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...

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 – 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 Coin Detection – 1861-D Gold Dollar – Added Mintmark

Genuine 1861-D gold dollar   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   NGC graders were surprised to see an 1861-D gold dollar with an added mintmark. There...

PNG Strengthens Anti-Counterfeiting Bylaws, Welcomes 10 New Members

As part of the organization’s anti-counterfeiting efforts, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has added additional conduct restrictions to its Code of Ethics regarding involvement...

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 – Altered Date 1815 Half Dollar

The altered date on this half dollar imitates a true numismatic rarity   Altered Date Counterfeits by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In the early part of 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...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Half Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   A recent internet listing for an 1804 "C-6" half cent was the motivation to pull this...

A Neat Knick-Knack – Counterfeit 1842 Dahlonega Gold Half Eagle

Dahlonega Gold Counterfeit by Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   As you become a more passionate collector, “oddball” items become more appealing. I refer...

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1921 Peace Dollar

Among other problems, this fake is too thick to be a genuine example of this key date   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In 1921, the United...

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...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Large Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   After writing the previous “family” article about rather deceptive struck counterfeit half cents based on the...

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 – 1877 Indian Head Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   A difference in facial expression is among the many clues this coin is fake. Although it had only the second-lowest mintage...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1896-S Barber Quarter

Counterfeit 1896-S Barber Quarter By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   The distinctive reed marks on Liberty’s neck help make this fake more recognizable. The Barber...

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 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 Detection: Special Edition – Reprocessed Steel Cents

Make sure you don't get fooled by these steel cents, which are not eligible for NGC certification. In the United States during World War II,...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1904 Gold $20 Double Eagle

Counterfeit Coins -  1904 Double Eagle By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   This counterfeit coin 1904 Double Eagle specimen exhibits relatively sharp design details,...

New Influx of Fake Gold Bullion Unsettling Investors Around the World

Increasing sophistication of bullion forgeries a concern for the United States Mint as well   By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   While the numismatic world combats a...

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 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...

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...

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...

The 1920 Wilson Dollar: A Counterfeited Rarity

An elusive medal represents a challenge for collectors of higher grades   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The Wilson dollar was struck to commemorate the opening of...

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...

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 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...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Draped Bust Dollars

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In a discussion at the 2019 Dayton EAC Convention on counterfeits, we talked of three "families"...