A journalist of note reviews articles and books for collectors of coins, tokens & medals.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Faking It: These Ancients are Modern
There are a number of processes for producing modern coins that pass for ancient, and there is also the art of tooling which means working fresh details into an old coin. A very thorough discussion of these tactics appears here -- and many of the types of work discussed frequently appear on auction sites, often with nothing said by those in the know.
W.J. Elvin III, Editor & Publisher