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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Spectrum Group International, Inc.

2 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $14.0M in penalties

Spectrum Group International (known as Greg Manning Auctions until September 2005, then as Escala Group until May 2009) is a consolidated global collectibles network, an auctioneer of stamps, coins, arms, armor and militaria, and other memorabilia. Spectrum Group is also a merchant/dealer of certain collectibles and trader of precious metals. Spectrum Group’s trading operations consist of A-Mark Precious Metals, a precious metals trading company that is an official distributor for mints in Canada, South Africa and Australia and is an authorized purchaser for the United States Mint.

Correspondence Date
Letter to SGI 4/29/2010
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #92 $576.5M
2015 N/A $0
2014 N/A $391.0M
2013 #88 $593.5M
2012 N/A $13.1M
2011 N/A $231.9M

2 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
3/23/2009 Afinsa - SEC Investigation
Spectrum Group International, Inc.
$0
5/9/2006 Afinsa - Securities Class Action
Spectrum Group International, Inc.
$14,000,000

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