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Authenticating a coin with an image?

Today, I’m going to answer an often-asked and discussed question. Can a coin be authenticated using images alone?  The simple answer is yes, no, and sometimes.  It all depends on each specific situation.  Let’s discuss some of the obvious variables … 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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Move against China might hinder faking coins

Is cheap mail delivery from China one of the reasons there has been an explosion of fake coins entering the U.S. from that country? Could be. While it would not be the only reason, the ease with which individuals can … Continue reading

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Fake 2015-W proof silver Eagles reported

Fake proof 2015-W silver American Eagles have been reported by Numismatic News columnist F. Michael Fazzari, who works for ICG grading service. He said he purchased a counterfeit 2015-W silver Eagle at the Sarasota, Fla., show that was held Feb. … 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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