois) August 13, 2019 — Doug Davis, founder of the Numismatic Crime Information Center and a former Police Chief of the Dallas suburb of Pantego, Texas, has been selected by the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) to be its next director of Anti-Counterfeiting.
Davis has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and in helping to combat numismatic-related crimes

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Former Police Chief Doug Davis Named Anti-Counterfeiting Director of the ACEF

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Current Director Beth Deisher will step down in September after successful anti-counterfeiting work
(Rosemont, Illinois) August 13, 2019 – Doug Davis, founder of the Numismatic Crime Information Center and a former Police Chief of the Dallas suburb of Pantego, Texas, has been selected by the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation to be its next Director of Anti-Counterfeiting.
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Davis has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and in helping to combat numismatic-related crimes. He served the past two years as Chair of the Education-Law Enforcement workgroup for the ACEF Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force

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Former police chief, Doug Davis, named anti-counterfeiting director of the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation

Current Director Beth Deisher will step down in September after successful anti-counterfeiting work
(Rosemont, Illinois) August 13, 2019 — Doug Davis, founder of the Numismatic Crime Information Center and a former Police Chief of the Dallas suburb of Pantego, Texas, has been selected by the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) to be its next director of Anti-Counterfeiting.
Davis has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and in helping to combat numismatic-related crimes

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Recovered Coins, Fraudulent Checks: Updates From Numismatic Crime Information Center

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Recovered Coins The Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force is requesting assistance in identifying an offense/victim involving the coins pictured below. The coins were located in a vehicle operated by a known narcotics user. Anyone with information please contact Michael Allard of the […]

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Burglaries Show Need for Coin Shops to Take Precautions: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Crime Prevention Information Although the following information concerns jewelry stores, the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) recently received two reports of coin shops having the power cut to their business. During the past two months, numerous jewelry stores across the country have […]

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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 following note was shipped on May 17, 2019 from Pennsylvania to Michigan but was never received by the recipient: Series 1928 Red Seal $2 United States Note […]

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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 ALARM SYSTEMS In the past 37 days, there have been reports of over 30 burglary cases of jewelry stores across the country. In all cases, the power lines have been […]

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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 Willard Coin Exchange in Mansfield, Ohio and requested to see gold coins from a showcase. While the male suspect looked at the gold, the female browsed in the shop. […]

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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 coins routed to Wisconsin that fell off the shipping grid. The package was sent via FedEx and its original destination was Houston, Texas. Missing/Stolen Coins: 1927 $20 SAINT MOTTO […]

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Mail Theft, Michigan Coin Shop Robbery Among Recent Numismatic Crimes: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… USPS Thefts Chicago Area An express mail package containing a large number of slabbed and raw dollars was shipped on April 9, 2019, from California to Illinois. Upon arrival, the recipient advised the package had been opened and re-taped using express mail […]

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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 a post office in Sarasota, Florida on April 1, 2019. Both packages were scanned but only one left the facility and was delivered to the correct recipient. It appears […]

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NCIC: Help Identify Suspects in Multiple Gold, Coin Store Robberies

  By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Assistance Needed – Suspect Identification The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is working with the NYPD Major Theft Unit to identify gold and jewelry theft victims that involved the person pictured below. The subject has been traveling across the US targeting […]

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NCIC: Finest Known of Only Six Aluminum Morgan Dollars Missing or Stolen

Recent Alerts From the Numismatic Crime Information Center   By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Missing/Stolen – Rare Finest Known Aluminum Morgan A registered USPS package has been reported missing/stolen. The package contained the following coin: 1885 Edge Lettered Aluminum Snowden $1 Morgan, PCGS PR68 Cameo Judd-1749 CAC. […]

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Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of – Stay Alert

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… USPS Losses The following two offenses have been reported stolen/missing. #1 The following two coins were sent priority mail from Carson City, Nevada to Fort Worth, Texas. They have been reported missing/stolen: #2 A registered package being sent from Honolulu to Redondo […]

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Stay Alert – Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   Suspects Change Theft Pattern/MO During the past 45-60 days, NCIC has seen a change in the pattern and MO of Roma gang suspects. It is evident that these individuals are beginning to target smaller shows. Coin show dealers and promoters should […]

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NCIC to Conduct Law Enforcement Training at Long Beach Expo

LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING NCIC will be conducting a “Numismatic Crime Investigations” class to law enforcement investigators during the Long Beach Expo The Long Beach Expo will be the host for an in-depth Numismatic Crime Investigations class on January 31, 2019, in Long Beach, California. The class will be presented by the Numismatic Crime Information Center […]

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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 and collaborate initiatives between law enforcement and the numismatic community in “Targeting Numismatic Crimes Around the World”. NCIC is devoted exclusively to assisting law enforcement and victims during the investigation […]

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Stay Alert – Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Traveling Suspect The suspects pictured were in Grants Pass, Oregon yesterday mid-morning and responsible for stealing $7,000 in gold coins. At approximately 4pm the same suspects were in a shop in Redding, California approximately 200 miles away. The owner contacted the Numismatic […]

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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 of a vehicle burglary while traveling home after a recent Chattanooga coin show. The victim had stopped in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee and unknown person or persons smashed the back […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for July 13, 2018

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Vehicle Burglary in Boca Raton Boca Raton, Florida detectives are investigating a vehicle burglary that occurred in the early morning hours of June 16, 2018 at the Hampton Inn in Boca Raton. The following coins were stolen: 2 Gold American Eagles (0.5 […]

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Coin Shop Robbery Policy and Procedures – A Risk Assessment

By Numismatic Crime Information Center …….   The recent alert sent out by the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) showed graphic photos of the recent armed robbery of Fort Worth Coin Company in Fort Worth, Texas. The incident illustrates the risk of operating a brick-and-mortar business. It is imperative that shop owners have robbery policy […]

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Numismatic Crime Investigations Class for Law Enforcement at ANA Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money

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 during the ANA World’s Fair of Money August 14-18, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The eight-hour class is designed to provide law-enforcement personnel–including patrol officers, detectives, investigators and prosecutors–with the fundamental investigative […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for May 29, 2018

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   USPS Lost/Stolen The coins listed below have been reported lost/Stolen. The coins were sent via USPS and the last known location was San Diego, California: 1891-CC Top 100 VAM 3 Spitting Eagle Morgan Dollar NGC AU-58 07779158004653665003 1891-CC Top 100 VAM […]

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Gold & Silver Political Action Committee May 2018 e-Newsletter

By John Villavicencio for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee…… Gold & Silver Political Action Committee News Update on Candidate Steve Bieda Last month the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee reported that we were supporting Steve Bieda (D) in his race for Michigan State Senator. In the fast-moving world of politics, the only thing certain […]

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Gold & Silver PAC May 2018 e-Newsletter

By John Villavicencio for the Gold & Silver PAC …… Gold & Silver News From the Political Coordinator Update on Candidate Steve Bieda Last month we reported that we were supporting Steve Bieda (D) in his race for Michigan State Senator. In the fast-moving world of politics, the only thing certain is change. Steve withdrew from […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for May 7, 2018

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Residential Burglary Investigators with the Medina, Minnesota police department are investigating a burglary where someone entered a residence and stole more than $27,000 worth of uncirculated Presidential dollar and Kennedy half dollar coins. The dollars were 2007-2017 and the halves were from […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for May 7, 2018

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   Residential Burglary Investigators with the Medina, Minnesota police department are investigating a burglary where someone entered a residence and stole more than $27,000 worth of uncirculated Presidential dollar and Kennedy half dollar coins. The dollars were 2007-2017 and the halves were […]

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PCGS security features help police nab suspects in football player Gronkowski robbery case

(Newport Beach, California) — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) graded two Proof Morgan dollars that were stolen from the home of Rob Gronkowski, who plays tight end for the New England Patriots while he was in this year’s Super Bowl. Because the collector retained the PCGS certificate numbers of the stolen coins, they were supplied to investigators, leading to arrests for his high-profile robbery case

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 6, 2018: Twit on Bitcoin, Fake Banknotes, Gold Caper

Coinweek News Wire for April 6, 2018 …. Current Events 1.) Filipinos Not Happy With New Coin Designs Even with this breakdown, it’s obvious that it’s not going to be easy to distinguish which coin is which. All have similar colors, identical layouts, and some are only a few millimeters bigger than others. For example, the PHP10 […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Tip Leads to Arrests in Rob Gronkowski Super Bowl Break-in

Two proof Morgan dollars were stolen from the home of  football star Rob Gronkowski as he played in Super Bowl LII While New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was busy playing in Super Bowl LII on February 5, suspects were busy burglarizing his home, which he shared with three other individuals. The suspects stole […]

