The successful outcome of a numismatic investigation is greatly enhanced when collectors, dealers and law enforcement personnel involved in the investigation and management of a numismatic crime utilize the most effective techniques and unique resources and assistance available today.

Collectors, dealers and law enforcement agencies nationally and internationally are hampered by the lack of a centralized and specialized resource to assist in meeting the challenges presented in the complexities of a numismatic crime.

The mission of the Numismatic Crime Information Center is to serve as a national and international resource for collectors, dealers and law enforcement in the education, prevention and investigation of crimes involving coins, paper money, tokens and related numismatic items.

NCIC fulfills its mission through several important initiatives:

  • Maintaining a database of numismatic crimes and stolen property
  • Providing technical assistance to local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of numismatic crimes
  • Offering training to local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies in the investigation of numismatic crimes
  • Educating collectors and dealers in the prevention of numismatic crimes and the important role each plays within the investigative process
  • Effective dissemination of numismatic crimes throughout the numismatic industry and law enforcement via publications, dedicated website and international alliances
  • Networking with numismatic organizations globally to enhance the education and prevention of numismatic crimes


Doug Davis - Founder

Doug Davis Founder and President of the Numismatic Crime Information Center and Director of Counterfeiting for the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation. Doug has over 35 years’ experience in law enforcement and the Numismatic Industry. Opening his first coin shop in 1975 and later graduated from the University of Texas. Doug began his law enforcement career in 1977 with the Euless, Texas police department and then joined the Pantego, Texas police department where he spent 33 years. During that tenure he held the positions of Patrol Officer, Det. Sergeant, Lt, and Chief of Police. Doug continued to continue part time in coins and remained active within the Numismatic Industry.

In 1985 Doug was the lead investigator in the murder of Robert Rosberg and a close friend, who operated. a coin shop in Pantego, TX. Rosberg was flex cuffed to a table in the rear of his shop and shot three times in the head execution style. The suspects stole over a quarter of a million dollars in coins and currency. For two years, Doug traveled across the country tracking leads, which resulted in the arrest of three suspects who were later convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Based upon the investigation, the ringleader, Forrest Leon Ethington, was later charged with the killing of Dallas coin dealer Dewayne   Frost and responsible for eight-coin shop robberies in southern California. During the investigation Doug clearly realized that law enforcement did not have the experience or knowledge in investigating numismatic crimes.  In 1987 Doug established the Numismatic Crime Information Center, a 501(c)3 non- profit corporation to provide investigative resources to all levels of law enforcement during the investigation of crimes against collectors and dealers. Later that same year, Doug was instrumental in assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the development of the National Stolen Coin File.

For the past 35 years, NCIC has assisted law enforcement agencies across the country and around the world in numismatic crime investigations. NCIC’s crime alert network with over 10,000 members keeps collectors and dealers aware of current criminal activity related to numismatics. In 2019 Doug became the Director of Anti-Counterfeiting for the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation whose mission is to mobilize law enforcement resources to protect the integrity of U.S. and world coinage by educating officials on the economic impact and growing threat of counterfeit circulating, collectible, and bullion coins. ACEF has been responsible for assisting in removing millions of dollars of counterfeit coins and precious metals from the U.S. marketplace. ACEF and its working arm the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force has developed partnerships with U.S. Treasury OIG, Secret Service and Customs and Border Protection.

Recognized as an expert in numismatic crime investigations, Doug developed the first and only accredited law enforcement school dealing with the investigation of numismatic crimes, counterfeit coins, and precious metals. Doug continues to assist and train state, federal and local law enforcement agencies across the country. Doug is a member of the American Numismatic Association, Professional Numismatists Guild, TX. Numismatic Association, Central States Numismatic Association, and Florida United Numismatists.