hello again my sis works retail downtown toronto, ive been asking her for rolls in exchange just to see wats going on in area , ive been finding alot more 2007 fake toonies and they look pretty convincing
Normally I manage to catch these as they are given to me in my change and I tell the store that I don't want it and want another one and explain that it's fake and how to tell. Today I was a bit more careless and got a 2007 fake in my change at some point and didn't realize. Now I have three fakes all different years and nothing to do with them but have then sit on my desk. The RCMP are at my work regularly, I asked once if I was supposed to hand these into them and they said and I quote "I can't tell that it's fake, but if you want us to take your money we will". I didn't know how to respond so I just laughed and said that's fine and walked away. I'm actually curious if it's possible the fakes are still being forged and put into circulation, every time I have seen one it looks brand new.
I just need to be more careful. I don't want to end up with a bunch of fake toonies that the law, and my ethics won't allow me to do anything with. I'm not even sure it's legal for me to own them knowing they are fake but the local RCMP don't seem to care. Last thing I want to happen is turn them into an officer and they just go and put it back into circulation. Blah... If I stamp the coin or carve fake into the coins are they then legal to own lol? Serious question actually.
By the letter of the law, it is illegal to possess counterfeit coins.
There are some exceptions, none of which I expect would apply to you so they're not worth discussing. Stamping "COPY" or whatever is irrelevant and doesn't make it legal. The recommended course of action is to turn your fakes in to the police and let them deal with it. However, with the obvious ambivalence of law enforcement in this matter, why bother, particularly for small quantities? If you found a whole box of them, that's another matter.
So we're back to the question of what to do with them. Find a buddy with one of those backyard forge things and melt them down.
Skip ahead to 6:22.
Seriously, I'd love to find someone with a forge like this.
Interesting, and ya I am not an exception. As the local police have no interest in them I just don't know what to do. And when I said stamp copy or replicate on the coin to make it legal I didn't mean it would make it legal to use or anything I simply meant like modern replicas if you put replica on the coin or fake or w.e then it's at least legal to own as it would no longer be considered a modern contemporary counterfeit after you labeled it as non real currency. I doubt I have to worry about the RCMP busting into my apartment and charging me for owning a few of these modern fakes.
Anyways, maybe if I get a few more(by accident) I'll pop the cores out and make a necklace lol.