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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 52, December 24, 2006, Article 12

COUNTERFEIT COINS APPEARING IN NORTHERN IRELAND

The Belfast Telegraph reports that "Near perfect counterfeit 1
coins are circulating in Northern Ireland...  Police are warning
traders to be on the lookout for the coins, which are such good
copies that they can only be detected because they are magnetic."

"The counterfeiters have made an impression of the 'tails' side
of the coin and attached that to a smaller copper coin, probably
an Isle of Man or Channel Island penny.

"That penny is then enclosed in a 'jacket' made up of the 'heads'
side and milled edge of the coin.

"While visually they are good copies, the counterfeit coins can
be detected."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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