Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   A continuation of the series on the latest deceptive struck counterfeits, this is the second research...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The Top 10 Most Common Counterfeit US...

The World's Most Commonly Counterfeit US Coins: The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent. Counterfeit Coin Detection By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .... A list of...

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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating The 1909-S VDB Cent

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

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1803 “C-3” Half Cent +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… This is the 3rd article in the series reviewing an early half cent (17th in the series on the...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1928 Peace Dollar, Part 2

An extra ray of light is one of the indicators this piece isn't genuine By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Part 1 The 1928 Peace Dollar had...

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 – 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

Evidence of heavy polishing where the fourth leg should be - 1937-D Buffalo Nickel By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The 1937-D 3 Legged...

Fact or Myth: Josh Tatum and Racketeer Nickels

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   The Liberty head or “V” nickel was released in 1883. The denomination was marked by a large "V" on...

Bad Money – Ancient Counterfeiters and Their Fake Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series on Ancient Counterfeiters by Mike Markowitz ....   Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur "The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived." --...

Counterfeit Detection – The 1895 Morgan Dollar

This 1895 Morgan dollar forgery is a simple case of just too much silver and not enough effort on the details. The 1895 Morgan dollar...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1922 No D Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1922 No D Lincoln cent By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ...... The 1922 No D Lincoln cent has long been popular with...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Half Eagle with “Stock...

Counterfeit 1915-S $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle / stock reverse By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   NGC receives countless fakes struck from stock dies. Many...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: 1849 Liberty Seated Dollar + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Continuing with the theme of silver denominations of recently made deceptive struck counterfeits, this research article...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1972 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

GENUINE 1972 Double Die Lincoln Cent - courtesy of Heritage Auctions. By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher, NGC ......   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1928 Peace Dollar

Counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollar By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher on Counterfeit Coin Detection, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Since so many counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollars are,...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar in Fake GSA...

Counterfeit Coin -  1885-CC Morgan Dollar By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… At first glance, the counterfeit coin GSA holder looks similar to a...

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 Corporation ......   When we think of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle

Look closely at these modern coins before you buy. A careful examination of the details can reveal a counterfeit. Counterfeit 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle By Paul...

Minnesota Coin Dealer Indicted on Selling Counterfeit Coins and Fraud Charges

Accused has history of court battles concerning counterfeit coins By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On Wednesday, April 11, Interim United States Attorney Greogory G. Brooker--as well...

Counterfeit Coins Detection – Fake $5 Indian Lacks Details

Counterfeit Coins - Reverse of a Denver Mint Indian Half Eagle By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The missing details on this $5 Indian reveal it to...

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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection By Paul Sandler, NGC Grader/Researcher...... Altered dates and outright counterfeits are the two most common types of fake 1942/41 Mercury Dimes you will...

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...

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...

Counterfeit Coins Detection: California Fractional Gold

A few helpful tips can make sure you never get fooled by these sometimes deceptive fantasy pieces Period Three back-dated BG-1301A listed in California...

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 Detection – Oregon Trail Commemorative Silver Half Dollar

Counterfeit Oregon Trail commemorative silver half dollar  - A closer look reveals plenty of problems on this coin's surfaces By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The Oregon...

Counterfeit Detection: take a look at Whizzed Coins

Whizzed Indian Head Cent A deceptive surface alteration leaves a genuine coin that can appear more valuable than it actually is. Among the more common surface...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1880 Shield Nickel

Counterfeit 1880 Shield Nickel Counterfeit Coins By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ...... Even with only a quick glance, a number of problems with this...