Detecting Counterfeit Coins by Examining Their Denticles

This proof 1878 Shield Nickel looks pretty at first glance, but a more careful evaluation reveals that it’s a fake. The old saying, “When a thief kisses you, count your teeth,” can be applied to the world of business in many useful ways. And when it comes to counterfeit detection, it is also surprisingly apt, offering some very literal and practical advice.

Most classic coins display an ornamental border surrounding their rims, often consisting of beads or, more commonly, denticles …

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