COUNTERFEITS: THE THREAT TO COLLECTING AND SCHOLARSHIP
September 16, 2017
$50 for Members/$85 for Non-Members
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David Hendin, Robert Hoge, and Ute Wartenberg will discuss the issues that collectors, dealers, and scholars face today when it comes to counterfeit coins. Although counterfeit coins have been around since the Renaissance, new technologies, like digital printing, and our global economy have vastly increased the number of counterfeit coins of all periods and countries. The ANS experts, who all have worked and researched counterfeiting for many decades, will discuss the history of counterfeiting, methods of detection for the collector and share some of their knowledge of how counterfeit coins are made today. They will also discuss advanced aspects of laboratory testing coins for authenticity, and also illustrate results from a controlled laboratory attempt to create convincing forgeries of ancient bronze coins. Hendin will be bringing fakes from his personal collection and the ANS staff will share some recent donations of Chinese counterfeits of US coinage. Participants are welcome to bring their own specimens of counterfeit coins. Lunch will be served.
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Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations is supported by the ANS endowment fund generously given in honor of Dr. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.