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Enjoy ‘Gold Rush’ Prudently, Advises PNG

  Buyers of physical gold and silver during the 2020 “Gold Rush” should be wary of potential counterfeits in the marketplace, mistaking plated “gold coins” for bullion products, and avoid overpaying for any purchases, cautions the Accredited Precious Metals Dealers … Continue reading

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‘Bogus Stella’ Case Investigated

Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents are now investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Battles Continued in May

A fraudulent advertisement for bullion coins on Facebook, fake encapsulation holders, and requests for expert help from federal agencies kept the non-profit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation busy during May 2020. “Among the cases, we’re investigating is the sale of 10 fake … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Coins Importer Sentenced to 10.5 Years in Prison

On Jan. 29, a federal court judge in Camden, N.J. sentenced admitted counterfeit coins importer, Johnathan A. Kirschner, 35, of Moorestown, N.J., to 10.5 years in prison. After being alerted by members of the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation about the sale … Continue reading

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Battle against fakes continues

The numismatic community is ready to crack down on counterfeiters. It is rallying behind legislation introduced June 20 in Congress that would expand provisions of the Hobby Protection Act to make it illegal to assist anyone who violates the act. Continue reading

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New Pillar dollar fakes can fool you

A few weeks ago I came across an article in which the writer warned of deceptive counterfeit Pillar dollars entering the coin market. At the time, all I could do was to wish to actually see one of these fakes to determine for myself how deceptive they actually are. Continue reading

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