Do you remember about Fake Sweden Whore King Coin that were reported in Swedish news on June this year. An expert from Sweden’s Royal Coin Cabinet museum (Myntkabinettet), Ian Wiséhn explain to the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper (SvD) on how they make fake Sweden King coin. On June, few counterfeit Sweden one krona coins were found that mocking their king, H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf. The writing on the King's head on the fake coin read as “Vår horkarl till Kung”, which means “Our whorer of a King”. The normal coin text suppose to be “Carl XVI Gustaf Sveriges Konung”, which means "Carl XVI Gustaf Sweden’s King". It is really rare to find counterfeit coins in Sweden and it is really rare to find a fake coins that mock a king too. The counterfeiter must have put a lot of time and effort into making the fakes look good enough to fool people.
Here are the story as reported by The Local:
“Whoever made it is clearly skilled,” explained Ian Wiséhn at Sweden’s Royal Coin Cabinet (Myntkabinettet) to the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper (SvD).
“The back is very well made. And the grooves on the side are also as they should be, you can’t see any difference.”
Now, the experts have revealed that the coins themselves are not fake – rather, "half fake".
Specialist equipment has been used to hollow out one whole side of the coin all the way out to the edges, removing the image of the king’s face, SvD reported.
In the hollowed out space remaining, the forgers have inserted their own pre-cut image of the king together with the new libelous text, glued it into place, and sharpened the grooves.
The intricate handiwork is impossible to discern with the naked eye, and each fake coins weighs only 0.47 grammes more than a real 7 gramme coin.
Experts claim to be “one hundred percent sure” that this is the method the counterfeiters used.