Bulletin on Counterfeits - Publications
A series of booklets published from January 1976 to December 2002, by the I.B.S.C.C. (International Bureau for the Suppression of Counterfeit Coins) & the I.A.P.N. (International Association of Professional Numismatists).
We believe the issues from 2000 onwards were renamed "Counterfeit Coin Bulletin".
Counterfeit Coin Bulletin
This was a publication by the A.N.A. (American Numismatic Association) in association with the I.A.P.N., issued three times annually from 2000 to 2002. A total of 8 bulletins were issued until publication ceased.
The Counterfeit Coin Bulletin was previously known as the Bulletin on Counterfeits.
Fake Gold Sovereigns
For examples of counterfeit and forged gold sovereigns, please visit our Gold Sovereigns website.
More to Follow
We intend to add to, and link to, this page, with details of more fakes when we have time.
A restrike is an officially produced coin, from the original or other official dies, often struck by the original mint, or other officially authorised mint. The word restrike is often used euphemistically when applied to fake or counterfeit coins. We have also seen modern replica fantasy coins described as restrikes. We do not agree with this practise, and believe it to be dishonest.
A replica is an imitation of an original coin, not intended to deceive for gain.
Obverse of Fake 1887 Victoria Jubilee Head Half Sovereign
Obverse of Fake 1901-S US Gold Double Eagle
Obverse of Fake 1889 Sovereign