Allen Rowe
For the Nevada Appeal

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January 22, 2010
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Investing in Gold by Allen Rowe: Yesterday's treasure or today's trap

Counterfeit coins have been around almost as long as coins themselves. In the early years most coins were only worth as much as the metal they were made of, so fakes were relegated to copies made with inferior metal to the original.

Today coins are worth more than their metal value, so fakes are more lucrative to a counterfeiter.

Counterfeiters have several different ways of making fakes. They can alter the date or mint mark, splice two coins together, or just make the coin themselves. Coin grading companies have stopped a large part of these fakes, but now they are …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Feb 3, 2010 03:58PM Published Jan 22, 2010 10:22PM Copyright 2010 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.