Counterfeit Money – How’s It Made?

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The idea of counterfeit money has always seemed an abstract concept to me, something that criminals do and films portray, but that doesn’t really filter down into the daily lives of regular people. I’d never, ever seen one before in my 23 years, even though I’ve used currency in at least 11 countries. But then today, I came across my very first counterfeit coin – a £1 coin, with the Queen on one side and a bridge on the other, and it’s definitely a fake.

Look at the Queen’s head below. Nope, there’s nothing wrong with your eyesight – the Queen’s face has a double-outline. The bridge on the other side also has a double-outline, and on the rim of the coin, there are no words inscribed. Read More… »