Jim West and Jim Davila (and Tyler Williams) have comments up about a recent article from the Middle East Media Research Institute claiming Joseph-Era Egyptian coins have been discovered bearing his likeness and name. To the left you can see a photo from the article that appears to show the discovered “coins.”
As an undergrad I worked for two years gathering images and doing charts and some illustrations for an illustrated introduction to the Old Testament, so I feel like I’ve seen just about every photo ever taken of artifacts from the ancient Near East. I recognize a few of the scarabs in the photo on the left (yeah, they’re scarabs, not coins). I can’t find pictures of all of them, but I did find pictures of the two bigger ones on the bottom left and right:
The article says the Qu’ran claims there were coins in Egypt during the time of Joseph, which leads me to believe the article is meant to act as apologetic aimed at substantiating that claim. If the photo is really of the claimed coinage then it’s clearly a hoax.
UPDATE: Michael Heiser weighs in as well with some more detailed concerns.