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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 2, January 10, 2010, Article 17

POUND COINS CONFOUND NORTHERN IRELAND MERCHANTS

We've discussed several aspects of the problem of circulating counterfeit one pound coins in the U.K. This week an article discussed the problems retailers in Northern Ireland are having telling the fakes from the real coins. -Editor

Retailers are on the lookout for counterfeit pound coins after reports they have circulating in several parts of Northern Ireland. But some of the coins being refused in shops may not be fakes.

The police say they have no evidence there is a particularly high number of counterfeit coins in circulation in Northern Ireland.

Joe McGivern of the West Belfast Traders' Forum said the confusion had arisen from shiny coins dated 2008. But he said they were not sure which coins were fake and which were real.

To read the complete article, see: Shopkeepers confused over which coins are fake or real (news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/8440207.stm)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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