From the Brink II: An Update on Struck Counterfeits & Damaged...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek ...... This article is intended as a continuation of the information reported in my previous...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Chinese Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dime

Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dime By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… Spurious 1800 Draped Bust Dimes are now starting to be seen more often. Draped...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .........   Date alterations are the most common type of counterfeit seen on 1856 Flying Eagle cents. By...

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...

Counterfeit Coins Detection – Altered Date 1815 Half Dollar

The altered date on this half dollar imitates a true numismatic rarity. By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In the early part of the 19th century, the...

Counterfeit Gold Coin Detection – 1907-S $10 Gold Eagle with...

Counterfeit 1907-S Gold $10 Eagle By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   NGC recently received a counterfeit gold coin submission of a 1907-S Eagle...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1879 Double Eagle US Gold

Counterfeit 1879 Double Eagle By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………   A repeat depression helps NGC graders identify a counterfeit 1879 Double Eagle. Every United States...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1972 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

GENUINE 1972 Double Die Cent - courtesy of Heritage Auctions. By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher, NGC…. NGC recently received a fake 1972 Doubled Die Cent, which...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1912 Indian Head $10 Gold Eagle Coin

By Max Spiegel, NGC .....   The raised spikes at the rim of this 1912 $10 Indian Head Eagle are one detail collectors can use for...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1861 Type 2 US Gold Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle By Max Spiegel, NGC ……… Raised lumps of metal and lack of detail are red flags on this 1861 Type 2...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit 1911-D Quarter Eagle By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The 1911-D is the key Indian Head quarter eagle. Read...

ICTA Names Industry Notables to Task Force Steering Committee, Forms Work...

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets .....   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has named an 11-member Steering Committee and has formed eight Work...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1891 Double Eagle US Gold Coin

Counterfeit 1891 Double Eagle By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation....   NGC graders identified an 1891-S Double Eagle with a removed mintmark. Because most alterations involve...

5 Ways You Can Avoid Falling for Counterfeit Coins

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   There’s been a lot of buzz lately in the numismatic world about counterfeit coins – especially those coming from China....

Counterfeit Coin Detection: A Morgan Dollar “Super-Fake” Revealed

Counterfeit 1884-S Morgan DollarBy Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Lest you think spotting fakes is easy, take a look at this 1884-S Morgan Dollar. Each month...

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...

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...

Counterfeit Coins, Third Party Grading and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt....

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Editors Note: Links to the previous two Articles.... Part 1     Part 2 In this article I continue to...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating The 1909-S VDB Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation … ......   Altered and counterfeit 1909-S VDB cents are quite common. Examining several key features can help you avoid counterfeit coins. The...

Longtime Con Man Gets 8 Years in Federal Prison for $3...

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ....   A Beverly Hills man who has a long history of swindling investors and admitted most recently to participating in...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1802 Draped Bust Silver Dollar

Counterfeit 1802 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse Silver Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… This spurious 1802 dollar is a good example...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel By Max Spiegel, NGC Numismatic Researcher ...........   Altered Date and Added Mintmark - The 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel is often altered, but diagnostics...

Gold & Silver PAC December 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver PAC .....   From the Political Coordinator I have been working for the federal government as a contractor since 1996...

Why eBay Discontinued Coin Authentication. VIDEO: 3:40

Robert Gurney, Swamperbob Associates Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com........ In March of 2014, eBay discontinued its coin authentication program. Robert Gurney was one of seven eBay authenticators. He...

Trump Quarters Show up in Change Days Before 2016 Election

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   People in a handful of cities across the United States have noticed something unusual about the change in their...

Don Willis Describes New PCGS Holder with Improved Security Features –...

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with PCGS President Don Willis at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. In this segment, Willis reveals new information...

Counterfeit Detection: 2017 One Kilo Chinese Silver Panda 300 Yuan

This counterfeit 2017 Chinese Silver Panda 300 Yuan has sharper details than the genuine coin Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a peculiar-looking 2017 One...

How Big Is the Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The issue of counterfeiting rare coins has been around for a very long time For years, the numismatic industry...

Counterfeit Detection: 1963-D Roosevelt Dime with Altered Bands

Careful examination of this 1963-D Roosevelt Dime reveals an alteration to the torch By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Coins are altered in a variety of ways...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: Repaired 1836 Gobrecht Dollar +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Probably one of the most significant “finds” we as a group have made is this Gobrecht...