Countering the Counterfeiters
The counterfeiting of money has been going on ever since the invention of physical money around the 6th century BC. The main deterrent for counterfeiting in historical times was punishment – generally capital punishment, as it was considered a crime against the state. In our more enlightened times, technology is providing the deterrent. In this article, we take a look at four new developments to protect gold bars and commemorative coins from counterfeiting.