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On 7 Mar 2017 at 4:15pm Tim wrote:
Apparently there are a lot of fake 2015 pound coins in Lewes at the moment. Now, I got this one in my change today, but no-one can tell me whether it is fake or not. I'm going to try my bank tomorrow.

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On 7 Mar 2017 at 4:17pm Tim wrote:
Here is the other side.

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On 7 Mar 2017 at 4:17pm Beggar wrote:
Give it to one and if they chuck it back it's fake
 
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On 7 Mar 2017 at 5:09pm Deja Vu wrote:
They've changed the coin as the forgeries are so good (metallic content, weight, conductivity etc) that it is almost impossible to tell a forgery (certainly the bank is unlikely to know).
The only real giveaway sign is the front and the back both being upright (and even that means little these days).
The BBC did an investigation into it a few years ago, started with 1,000 pounds coins, the bank checked them - cleared most and then they got them checked "properly", about 10% returned by the bank were fake, they had these analysed in further detail and to all intense and purposes they would of past any checks (bank, weight, conductivity, metal contents, x-ray etc).
Smart advice would be - use the pound in a shop and don't worry about it (preferably the shop that gave it to you).
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On 7 Mar 2017 at 5:25pm The Old Mayor wrote:
The trouble is there are so many designs of all the coins these days, every time you get one they are different. What a waste of money, our money I suppose, in design fees, manufacturing etc etc. Whilst the USA hasn't changed their currency for yonks.
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On 7 Mar 2017 at 11:48pm Adele wrote:
Millions of pounds in forgeries, is just quantative easing done by private enterprise !!
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On 8 Mar 2017 at 8:10am Rosalyn St Pierre wrote:
I am told by the parking officials in NSL that the parking machines can identify fakes because they are lighter in weight than the real pound coins, hence total frustration when machines spit out what we thought was our honestly earned currency.
 
 
On 8 Mar 2017 at 11:46am Dude wrote:
Can't beat a steezy rock to fakie
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On 8 Mar 2017 at 4:54pm @rosalyn wrote:
I expect NSL dumbed it down a bit for you Rosalyn, it really wouldn't be hard to get the weight of a fake right...
A vending machine coin detector usually inspects a coin based on its weight, size, metal composition and/or magnetism.


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