From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In the previous installment, I discussed an example that had been "tooled" to look like something...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1876-CC 20 Cent Piece

This counterfeit of an unusual denomination shows plenty of clues that it isn't worth a fortune   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The 20 cent piece...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1883 Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin - 1883 Seated Half Dollar   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   A counterfeit coin 1883 half dollar features a large number...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper - Jack D. Young

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In this series, I intend to continue to showcase different levels of "counterfeits", using a rather...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - Chinese Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dime

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Chinese Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dime

Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dime   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Draped Bust dimes, struck 1796 to 1807, had fairly low mintages, although...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1694 Elephant Token

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1694 Elephant Token

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In my first installment from the Dark Corner, I reviewed a counterfeit that was created to...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1802 Draped Bust Silver Dollar

Counterfeit 1802 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse Silver Dollar   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse silver dollar...
Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1879 Double Eagle US Gold

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1879 Double Eagle US Gold

Counterfeit 1879 Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   A repeat depression helps NGC graders identify a counterfeit 1879 Double Eagle   Every United...

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1901-S Barber Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In the dark corners of my mind I hadn't anticipated writing this article as this is...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: An Interesting 1798 “S-158 Large Cent” + 1-Page...

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 Detection - 1937 Texas Half Dollar Commemorative Coin

Counterfeit Detection – 1937 Texas Half Dollar Commemorative Coin

Counterfeit Detection - Besides the metal content, there are a lot of other problems with this classic commemorative   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   A classic...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1928 Peace Dollar

Counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollar   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Since so many counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollars are, in fact, altered 1923 coins,...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1903-S Counterfeit Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Counterfeit Morgan Dollar

1903-S Counterfeit Morgan Silver Dollar   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company ......   The raised lumps and lines on this 1903-S are signs of counterfeit Morgan Dollar production. * *...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel   Altered Date and Added Mintmark - The 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel is often altered, but diagnostics can aid in finding the counterfeits.   There...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Suspect Counterfeit 1799 Bust Dollar

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Suspect Counterfeit 1799 Bust Dollar

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In my previous article, I discussed examples that include matching "attribution" marks - circulation marks like...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1872-S Half Dollar

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1872-S Half Dollar

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In my previous installment of this CoinWeek exclusive series, I discussed examples that do NOT match...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1899 DDR Barber Quarter

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1899 DDR Barber Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   My third installment of this series features what would be another of a very rare variety,...
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Grading & Counterfeit Seminars Offered by American Numismatic Association

In-Person Seminars Return to FUN, National Money Show & Summer Seminar   After offering numismatic learning programs exclusively online for the past two years due to...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit Gold No Stars 1796 Quarter Eagle

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit Gold No Stars 1796 Quarter Eagle

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   For the latest installment from the "Dark Corner", I will review a certified "fake" example of...

Counterfeit Detection – Oregon Trail Commemorative Silver Half Dollar

Counterfeit Oregon Trail commemorative silver half dollar  - A closer look reveals plenty of problems on this coin's surfaces   By Numismatic Guaranty Company ......   The Oregon...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - Fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar in Fake GSA Holder

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar in Fake GSA Holder

Counterfeit Coin -  1885-CC Morgan Dollar   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   At first glance, the counterfeit coin GSA holder looks similar to...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1882 Great Britain Shilling

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1882 Great Britain Shilling

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   I am starting this series to review specific counterfeits that have actually been authenticated by third-party...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

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...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: “1785” Bar Copper - Jack D. Young, EAC

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

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 – Key Date Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter

Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter   By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The 1870-CC is the key to the Seated Liberty quarter...
Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar

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...
Anatomy of Fraudulent Facebook Pop-Up Ads for Counterfeit Coins

Anatomy of Fraudulent Facebook Pop-Up Ads

Facebook has become the predominant choice of fraudsters   Online scams related to counterfeit coins and precious metals continue to escalate and a major tool used...
Three Numismatic Groups Admonish Facebook About Ads Offering Counterfeits

Three Numismatic Groups Admonish Facebook About Ads Offering Counterfeits

Three major numismatic organizations that sent a letter to Facebook executives to complain that the social media platform “has become the predominant choice of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: United States 1892 Half Eagle Gold Coin

Counterfeit Gold Coin -  1892 Half Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Many counterfeit gold coins originated in the 1960s and '70s in...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1882 $3 US Gold Coin

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...