There’s cause for concern in the coin community over something that has been brewing for decades. Now, with a perfect storm of anonymous markets, advanced “replicating” techniques and shady morals, counterfeit coins are being called a plague on the hobby. Sean Isaacs, of Alliance Coin and Banknote, said counterfeiting is among the most serious issues facing collectors today. “In the olden days, one really had to worry only about good counterfeits of rare coins, as well as crappy counterfeits generally intended to fool tourists or complete novices.” Today, he said, the risk has grown exponentially. Continue reading →
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Kudos to the Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA) for launching an education symposium at this year’s convention. “It’s a first in our history,” ONA president Robb McPherson told Canadian Coin News. “It’ll cover the numismatics of Niagara between three speakers: Vanessa Collins on security features in Canadian banknotes at 1 p.m.; Bernhard Wilde on the Niagara River Banks at 2 p.m.; and, Scott E. Douglas on the numismatics of Niagara Falls at 3 p.m.”
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