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...

Counterfeit Protection: 1881-S Morgan Dollar

By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Raised areas and the incorrect shape of the mintmark identify this 1881-S Morgan as a counterfeit. The 1881-S...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection by Paul Sandler - Grader/Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Altered dates and outright counterfeits are the two most common types of...
Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another Family of Struck Fake Large Cents - Jack D. Young

Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another Family of Struck Fake Large Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   It has been a while since I wrote my CoinWeek article on the "family" of large...
ACEF Concerns Included in Federal Review of Counterfeiting & Piracy Markets

ACEF Concerns Included in Federal Review of Counterfeiting & Piracy Markets

The sale of counterfeit U.S. coins and precious metals on e-commerce platforms and third-party marketplaces continues to escalate and the number of victims proves...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1857 Half Cent

Problems abound on the obverse and reverse of this crude fake   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Half Cent denomination that had...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – A Fake 1861 Type 2 US Gold Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit coin - 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Raised lumps of metal and lack of detail are...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1836 Gobrecht Dollar

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1836 Gobrecht Dollar

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Another of the holed and repaired fakes, the 1836 Gobrecht Dollar is one of the most...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In the previous installment, I discussed counterfeits struck from dies made from damaged and repaired genuine...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent

1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The grading room was recently presented with a 1908-S Indian Head cent for...

Price for American Numismatic Association Diploma Program to Increase

Members encouraged to take advantage of current price point   American Numismatic Association (ANA) members have until April 1 to take advantage of the current School...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In the previous installment, I discussed an example that had been "tooled" to look like something...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1876-CC 20 Cent Piece

This counterfeit of an unusual denomination shows plenty of clues that it isn't worth a fortune   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The 20 cent piece...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1883 Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin - 1883 Seated Half Dollar   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   A counterfeit coin 1883 half dollar features a large number...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper - Jack D. Young

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In this series, I intend to continue to showcase different levels of "counterfeits", using a rather...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - Chinese Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dime

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Chinese Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dime

Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dime   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Draped Bust dimes, struck 1796 to 1807, had fairly low mintages, although...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1694 Elephant Token

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1694 Elephant Token

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In my first installment from the Dark Corner, I reviewed a counterfeit that was created to...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1802 Draped Bust Silver Dollar

Counterfeit 1802 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse Silver Dollar   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse silver dollar...
Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1879 Double Eagle US Gold

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...

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1901-S Barber Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In the dark corners of my mind I hadn't anticipated writing this article as this is...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: An Interesting 1798 “S-158 Large Cent” + 1-Page...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This is intended as a summary of the documented counterfeit 1798 “S-158” large cents to date,...
Counterfeit Detection - 1937 Texas Half Dollar Commemorative Coin

Counterfeit Detection – 1937 Texas Half Dollar Commemorative Coin

Counterfeit Detection - Besides the metal content, there are a lot of other problems with this classic commemorative   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   A classic...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1928 Peace Dollar

Counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollar   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Since so many counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollars are, in fact, altered 1923 coins,...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1903-S Counterfeit Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Counterfeit Morgan Dollar

1903-S Counterfeit Morgan Silver Dollar   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company ......   The raised lumps and lines on this 1903-S are signs of counterfeit Morgan Dollar production. * *...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel   Altered Date and Added Mintmark - The 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel is often altered, but diagnostics can aid in finding the counterfeits.   There...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Suspect Counterfeit 1799 Bust Dollar

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Suspect Counterfeit 1799 Bust Dollar

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In my previous article, I discussed examples that include matching "attribution" marks - circulation marks like...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1872-S Half Dollar

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1872-S Half Dollar

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In my previous installment of this CoinWeek exclusive series, I discussed examples that do NOT match...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1899 DDR Barber Quarter

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1899 DDR Barber Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   My third installment of this series features what would be another of a very rare variety,...
Learn Coin Grading Standards From Professionals at FUN Show

Grading & Counterfeit Seminars Offered by American Numismatic Association

In-Person Seminars Return to FUN, National Money Show & Summer Seminar   After offering numismatic learning programs exclusively online for the past two years due to...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit Gold No Stars 1796 Quarter Eagle

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit Gold No Stars 1796 Quarter Eagle

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   For the latest installment from the "Dark Corner", I will review a certified "fake" example of...