This article needs additional citations for verification. By using a funny checks core covered in a silver coating, the coin has a much lower intrinsic value, while face value remains the same.
Anti counterfeit money sign and examples of counterfeit notes received by a noodle shop in Kunming, Yunnan, China. Counterfeit money is imitation currency produced without the legal sanction of the state or government. Producing or using counterfeit money is a form of fraud or forgery. Counterfeiting is almost as old as money itself. A tetradrachm from Ancient Athens, dated circa 449-413 BC. This coin has silver beneath and is not an ancient forgery.