Crime and Fraud

PNG Sends Tipster First Reward In Theft Case, Total Could Be $175,250 If All Pledges Fulfilled

PNG Sends Tipster First Reward In Theft Case, Total Could Be $175,250 If All Pledges Fulfilled

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild has issued the first $2,500 in pledged rewards totaling $175,250 to New Jersey coin dealer Ken Starrett whose tip to investigators led to the recovery of rare coins and bank notes stolen in 2009. PNG is alerting more than 70 other dealers who pledged the remaining amount of […]

Dealers Work Together to Apprehend Coin Thief

Dealers Work Together to Apprehend Coin Thief

Sergeant Tony Guzman, Houston Police Department Interviewer: David Lisot Gold and silver prices at record highs have increased the need for vigilance by coin dealers at a coin show to protect their inventories. At the Money Show of the Southwest action by some of the dealers on the floor of the convention helped in the […]

By December 5, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Goldline Executives Accused of Theft and Fraud in a 19-Count Criminal Complaint

Goldline Executives Accused of Theft and Fraud in a 19-Count Criminal Complaint

Goldline International Inc., one of the nation’s largest retail precious metals dealers headquartered in Santa Monica, CA,  has been charged with theft and fraud in a 19-count criminal complaint filed by the Santa Monica City Attorney’s consumer protection unit. According to an ABC News report, the consumer affairs division of the Santa Monica City Attorney’s […]

By November 2, 2011 14 Comments Read More →
Finest Known Gold 1870-CC $20 Lib Stolen from Brinks Shipment

Finest Known Gold 1870-CC $20 Lib Stolen from Brinks Shipment

DALLAS, TX – A Brinks shipment from Professional Coin Grading Service to Heritage Auctions on Oct. 17 was apparently broken into, and the finest known 1870-CC $20 stolen. The coin is graded AU58 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and carries NGC Certification ID 3414402-001. “When we opened the Brinks bag, it was evident that the shipping […]

PCGS Rewards Counterfeit-Fighting Collector

PCGS Rewards Counterfeit-Fighting Collector

Officials of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) are applauding the efforts of collector Mike Marshall of Trenton, Ontario in combating the sales of counterfeit coins in Canada. At the recent PCGS Set Registry(SM) luncheon, PCGS announced it was awarding him with a check for $5,000 and a plaque praising his work . “Mike Marshall […]

By August 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Brooklyn NY Coin Dealer Steve Halfon Murdered in Robbery

Brooklyn NY Coin Dealer Steve Halfon Murdered in Robbery

In a New York Daily News article just posted, it was reported that NY Coin Dealer Steve Halfon,61, was robbed and murdered yesterday. According to the story, at 5:30 pm yesterday Halfon had just closed his shop , Liberty Coin Co on Kings Highway in Gravesend, Brooklyn  and was walking to his car,when he was […]

By August 24, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Protecting Valuables: Commercial Safe or Bank Safe Deposit Box?

Protecting Valuables: Commercial Safe or Bank Safe Deposit Box?

Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investments Salt Lake City police investigate coin theft from residence / Burglars steal heavy gun safe containing $500,000-plus in coins: This headline along with the sad story was written by Paul Gilkes of Coin World (August 1, 2011). According to the published account the victims were away from their home […]

Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles to Remain in Govt Hands

Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles to Remain in Govt Hands

The jury has spoken, and like it or not the ownership of the 10 1933 Double Eagles will remain with the US Government and for at least the time being, be securely held in Fort Knox. The descendants of  Philadelphia jeweler Israel Switt lost their bid to have the coins returns to their possession. After […]

By July 21, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Postal Inspectors Probe Gold Coin Purchases Made With Stolen American Express Cards

Postal Inspectors Probe Gold Coin Purchases Made With Stolen American Express Cards

U.S. Postal Service inspectors are investigating the fraudulent use of stolen American Express credit cards to purchase apparently tens of thousands of dollars of gold coins. “The orders are placed by phone, often for $10,000 to $20,000 worth of Liberty Double Eagles or other, large-sized gold coins. The callers have a foreign accent and sometimes […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Investors Accuse Gold Dealer Jim Burg of Superior Discount Coins of Stealing More Than $1 million

Investors Accuse Gold Dealer Jim Burg of Superior Discount Coins of Stealing More Than $1 million

Jim Burg owner of Superior Discount Coins of Englewood, Colorado  is accused by investors of possibly stealing more than $1 Million Dollars. “I placed a big order that was $325,000, basically my wife’s entire IRA,” Larry Lane, who lives near Conifer, Colorado, said. “Now we’ve spent the last two years checking with Jim [Burg], trying […]

By April 29, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Doctoring and the PNG Decision

Coin Doctoring and the PNG Decision

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics The ‘COIN DOCTORING’ controversy is indeed the HOT topic currently.  My name is Vic Bozarth and I am proud to be a PNG-Professional Numismatist Guild member.  My wife Sherri and I both attended the PNG meeting prior to the opening of the Florida United Numismatists Show.  Talking about grading […]

By January 15, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Superior Gold Group LLC is seized, assets frozen

Superior Gold Group LLC is seized, assets frozen

On Monday, a California judge froze the assets of Superior Gold Group LLC of 100 Wilshire Boulevard, as well another office in Woodland Hills, after it was accused of fraudulent business practices in a civil lawsuit filed against the company and owner Bruce Sands by the Los Angeles County district attorney and the Santa Monica […]

By December 10, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
J.P. Morgan and HSBC accused of silver manipulation in two lawsuits

J.P. Morgan and HSBC accused of silver manipulation in two lawsuits

Two separate lawsuits filed in federal court in Manhattan Wednesday allege that the two banks [J.P. Morgan and HSBC] manipulated silver futures by “amassing enormous short positions,” according to a report from Dow Jones Newswires. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has been investigating allegations of price manipulation in the silver market since 2008. A Bloomberg […]

By November 3, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Gold Coin Scam Victims: Where To Turn For Help

Gold Coin Scam Victims: Where To Turn For Help

What do you do when a gold seller fails to deliver or the merchandise you received was not as described when you ordered it? Who can you contact for help when you don’t receive payment for gold you’ve submitted to sell? In two recent cases, “Howard” in Mississippi wired $20,000 several months ago to a […]

By November 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
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