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Fake £2 coins found in change  

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 Posted 04/14/2018  2:04 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add johnjrambo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all, came across these two coins in my change recently, and was instantly drawn to the queens head on both coins, then noticed orientation on each coin as in photos, the weights for each are 11.8g and 12g, definitely fakes, any info from anyone, sorry the photos aren't better

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 Posted 04/14/2018  4:02 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 2011 coin is similar to one I found, which I reported on this thread:

Apart from the portrait, the wide date is another giveaway.
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 Posted 04/14/2018  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the next step to make it harder for the counterfeiters is to have an engrailled edge, as well as the lettering.
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04/14/2018 6:53 pm
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 Posted 04/15/2018  03:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm why bother with counterfeiting coins, arent the base metals going to cost 30% of the fakes?
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 Posted 04/15/2018  9:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It costs them a few pence per coin to make the fakes from cheap alloys in China. Perhaps a few pence more to import them in bulk. That still leaves them plenty of profit from a fake £2 coin. British £2 coins are one of the most valuable circulating coins in the world at the moment; that's certainly worth counterfeiting.

Remember, a fake doesn't have to fool everybody, all the time. It only needs to fool one person, once, and it's mission accomplished for the counterfeiters.
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