How To Tell If A Coin Is Counterfeit

How To Tell If A Coin Is Counterfeit

Counterfeit coins are very interesting. There are all types of counterfeit coins. There are also a myriad of ways how to tell if a coin is counterfeit. Some ways are easier than others. You see, the more intricate and correct the forgery is, the harder it is to detect. See Our Gold Coins  Following is a more in-depth look at authenticating a US Large Cent coin. The coin is dated 1796. Michael Fahey, a Senior Numismatist, describes in a very … Read More »

Counterfeit Coin Countermeasures

Gold Questions Answered: Jewelers Loupe

Recently I wrote an article in response to a comment that was left by the reader of an article  on the ITM Trading website about counterfeit coins. You can read the article here. The article covered the first part of the multipart question asked by the reader. This article will focus on other ways to detect counterfeit coins, specifically simple counterfeit coin countermeasures, that I did not cover in the first article. However, if you did not read the previous … Read More »

Coin Grading: The Evolution

Gold Coin Grading

Speaking from common sense, I imagine that coin grading began sometime shortly after coins began being coined. Archaeological findings tell us that coins have been around for thousands of years, and coins of gold and silver quite often date B.C. In any event, coin grading is a development that underwent it’s own evolutions to become a present day science and art of coin grading. By the way, the earliest version of coin grading was quite simple. There were two grades … Read More »