Coin Fraud Watchdogs: Paul Montgomery and Lyn Stevens

Paul and Lyn portraits

Editor’s Note: Paul Montgomery, past president of the Professional Numismatists Guild, and Lyn Stevens, a Texas-based attorney, made the news because of their role in the PCA/PCI coin fraud case in which over one million dollars was awarded to plaintiffs. Coin Update reporter Michael Bugeja interviewed Montgomery and Stevens about their crusade to combat coin…

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Edmond coin expert crusades against fraud

Edmond coin expert Paul Montgomery, president of Heartland Precious Metals, recently gave expert testimony in a case in Texas on purchasing coins that were either overvalued, damaged, or counterfeit. Paul Montgomery EDMOND — Edmond coin expert Paul Montgomery enjoys fighting for victims of fraud who have been deceived into misleading investments related to rare metals.…

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$1.9 million Fraud Judgment Raises Compelling Hobby Issues

Gold Eagle coin

PCA Collectibles, a New York company associated with the former PCI Coin Grading company, was found liable for nearly $1.9 million in damages based on the impression that coins sold to the plaintiffs were graded independently according to industry standards but actually were fake (one coin), damaged or worth only a fraction of Red Book…

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