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Fakes in the news again

Posted on Wed, 11 April 2012 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

It is a story we have covered many times both on-line and in COIN NEWS but it shows no signs of going away....

Recently a survey by the Royal Mint suggested that more than 44m pound coins (that's 3% of all £s in circulation) are fakes. Spotting a fake is relatively easy for those of us "in the know" with the usual signs being a poorly defined striking, obverse and revers that don't match and erroneous edge inscriptions but for those of you still unclear what to look for the Royal Mint may be able to help - click here for details