Counterfeit coins in Peru

Posted by Cassie, September 24th, 2010

The day before we left Peru, we tried to pay with one of our 5 soles coins, but we found out that it was a counterfeit coin. We could hardly tell the difference, but the person who took the coin immediately knew that it was fake. The counterfeiters have done a pretty good job making the fake coins, and it is impressive that they make coins instead of just using a copier for the bills. See if you can tell the difference between the real and the fake coins.

The real coin is on the left and the fake coin is on the right.

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2 Responses to “Counterfeit coins in Peru”

Colin

The fake coin is on the right? The fake has more detail, though there is “13” years difference.

schmitzc

Yes, the fake coin is on the right. If you look carefully, you can see that the lettering and detail is not as good as the real coin. Also, if you have both coins, the real one is smoother than the fake one. The fake one is more rough on the edges.

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