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1794 Half Dollar and Relatives – Jack Young’s Fun With Fakes

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC), and the Dark Side Group ......   My latest installment of this CoinWeek exclusive series will initially focus...
Jack Young's Fun with Fakes: 1824 Capped Bust Half Dollar. Image: CoinWeek/ Adobe Stock/ Young.

Fun With Fake Coins – 1824 Capped Bust Half Dollar

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC), and the Dark Side Group ...... My latest installment of this CoinWeek exclusive series concerning the more...
Jack Young 1872 Counterfeit Dollar Fakes Coins.

Jack Young’s Fun With Fakes – 1872-CC Seated Liberty Dollar

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC), and the Dark Side Group ...... Moving on from my initial installment of this CoinWeek exclusive series...
Jack Young 1795 Dollar Fakes

Jack Young’s Fun With Fakes – 1795 Flowing Hair Dollar

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC), and the Dark Side Group ...... I am working on a concept for articles that cover some...
A Current Deceptive 1811 Half Cent Counterfeit

A Current Deceptive 1811 Half Cent Counterfeit

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC), and the Dark Side Group ...... As a quick intro, I have had over 60 research articles...
Jack Young's 1883-CC Morgan Dollar Counterfeit Detection.

Two Online Counterfeit 1883-CC Morgans in Bad Slabs

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC), and the Dark Side Group ...... This article presents two more recent listings--purported 1883-CC Morgan dollars--from a...

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...
Capped Bust Quarter Dollar Fake.

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” 1818 Counterfeit Capped Bust Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ...... Reporting exclusively for CoinWeek, the discovery of a “new” counterfeit - an 1818 B-10 “Homer Face”...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1796 “S-85” Large Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ...... Struck Counterfeit 1796 “S-85” Large Cent This article is intended as a continuing summary of the deceptive...
2002 American Silver Eagle Counterfeit Detection.

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 2002 American Silver Eagle

A counterfeiter hoped that this computer-generated fake would fly under the radar   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ...... The American Silver Eagle is the flagship silver...
Jack Young - Bad 1920 “PCGS” and (raw) 1921 Pilgrim Half Dollars

Counterfeit 1920 “PCGS” and Raw 1921 Pilgrim Half Dollars

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ...... I continue to update my list of bad “PCGS” slabbed coins from the main Chinese counterfeit...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1913 Great Britain Gold Sovereign

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ...... These two counterfeits share some of the same imperfections. The British gold Sovereign is one of the most popular and enduring...

Counterfeit Mintmarks? Watch Out for Embossed Mintmarks

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ...... The presence or lack of a particular mintmark can make or break the difference in the price of a...
A porous texture is visible on many of the devices, as seen on the reverse.

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1873 Half Dollar

Don't be fooled by this coin, which bears a lot of obvious red flags   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ...... A few weight changes occurred during...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 2023 American Silver Eagle

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 2023 American Silver Eagle

There are numerous design flaws noted on this fake that reveal it is a poor imitation of one of the United States’ most beautiful...

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