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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Australian Gold Sovereign of 1917 from...

by Max Spiegel, NGC .... NGC graders recently identified a fake 1917 gold sovereign with the “P” mintmark of the Perth Mint in Australia. The British sovereign...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a genuine coin is...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent

Counterfeit large cents - 1793 Flowing Hair Cent - Tooling Marks; Raised Lines By Max Spiegel, NGC ........   The first coins struck by the United States Mint...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .........   Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case...

CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren't...

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...

фальшивые монеты: Fake British Virgin Islands Coins in Circulation

The Government of the British Virgin Islands is advising the public, especially coin collectors, that a ‘coin’ claiming to be issued in the name...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .........   The 1924-S Buffalo Nickel is a prime target for counterfeiters. In particular, sharp-eyed graders will pay close...

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

Posted by Max Spiegel for NGC ........   Three Cent nickels were struck in 75% copper and 25% nickel with a silver-gray color, but the coin...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit coin - 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar The relatively crude forgery shows extensive loss of detail throughout. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In recent years, the...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Liberty Half Eagles

Counterfeit 1907 Liberty Half Eagle By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   These counterfeit gold coins were found unexpectedly among a group of US coins freshly returned from...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1893-S Morgan Dollar

A Genuine 1893-S Morgan Dollar By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ..... What’s the first place to look when authenticating key date US coins? This month’s counterfeit detection...

CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Gold Is Hot This Year. So Are Fakes “If we sit and wait around for...

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...

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...

Letters by Legendary Colonial Coin Forger Thomas Wyatt Offered at ANA

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are proud to announce that they will be displaying for sale at this week’s American Numismatic Association (ANA)...

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 – 1900-S $5 Half Eagle

This Middle Eastern counterfeit coin lacks the details of a genuine 1900-S Half Eagle. By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   When we think of counterfeiting in the...

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...

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016 The Brexit 1.) EU referendum explained: Brexit for non-Brits 2.) After Brexit, Europe faces an existential crisis Britain’s decision...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1878 Shield Nickel – The Kissing Thief

Counterfeit coin - 1878 Shield Nickel This proof 1878 Shield Nickel looks pretty at first glance, but a more careful evaluation reveals that it’s a...

CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake At a metal-detecting rally in...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Genuine 1856 Flying Eagle Cent By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   NGC graders find an altered-date 1856 Flying Eagle cent and explain what to...

Newly Identified Contemporary Counterfeit 1894-O Morgan Dollar

Posted by Ben Wengel, NGC Grader and Attributor NGC’s discovery is the first reported counterfeit example of this date. Recently, an 1894-O Morgan Dollar was examined...

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016 Brain Food 1.) There is help for stranded currency Did you recently arrive home from abroad with foreign...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle

Counterfeit 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle by Paul Sandler, NGC Grader/Researcher Look closely at these modern coins before you buy. A careful examination of the details can...

Coin Authentication – Dirty Old Coins to Offer Low Cost XRF...

By Rasiel Suarez - Dirty Old Coins .....   Dirty Old Coins, a US-based firm operating in Olympia, WA is pleased to announce the availability of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Lacks Details

Reverse of a Denver Mint Indian Half Eagle By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The missing details on this $5 Indian reveal it to be counterfeit. One common...

Anti-Counterfeiting: New Techs Fight Fake Coins

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ......   As The Royal Mint begins production of a new 12-sided £1 coin made with their recently-patented anti-counterfeiting measures,...