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This collaborative project is already running and can be used: http://www.rnumis.co...gtyp_rf_gallery The aim of this searchable internet based quick image reference tool is to alert collectors to possible forgeries / fakes of Russian coins by showing them possible examples. This is a somewhat minimalistic tool, that does not aim at providing an in-depth analysis of why a fake is considered to be a fake, and aims at saving time of people who inputs the entries while providing interesting and useful info to users. Once the "coin" is established to be a fake by a project member, its 2
I know I promised to check Ron's database, and still have very little time this time of the year, so my apologies, I haven't done that yet. However, I had a thought on that subject. Why don't we utilze OmniCoin.com for cataloguing Russian problem coins? All we need to do, is to include these coins in our collection with "fake" written in the coin description at the end of its full description. I can hear people not being happy about this... But what about if we approach OmniCoin admin with such request: creating a login and password as for a separate "fakes collector" who only col
Here is the link for an Ebay auction by a seller who has been known to try and sell "spurious" material at best. This is a relatively rare coin in the Paul I copper series, at least rare enough that I never see them up for auction on Ebay and I am a regular bidder there. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Imperial-Russia-2-Kopeiki-1797-Paul-I-Very-RARE-coins-Original-coins-/330842787198?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item4d07c44d7e Looking at this coin, what key markers would you identify to rule out authenticity? I have a reasonable feel for spotting and avoiding replicas/counterfeits. I am also