Counterfeit Detection of U.S. Coins with Emphasis on Recent Chinese-Made Fakes

This class will feature some of the most deceptive Chinese-made counterfeits of United States colonials, coins, tokens, bullion and bars that are currently plaguing the marketplace. The latest wave of counterfeits that are deceptive to experienced collectors and dealers. Hundreds of recently made examples will be available to examine along with the ANA’s Counterfeit Detection set of older and highly deceptive fakes. This seminar will teach counterfeit detection of Key Date and Mintmarked coins, US gold coins, and the latest wave of deceptive Chinese-made counterfeits. There will be both digital presentation and extensive hands-on coin examination. 

INSTRUCTORBrian Silliman, Counterfeit Detection Specialist and Dealer, Law Enforcement Consultant, Former NGC grader, conservator and ANA Numismatist. 

TIME: February 28 - March 1, 2023; 9am-5pm

COST: $250 ANA Members / $350 Non-Members

TO REGISTER, please call Sheila Fortenberry at (719) 482-9848. Registration deadline is February 20.


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