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5/21/2008 - A set of high-magnification hand lenses is an invaluable tool for numismatists. However, magnification of 10× and up is only recommended for spotting signs of counterfeiting. Skip Fazzari offers these tips and more.
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2/15/2008 - Although counterfeiting techniques keep improving, mintmarks are still added to coins using the same two methods. Skip Fazzari describes how to spot these fakes.
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1/24/2008 - Jay Turner examines the latest Silver Panda counterfeit that has been uncovered within the numismatic world and describes the various ways one can spot it.
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12/12/2007 - Skip Fazzari uses an example coin to illustrate how to detect cast counterfeits.
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11/14/2007 - Skip Fazzari walks through the process of casting a counterfeit and illuminates the warning signs to watch out for.
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10/19/2007 - Counterfeit and cleaned? Or the genuine thing? This problem requires an expert eye.
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9/21/2007 - Even a cast counterfeit can be deceptive when it has been improperly cleaned. Skip Fazzari describes the warning signs to watch out for.
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8/24/2007 - Skip Fazzari discusses the tactic of “chasing” a coin, and how you can spot these devilish counterfeits.
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5/1/2007 - Skip Fazzari explains how to spot the insidious electrotype counterfeit coin.
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4/1/2007 - Counterfeiters are once again targeting the latest Panda coins. Jay Turner gives his tips on how to spot a fake.
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