TITLE

Some Thoughts on Fourres

AUTHOR(S)
Ruehrmund, Jim
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Virginia Numismatist;Spring2008, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the making of fourre, an ancient counterfeit coin with a plating of silver over a copper core. The process involves placing a copper core between two thin discs of silver, heating the metal sandwich in the furnace to fuse them, cooling the fused blank, and hammering it. Although the manufacture of fourres ended in the third century A.D., it was recreated in 1742. In the 1850s, the process was replaced by electroplating.
ACCESSION #
32846510

 

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