Dr. Ilya Prokopov's Fake Ancient Coin Reports
  Worried About Fakes? All Items Purchased From Forum Are GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC For Eternity!!! Know The Coin OR Know The Dealer Has Expertise And A Guarantee Of Authenticity NEVER Buy From Any Seller On Our Notorious Fake Seller List!!! You DO NOT Need To Be An Expert To Collect Ancient Coins - Buy From Reputable Professional Dealers If You Don't Know The Coin Is Genuine - You MUST Know The Seller Is Reputable - OR DO NOT BUY!!! If You Want To Learn - Examine The Study Images Below And Join The Classical Numismatics Discussion Worried About Fakes? All Items Purchased From Forum Are GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC For Eternity!!! Please Visit Our Shop And Find A Coin You Love Today!!!

Home | Login | Album list | Last uploads | Last comments | Most viewed | Top rated | My Favorites | Search
Home > Fake Coin Study Images - Learn to Identify Fake Coins

Evidence of Casting


18652q00.jpg

Pitting, filled cracks, field dips, edge seams, filing, soft features, lack of detail, casting sprues, ghost images...

91 files, last one added on Nov 16, 2019
Album viewed 400 times

Evidence of Pressing


e10651.jpg

Machine pressed vs. hand struck.

16 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015
Album viewed 217 times

Evidence of Modern Tool Use to Cut Dies


1 d.jpg

Machine made dies...

20 files, last one added on Jun 02, 2010
Album viewed 138 times

Style Deviations


AR_Medallion.jpg

Deviations from subtle to strange, forgers rarely get style right...

8 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2011
Album viewed 85 times

Epigraphy Deviations


Gordianus.jpg

Forgeries often have the wrong style of letters in the inscriptions.

3 files, last one added on Oct 22, 2017
Album viewed 66 times

Fabric Deviations


WOOL087a.jpg

Wrong metal, wrong size, no edge cracks for a type that always has them, strange shape for the type...

12 files, last one added on Aug 17, 2010
Album viewed 72 times

Artificial Patina, Toning and "Make-up"


Lucilla~1.jpg

Not every coin with an artificial patina is a forgery, but it is an indicator. In any case an artificial patina is a fake patina.

42 files, last one added on Aug 10, 2017
Album viewed 133 times

Work of Known Forgers


02651q00.jpg

Slavey, Lipanoff, Becker, Christodoulos, the Black Sea hoard, the Toronto Group, etc. STUDY IMAGES - only list here if you explain how to use the image to learn the work of the forger. Otherwise list under the type as a regular fake coin report.

1331 files, last one added on Nov 26, 2021
Album viewed 150 times

Replica Marks


!Bi)E(E!!2k~_(KGrHqQH-D4Es94M15!5BLQn!46Jj!~~_12.jpg

All replicas should be marked as replicas. Many are not, but some are. Here are some examples.

331 files, last one added on Oct 13, 2018
Album viewed 99 times

Bulk Lots of Mixed Types


Dimitrovgrad.jpg

Groups of fakes or replicas of different types sold together may offer clues to identifying fakes from the same workshop.

104 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2015
Album viewed 86 times

Tooling


tooled.jpg

A tooled coin is not a forgery, but it is a fake. Tooling is also used to cover up cast fakes.

87 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2021
Album viewed 99 times

Fake Coin Edges


101_0238.JPG

The edges of fakes often provide the clues to condemn them. Some of the examples here are very different from genuine coins; others are very close to the original type.

45 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2020
Album viewed 148 times

Modern Fake Dies


Eudocia.JPG

504 files, last one added on Nov 26, 2021
Album viewed 96 times

Other Indications of Forgery


DSC_4521.JPG

21 files, last one added on Apr 05, 2019
Album viewed 129 times

14 albums on 1 page(s)

Last additions - Fake Coin Study Images - Learn to Identify Fake Coins
New_dies.jpg
Transfer and modern dies from Sicily 5 viewsTransfer and modern dies from Sicily Din XNov 26, 2021
02651q00.jpg
Cigoi, Caligula, Germanicus 1 viewsDie match number 100 in "Opus monetale Cigoi, Bologna 1966 von Lodovico Brunetti "
CNG sold die matching one but cast and brass cast as Cigoi 100

Din XNov 26, 2021
24a.jpg
Babylon forgery, Tryphon1 viewsMYRINA AND RELATED FORGERIES by Philip Kinns
There numbrer 24a and a hybrid with same reverse die number 27
Din XNov 26, 2021
21_DE-MUS-814819-18284813-av~0.jpg
Thebes, Stater Caprara, Kinns 21 3 viewsThebes, Stater Caprara, Kinns 21

https://ikmk.smb.museum/object?id=18284813
Din XNov 10, 2021
59_DE-MUS-814819-18284833-rv.jpg
Samos, Caprara, Kinns 59 3 viewsSamos, Caprara, Kinns 59

https://ikmk.smb.museum/object?lang=de&id=18284833&view=rs
Din XNov 10, 2021
10_DE-MUS-814819-18284803-av.jpg
Macedon, Caprara, Kinns 10 2 viewsMacedon, Caprara, Kinns 10

https://ikmk.smb.museum/object?lang=de&id=18284803&view=rs
Din XNov 09, 2021
3718381.jpg
Lipanoff, Titus7 viewsSold by different fake sellers with other Bulgarian fakes on ebay, hybrids with Vespasian obverse seem to exist and other die links to Lipanoff forgeries

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pid=5320
Din XOct 21, 2021
CNG_E_Auction_los_383_ex_Ex_Solidus_Premium_Auction_13_lot_212.jpg
Lipanoff, Titus4 viewsCurrently for Sale US auction house
Sold by different fake sellers with other Bulgarian fakes on ebay, hybrids with Vespasian obverse seem to exist

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pid=5320
Din XOct 21, 2021

All coins are guaranteed for eternity