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La moneda falsa, de l'antiguitat a l'euro
La moneda falsa, de l'antiguitat a l'euro
Catalogue of the exhibition that proposes to take a look at the history of counterfeit coinage in the territories associated politically with Catalonia. The show begins with the first forgeries detected in the Greek city of Emporion and ends with the present-day forgeries of euros and payment cards. In this centuries-long itinerary the attention is turned to the dual circulation of forged and legal coinage; the evolution of the laws against counterfeiting; the measures implemented by users to detect the falsity of the types in circulation and, lastly, the gradual improvement in the minting of coinage aimed specifically at making the imitation of legal coinage difficult.

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