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    Posted: 31 Jan 2009 at 9:52am
Hello everyone!
 
Does anyone use the Fisch Guage? Is it worth the expense, or are there other methods to detect frauds? I searched this forum for any references to the Fisch Guage, and found no reference to it.
 
Last year I called or e-mailed every coin dealer I could locate in the Kansas City area and asked if they used the Fisch Guage to detect counterfits. Or if they didn't, what method they used. I got a variety of responses. None used the guage. Some resented that I would ask such a question. Some said they 'just know' based on 20 or 30 or 40 years in the buiseness. One even said that counterfit coins are so rare in the business that he didn't worry about it.
 
What's going on here?
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It does not work, and is not recommended by me.

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What does work?
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Originally posted by Crosstimbers Ok Crosstimbers Ok wrote:

What does work?


Quite honestly, the best way is the old fashioned method. Compare an unquestionably genuine specimen of that coin with the coin in question. If that's not possible, then CLEAR photos of the important areas of the coin should be sufficient. I hope this helps.

~Isaiah
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