Saturday, September 1, 2012

Exhibition : Echt oder Falsch ?

Since money was invented, people have tried to produce or use counterfeit money. Even countries, in the act of warfare, have tried to overflow the enemy's economy with fake bank notes.

image of genuine 200 Polish Zloty banknote and counterfeit copy
Polish 200 Zloty banknote, 1976
above: genuine
below: counterfeit
HVB Stiftung Geldscheinsammlung

Echt oder Falsch, Authentic or Counterfeit ?
The Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig, English: Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig, will showcase genuine and forged banknotes spanning more than 2 centuries. About 150 exhibits from more than 30 countries will give you an insight into the world of counterfeit money. Banknote printers were often printers of securities as well. So, this is not a surprise, a few government securities are part of the exhibition !

The exhibition is a cooperation with the HypoVereinsbank’s Banknote Collecting Foundation and supported by Giesecke & Devrient GmbH München, the criminal investigation departments of Bavaria and Saxony (LKA) and Sammlung Haupt, Berlin.

Practical info :

  • Location : Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig, Nonnenstrasse 38, Leipzig, Germany
  • Duration : 14 October 2012 - 7 December 2012
  • Opening times : Monday - Friday 10:00-17:00, Sunday 11:00-17:00
  • Closed : on Saturdays, also on 31 Oct and 21 Nov

Detail info :

To those who can visit the exhibition, please tell us how you experienced it.

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