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Offline el presidente

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Foriegn coins
« on: January 22, 2009 »
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  • There would appear to be an increase in the number of foreign coins in circulation in this area.
    Since Xmas I have been given three in my change.
    1 marked 50 KURUS (TURKIYE). Bi-metal, slightly bigger than 1 euro.
    1 marked 10 ??? (possibly Eastern bloc) Bi-metal, identical to 2 euro.
    1 marked 1 KR (SVERIGE). Nickel, slightly smaller than 2 euro.

    Please have a close look at your change.
    By not checking I am now 5 euro or ?5 out of pocket !!

    el presidente


    Re: Foriegn coins
    « Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009 »
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  • It is a good idea to check your change at the time, full stop.

    Where possible try and hand over the correct money or
    something near it to avoid too much change and lessen
    the risk.

    Having been in a local supermarket where a forged 50 euro
    note was being refused.  The couple with it stated that they had just
    got it at a local LG Bank. They appeared genuine.

    The 50 Euro note is the most forged in Europe. They make up
    80% of the forged notes passed.