Introduction to Counterfeit Detection (2-day Seminar)
This hands-on seminar will look at the various types of counterfeits produced and how to authenticate them. From cast fakes and electrtypes to various high quality struck counterfeits, students will learn the diagnostics to spot the fakes and characteristics found on genuine specimens.
The course will cover Colonial coinage through gold coinage, as well as modern Chinese-made counterfeits and bullion issues. Students will also learn diagnostics and techniques for detecting altered dates and mint marks. Hundreds of coins from the ANA’s counterfeit detection set will be
available to study and self-testing.Instructor
: Brian Silliman, professional numismatist, Brian Silliman Rare Coins, and
former NGC grader/conserver and ANA authenticator/conserver.Time
: 9am to 5pm, Wednesday -Thursday, October 18-19, 2017
: $259 for ANA and Raleigh Coin Club members; $359 for non-members. Register by August 25, 2017, for a $20 early enrollment discount. Take another $40 off if you’re an ANA Life Member!
Location: Fellowship Hall, 2011 Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607