Ian Posted July 11, 2006 Report Share Posted July 11, 2006 OK, here's my thinking so far. I have over the years amassed a few fakes, some deliberately, some through being totally green when they slipped past my untrained eye and some because even though I thought I was `worldly wise' I wasn't quite as sharp as I had thought. I am of a mind to show a few of these fakes in a number of stages, say 15 or so at a time. I am also thinking of placing one or maybe even two genuine coins in their midst. The competition element would be seeing who correctly spots the most genuine coins over the stages involved (and explain how they arrived at their conclusion. The winner(s) might receive a fake. They might receive a bona fide coin. That choice will be mine based upon how well I think they did :-). I'm not intending this as being a `first past the post' event, but rather an opportunity to learn what to be on the look out for and a few pointers on helping separating the real from the not so real. I claim no particular expertise on the subject but I do know that I wish I knew then what I know now. Although I will only initially provide scans of the items concerned, I might give out further details to the open forum if asked and if convinced that the visual data provided is not enough to resolve. It could be fun. It could be a bit of an education /sharing. It might be a total pain in the butt in which case it would be better left unstarted. So if the idea is of some interest then let me know and i'll develop it further. Ian Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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