ANACS authenticator and Coin World columnist Michael Fahey warns that nearly all U.S. coin series are at risk of being counterfeited in China, counterfeits that are then shipped en masse to the U.S.

In his “Detecting Counterfeits” column, Michael Fahey, an authenticator and grader for ANACS, warns that virtually every U.S. coin series is at risk from being counterfeited by companies working in China. He notes that the ANACS grading room has recently seen an increase in these Chinese counterfeits.

In his column, found exclusively in the April 8 issue of Coin World, he examines one coin in particular: an 1834 Classic Head cent. He identifies the diagnostics for the coin and illustrates key points for collectors to look for if offered a cent of that date.

To read more about the threat counterfeiters are posing to the U.S. coin market, read Michael’s column, found only in the digital and print editions of Coin World.

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