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...
Q. David Bowers: Two Remarkable Finds of US Gold Coins

Q. David Bowers: Two Remarkable Finds of US Gold Coins

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   A Remarkable Find In August of 1908, two boys named James McFarland and John May were swimming...
Numismatic Crime - Help Identify Suspects in Gold Coin Theft

Numismatic Crime – Help Identify Suspects in Gold Coin Theft

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Suspects in Theft of Gold Kruerrands The two females pictured above are responsible...
Dealers Mark December 18, 2021 as Free Coin Day & Encourage Collectors to Give This Holiday Season

Dealers Mark December 18, 2021 as Free Coin Day & Encourage Collectors to Give...

By CoinWeek ..... Dealers from across the country are getting into the Christmas spirit by dropping silver dollars and gold coins into Salvation Army buckets...

Counterfeit Gold – Beware of Fake PAMP Gold Bars

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ..........   A new wave of counterfeit PAMP Suisse gold bars are making the rounds. These new fakes show much...
"Deadwood Collection" of Upright 5 Gold Dollars Comes to Market

“Deadwood Collection” of Upright 5 Gold Dollars Comes to Market

After 24 years of research and competitive buying, collector Craig Krueger is ready to part with “The Deadwood Collection” * * * By CoinWeek ..... Collector Craig...

Jeff Garrett: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Jeff Garrett for CoinWeek .....   When asked to write an article about 10 coins I would love to own, my thoughts immediately turned to...

PCGS 2020-W Quarter Quest Winners Split $2,000 Cash Prize for 2020-W Kansas Quarter

Three Collectors Splitting $2,000 Bounty for Submitting First 2020-W Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Quarters for Grading by Professional Coin Grading Service   Professional Coin Grading Service...

Confronting Breen

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   Twenty-two years ago, noted numismatist Walter H. Breen died at Chino’s California Institute for Men, part of...

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...

Minnestoa Dealer Sentenced to 30 Months Federal Prison for Selling Counterfeit Coins

Fraud scheme carried out in multiple states, some victims still may be unidentified   By Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) ......   Minnesota coin dealer Barry Ron Skog, 68,...

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Binion Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek .....   The Binion Hoard offers the collector a variety of ways to collect coins, currency and memorabilia like ashtrays, dice,...

The Great American Coin Hunt: Millions of Collectible Coins to be Released Into Circulation...

If you haven’t heard about it by now, you may want to log on to social media and see what all the buzz is...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1815 Half Dollar

The altered date on this half dollar imitates a true numismatic rarity   Altered Date Counterfeits by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In the early part of the...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1872 Seated Liberty Silver Counterfeit Dollar

1872 Seated Liberty Counterfeit Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Rough texture and minuscule raised dots within the recesses are clues that...

Anti-Counterfeiting: Attempt Made to Sell Fake $300,000 Gold Coin

Seller a suspect in another counterfeits case   Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now...
What Were the Odds? A Rare 1862 Seated Liberty Dollar in Mint State

What Were the Odds? A Rare 1862 Seated Liberty Dollar in Mint State

By Greg Shishmanian .....   Last year a friend who’s been a coin dealer since the late 1970s shared a story about a shop he visited...

Victor David Brenner & His Lincoln Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Lincoln cent collectors new and seasoned alike know the three ubiquitous letters of their specialty. These are the letters “VDB”,...

ANACS Suspends Coin Grading Operations

By ANACS ......   Effective immediately, due to the health emergency caused by the COVID19 virus and in compliance with the State of Colorado, ANACS has...

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1921 Peace Dollar

Among other problems, this fake is too thick to be a genuine example of this key date   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In 1921, the United...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case a 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar.   By Max Spiegel,...

NTR Metals and Illegal South American Gold

By Joshua Gibbons - About.Ag - for CoinWeek ....   When I first heard about Peruvian gold smuggling early last year, I didn't really believe it....
The Walter J. Husak Collection of Large Cents, 1793-1814

The Walter J. Husak Collection of Large Cents, 1793-1814

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Early American Large Cents are some of the most popular and yet most challenging collectibles in numismatics. These hulking...

How does $40M of Gold and Silver Disappear: The Collapse of Tulving Company

By About.Ag - exclusively for CoinWeek....   Author's Note: If you have done business with Tulving and are owed metal or money, or if you received...
Numismatic Crime - Coins Stolen From Dealer's Vehicle, US Mail

Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen From Dealer’s Vehicle, US Mail

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS - Coins Stolen in Transit, California to Las Vegas A package was...

Famous Coin Collector D. Brent Pogue Dead at 54

On July 29, a friend of D. Brent Pogue visited Pogue's home in Corona del Mar, California and discovered the famed coin collector dead....
NGC Counterfeit 1903-S

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

A prominent area of discoloration around the mintmark is a sign that this Morgan Dollar is a counterfeit.   Morgan Dollar Counterfeit by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...

Numismatic Crime – Million Dollar Bullion Coin Theft

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Million Dollar Coin Burglary at Sunnyvale, California Dealer The Sunnyvale, California Police Department...
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...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: Repaired 1836 Gobrecht Dollar + 1-Page Attribution Guide

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