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Counterfeit money (Fake money, фальшивые деньги) is imitation currency of some country, produced without the legal sanction of the state or government of that currency, usually in a deliberate attempt to imitate that currency and so as to deceive its recipient.

Counterfeit money is used to get illegal profit by some thieves.

Counterfeit money is used also in the total hybrid war by a state sponsor of terrorism, as kind of aggression against other countries.

Fake cash

The Counterfeit money should be distinguished from the fake cash.

For making of movies, sometimes the huge amount of money should be shown (for example, in scenes of robbery of a bank or slowing a big measure). In such a case, the fake money is used, and the fake money are designed to be distinguished from the real money, in order to avoid confusions. As a simplest solution, the only one side e of the fake bills is printed. [1]

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2020.05.29, the news appear, that the Russian officials produce and smuggle $ 10^9 Libyan currency [2].

The fake money are believed to be printed at the main Russian state factory Goznak.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims, that the Libyan dinars for amount, equivalent to 1.1x10^9 US dollars are printed at Goznak legally, according to the request of the Russian proxies in Libya [3].


  1. Great Big Story. Meet the King of Fake Cash. Mar 23, 2017 It's no secret that most of the money you see in movies or music videos is fake, but what might surprise you is that most of it comes from one source. Rich "RJ" Rappaport started RJR Props nine years ago as a full-service prop shop, but his specialty is fake cash. As you can imagine, making fake money is a highly regulated endeavor that is closely watched by federal authorities, so Rappaport has to be extra careful to ensure his fakes never make it into circulation. Still, when your prop money is the go-to for rap videos and has been featured in over 175 films and shows, we think it's safe to say that your cash is king.
  2. MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON. Seizure by Malta of $1.1 Billion of Counterfeit Libyan Currency. MAY 29, 2020. The United States commends the Government of the Republic of Malta’s announcement May 26 of its seizure of $1.1 billion of counterfeit Libyan currency printed by Joint Stock Company Goznak—a Russian state-owned company—and ordered by an illegitimate parallel entity.  The Central Bank of Libya headquartered in Tripoli is Libya’s only legitimate central bank.   The influx of counterfeit, Russian-printed Libyan currency in recent years has exacerbated Libya’s economic challenges.  The United States remains committed to working with the United Nations and international partners to deter illicit activities that undermine Libya’s sovereignty and stability, and are inconsistent with internationally-recognized sanctions regimes.   This incident once again highlights the need for Russia to cease its malign and destabilizing actions in Libya.
  3. 30.05.20 17:51 О задержанной на Мальте партии ливийских динаров 824-30-05-2020 СООБЩЕНИЕ ДЛЯ СМИ Обратили внимание на официальное заявление Госдепартамента США о конфискованной мальтийскими властями эквивалентной 1,1 млрд. долларов США партии «фальшивых» ливийских динаров, изготовленных российским АО «Госзнак» для восточноливийского правительства. Контракт на печать ливийских динаров был подписан в 2015 г. между АО «Госзнак» и главой Центрального банка Ливии, утвержденного Палатой депутатов (парламент) Ливии. Ливийской стороной была произведена необходимая предоплата. В рамках исполнения своих контрактных обязательств российская организация направила в адрес ЦБ в г.Тобруке груз с напечатанными ливийскими банкнотами. При этом исходим из того, что указанные денежные средства необходимы для поддержания стабильного функционирования всей ливийской экономики. Хотели бы отметить, что в условиях фактического двоевластия в Ливии в настоящее время, действуют два Центральных банка. Один из них находится в г.Триполи, где функционирует международно признанное Правительство национального согласия во главе с Ф.Сарраджем. Другой Центральный банк расположен в г.Бенгази. Его глава был назначен всенародно избранным ливийским парламентом - Палатой депутатов и соответственно обладает необходимой международной легитимностью. Таким образом, фальшивыми являются не ливийские динары, а американские заявления. Россия последовательно выступает за безальтернативность политического урегулирования в рамках широкого межливийского диалога, строгого соблюдения принятых международным сообществом решений по ливийской проблематике. В этом контексте поддерживаем выдвинутую спикером Палаты депутатов Ливии А.Салехом инициативу, направленную на прекращение братоубийственного конфликта и учреждение новых единых органов власти страны. Считаем, что ее положения могли бы лечь в основу общеливийского консенсуса под эгидой ООН. Counterfeit money is imitation currency produced without the legal sanction of the state or government, usually in a deliberate attempt to imitate that currency and so as to deceive its recipient. Producing or using counterfeit money is a form of fraud or forgery. The business of counterfeiting money is almost as old as money itself: plated copies (known as Fourrées) have been found of Lydian coins which are thought to be among the first Western coins.[1] Before the introduction of paper money, the most prevalent method of counterfeiting involved mixing base metals with pure gold or silver. Another form of counterfeiting is the production of documents by legitimate printers in response to fraudulent instructions. During World War II, the Nazis forged British pounds and American dollars. Today some of the finest counterfeit banknotes are called Superdollars because of their high quality and likeness to the real US dollar. There has been significant counterfeiting of Euro banknotes and coins since the launch of the currency in 2002, but considerably less than for the US dollar.[2]// Some of the ill-effects that counterfeit money has on society include[3][4] a reduction in the value of real money; and increase in prices (inflation) due to more money getting circulated in the economy - an unauthorized artificial increase in the money supply; a decrease in the acceptability of paper money; and losses, when traders are not reimbursed for counterfeit money detected by banks, even if it is confiscated. Traditionally, anti-counterfeiting measures involved including fine detail with raised intaglio printing on bills which allows non-experts to easily spot forgeries. On coins, milled or reeded (marked with parallel grooves) edges are used to show that none of the valuable metal has been scraped off.

2015.06.11. WWLP-22News. How to spot counterfeit money. Jun 11, 2015.


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