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...

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: 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 Gold Coin Detection – 1862-S Liberty Head Quarter Eagle

The lack of details in Liberty's hair is one key that this is a Counterfeit Gold Coin By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher, NGC ......   Nineteenth-century...

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 Coin Detection – The 1972 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

GENUINE 1972 Double Die Lincoln Cent - courtesy of Heritage Auctions. By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher, NGC ......   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a...

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...

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 – 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...

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: 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;...

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,...

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...

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 – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit 1875-S Trade Dollar By Max Spiegel, NGC....   One of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues is the Trade Dollar. Recently, one was submitted...

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...

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 – 1875 Indian Head Cent

Counterfeit 1875 Indian Head Cent By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Many Chinese counterfeits are made from dies that are not directly copied...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: Repaired 1836 Gobrecht Dollar +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Probably one of the most significant “finds” we as a group have made is this Gobrecht...

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...

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...

From the Brink II: An Update on Struck Counterfeits & Damaged...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek ...... This article is intended as a continuation of the information reported in my previous...

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...

Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1793 S-5 Wreath Cent + 1-Page...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Continuing on the theme of disclosing discovered current deceptive struck counterfeits and establishing one-page attribution guides...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Spark erosion counterfeit coins aren't made very frequently anymore because they are easy to spot once you learn how Spark-Erosion Counterfeit 1858 Flying Eagle Cent By...

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...

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...

Counterfeit Detection: 1963-D Roosevelt Dime with Altered Bands

Careful examination of this 1963-D Roosevelt Dime reveals an alteration to the torch By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Coins are altered in a variety of ways...

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...

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...