MERIDEN, CT — A Hamden man faces charges after police say he packaged fake antique coins and sold them as legitimate.

LONGVIEW, TX - A Longview Police Department investigation into counterfeit gold and silver coins and bullion bars resulted in the arrest of James Leroy Frattarola on October 4. Federal authorities have also been asked to assist in the investigation since some of the items counterfeited were U.S. coins.

LANSING, MI - Last Friday, September 13, 2013, a customer came into our store in Lansing, Mich., with some genuine silver dollars plus two specimens of what he claimed were struck Engelhard 10-ounce .999 fine silver ingots of the variety that had the globe on the front (not the eagle as used in later issues). One was wrapped in plastic, while the other was not.

PIERCE COUNTY, WA - Daryl Casson thought he found a pretty good deal. Solid silver bullion at a price just below market value. So he met up with a man who had advertised the silver on Craigslist.

"I looked at them, I weighed them. They looked perfect, they weighed perfect and I bought them," Casson said.


BINGHAMTON, NY — Binghamton police said two men suspected of defrauding local second-hand businesses by selling counterfeit silver dollar coins were arrested in Syracuse.

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