Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

Counterfeit Banknotes by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ......   One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and he...
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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – A Fake 1861 Type 2 US Gold Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit coin - 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Raised lumps of metal and lack of detail are...
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...

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Warns Feds About Online “Coin” Seller

Promptly acting on a tip from a concerned collector, the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation’s (ACEF) Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) has notified law enforcement agencies and...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1797 “S-136” Large Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1797 “S-136” Large Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek .....   This latest installment in the continuing summary of the deceptive struck counterfeits documented to...

From the Brink to the Dark Side: Early American Copper Struck Counterfeits & Damaged...

Struck Counterfeits by Jack D. Young for Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   As introduction, a member of Early American Coppers (EAC) posted on the club's...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1891 Double Eagle US Gold Coin

Counterfeit Coin - 1891 Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   NGC graders identified an 1891-S Double Eagle with a removed mintmark. Because...
Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1880-CC Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1880-CC Morgan Dollar

This fake is mostly copper, but even if you didn’t know that, there are other red flags   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The 1880-CC Morgan...
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...
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...

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 – 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...
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...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Amazing Counterfeit 1796 Large Cent

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Amazing Counterfeit 1796 Large Cent

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   So, here we are after my "last" installment of this series. In that one, I stated:...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1857 Half Cent

Problems abound on the obverse and reverse of this crude fake   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Half Cent denomination that had...
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 Coins: An Update on the (Counterfeit) Elephant in the Room

An Update on the (Counterfeit) Elephant in the Room

Counterfeit Coins by Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   It's been a while since my last article on the subject of deceptive counterfeits...
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...
Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   There are many counterfeits and altered coins that unfortunately often defraud people in pursuit of building their collection or...

Price for American Numismatic Association Diploma Program to Increase

Members encouraged to take advantage of current price point   American Numismatic Association (ANA) members have until April 1 to take advantage of the current School...
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...
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...
ACEF Concerns Included in Federal Review of Counterfeiting & Piracy Markets

ACEF Concerns Included in Federal Review of Counterfeiting & Piracy Markets

The sale of counterfeit U.S. coins and precious metals on e-commerce platforms and third-party marketplaces continues to escalate and the number of victims proves...

Outlandish Alteration of a Chinese Dollar

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   With vintage Chinese coins, I have come to see unimaginably fantastic forgeries and alterations. Yet one alteration goes above...
Learn Coin Grading Standards From Professionals at FUN Show

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...
New Information on Nazi Counterfeiting Plot to be Unveiled at World’s Fair of Money August 18

New Information on Nazi Counterfeiting Plot to be Unveiled at World’s Fair of Money...

Museum-quality book features never-before-seen accounts from numismatists, historians, descendants of Holocaust survivors, and the granddaughter of the Nazi who ran “Operation Bernhard”   A new book...
The Expanded Family of Counterfeit Large Cents Based on the 1833 N-5 Variety

The Expanded Family of Counterfeit Large Cents Based on the 1833 N-5 Variety

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek .....   In my previous CoinWeek article on these 1833 “N-5” counterfeits, I cited the genuine...
Seizure of Counterfeit Chinese Euro Coins a First, Says Italian Police

Seizure of Counterfeit Chinese Euro Coins a First, Says Italian Police

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .... Sicilian investigators and Italian police seized 306,000 coins worth €556,000 (almost $693,000 USD at the time of writing) of...
Be Wary of King Charles III “Pretender” Coins Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

Be Wary of King Charles III “Pretender” Coins Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

New coins depicting King Charles III are expected to be popular with the public and collectors when The Royal Mint strikes and distributes them,...