Charles M. Larson Numismatic Forgery

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Numismatic Forgery

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9780974237121: Numismatic Forgery

This book takes the reader into the hidden workshop of the criminal forger, and explains the methods and techniques that every serious coin collector should know before they purchase a rare or expensive coin. The informational interviews Larson conducted with the infamous master forger, Mark Hofmann, at Utah State Prison in the late 1980s lay the foundation for a number of methods revealed in this book. Hofmann is widely known for his forgery of historical Mormon documents, but Hofmann's coin forgeries continue to serve as a note of caution and a source of frustration and embarassment to many collectors and dealers. Larson's book offers a detailed and brilliant approach to how rare coins are privately manufactured, and promises to forever change how collectors and dealers of rare coins understand and approach counterfeit detection.

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Larson’s journey into the subject of numismatic forgery began over 30 years ago, but his insight was substantially enhanced while serving as a prison guard to the most infamous master forger of the 20th century, Mark Hofmann. The informal interviews Larson conducted with Hofmann at Utah State Prison in the late 1980’s lay the foundation for a number of methods revealed in Numismatic Forgery.

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"If I can produce something so correctly, so perfect that the experts declare it to be genuine, then for all practical purposes it is genuine. There is no fraud involved when I sell it."
~convicted master forger Mark Hofmann as related during a personal interview given to the author at Utah State Prison in 1987.

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