Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Counterfeiter molds for casting Polish coins (1923-1924) from Lviv and its region

Sep 13, 2022, 2:00 PM
University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 Warsaw


Andrii Boiko-Haharin (The National Bank of Ukraine)


The study of counterfeiting in Ukraine and Poland is an area of numismatics much neglected until recently. The history of counterfeiting in the part of the Ukrainian lands integrated during the interwar period into the Second Polish Republic still remains a blank spot. A surge in the production of counterfeit Polish coins in the Lviv region during the interwar period is indicated by finds of tools used in casting counterfeit coins.
Four tools used to make counterfeit coins in the Lviv region presented here are markedly different in their quality, which suggests different owners and different levels of metal processing skill – some are quite sophisticated and others too simple to have been used in the process of coin counterfeiting at all.

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Andrii Boiko-Haharin (The National Bank of Ukraine)

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