Promptly acting on a tip from a concerned collector, the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation's (www.ACEFonline.org) Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) has notified law enforcement agencies and online shopping platform Amazon.com about a seller who is in apparent violation of federal laws involving reproductions of rare coins.
The seller using the name SeTing offered nine reproductions of coins and fantasy dates, but none of the accompanying coin images indicated any of the items were properly marked "COPY" as mandated by the Hobby Protection Act [...]
Two vintage US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) each realized more than $1 million in a Stack's Bowers Galleries (SBG) auction on December 17, 2020. An NGC-certified example of the legendary 1894-S Barber Dime realized $1,440,000, while an NGC-certified 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar realized $1,050,000 as part of the Larry H. Miller Collection sale.
The 1894-S Barber Dime is among the most treasured rarities of US numismatics. Only 24 examples of the 1894-S Barber Dime were struck by the San Francisco Mint and just nine are known to exist today, including two that are heavily circulated [...]