ICTA Names Industry Notables to Task Force Steering Committee, Forms Work...

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets .....   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has named an 11-member Steering Committee and has formed eight Work...

Altered Coin Detection: Cameo 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

Altered Cameo 1960 Franklin Half By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation(NGC) .......   A white "frost" was applied to this Franklin Half Dollar to give its elements a...

From Crime to Punishment – Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In...

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .......   The design details on this Seated Liberty Dime counterfeit coin are soft, especially at...

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...

Counterfeits – The Battle Begins

The best protection against the threat of counterfeits is to buy coins from a reputable source By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ..........   Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1893-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Posted by Ben Wengel, NGC Grader ....... A recent 1893-O Morgan Dollar submission was confirmed a counterfeit when NGC graders identified one telltale sign. Recently, a well made...

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...

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...

CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: James Halperin How did a pair of college dropouts who were business rivals come...

World Coin Counterfeit Detection – 1928 South African Gold Sovereign

Counterfeit 1928 South Africa Gold Sovereign By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ........   A group of four 1928 South African Sovereigns was recently submitted to NGC all...

Modern Coin Counterfeit Detection – 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver...

Counterfeit 2012 China Dragon 10 Yuan This particular counterfeit has reflective areas not seen on the authentic coin due to the die not being sufficiently...

Gold & Silver PAC December 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver PAC .....   From the Political Coordinator I have been working for the federal government as a contractor since 1996...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Australian Gold Sovereign of 1917 from...

by Max Spiegel, NGC .... NGC graders recently identified a fake 1917 gold sovereign with the “P” mintmark of the Perth Mint in Australia. The British sovereign...

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 – 1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent

Counterfeit large cents - 1793 Flowing Hair Cent - Tooling Marks; Raised Lines By Max Spiegel, NGC ........   The first coins struck by the United States Mint...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .........   Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case...

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...

Trump Quarters Show up in Change Days Before 2016 Election

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   People in a handful of cities across the United States have noticed something unusual about the change in their...

фальшивые монеты: Fake British Virgin Islands Coins in Circulation

The Government of the British Virgin Islands is advising the public, especially coin collectors, that a ‘coin’ claiming to be issued in the name...

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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1874 Three Cent Nickel Die Trial

Posted by Max Spiegel for NGC ........   Three Cent nickels were struck in 75% copper and 25% nickel with a silver-gray color, but the coin...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit coin - 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar The relatively crude forgery shows extensive loss of detail throughout. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In recent years, the...

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 – 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...

CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Gold Is Hot This Year. So Are Fakes “If we sit and wait around for...

Counterfeit Coins Detection – Altered Date 1815 Half Dollar

The altered date on this half dollar imitates a true numismatic rarity. By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In the early part of the 19th century, the...

How Big Is the Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The issue of counterfeiting rare coins has been around for a very long time For years, the numismatic industry...

Letters by Legendary Colonial Coin Forger Thomas Wyatt Offered at ANA

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are proud to announce that they will be displaying for sale at this week’s American Numismatic Association (ANA)...