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Thomas William Noe


Born in Bowling Green, Ohio. Married to Bernadette Restivo. Appointed chairman of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee in October 2004. He resigned in May 2005. 

Noe managed a $50 million fund for the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation.  Under the parent company of Vintage Coins & Collectibles, Noe invested funds with Capital Coins Ltd., Visionary Rare Coins, Numismatic Professionals, Rare Coin Alliance and Karl D. Hirtzinger. Following investigations by The Toledo Blade, Now was charged with mis-managing the funds. Noe was found guilty on November 13, 2006, of theft, money laundering, forgery and corrupt activity. On November 20, 2006 he was sentenced to 18 years is state prison. The events are known as the “Coingate” scandal.

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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