The reading passage believes that the silver coins found in North America are not genuine. However, the lecture holds the opposite view.
Firstly, the author states that coins were discovered at a far distance from the other remains. On the contrary, the professor argues that many other objects were found in places located far from their original site. This is not a weird thing because the people were traveling, and they brought coins with them.
Additionally, even though the reading argues that there are no other coins at the Canadian sites to justify the coins are historical, the professor asserts that many people who travel to these places did not stay there. They came back and took their valuable thing with them back to their own city, and coins were valuable enough to be packed up.
Finally, the reading author maintains that Norse people were aware that silver coins are not useful in Europe; thus, they probably did not bring them to Europe. On the other hand, the professor believes that although the silver coins were not valuable as money, they were appealing as jewelry so that Norse people may bring them to Canadian places for trade with them. So they couldn't be fake.