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New book U.S. Coins Close Up released

IOLA, Wis. (April 12, 2012) – The best way to know whether or not a coin is genuine is to understand what a genuine coin looks like. And a picture is worth a thousand words, which is what makes U.S Coins … Continue reading

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Treated surfaces sticky to touch

What you are about to read is heresy. Sometimes it’s OK to touch the surface of your coins. That’s because, in some cases, the method used by coin doctors to alter a coin’s surface will leave a sticky residue that is easily detected by touch. Continue reading

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Chasing the counterfeit menace

Have we finally reached that point when some counterfeit coins are so “good” that they defy detection and are accepted as genuine by everyone – at least for a while? I have asked this question before because it has happened. Continue reading

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