Paul is a senior editor and has been a member of the Coin World staff since 1988. Paul covers the U.S. Mint beat and has memorably reported for more than two decades on many of the hobby's most important stories including the record sale of the Farouk/Fenton 1933 double eagle and the ongoing legal proceedings of the Langbord 1933 double eagles. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and collects autographs and memorabilia from The Andy Griffith Show.Visit one of our other blogs:
Will counterfeits ever be vanquished from numismatics?
What appears to be a 1-ounce silver bar from SilverTowne is actually a silver-plated brass counterfeit fabricated in a facility in China. The drill mark on the E in OUNCE exposes the base alloy core.
Counterfeits. They just keep a-coming.
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