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Fake

Fake.  A copy of a numismatic or medallic item that is dishonorable, deceitful, fraudulent and/or counterfeit. It also includes those genuine pieces that have been altered to appear as something they are not – spurious alterations. The intent of the fakemaker or forger is to deceive any one and everyone, collector and the public.  See copies and replicas.

excerpted with permission from

An Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology

For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators

COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON

Roger W. Burdette, Editor


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