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Fluorescent Light Coin Examinations

To introduce fluorescent light coin examinations, let me quote from a recent article in Road & Track magazine about one of the fastest, most powerful and expensive supercars on earth built by Bugatti: “The final step for each newly assembled … Continue reading

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Can You Find ‘Secret’ Dime Marker?

By F. Michael Fazzari There are no secrets to coin authentication. All it takes is a stereo microscope and either the diagnostics of a genuine specimen or access to known genuine coins for a back-and-forth comparison. Oh, and I’ll add … Continue reading

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Mintmarks: Know the Style and Location

by Michael Fazarri Readers will recall that a mintmark is a symbol, letter, or combination of these marks placed on a die to indicate the location of the facility where the coin was produced. Many foreign countries used animals or … 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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Genuine Coins Have “Style”

While it is obvious today that to authenticate a coin, you must know what the genuine coin should look like, at one time this was taken for granted.  When I became an authenticator, I never saw it expressed anywhere!  I am … Continue reading

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