Counterfeit Coin Newsletter Cumulative Index

This index attempts to classify all the major items covered in the Counterfeit Coin Newsletter. It does not cover items from the editorial and only some of the more substantial items from "Counterfeiting snippets from around the world". Occasionally some items are indexed under more than one heading.

In the later Newsletters clicking on the link will transfer you directly to the item.

Cumulative Index

General

Title Issue & date published Link
No revival for the Counterfeit Coin Bulletin Issue 4, July 2005 Link
Altered coins still a very real problem for the collector Issue 8, July 2007 Link
SILVIA HURTER Issue 11, January 2009 Link

Investigating counterfeits

Title Issue & date published Link
Feature
The development over the last fifty years of the science of examining counterfeit coins: Part I The classical techniques
Issue 3, December 2004 Link
Rummaging in the archives
Book review: Forensic Chemistry by A.Lucas, published 1921
Issue 7, December 2006 Link

Counterfeit prosecution statistics

Title Issue & date published Link
The counterfeiting of circulation coins in England and Wales in the first half of the Twentieth century Issue 1, December 2003 Link
Circulating coin counterfeiting in Britain and its colonies in the first part of the twentieth century Issue 10, July 2008 Link

Techniques of Producing counterfeits

Title Issue & date published Link
Numismatic Forgery (Book review) Issue 4, July 2005 Link
Louis "The Coin" Colavecchio's counterfeiting equipment is auctioned off Issue 11, January 2009 Link

On-line Resources

Title Issue & date published Link
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University Issue 4, July 2005 Link
The proceedings of the Old Bailey on-line Issue 5, December 2005 Link
A puzzling "mule" coin from the Parabita Hoard Issue 6, July 2006 Link
South Asia Coin Group Issue 7, December 2006 Link
Sites dealing with USA silver dollars Issue 9, December 2007 Link
Keeping up to date with the literature of counterfeit coins Issue 10, July 2008 Link
Examples of Counterfeit USA Dollar Coins Issue 11, January 2009 Link
Forum Ancient Coins and Revue Numismatique Issue 12, September 2009 Link

New Media (Reviews)

Title Issue & date published Link
The Infamous Ashmore Coins: Anglo-Saxon Pennies: Volume I Issue 8, July 2007 Link

In Print (Reviews)

Title Issue & date published Link
Numismatic Forgery (Book) Issue 4, July 2005 Link
Coin collections and coin hoards from Bulgaria
by Prokopov et al (Books)
Issue 5, December 2005 Link
"NOT KOSHER: Forgeries of Ancient Jewish and Biblical Coins" (Book) Issue 6, July 2006 Link
Rummaging in the archives
Forensic Chemistry by A.Lucas, published 1921 (Book)
Issue 7, December 2006 Link
"The Late Roman Gold and Silver Coins from the Hoxne Treasure" (Book) Issue 9, December 2007 Link
"Coin Forgeries and Replicas 2007" (on-line pdf book) Issue 10, July 2008 Link
"Counterfeit coins of England and the United Kingdom" by Ken Peters Issue 11, January 2009 Link
"Newton and the Counterfeiter" by Thomas Levinson Issue 13, January 2010 Link

Research

Title Issue & date published Link
Contemporary counterfeits of ancient coins Issue 8, July 2007 Link
Anarchism and counterfeiting Issue 12, September 2009 Link

Auctions of counterfeit coins

Title Issue & date published Link
Stack's auction of Part I of the Michael K. Ringo Collection of Latin American Circulating Counterfeit Coinage Issue 12, September 2009 Link

Counterfeiting, counterfeits and altered coins by country

Title Issue & date published Link
Ancients [Chinese]    
     
Ancients [Greek]    
Fake Alexandrian tetradrachms Issue 5, December 2005 Link
Dispute over authentication of an Athenian Dekadrachm Issue 6, July 2006 Link
A puzzling "mule" coin from the Parabita Hoard Issue 6, July 2006 Link
More heat than light in the affair of the Gemini V gold stater Issue 11, January 2009 Link
     
