Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Review: Numismatic Forgery

This is a disturbing book.  It's fun reading, but the author asserts that none of the forgery methods he details are difficult or outrageously expensive for the average person to reproduce. He disavows having personal knowledge of some techniques like explosive impact copying, yet manages to provide convincing photographic details of exactly that, making one wonder if his actual experience is more than he says!

It also makes you wonder what professional forgery teams might accomplish. We know the answer, of course, as we've all seen their output exposed in various articles.  But are the ones that are identified truly the best of the forgers art? Reading this book makes me suspect that there may well be harder to detect fakes and some may have even been certified as genuine!

This book isn't particularly helpful as a detection aid, but it will provide a thorough understanding of the processes used to create fakes.

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Note: All my coins are in a safe deposit box. I keep nothing in my home.

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