June 5th, 2004

sleepy rin

HowToSpotAFakePoundCoin (http://tinyurl.com/28lgs) II

So, I took my Pound Coin (along with another I'd noticed while I was looking for it among my small collection) to the Police station.

The desk officer seemed to be reasonably convinced by my arguments for it being fake, but didn't really seem to know what to do about it; and eventually suggested I took it to a bank.

So, I took it to the only open bank I could find, who I managed to entirely fail to convince -- the cashier insisting that if you scratched any fake coin it was white underneath! Still, he was sufficiently convinced that they were real that he was willing to change them for two other ones; and I did note that he didn't put my coins back where he'd got them from.
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