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Detecting Counterfeit Coins in Fake Slabs

Is there any way to reliably detect counterfeit coins that have been put into fake slabs? The saying “buy the coin, not the slab” still holds true. It may be more difficult to determine if a coin is a fake … Continue reading

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Community Voice Response: Aug. 11, 2020

from the July 17, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter Have you come across counterfeits or suspected fakes during your time in the hobby? If so, what have you seen? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers.   I’ve gotten a … Continue reading

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Coin Design Detail a Grading ‘Flaw’

By F. Michael Fazzari Coin grading is a subjective examination made to assess a coin’s condition of preservation. Its grade will help determine its desirability and value in the marketplace. Unfortunately, there are several characteristics on coins that ensure commercial … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Coinage: A Costly Mistake

By Doug Davis The commentary below by Doug Davis originally appeared in the Spring 2020 edition of National Pawnbroker magazine. It makes its hobby debut here in Numismatic News, in an effort to share with the numismatic community this information … Continue reading

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Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Joins Forces with CrimeDex

(Temecula, California) October 30, 2019 — The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation has been granted membership into CrimeDex, the world’s largest criminal investigation network composed of more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies, financial institutions and criminal investigators across the United States and around … Continue reading

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Indians, Quarter Eagles, and Peace Dollars

What are the U.S. gold coins for which I should be most watchful regarding their possibility of being counterfeit? Any $1 gold, Indian $2.50 quarter eagles and $5 half eagle coins, and all $3 gold coins are of the greatest … Continue reading

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Skog gets 30 months for selling counterfeit coins

Minnesota coin dealer Barry Ron Skog, 68, was sentenced July 9th to 30 months in federal prison for carrying out a counterfeit coin fraud scheme in multiple states. In addition, Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright, U.S. District Court in St. Paul, … Continue reading

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Fuljenz Provides Useful Tips for Avoiding Fakes

(Rosemont, Illinois) July 3, 2019 – Former American Numismatic Association authenticator, grader, and instructor, Dr. Michael Fuljenz, will give expert advice about counterfeits in the marketplace during his Money Talks seminar at the ANA 2019 Chicago World’s Fair of Money® … Continue reading

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No museum exclusively for counterfeits

Is there a museum of counterfeit coins? There are many museums in which counterfeit coins reside, some known to be fakes while others deceive the curators. I am aware of collectors who specialize in either contemporary or modern counterfeits, but … Continue reading

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Isabella quarters not meant to circulate

Unsold Columbus half dollars were released into circulation What about the Isabella quarters? The Isabella quarters were sold to collectors and the public but were not released into circulation. Surviving examples showing wear were mishandled after their sale.   Whose … Continue reading

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