CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016 The Brexit 1.) EU referendum explained: Brexit for non-Brits 2.) After Brexit, Europe faces an existential crisis Britain’s decision...

CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake At a metal-detecting rally in...

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...

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016 Brain Food 1.) There is help for stranded currency Did you recently arrive home from abroad with foreign...

Coin Authentication – Dirty Old Coins to Offer Low Cost XRF...

By Rasiel Suarez - Dirty Old Coins .....   Dirty Old Coins, a US-based firm operating in Olympia, WA is pleased to announce the availability of...

Anti-Counterfeiting: New Techs Fight Fake Coins

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ......   As The Royal Mint begins production of a new 12-sided £1 coin made with their recently-patented anti-counterfeiting measures,...

Consumer Alert – Use Caution to Avoid Gold, Silver Counterfeits Advises...

Beware of counterfeit vintage rare coins and fake modern gold and silver bullion items now being offered in the marketplace. Purchase only from reputable...

Numismatic Crime – NCIC Weekly Bulletin, April 28

News and Alerts Concerning Numismatic Crime for the Month of April By Numismatic Crime Information Center ......   Vehicle Burglarized Below is a list of US coins and...

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...

Counterfeit Coins, Third Party Grading and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt....

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Editors Note: Links to the previous two Articles.... Part 1     Part 2 In this article I continue to...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1896-S Barber Quarter

Counterfeit 1896-S Barber Quarter By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   The distinctive reed marks on Liberty’s neck help make this fake more recognizable. The Barber...

Royal Canadian Mint Offers Anti-Counterfeiting Device To European Bullion Dealers

Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology certifies authenticity of Gold and Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins through convenient counter-top device After a successful North American launch, the...

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...

Beware of Frighteningly Deceptive Counterfeits – Statement By Dwight Manley

Prominent rare coin dealer and collector Dwight Manley, owner of Fullerton Coins & Stamps in Fullerton, California and Managing Partner of the California Gold...

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Bullion Anti-Counterfeiting Device

After successful field trials of a novel device which helps protect buyers and sellers of Gold and Silver Maple Leaf (GML, SML) bullion from...

Don Willis Describes New PCGS Holder with Improved Security Features –...

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with PCGS President Don Willis at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. In this segment, Willis reveals new information...

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...

CoinWeek Video: Mercury Dimes Counterfeit Detection with Bill Fivaz (9:57).

Cherrypicker's Guide editor and renowned coin expert Bill Fivaz gave an informative class on counterfeit detection in the popular Mercury dime series at the...

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...

Why eBay Discontinued Coin Authentication. VIDEO: 3:40

Robert Gurney, Swamperbob Associates Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com........ In March of 2014, eBay discontinued its coin authentication program. Robert Gurney was one of seven eBay authenticators. He...

Spanish Police Arrest Alleged Forgers of €2 Euro Coins

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   Police in Madrid arrested three individuals yesterday on charges of counterfeiting up to 12,000 two-euro coins over five years. The three...

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...

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...

Bernard von NotHaus, “Architect” of the Liberty Dollar to be Sentenced

Liberty Dollar creator and self proclaimed "monetary architect" Bernard von NotHaus, who was found guilty in US federal court in North Carolina on March...

Numismatic Announcements from eBay. VIDEO: 4:32.

Gene Cook, General Manager, Emerging Markets, eBay. Gene Cook has become a familiar face at coin shows. He attended the PNG Member meeting with his...

Precious Metal Verifier Available to Help Determine Genuine Gold & Silver...

David Blau, Inventor, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com .......   The flood of counterfeit coins entering the market has prompted new concerns about determining the authenticity. Up until this...

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...

eBay Best Practices: Part II – Counterfeit Coins

By Max Breitenbach  -  www.silverdollarco.net for CoinWeek .......... In the first part of my series on eBay best practices, I discussed various coin seller misrepresentation...

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...

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...