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Greg Allen New Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Steering Committee Chair: ICTA

World Mint Work Group joining anti-counterfeiting effort By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Chairman Philip N. Diehl has announced the appointment of Greg Allen as chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Steering Committee. ACTF Steering Committee members serve as leaders of more than a dozen Work […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 9, 2018: Crypto Commem, A Fool for a Client…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for March 9, 2018 Current Events 1.) How to Enter the Illinois Bicentennial Coin Design Contest Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs is looking for someone to design the coin that will be created and distributed to commemorate the state’s 200th birthday. Designs must be submitted by May 1. […]

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

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 were lining up to get the newest coin from the US Mint. The Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank has already sold out of a 3,000-coin shipment it received […]

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Postal Inspectors, FedEx, District Attorney Investigators and Banking Investigators to Attend ANA Law Enforcement Seminar

Numismatic crime offenses related to USPS and FedEx shipments continue to plague the numismatic industry and in most cases are frustrating to the victims. The immediate challenge in these type of offenses is determining which law enforcement agency federal or local takes the lead role. The Numismatic Crime Information Center is addressing these issues along with other […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 9, 2018: Germans Love Cash, Inside Jobs, Crypto Crash…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for February 9, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Digital != crypto != virtual I suspect that the Telegraph’s confusion may have arisen because of the tendency amongst management consultants (and others) to conflate the two entirely different kinds of electronic money: a cryptocurrency and a digital currency are […]

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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 in these parts were issued by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1690. That caught the attention of London. In 1740, when the Massachusetts Land Bank wanted to […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 19, 2018: HODL or Buy Gold? Coinage Contraband…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 19, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Who Really Designed the American Dime? …[I]t takes a keen eye to see the very subtle “JS” just beneath Franklin D. Roosevelt’s truncated neck. These are the initials of John Sinnock, the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver from 1925 to 1947, […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 29, 2017: Fake $100s, What is Crypto, Trump Challenge Coin

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 29, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The economics of the Bitcoin payment system Unlike other payment systems, Bitcoin is a two-sided platform with pre-specified rules. Its two main constituencies are the users who hold balances and engage in electronic transactions, and miners who maintain the system’s infrastructure. A […]

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

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 kind but honest-to-goodness gelt. Maybe you were lucky to receive a genuine Judaean coin for Chanukah. Or a medallion from the early years from the State […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 8, 2017: Money Will Burn, the Bitcoin Bubble and the Red Kettle

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 8, 2017 Current Events 1.) BEP Damaged Currency Redemption With the wildfires raging in California, it’s important to remember that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) offers a redemption program for burned, mutilated or otherwise damaged currency. Follow this link to learn more. 2.) Zimbabwe not […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017: Bitcoin Nyet, and Speaking of Crime…

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 and classic wristwatches, historical Chinese artefacts are now the must-have item for the country’s wealthy collectors who are snapping up maps, books and other objects that […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 17, 2017: Fountains of Ruin, Blockchain Blues, In Broad Daylight…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Boise’s Assay Office played an important role for the whole nation Between 1861 and 1866, Idaho Territory produced about $52 million in gold ($728 million in today’s dollars). As the sheer volume of gold to be tested increased, the nearest facility […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Israel’s ancient underwater treasure In 2015, divers discovered a hoard of more than 2,000 gold coins on the ocean floor off the coast of Caesarea – the largest stash ever found in the region… 2.) Why Soviet communist countries had a love-hate […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 3, 2017: Bitcoin Bound and the RCM Counterfeit Gold Mystery

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 3, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) The Ideal Auction Preston McAfee, Chief Economist at Microsoft, explains the different kinds of auctions, how they work, what the pros and cons are, and why we don’t have auctions for everything we buy. Truly fascinating stuff. But where it gets deep […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 27, 2017: The Bitcoin Revue, Vending Machines for Crows

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 27, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Coin stash that puts new spin on China’s 100 years of humiliation Inside a nondescript Hong Kong warehouse sit seven tons of Qing dynasty coins – proof, their owner says, that it was the imperial monetary system, not the opium trade, that […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 20, 2017: Debtor Nation, Crypto-Corruption

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 20, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) ‘Like stars in a complex constellation, these objects convey the sweep of Jewish history’ This exceptionally rare gold coin was minted in Judaea immediately after the conquest of Jerusalem and brought with a deployment of Roman troops to England soon afterwards. Two […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Australia 5 Cent, Money Evolves, Wu-Tang Clan…

