“NGC has observed a very small number of similar counterfeit coins encapsulated in counterfeit NGC holders that are generally poorly made and very easy to detect. The coin, holder, label and hologram have serious issues and a comparison with any genuine NGC holder would reveal numerous differences,” he said.
“Counterfeit NGC holders not only infringe upon NGC’s registered trademarks, but also violate both the Hobby Protection Act of 1973 and the Collectible Coin Protection Act of 2014. NGC is actively working to investigate and pursue those who counterfeit NGC holders and violate NGC’s intellectual property rights.”
The counterfeit holder lacks many of the security features of a genuine NGC holder, said Spiegel, noting that some images published online in reports about the counterfeit coin and holder actually show genuine articles.