Counterfeits

Numismatic Announcements from eBay. VIDEO: 4:32.

Numismatic Announcements from eBay. VIDEO: 4:32.

Gene Cook, General Manager, Emerging Markets, eBay. Gene Cook has become a familiar face at coin shows. He attended the PNG Member meeting with his team of other eBay people. He talked about some of the new policies by eBay affecting the coin market including their replica coin and paper money policy, their counterfeit review […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metal Verifier Available to Help Determine Genuine Gold & Silver Items. VIDEO: 4:17

Precious Metal Verifier Available to Help Determine Genuine Gold & Silver Items. VIDEO: 4:17

David Blau, Inventor, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. The flood of counterfeit coins entering the market has prompted new concerns about determining the authenticity. Up until this time the best electronic machine to check the type of metal in a coin cost thousands of dollars. A new product is on the market that costs substantially […]

By June 17, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
First Read: From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

First Read: From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America, by Dr. Philip L. Mossman “The Spanish Milled Dollar The Coin of Our Nation’s Founders” These words […]

Counterfeit Indian Peace Medals

Counterfeit Indian Peace Medals

by Thomas K. DeLorey …………. Many U.S. numismatic items have been counterfeited or otherwise imitated over the years, some so often that authenticators such as myself are automatically suspicious of them. Near the head of this list are the Indian Peace Medals issued by the United States government from the 1790s up to 1890, of […]

By February 7, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. We met yesterday with an individual that was interested in selling a Canadian gold maple leaf coin.  Canadian gold maple leafs are among the most common coins that we purchase, so we didn’t expect this transaction to be much different than any other.  However, we […]

By January 10, 2014 11 Comments Read More →
eBay Best Practices: Part II – Counterfeit Coins

eBay Best Practices: Part II – Counterfeit Coins

By Max Breitenbach  –  www.silverdollarco.net for CoinWeek ………. In the first part of my series on eBay best practices, I discussed various coin seller misrepresentation tactics and how to avoid them.  In this article, I’m going to discuss an even more dangerous scam—counterfeit coins. eBay has long had a reputation as a haven for counterfeits. […]

By September 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection:  1892 US Gold Half Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1892 US Gold Half Eagle

by Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……………… Many counterfeit US gold coins originated in the 1960s and 1970s in the Middle East. The 1892 Half Eagle is a relatively common issue with a mintage of 753,480 pieces. This date can easily be located in circulated grades through MS 62, the grade most frequently encountered […]

Counterfeit Detection: Spark-Erosion 1874 Three Cent Nickel Die Trial

Counterfeit Detection: Spark-Erosion 1874 Three Cent Nickel Die Trial

From the NGC Posted by Max Spiegel, NGC on 6/21/2013 Three Cent nickels were struck in 75% copper and 25% nickel with a silver-gray color, but the coin submitted to NGC appeared to be made entirely out of copper. Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®), a professional coin conservation company affiliated with NGC, recently received a coin […]

Central States Convention Bans Liberty Dollars

Central States Convention Bans Liberty Dollars

So-called Liberty Dollars, the creation of Bernard Von NotHaus and the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act and the Internal Revenue Code, more commonly known by the acronym NORFED, will not be part of the April 24-27, 2013 74th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society in Schaumburg, Illinois, according […]

By December 17, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
A Neat Knick-Knack: Counterfeit 1842 Dahlonega $5

A Neat Knick-Knack: Counterfeit 1842 Dahlonega $5

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… As you become a more passionate collector, “oddball” items become more appealing. I refer to these as knick-knacks and, as you can guess, this is a pretty broad term. For the coin collector, knick-knacks become more appealing as they become more relevant to your collecting specialty. […]

By November 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
How Big Is The Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

How Big Is The Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

by Jeff Garrett  posted on Numismatic Guaranty Corporation The issue of counterfeit coins has been around for a very long time. For years, the numismatic industry has dealt effectively with the problem of counterfeit rare coins. Just to be clear, the issue of counterfeit coins has been around for a very long time. You can […]

PCGS Gives Congressmen A Close Look At Counterfeiting Problems

PCGS Gives Congressmen A Close Look At Counterfeiting Problems

(Washington, DC) – During June 27, 2012 meetings with numismatic leaders in Washington, DC, influential U.S. Congressmen and congressional staff members learned about rare coin authentication and were shown examples of counterfeit coins from the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) reference collection and examples of counterfeit PCGS encapsulation holders.  PCGS has detected over 5,500 counterfeit […]

By July 9, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
PCGS Implores Congress to Fight Imports and Sales of Counterfeit Coins

PCGS Implores Congress to Fight Imports and Sales of Counterfeit Coins

(Washington, DC) – Executives of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) warn that the problems of Chinese-made counterfeits of rare coins are getting worse and could soon expand to include fakes of rare bank notes imported into the United States.  In personal meetings and messages conveyed to influential members of Congress in Washington, DC on […]

By June 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
THE LONE-WOLF COUNTERFEITER: CZESLAW BOJARSKI

THE LONE-WOLF COUNTERFEITER: CZESLAW BOJARSKI

Posted by Ethan Bickford, PMG Researcher One of the most successful counterfeiters of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and he preferred to work alone. We have many prefabricated images in our heads of counterfeit operations; massive mafia printing operations in some dingy cellar in the city, massive rogue government operations, or even an evil […]

Counterfeits and coin doctoring: Two threats to long-term rare coin market

Counterfeits and coin doctoring: Two threats to long-term rare coin market

By Steve Roach First published in the Feb. 13, 2012, issue of Coin World The problems of counterfeit coins and “coin doctoring” are two issues that have the potential to harm the coin market in the long term if not properly addressed. For replicas, eBay sellers typically pictured coins marked COPY in accordance with the […]

By February 14, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Detection: 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit Detection: 1911-D Quarter Eagle

by Max Spiegel, NGC Numismatic Researcher The 1911-D is the key Indian Head quarter eagle. Read about two unusual alterations and how NGC experts discovered  these two type of counterfeits. Chased Mintmark There are a number of methods used by counterfeiters to add a mintmark to a coin, but probably the crudest is called “chasing.” […]

United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide

United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide

Whitman’s United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide is a full-color, 224-page reference for identifying fake gold coins, from dollars to double eagles. Detailed text and high-resolution close-up photographs show specific diagnostics for nearly 200 frequently encountered counterfeits. California fractional gold and commemoratives are also studied.The text includes expert advice from professional graders, authenticators, and dealers; […]

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