Damnatio ad Bestias, or: What Happened to Roman Counterfeiters?

By Gorny & Mosch....   As part of Auction 231 comprising “Ancient Art”, Gorny & Mosch presents an object that is a splendid illustration of the...

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...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek ......   A comment I have heard in regards to these latest struck fakes is that...

ICTA Appoints Seven to Non-Profit Foundation Board

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ......   The Board of Directors of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has appointed six industry figures to...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – A Fake 1861 Type 2 US Gold...

Counterfeit coin - 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Raised lumps of metal and lack of detail are...

Sir Isaac Newton Really Hated Coin Countefeiters…… Really!

Sir Isaac Newton and Coins By Everett Millman - Gainesvillecoins.com ....... Contemporary scholarship has introduced a number of new mysteries regarding history's most famous "natural philosopher"...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Genuine 1856 Flying Eagle Cent By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   NGC graders find an altered-date 1856 Flying Eagle cent and explain what to...

A Neat Knick-Knack: Counterfeit 1842 Dahlonega $5

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… As you become a more passionate collector, “oddball” items become more appealing. I refer to these as...

PNG Clarifies Bylaws, Code of Ethics Regarding Counterfeits

Recently adopted anti-counterfeiting language in the Bylaws of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has been revised to clarify the organization’s commitment to fighting against...

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,...

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...

PNG Steps up Fight Against Fakes With Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation

New nonprofit entity created to accept donations for important 2019 work by Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force The Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) accomplished major victories combatting fakes...

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 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...

Seller of Counterfeit NGC Holders Brought to Justice

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) reports that a seller of counterfeit coins in counterfeit NGC holders has pleaded guilty to importing counterfeit coins and bars...

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...

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...

Man Pleads Guilty to Selling, Importing Counterfeit Coins

ACTF plays key role in investigation and provides experts to identify fakes A New Jersey man admitted June 25 to impersonating a federal agent while...

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...

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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1921-D Half Dollar By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The numerous abrasions were copied from a genuine specimen and will appear on...

Counterfeit Coins – A Mystery 1872-S “Half Dollar” and 1-Page Attribution...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   One of the “coins” left out of my previous CoinWeek article on damaged source coins (for...

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...

Counterfeits and coin doctoring: Two threats to long-term rare coin market

By Steve Roach First published in the Feb. 13, 2012, issue of Coin World The problems of counterfeit coins and “coin doctoring” are two issues...

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...

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...

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...

CoinWeek News Wire for November 17, 2017: Fountains of Ruin, Blockchain...

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for November 17, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Boise’s Assay Office played an important role for the whole nation Between 1861 and 1866,...

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 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...