Master goldsmith and sworn expert
Peter Zgorzynski (*1964) started his professional career with an apprenticeship to become master goldsmith in the city where he was born, Krakow. In 1989 he obtained his master craftsman’s diploma, which was recognised by the Würzburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1990.
From 1999 to 2001, he worked as forgery expert at Deutsche Bank. In 2010 he was publicly appointed sworn expert for gold and silver coins struck after 1871 by the Offenbach Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Until 2012, he worked in the same position at Dresdner Bank (and later – due to the takeover – at Commerzbank), and from 2013 until 2020 at Degussa Goldhandel GmbH. During these years, he specialised in forgery detection in the field of modern and contemporary numismatics as well as in the area of precious metal bars.
Since May 2020, Peter Zgorzynski has been the representative of Künker in the Rhine-Main area.
In addition to his usual activities as sworn expert, Peter Zgorzynski holds lectures and informative events about forgeries, for example for police officers of the Hesse police headquarters, for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and in the context of the International Precious Metals & Commodities Show in Munich. He also teaches at training courses for dealers and collectors on the subjects of testing, counterfeit detection and organising purchasing and testing procedures.
You can learn more about Peter Zgorzynski on his website.
You can contact him directly via email.
For CoinsWeekly, he wrote an article on the subject of “How to Tell Cheap Tungsten from Precious Gold”.