Here is a denarius of Tiberius (the famous Tribute Penny) and its decrepit evil cousin... 1. Tiberius, AD 14-37 AR Denarius, 20mm, 3.8g, 6h; Lugdunum mint, AD 36-37. Obv.: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS; Laureate bust right. Rev.: PONTIF MAXIM; Livia (as Pax) seated right on throne with ornate legs, holding long scepter and olive branch, single line below chair. Reference: RIC I 30, p. 95. 2. Tiberius, AD 14-37 Fourée Denarius, Unknown mint, imitating Lyon, AD 14-37. Obv.: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, Laureate bust right. Rev.: PONTIF MAXIM, Livia or Pax seated right. Reference: cf. RIC I p. 95 for official types. I bought the fourée way back when for only a few bucks, because after all, who would want such a hideous thing? Its thin veneer of virtue-signaling silver has worn off to reveal the baseness of its true character, and some bronze rot set in over time. The coin is an apt metaphor for the ugliness of deception. However, at the time I bought it I had never seen a fourée Tribute Penny, and I haven't come across one since. I thought for sure the coin would disintegrate over time, but it has been stable for years, not evincing any further progression of the bronze disease. (The official example cost me a slightly few more shekels than the counterfeit.) So there you have it, the good in one coin, the bad and the ugly in the other. Do you have any examples of official coins and their fourée counterparts in your collection?