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...

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...

Newly Identified Contemporary Counterfeit 1894-O Morgan Dollar

Posted by Ben Wengel, NGC Grader and Attributor NGC’s discovery is the first reported counterfeit example of this date. Recently, an 1894-O Morgan Dollar was examined...

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 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 Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

Counterfeit Banknotes - By Paper Money Guaranty Staff ........ One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and...

Nominate an Anti-Counterfeiting Crusader for Prestigious Honor

Do you know someone who has actively helped in the fight against counterfeit coins, banknotes and/or fake third-party encapsulation holders the past year? The...

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...

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...

Registration Now Open for ANA Summer Seminar

Registration for the 2019 Summer Seminar is open! Sign up early for discounts and a guaranteed spot The two one-week sessions will be held June 15-27...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1913 Great Britain Gold Sovereign

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   These two counterfeits share some of the same imperfections. The British gold Sovereign is one of the most popular and enduring...

Counterfeit Coins, Bureaucracy and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 2

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers.... Editors Note: Links to the related two Articles.... Part 1     Part 3 In the early days after World War...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent

1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   The grading room was recently presented with a 1908-S Indian Head Cent for certification. The...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

A prominent area of discoloration around the mintmark is a sign that this Morgan Dollar is a counterfeit. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ...... The vast majority...

Central States Convention Bans Liberty Dollars

So-called Liberty Dollars, the creation of Bernard Von NotHaus and the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act and the Internal...

Gold & Silver Political Action Committee March 2016 e-Newsletter

By Barry Stuppler for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee .....   From the Political Coordinator What began as an English proverb as "March comes in...

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

By Jack D. Young for Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   As introduction, a member of Early American Coppers (EAC) posted on the club's Facebook page...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1893-S Morgan Dollar

A Genuine 1893-S Morgan Dollar By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ..... What’s the first place to look when authenticating key date US coins? This month’s counterfeit detection...

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: 1799 “S-189” 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;...

Sentencing Date Changed for Importer of Counterfeit Coins, Holders

April 25 is the new date for Kirschner’s sentencing hearing   U.S. District Court Judge Robert B. Kugler had been scheduled to sentence Jonathan A. Kirschner...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .........   The 1924-S Buffalo Nickel is a prime target for counterfeiters. In particular, sharp-eyed graders will pay close...

CoinWeek News Wire for April 13, 2018: Heists, Fakes, and Fraud

Coinweek News Wire for April 13, 2018 .... In Memoriam 1.) Walter Ray Lockwood, 1939-2018 Walter Ray Lockwood (member 1256) passed away early morning Tuesday, April 3. He was...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter

Counterfeit 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .....   As we’ve said in previous Counterfeit Coin Detection columns, no US coinage issue is immune...

Bernard von NotHaus Sentenced to Probation for Liberty Dollar Conviction

CoinWeek Staff Reports ....   Bernard von NotHaus, creator of the American Liberty Dollar (ALD), was sentenced to three years probation by a federal judge on...

Counterfeit Coins Are the Future

By Steve Caruso for CoinWeek.... Counterfeits are the future. I admit that coming from me, such a message seems a bit curious... if grim. However, the...

Seizure of Counterfeit Chinese Euro Coins a First, Says Italian Police

By CoinWeek News Staff.... Sicilian investigators and Italian police seized 306,000 coins worth €556,000 (almost US$693,000) of counterfeit  1- and 2-euro coins from a shipping...

CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren't...

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...

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...