Frequently Asked Questions

How do you know if a coin is real?

First place I go is the weight of the coin, a sensitive scale that weighs in grams is best. Most governments use extremely precise manufacturing methods. Even with wear a coin should be very close to its known weight. Secondly many counterfeiters will miss small details VAM World is an excellent resource for finding clues left behind from known die parings. Good magnification and light helps in this area.