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The E-Sylum: Volume 17, Number 18, April 27, 2014, Article 22

COUNTERFEITERS OF BRITISH ONE POUND COINS ARRESTED

David Sundman forwarded this article from The Times about the arrest of two men implicated in the massive counterfeiting of British one pound coins. -Editor

Fake pound coins

Two men were arrested yesterday as part of an international investigation into the counterfeiting conspiracy that forced the withdrawal of the £1 coin.

Dutch authorities said that one man, aged 63, was detained in Holland and another, aged 58, in Belgium on suspicion of transporting millions of fake £1 coins.

The arrests are linked to that of Patrick Onel, who is suspected of making 30 million high-quality forged coins since 2006 — two-thirds of the total number of fakes in circulation.

To read the complete article (subscription required), see: Two men held over counterfeit coins (www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v17n17.html)

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: ROYAL MINT TO INTRODUCE NEW ONE POUND COIN (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n12a20.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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