Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Anti-Counterfeit Technology Showcased at World Money Fair in Berlin

This past weekend, Berlin hosted the World Money Fair, one of the preeminent gatherings for coin collecting and minting.

Present on the show floor were manufacturers of coin minting machines, rare coin dealers, coin collectors and the national mints of a host of countries including the Singapore Mint, the Swiss Mint, the Polish Mint and the UK's Royal Mint.

There's one topic on everyone's mind: counterfeiting.

While counterfeiting has always been an issue in the numismatic world, the last few years have seen an upsurge in the amount of fake coins flooding the market.

In fact, earlier this month, the European Commission reported that . . .

Full story at: Deutsche Welle

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