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Old Mar 30, 2009, 06:24 PM   #1
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ForgeryNetwork now has 10,000 Uploaded Fakes has now passed the milestone of 10,000 uploaded counterfeit images to the online database. This is the largest counterfeit coin resource (by far) worldwide, making it an essential tool for authenticating coins.

This means, if you are unknowingly looking to purchase a fake there is a good chance its on this database. Thus we strongly recommend you use this resource before purchasing any coins online (or otherwise). Many of the coins sold online are difficult to authenticate from images alone and you may well find matches on the database.

With credit to the IAPN we also include 3000 published fakes from IBSCC Bulletin of Counterfeits (BOC). The remainder are largely approved fakes that have been recognised as fakes by the scientific method of twinning and die matching, as well as many sold as counterfeit that we have listed.

The database now also has 3000 modern coins (1500 AD onwards) including 900 United States forgeries.

Please, remember this is a free service and we want to continue to keep this free in the interest of our hobby, avoiding compulsory subscriptions. We believe, keeping this information in the public domain is in the interest of the entire numismatic hobby. We have many ongoing costs and we are in the process of planning a substantial upgrade to the site. This upgrade will not only simplify the the system, but will also incorporate other resources to make this a central resource for all counterfeit information and refine what we already have. Thus we ask for donations to help make this possible. We recommend $20 for each user, but any amount will be gratefully accepted to help expand this resource. With your help we can do much, much more.

If you are in the coin business we believe we can offer you promotional tools through this site that will give your company more exposure to genuine coin buyers, while helping build this valuable resource. Please contact us for further information, we are sure you will find what we offer very reasonable and users will recognise your willingness assist in subduing the trade in counterfeits.

If you have or discover any forgeries not on the database, please register and upload these or contact us.

We would like to thank those who have contributed, loading images, making donations and sponsoring this site.

Mark Naber
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