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Counterfeit 2 Dollars.

 
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 Posted 01/27/2022  10:48 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found these over some time. Pretty bizarre but I guess anything worthwhile are counterfeited. Can't quite spend it so I guess it doesn't hurt to keep them.

1996


1997

#1


#2


1998


Do you have any floating around?
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Australia
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 Posted 01/27/2022  6:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coaster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi gxseries, it really surprises me that fakes were produced with such a range of dates ... the problem must be more widespread than I realised!

Up until now the only fake $2 coin that I was aware of was the 2003
https://www.mycoinalog.com/australi...feit-coin-2/



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 Posted 01/27/2022  7:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, people faking those? I mean why, what can you even get with $2 in Australia now, even a cup of coffee is $5+.

Does not seem worth the effort, especially as many shops frown on people paying with change in high amounts.
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Australia
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 Posted 01/27/2022  10:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coaster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Wow, people faking those? I mean why, what can you even get with $2 in Australia now ...

... probably more than what you can get in NZ for $1!

Apparently the coin pictured below was given in change back in 2009 and handed in to Napier police.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-pos...ke-fake-coin


As stated in the article, "It does seem like a lot of trouble to go to. If I was going to do it I'd at least go for the $2 coin. Your reward would be doubled for the same amount of work."

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Australia
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 Posted 01/28/2022  09:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This site shows counterfeit 1992 and 1995 2 dollars

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=11529

Anything can be counterfeit. This is an example - Chinese 1 yuan. At the time when I got it, it had a face value of just 12 US cents.



2 dollars would be more profitable!
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Australia
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 Posted 02/25/2022  8:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've got one of the Oz fake $2 in my collection but can't remember what date. I got it among a bag of $2 coins from the bank. Actually, it was pretty cool as I had never heard of one either. I think they hit circulation in the late 1990s. $2 did buy a lot more back then and I think it was a wise move. On close inspection one can see it's a fake but it would easily pass as genuine at pubs, festivals etc. You would easily get a sausage and soft drink at the green shed for 2 of them even today. And as people have observed, no-one would bother faking $2 so no-one would bother checking either. Quite smart really.
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