Fake gold coins are not always easy to spot.
Some fake coins look so close to the real thing, yet they are certainly not hard to come by.
You’ll often find fake gold coins in these places:
- Magazine advertisements placed by disreputable coin dealers
- eBay auctions
- Flea markets
- TV infomercials
- Buy only certified gold coins authenticated by 3rd-party coin graders.
- Make sure any coin dealer you purchase gold coins from has a return policy.
- Buy gold coins from reputable coin dealers.
- Buy gold coins from legitimate investment brokers.
- Know how to buy gold coins on eBay so you don’t get ripped off.
I’m a roller coaster junkie, a weather enthusiast, a frequent traveler, and a numismatist. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I’m a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG). I’ve also been studying meteorology and watching weather patterns for years. I enjoy sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about coins, weather, travel, health, food, and living green… on a budget.