Ancients [Indo-Greek]    
     
Ancients [Celtic]    
Celtic coin fakes Issue 3, December 2004 Link
"middle.earth" suspended from eBay for selling reproduction Celtic coins as genuine Issue 6, July 2006 Link
Fake Celtic trophy type gold quarter staters Issue 8, July 2007 Link
Coin detector gaoled for selling fake antique coins Issue 12, September 2009 Link
     
Ancients [Roman]    
A study of the silvering process of the Gallo-Roman coins forged during the third century AD (Review of scientific paper) Issue 7, December 2006 Link
Examination of two counterfeit coins [denarii] from the [Birnie] hoard (Review of scientific paper) Issue 8, July 2007 Link
"The Late Roman Gold and Silver Coins from the Hoxne Treasure" (Review of book) Issue 9, December 2007 Link
"A "Hoard" of Late Roman Copper, LRC, counterfeit coins appears" Issue 13, January 2010 Link
"Tourist fakes and souvenirs"[copy of a Vespasian sisterius struck in 71 AD] Issue 13, January 2010 Link
     
Ancients [Arab etc.]    
A series of fake Sasanian coins appear Issue 7, December 2006 Link
Sasanian coins Issue 8, July 2007 Link
     
Hammered Coins    
Modern counterfeits of Edward I medieval English farthings on sale Issue 4, July 2005 Link
Coin detector gaoled for selling fake antique coins Issue 12, September 2009 Link
     
Milled Coins    
Bulgaria    
Bulgarian counterfeiting Issue 5, December 2005 Link
Canada    
USA source of counterfeit Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) tokens Issue 6, July 2006 Link
Canadian police find counterfeit coin "factory" near Montreal Issue 7, December 2006 Link
An altered Canadian 1942 "filled die type error" 1 cent Issue 13, January 2010 Link
     
China    
"Coin World" investigation uncovers Chinese sycee ramp Issue 4, July 2005 Link
Snippets from China Issue 7, December 2006 Link
A tourists impresion of Chinese counterfeiting Issue 8, July 2007 Link
Chinese counterfeit coins spread Issue 10, July 2008 Link
More on Chinese counterfeit coins and slabs Issue 11, January 2009 Link
News from the battle against Chinese counterfeiting Issue 12, September 2009 Link
     
Euro    
An update on euro counterfeiting
(ETSC 2002 Report)
Issue 1, December 2003 Link
Euro counterfeiting 2003 Issue 2, July 2004 Link
Euro counterfeiting update
(ETSC 2003 Report)
Issue 3, December 2004 Link
Is the battle against the counterfeiting of the Euro coins being lost? Issue 4, July 2005 Link
Euro counterfeiting update Issue 6, July 2006 Link
The euro counterfeit coins withdrawn from circulation in 2006 Issue 8, July 2007 Link
Euro counterfeit coins (2006) Issue 9, December 2007 Link
Twenty-seven percent rise in euro coins withdrawn from circulation in 2007 Issue 10, July 2008 Link
Euro coin counterfeiting in 2008 Issue 12, September 2009 Link
Euro counterfeiting update [2009] Issue 13, January 2010 Link
     
Hong Kong    
Hong Kong circulation coin counterfeiting Issue 10, July 2008 Link
Figures for Hong Kong $10 counterfeit coin withdrawals in 2008 released Issue 12, September 2009 Link
     
India    
Indian counterfeiting Issue 3, December 2004 Link
"Examination of some counterfeit Indian 5-rupee denomination coins: a case study." (Review) Issue 11, January 2009 Link
     
Israel    
Feature
Focus on Israeli counterfeiting
Issue 5, December 2005 Link
Bank of Israel warns of counterfeit 5 NIS coins Issue 6, July 2006 Link
     
Japan    
Second type of Japanese 500-yen counterfeit coin found Issue 2, July 2004 Link
Japan is hit by a spate of 500-yen counterfeits Issue 4, July 2005 Link
     
