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Hot Attraction: Museum Exhibit Helps You Discern Fakes and Forgeries


"Fakes and Forgeries: Yesterday and Today" is on until Dec. 9.

Think you can tell the difference between designer goods and knock offs? What about when it comes to antiques, money, computer games, or other everyday items? The Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada showcases “Fakes & Forgeries: Yesterday and Today” to help you with just that. This exhibit, on view until Dec. 9, delves into the science of counterfeit detection and offers up tips and tricks on how to prevent the wool being pulled over your eyes. Now, which one of these two clay urns do you think is real?

ANSWER: The urn in the shape of a seated male on the left is real. It came from the Zapotec culture around 200-500 AD.

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