From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1798 "S-158" Large Cent

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1798 “S-158” Large Cent

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This is the last of my intended short Dark Corner articles - a fitting last example,...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1850 JB Costa Rica Gold Escudo

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1850 JB Costa Rica Gold Escudo

A missing skirt is among the clues that this coin isn't real   Only 6,167 Costa Rican gold escudos were struck in 1850, making it a...
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 – 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...
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...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution...

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

Modern Coin Counterfeit Detection – 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver 10 Yuan

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

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1803 “C-3” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) .....   This is the third article in the series reviewing an early half cent (17th in the series on...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection by Paul Sandler - Grader/Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Altered dates and outright counterfeits are the two most common types of...
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...
Deceptively Fake New Zealand Crowns - How to Identify the Real One - Paradime Coins

Deceptively Fake New Zealand Crowns – How to Identify the Real One

By Paradime Coins ......   There is no doubt that eBay is a force in Numismatics. Sometimes a positive one, as when a someone snipes the last-needed...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent

1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The grading room was recently presented with a 1908-S Indian Head cent for...

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 Pioneer...
Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another Family of Struck Fake Large Cents - Jack D. Young

Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another Family of Struck Fake Large Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   It has been a while since I wrote my CoinWeek article on the "family" of large...
Counterfeit World Coins: South Korea 1959 50 Hwan - PCGS

Counterfeit World Coins: South Korea 1959 50 Hwan

There is a danger in complacency   By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Just because something is common, not very expensive, or of modern production doesn’t mean...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In the previous installment, I discussed counterfeits struck from dies made from damaged and repaired genuine...
Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Editors Note: Links to the next two Articles.... Part2     Part 3 Counterfeiting, or making something false, has...

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...
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...
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...

A Neat Knick-Knack – Counterfeit 1842 Dahlonega Gold Half Eagle

Counterfeit Dahlonega Gold by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As you become a more passionate collector, “oddball” items become more appealing. I refer...
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 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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter

Counterfeit 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter Counterfeit Coins By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .....   As we’ve said in previous Counterfeit Coin Detection columns, no US coinage issue...
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...
"Book 'Em Danno": A Counterfeit 1847 Hawaiian Large Cent!

“Book ‘Em Danno”: A Counterfeit 1847 Hawaiian Large Cent!

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   The latest of my summary research articles on the deceptive struck counterfeits features an interesting "early...

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...

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...