Malaysia    
Was the Malaysian RM1 coin withdrawn due to counterfeiting? Issue 5, December 2005 Link
Singapore and Malaysian counterfeiting Issue 7, December 2006 Link
     
Philippines    
Counterfeit Philippines circulation coins discovered Issue 7, December 2006 Link
     
Russia    
Investigating counterfeits of nineteenth century Russian platinum roubles Issue 3, December 2004 Link
Counterfeit Russian collector coins Issue 5, December 2005 Link
Part IV: Platinum roubles as an archive for the history of Platinum (Review of scientific paper) Issue 7, December 2006 Link
Counterfeit Russian Gold Coins Issue 9, December 2007 Link
     
Singapore    
Singapore and Malaysian counterfeiting Issue 7, December 2006 Link
     
South Africa    
Feature
The counterfeiting of the South African Five Rand Coin
Issue 2, July 2004 Link
     
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands    
Feature
Warning about fake South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands coins
Issue 12, September 2009 Link
     
Taiwan    
Taiwanese counterfeiter made half a million fake NT$50 coins over ten years
Issue 11, January 2009 Link
     
United Kingdom including England and Scotland    
Counterfeiting of the UK one-pound coin Issue 1, December 2003 Link
Feature
The counterfeiting of the British Victorian 5 gold coin
Issue 1, December 2003 Link
Feature
The counterfeiting of the British sovereign in the second half of the twentieth century
Issue 2, July 2004 Link
Terrorists and gangsters involved in UK coin counterfeiting Issue 3, December 2004 Link
The number of counterfeit British one-pound coins withdrawn from circulation remains low Issue 6, July 2006 Link
Spurious Guernsey 2006 coins surface Issue 6, July 2006 Link
Champion collector of fake UK one-pound coins? Issue 7, December 2006 Link
Some observations on counterfeits of the UK Bridge series one-pound coins Issue 8, July 2007 Link
"Counterfeit coin of the realm - Review and case study analysis" (Review of scientific paper) Issue 8, July 2007 Link
Investigating how some magnetic, counterfeit dollars and crowns are made Issue 9, December 2007 Link
Man goaled for counterfeiting one-pound coins Issue 9, December 2007 Link
The nineteenth century use of gold plated platinum in counterfeit coins Issue 9, December 2007 Link
Busy news period for UK one-pound counterfeiting Issue 10, July 2008 Link
Feature
Circulating coin counterfeiting in Britain and its colonies in the first part of the twentieth century
Issue 10, July 2008 Link
The British authorities struggle to withdraw counterfeit one-pound coins Issue 11, January 2009 Link
BBC story etc. Issue 11, January 2009 Link
Ten early twentieth century British "silver" counterfeits Issue 11, January 2009 Link
British one-pound coin counterfeiting: a further update Issue 12, September 2009 Link
British one-pound coin counterfeiting reaches a "level of political significance" Issue 13, January 2010 Link
     
Uganda    
Ugandan butcher arrested for making 500 shilling coins Issue 10, July 2008 Link
     
USA    
A counterfeit USA Eagle is identified (2002 tenth-ounce platinum eagle) Issue 1, December 2003 Link
How the West was faked (Western precious metal ingots) Issue 2, July 2004 Link
USA counterfeit casino tokens Issue 7, December 2006 Link
Los Angeles police seek source of fake "silver" dollars Issue 7, December 2006 Link
A coin dealer's bizarre plea bargain sees him "banished" from three Florida counties. Issue 10, July 2008 Link
Louis "The Coin" Colavecchio's counterfeiting equipment is auctioned off Issue 11, January 2009 Link
The so-called 1853 United States Assay Office proof gold $20 Issue 11, January 2009 Link
Weeding out the "Franklin Hoard" and other spurious western coins Issue 13, January 2010 Link
A fake USA 1916-D dime Issue 13, January 2010 Link
A fake USA 1915-D gold Half Eagle Issue 13, January 2010 Link
A fake 1879-CC dollar made from two genuine coins Issue 13, January 2010 Link

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