Tuesday, April 07, 2009

“Older” (1970s) struck counterfeits

F. Michael Fazzari's short article “Counterfeiters and Authenticators Do Battle” from Numismatic News discusses the characteristics of fakes struck from transfer dies.
... readers old enough to remember in 1975 how well the fakers could replicate the tiny die polish lines found on genuine coins would be astounded by today's work.

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