Types of Fake Coins

Kenneth Goldman has over 50 years of experience in collecting rare coins. As president of Kenneth Goldman Inc,  Mr. Goldman has seen nearly all types of coins that exist.  Mr. Goldman began his career in the late 1960’s and has been a full time rare coin dealer for well over 50 years.

In terms of rare coins, there are oftentimes more counterfeits than legitimate pieces. Here are a few commonly found types of fakes according to the Professional Coin Grading Service:

Cast Counterfeits: Identified by a visible seam found on the edge of the coin, these basic copies are often underweight and use base metals in place of precious metals.

Electrotypes: Electrotypes are made by impressing a real coin in a soft substance to create a positive shell.

Transfer Dies: The most commonly used technique for counterfeiters, transfer dies are created by impressing a coin into a steel die. These can then be copied using a base metal such as steel.

For nearly five decades, Mr. Goldman has attended over 95% of every major coin convention and coin auction held in the USA—something that very few, if any, professional rare coin dealers can claim. All of the major coin auction companies in business today acknowledge that Mr. Goldman is one of, if not THE, longest continuous client that they have.

With Mr. Goldman’s vast experience, he is well aware of what is rare, what has great potential, how things should be sold, and can relate his experiences with rare coins at a time when most of today’s coin dealers were still in grammar school !!,

For any questions regarding rare coins, Kenneth Goldman can be reached at:
Address: PO Box 920404 | Needham, MA 02492
Phone number: (781) 449-0058
Email: KenGoldman@aol.com

Full time Rare Coin Appraiser in the Newton, Needham, Wellesley & Dedham area
Currency appraisal

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