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Ireland fake coins

Started by Pabitra, August 04, 2022, 09:21:52 AM

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Superintendent Caitríona Gunn has said that a missing fada on the word 'Éire' is a giveaway sign if a coin is counterfeit.

Speaking to RTÉ's Drivetime, Ms Gunn said that if a coin is tilted slightly to the right, it will become clear if the fada is there or not.

Counterfeit coins may also display the following visual features when compared to a known genuine coin:

Poor quality image detail
Different colour ring and/or core
Edge lettering missing, incorrect spelling or font (using similar country coin)
Different sizes
Thickness, diameter
Different sized ring or core
Different weight


Interesting, thanks.  I see from the picture in the last tweet in the story that at least one of the counterfeit coins is a French one from 2002.