Fakes 2009

There has been a massive number of fake coins from Serbia circulating since early July 2009.
The coins are very well made, struck (not cast) and have fooled not only the casual buyer on auction websites and coin shop websites, but even experienced dealers.
I hope that the following images, kindly provided by Marcus of www.worldpapermoney.nl and Forum Ancient Coins, will avoid yet more people being cheated.
You will see that the examples of each type are all from identical dies or transfer dies, with a little extra "enhancement" such as nicks, cracks, extra patina etc. added for good measure.
THESE COINS ARE MODERN SERBIAN FAKES DELIBERATELY MADE TO CHEAT COLLECTORS

Additional link to the thread on Forum Ancient Coins
Some excellent closeups can be seen on a thread on a Polish website

IMAGES OF EXAMPLES


Created on ... September 03, 2009