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...

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 Coin of the Week: 1797 “S-136” Large Cent +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This latest installment in the continuing summary of the deceptive struck counterfeits documented to date concerns...

Congressmen Press U.S Mint for Action on Counterfeit Gold, Silver Coins

By Money Metals Exchange ......   Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Alex Mooney (R-WV2) and Frank Lucas (R-OK3) delivered a formal letter to the...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1795 “S-76b” Large Cent

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This installment starts with a 2012 internet-listed example deemed a counterfeit and removed from that venue;...

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...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1796 “S-93” Large Cent +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This latest installment in the continuing summary of deceptive struck counterfeits documented to date centers around...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: “1785” Bar Copper + 1-Page...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This is only my second article regarding counterfeit Colonial “coins”, following one published here on CoinWeek...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1904 Gold $20 Double Eagle

Counterfeit 1904 Double Eagle By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… This counterfeit 1904 Double Eagle specimen exhibits relatively sharp design details, and its composition...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1882 $3 US Gold Coin

Counterfeit 1882 $3 US Gold By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher, NGC ...... On the "Omega" $3 US Gold coins, the counterfeiter’s signature can be seen within...

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: 1912 Indian Head $10 Gold Eagle Coin

By Max Spiegel, NGC .....   The raised spikes at the rim of this 1912 $10 Indian Head Eagle are one detail collectors can use for...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

This forgery required the joining of two coins to mimic a rare year and mintmark combination Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ........   NGC graders identify counterfeit coins...

Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Reorganizes Research, Adds Three Work Groups

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets .....   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets’ (ICTA) Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) has reorganized one of its original work...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ........   Semiprooflike appearance, thick lettering and raised lumps helped NGC graders identify...

Bad Money: Ancient Counterfeiters and Their Coins

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

Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit 1911-D Quarter Eagle By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The 1911-D is the key Indian Head quarter eagle. Read...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1796 “S-85” Large Cent +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This article is intended as a continuing summary of the deceptive struck counterfeits documented to date,...

Enhance Your Counterfeit Detection Skills with Cutting Edge Classes

Authorities recently charged a man with selling counterfeit coins in fake Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) slabs to pawn...

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

1916-D Counterfeit Mercury Dime By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Skillful identification of counterfeit coins is essential to the hobby. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a...

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,...

A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved...

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...

Longtime Con Man Gets 8 Years in Federal Prison for $3...

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ....   A Beverly Hills man who has a long history of swindling investors and admitted most recently to participating in...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .........   Date alterations are the most common type of counterfeit seen on 1856 Flying Eagle cents. By...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: An Interesting 1798 “S-158 Large...

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 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 – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

By Paul Sandler, NGC Grader/Researcher ...... Altered dates and outright counterfeits are the two most common types of fake 1942/41 Mercury Dimes.   The 1942/41 Mercury Dime from...

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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1892 Half Eagle

Counterfeit 1892 Half Eagle by Max Spiegel -  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .................. Many counterfeit US gold coins originated in the 1960s and 1970s in the Middle...