CoinWeek Podcast #102: Confronting Counterfeit Coins with Beth Deisher

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This week on the CoinWeek Podcast, former Coin World editor and head of ICTA’s Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce Beth Deisher joins us to talk about the pernicious threat that counterfeit coins pose to the coin industry.

Counterfeit coins have been a fact of life since ancient times, but today’s counterfeiters operate sophisticated factories, have a global reach, and are more motivated than ever to disrupt the marketplace for rare coins and bullion coins. The presence of these counterfeits already calls into question people’s trust in collectible and investment grade coins. If left unchecked, an explosion of fake coins could have a devastating and lasting effects.

What is being done about it?

We ask Beth Deisher to take us beyond the headlines and drill deep into the grim reality facing our market and hobby. We talk about scattershot enforcement, the lack of expertise on the part of law enforcement, and go over a few of the small victories that the ACTF has earned in the past year.

If you care about the issue, you will find this highly-informative Podcast illuminating.


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