Thirty two local, state and federal investigators from across the State of Texas attended an 8 hr seminar on “Numismatic Crime Investigations presented by the Numismatic Crime Information Center. The seminar was hosted by the American Numismatic Association and sponsored by the Texas Numismatic Association, Pantego Police Department, and Stacks Bowers.
“The seminar provided attendees with the basic tools and resources to conduct a thorough numismatic crime investigation”, said Doug Davis Founder/President of NCIC. To enhance the information being taught in the classroom, attendees were escorted through the bourse floor where they were able to observe and ask questions to dealers in attendance. “Since the majority of the attendees had never investigated a numismatic crime, the experience was extremely valuable,” said Davis.
Each investigator was also given examples of slabbed coins and paper money provided by PCGS, PCGS Currency, NGC, PMG, and ANACS. “Attendees were encouraged to take the examples back to their respective departments and share information they learned with other investigators within their investigative units”, said Davis.
The attendees were presented with certificates of attendance and received 8 hours of accredited training through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.