Possible Fakes, Fake Fakes, Imposters & Olympics
Coins that pass the tests, but don't feel right.
Most are probably just damaged coins but interesting nonetheless.
These are genuine coins that most people might think are fakes.
Generally PMD (Post Mint Damage) from things like weather, chemicals, roads etc.
I had hoped to get some experiments underway testing my theory that some coins (Like 4, 5 & 7 above) spent time in a beach or riverbed, with the use of a rock-tumbler but unfortunately I've been unable to find it. Hopefully if or when I do, I'll get it underway with some new 12-sided £1's !!
Foreign coins that have been accepted as english coins over the years.
And a large selection of smaller denominations.
There are MANY MANY more coins that could be added to this section, Least of all the "Territory" coins such as those from Isle Of Man, Gibraltar etc which are technically NOT legal tender on the UK Mainland and yet are readily accepted as such. There are even a few new £1 imposters showing their face already, I just need to find the posts and track down the coins!
POTENTIALLY FAKE CARDED OLYMPIC 'BUNC' COINS
Originally sold as a real bunc set (Complete with folder) by an eBay user in China. The quality of these coins is terrible : Underweight by about 20%, lacking detail and can be compared to chromed plastic toy money !!
There were some original bunc sets sold by the Royal Mint that were recalled due to quality issues with the coins. The hologram serial numbers (Located on the back of the packaging) seem to tally with these earlier coins. Apparently the folder doesn't contain any text for the completer medallion, because it was undecided as to whether there would be one, before the sets were shipped to the Asias market.
It's looking more like these are NOT FAKE, but I'm still a little sceptical.
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