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Brain Food 1.) INFOGRAPHIC: 58 Insane Facts About Bitcoin You probably have heard a lot of people talking about Bitcoin recently, so you’ll want to save this infographic via BitcoinPlay.net to learn what Bitcoin is, when it started, and who uses this cryptocurrency the most… […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 8, 2017: Hanging with Beatrix, Busted Bitcoin, Gold Fakers

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 8, 2017: Brain Food 1.) New Anti-Counterfeiting Technology: Dogs The first counterfeit-sniffing dog, Mike, went into the field in 1997, and other dogs since then have had great success finding and busting counterfeiters. The Secret Service has expanded the canine anti-counterfeiting program, and begun tackling counterfeiting of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 18, 2017: Missing Persons, Chinese Counterfeits, Bitcoin Boom

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 18, 2017:  Urgent 1.) Walter Allan’s car found, but 84-year-old Numismatist still missing Allan’s family told police they last heard from him on July 18, when he told them he was heading to the 2017 convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) in Boucherville, Qué., held […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 7, 2017: War on Cash and Coins, Monday Edition

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 4, 2017:  The War on Cash 4: The Cash Master 1.) Is e-payment fast rendering cash extinct? As a Guardian newspaper article points out in January, “If you begin to insist on cashlessness, it does put pressure on you to be banked and signed up to […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 28, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 28, 2017:  Digital Cash Revolution 1.) UPDATE: “WE ARE DECLARING WAR ON CASH,” BANK SPOKESMAN ANDY GERLT …[A]mong the people championing the convenience of a cashless society are those who use iphones to buy Starbucks coffee. These devotees who will sacrifice freedom for convenience will not […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 21, 2017: The Hobby Under Fire, Endangered Cash, & Coin Crime

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017:  The War on Cash 2: This Time It’s Personal 1.) ‘CASH ESSENTIAL TO PERSONAL FREEDOM’ – EUROPEANS PUSH BACK The biggest cited concern for respondents was the threat the cash restrictions would pose to privacy and personal anonymity. A total of 87% of respondents viewed […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 7, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting…

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting… Brain Food 1.) What Happened When Hamilton Lost the Mint When Hamilton first began studying and reporting on the need for a mint, he and Jefferson were still civil, if not close friends. Politics and rivalry soon divided them, which was […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 7, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting… Brain Food 1.) What Happened When Hamilton Lost the Mint When Hamilton first began studying and reporting on the need for a mint, he and Jefferson were still civil, if not close friends. Politics and rivalry soon divided them, which […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What’s the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs around the entire circumference of the coin, and is the portion that has the reeding on it if it’s a dime or quarter dollar. The rim is […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 12, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 12, 2017 Current Events 1.) Indian Demonetization did not impede future black money flows: UN report The Indian government’s demonetisation measures did not impede future black money flows in new denominations, a UN report said on Monday. According to UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Krugerrand: Half a century as a store of value The renowned Krugerrand – dubbed the world’s first, most successful and widely-traded gold bullion coin – this year celebrates 50 years since its first minting. It was mainly created to add value […]

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ICTA Names Industry Notables to Task Force Steering Committtee, Forms Work Groups

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ….. The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has named an 11-member Steering Committee and has formed eight Work Groups to begin the work of its Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF). ICTA created the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force in January and named Beth Deisher as its director. ACTF’s mission is to […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 14, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 7 2017 Brain Food 1.) Test How Much You Know About Bitcoin As the world’s monetary systems teetered on the edge in late 2008, some computer whizzes sought a digital solution. As Lehman Brothers lay dying, a math-based, completely digital means of exchange known as bitcoin was […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 14, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for April 14 2017 Brain Food 1.) Test How Much You Know About Bitcoin As the world’s monetary systems teetered on the edge in late 2008, some computer whizzes sought a digital solution. As Lehman Brothers lay dying, a math-based, completely digital means of exchange known as bitcoin […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 7, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 7 2017 Brain Food 1.) How tough is the new £5 note? The new UK’s new £5 bank note – made of polymer rather than paper – gets the “chemistry treatment”. Featuring Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff [Of popular Youtube channel Periodic Videos. The professor donated an equivalent […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The 300-Year Quest to Make a Foolproof £1 Coin Sir Isaac Newton founded modern physics but struggled to make a coin that couldn’t be counterfeited… 2.) Spearfish woman made her mark at Denver Mint In 1981, Nora Walsh Hussey was appointed […]

