Jump to content

More Fake Wires


Recommended Posts

I have no experience with wire money, but if those are fake that's a lot of people and $$$ that got tricked :shock: WOW....


I have confirmed that they are fake with people who specialize in wire coins.


My suspicions were triggered by the odd looking Vasili Dmitrievich coin, and confirmed by the appearance of 2 identical Novgorod coins at the same time. I'm not sure the dealers themselves were aware that these coins are fake. I think it is interesting that both sellers are in Germany. I will guess we shall see more fakes like these possibly coming from various unsuspecting dealers.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They certainly looked unlike any wire money I have ever seen... but at least one was allegedly Tatar issued and I figured that could have made a difference. I'm no expert on this stuff.




Not really Tatar. All of the early (post Yoke) coins are imitating Tatar dirhems. I'm not sure why. Some coins have inscriptions that are legible and reference some Tatar khan. Others are illegible squiggles. Perhaps there were political reasons for this, or perhaps people were just use to real money looking that way, so the new coins had to imitate the dirhems to a certain degree to be accepted.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...