Posts Tagged ‘Counterfeits’

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 by

Is Your Gold Fake?

Gold prices may have come down, but that hasn’t stopped counterfeiters. Apparently they believe it’s still worth their while to manufacture fake gold and silver bars and coins. Last month, posted an article about how important it is to know that your gold is genuine. Read Seven Ways to Tell If Your Gold Is Counterfeit here.

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 by

Charges Announced in Online Scam

[LOS ANGELES]  Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that Abraham Lew Berlin has been charged with nine counts of grand theft for selling counterfeit rare coins on an Internet auction site. In September and October 2011, Berlin, 63, of Culver City, used his eBay account to list 13 sealed bags supposedly containing Silver War Nickels […]

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Monday, August 29th, 2011 by

PCGS Rewards Counterfeit-Fighting Collector

Mike Marshall, a collector in Trenton, Ontario, has proven that giant organizations can be held accountable and must conform to anti-counterfeiting laws. PCGS recently rewarded Marshall for his efforts against eBay and PayPal. The entire article follows. Officials of the Professional Coin Grading Service ( are applauding the efforts of collector Mike Marshall ofTrenton,Ontarioin combating the […]

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Monday, April 27th, 2009 by

Faking It

It seems that now more than ever, people want to know, “What’s it worth?” The current economic landscape has both collectors and non-collectors searching attics, basements, vacant lots and their pockets for valuable coins. That’s good news. Some will make the leap from casual accumulators to serious collectors and investors. Some of those people may […]

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