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Dealing With Criminals: Coin Dealers, Security Experts Weigh in on Safety at Coin Shows

Coin theft is one of the biggest threats coin dealers face, whether they are working out of a brick-and-mortar storefront or attending coin shows halfway across the country By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   It doesn’t matter how big a show is or where it’s held, all coin shows present inherent security risks. It […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 10, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for March 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Switzerland ranked world’s worst currency manipulator The Economist magazine placed Switzerland first in a recent ranking of currency manipulators. According to the analysis, China, commonly thought of as the world’s champion at keeping its currency’s value artificially low, appears to be doing […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 3, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Coins tell tales of kings, their fancies The longest reigning ruler Aurangazeb changed his monetary system so many times in his 49 years of reign that numismatist and author of the book South Asian Coins and Paper Money, Rajender Marudhar, says that […]

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NCIC: Reward Offered for Recovery of Stolen Coins

By Numismatic Crime Information Center ……. On Friday January 6, 2017, during the FUN Show, the hotel room of a collector was burglarized, resulting in the loss of 19 coins, mostly US Bust Half-Dollars. An itemized list appears below. The total value exceeds $40,000 USD. Fort Lauderdale police and Doug Davis of the Numismatic Crime […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: Erik Goldstein Erik J. Goldstein is the senior curator of mechanical arts and numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and has been in this position since 2002. A student of military history and numismatics, he has lectured widely and instructs a three-year […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren’t aware of the problem until Channel 9 brought it to their attention… Under the Radar 2.) Commemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled A commemorative coin showcasing iconic features of the Singapore […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016 Canada 150 1.) Royal Canadian Mint unveils its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series featuring the work of five Canadians selected by popular vote to design the tails side of the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What is the Average Lifespan of a Coin? Coins are tough little devils. Over the course of a coins’ lifespan, they will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, possibly run over by a vehicle, or involved in some children’s experiment to discover just how […]

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NCIC: Sting Nets Arrests in Coin Dealer Vehicle Burglaries

By Numismatic Crime Information Center ……. On August 27, 2016 Thomas Gintz, owner of A & E Coin in Dover, Ohio had attended the Blue Ridge Numismatic Association coin show in Dalton, Georgia. After leaving the show he drove approximately 150 miles and stopped at a restaurant in Lenoir City, Tennessee. Gintz was in the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 16, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Deciphering history, one coin at a time Pankaj Tandon, an accidental numismatist, is breathing life into forgotten kingdoms and solving historical puzzles with the help of ancient currency… 2.) Printing money, minting coins, refining gold IF THERE is one single Philippine institution […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What to do with an ink-stained bank note? Would you know what to do with a bank note stained with dye — an indicator that the note was stolen in a robbery or ATM theft?… 2.) Collectors Universe Reports Financial Results for […]

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Michael Fuljenz Honored with Crime Fighting and Writing Awards at World’s Fair of Money

By Universal Coin & Bullion ….. Top awards for consumer protection crime-fighting efforts and outstanding numismatic writing were presented to Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, at the 2016 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money. He received four prestigious honors from two influential organizations, the Professional Numismatists Guild […]

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Numismatic Crime – NCIC Weekly Bulletin, April 28

News and Alerts Concerning Numismatic Crime for the Month of April By Numismatic Crime Information Center ……   Vehicle Burglarized Below is a list of US coins and paper money stolen from Dick August after leaving a coin show in Westford, Massachusetts on April 24, 2016. Mr. August stopped a short distance from the show […]

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Two Murdered in Broad Daylight at Cheyenne, Wyoming Coin Shop

CoinWeek News Staff…. Numismatic Crime Information Center is offering a $5000 Reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer.  On Monday, July 20, 2015, two men were shot dead inside of a Cheyenne, Wyoming coin shop, during the commission of an armed robbery. Police have identified the victims as 67-year-old […]

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

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 collector becoming a victim is very real in today’s society. It is important to realize that not everyone is a law abiding citizen. There are individuals and organized groups who […]

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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 from collectors and dealers who have fallen prey to a numismatic crime. The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non profit corporation established to coordinate and collaborate initiatives between […]

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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 from collectors and dealers who have fallen prey to a numismatic crime. The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non profit corporation established to coordinate and collaborate initiatives between […]

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