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Auction company sues man who sold firm fake rare coins

June 6, 2013 in Antique Coins, Coins, Counterfeit, Fake Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Rare Coins

Heritage Auctions filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court against Boris Koyen Aminov, who provided fraudulent certificates along with the plastic-sealed coins he claimed were rare and pocketed $31,000 from the sale.

By Barbara Ross / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

A prominent Park Ave. company that sells millions of dollars a year in rare coins is accusing a Queens man of snookering it into buying three gold coins by claiming they were extremely rare.

In papers filed Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court, Heritage Auctions says it paid Boris Koyen Aminov of Rego Park $31,000 for a 1911 coin and two 1909 coins, but the gold coins were only worth what their gold content would fetch — a few thousand dollars. Heritage wants its money back.

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