As counterfeit coins continue to plague the hobby, some claim the powers that be – including the Royal Canadian Mint, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Ministry of Finance – aren’t doing enough to fight back. With no one taking charge and hundreds of counterfeit Canadian coins turning up on online markets every day, collectors – and their valuable, culturally significant investments – are all but forgotten. Continue reading →
It wasn’t planned this way, but the counterfeit theme is prevalent in this issue of Canadian Coin News. First, there is the last of our special three-part series on counterfeit coins in Canada, which I will discuss a little later. Then, there is the story in our regular “Almost Uncirculated” feature on how police in Israel busted a massive coin-forgery operation.
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