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Another "Family" - Capped Bust Quarter Counterfeits

Another “Family” – Capped Bust Quarter Counterfeits

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This latest installment is on an earlier series of the quarter denomination based on a B-10...
It's a Jungle out There! Later Date Large Cent Counterfeits

It’s a Jungle out There! Later Date Large Cent Counterfeits

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   As I continue to document the "family" of counterfeits currently available on the market, both as...
Three Numismatic Groups Admonish Facebook About Ads Offering Counterfeits

Three Numismatic Groups Admonish Facebook About Ads Offering Counterfeits

Three major numismatic organizations that sent a letter to Facebook executives to complain that the social media platform “has become the predominant choice of...

From the Brink to the Dark Side: Early American Copper Struck...

Struck Counterfeits by Jack D. Young for Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   As introduction, a member of Early American Coppers (EAC) posted on the club's...

The Continuing Threat of Counterfeits: A Problem for Numismatics and the...

By Michael Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion ......   Counterfeit products – including fakes of rare and circulating U.S. coins and precious metal bullion coins– have been a...

Video: In the Trenches Fighting Counterfeits – with ACEF Director Beth...

  The United States is facing an unprecedented tsunami of counterfeits coming into the country, mostly from China. From name-brand goods to everyday household items, these...

PNG Clarifies Bylaws, Code of Ethics Regarding Counterfeits

Recently adopted anti-counterfeiting language in the Bylaws of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has been revised to clarify the organization’s commitment to fighting against...
Bar Cent

Early American Coins: The Bar Cent and Counterfeits

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   The bar cent has a remarkably simple design: A USA monogram on the obverse and 13 bars on the...

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CoinWeek News Wire

CoinWeek News Wire for August 18, 2017: Missing Persons, Chinese Counterfeits,...

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for August 18, 2017:  Urgent 1.) Walter Allan’s car found, but 84-year-old Numismatist still missing Allan’s family told police they last heard...

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...

Counterfeits – The Battle Begins

The best protection against the threat of counterfeits is to buy coins from a reputable source By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My...

Consumer Alert – Use Caution to Avoid Gold, Silver Counterfeits Advises...

Beware of counterfeit vintage rare coins and fake modern gold and silver bullion items now being offered in the marketplace. Purchase only from reputable...

Beware of Frighteningly Deceptive Counterfeits – Statement By Dwight Manley

Prominent rare coin dealer and collector Dwight Manley, owner of Fullerton Coins & Stamps in Fullerton, California and Managing Partner of the California Gold...

Vegas Coin Show New Venue Kicks Off with Counterfeits, Civil War...

The Vegas Show is happening for December 12-14 in Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, 29001 Las Vegas Blvd South. The event...

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 Coin Detection - Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Genuine 1856 Flying Eagle Cent   The Flying Eagle Cent by Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The 1856 Flying Eagle cent is an important and...
ACEF Gives Counterfeit Training to Midwest Law Enforcement

ACEF Gives Counterfeit Training to Midwest Law Enforcement

The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) recently conducted an eight-hour class, “Counterfeit Coin and Precious Metals Investigations” to 35 Kansas and Missouri local, state and...
Phoenix to Host ANA National Money Show in March

Phoenix to Host ANA National Money Show in March

It's not too early to make plans for the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) National Money Show, March 2-4, 2023, in sunny (and warm!) Phoenix,...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1900-S $5 Half Eagle

This Middle Eastern counterfeit coin lacks the details of a genuine 1900-S Half Eagle.   Counterfeit Coin Detection by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   When we think of...
Coin Profiles - 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Coin Profiles – 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Editors' Note: CoinWeek posted a multi-part article by David Provost on the 1900 Lafayette Dollar. Part I can be read here ....... and Part...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1809 Large Cent

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1809 Large Cent

This fake has problems with both its weight and its composition   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The United States Mint issued the Classic Head Cent...

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Welcome back to the Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker guide to building the ultimate 20th century...
"Deadwood Collection" of Upright 5 Gold Dollars Comes to Market

“Deadwood Collection” of Upright 5 Gold Dollars Comes to Market

After 24 years of research and competitive buying, collector Craig Krueger is ready to part with “The Deadwood Collection” * * * By CoinWeek ..... Collector Craig...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1908 Quarter Eagle

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1908 Quarter Eagle

The problems with this low-quality fake start with a glaring error   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Indian Head Quarter Eagle series that began in...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1884-CC Morgan Dollar

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1884-CC Morgan Dollar

By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The 1884-CC was once considered one of the greatest rarities of the Morgan Dollar series. However, the GSA sales...
A Warsaw Numismatic Odyssey - American Numismatic Society (ANS)

A Warsaw Numismatic Odyssey

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Last month, along with most of the American Numismatic Society's staff, I attended the XVI International...
NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

A fistful of what appeared to be vintage silver coins turned out to be fakes   A couple of years ago, NGC received a submission of...
More Than €4 Million in Fake 500 Euro Bills Seized in Spain

More Than €4 Million in Fake 500 Euro Bills Seized in...

One of the most sophisticated euro counterfeits ever detected in the EU   By Europol ......   On September 21, 2022, Europol supported the Spanish National Police (Policía...
NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 2000-P American Silver Eagle

NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 2000-P American Silver Eagle

This spurious issue includes fuzzy details and missing elements   The American Silver Eagle is one of the most popular coin series in the world. In...