Thursday, 24.09.2020

Tag: forgeries

How to Tell Cheap Tungsten from Precious Gold

Peter Zgorzynski demonstrates chances and challenges using latest technology to distinguish Tungsten from Gold. Which equipment does really help to find out whether an ingot or a bullion coin is made of pure gold?

Caution! Fake Medals and Poppy Pins Came on the Market

The head of a militaria business counterfeited and sold fake military medals and supplied poppy pin badges on eBay. Now a court passed the sentence. Here you can cast a glance at his workshop.

The Counterfeiter From the Valais

This year marks 140 years since the death of Joseph-Samuel Farinet, the most famous counterfeiter in Switzerland. In the 19th century, he flooded the Valais with 20-rappen pieces. The Swiss National Museum is telling his story within their blog.
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