Heads I Win. The True Story of David Gee Australia’s Most Audacious Coin Forger. Watson, Thomas, Bennett. 1986
Heads I Win. The True Story of David Gee Australia’s Most Audacious Coin Forger. By Jeffrey Watson, Don Thomas and Jack Bennett. Angus & Robertson publishers 1986. 175 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket and clear plastic protector (removable). Ex library, fair condition.
David Gee, a world authority on stamps and Australian colonial coins, and an expert forger with over seventy aliases, eluded the security systems of Australia’s most prestigious museums and libraries.
Detective Chief Inspector Don Thomas battled bureaucratic red tape, frustrating false leads and the forger’s cunning before bringing Gee to trial, after tracking his activities through leading auction houses in Los Angeles, New York, Montreal, London, Belfast and Zurich.
Heads I win captures the excitement while exploring the fascinating world of the numismatist and forger.
A great read for anyone interested in coins or Australian numismatic history.