Who found counterfeited (fake) euro coins

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Post by Rufes » Thu May 11, 2006 8:39 pm

Rufes wrote:I have found a fake german 2 euro.

you cant see it well but you can feel it that it is not a real euro, it has no relief and it is not even big like a real 2 euro. The bankautomat doesnt accept this euro and also drink/food automats dont accept this euro
Again todat i found (i think) a fake german 2 euro. The bankautomat doesnt accept this euro and also drink/food automats dont accept this euro, verry weard....

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Post by androl » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:25 pm

now I have my first fake piece of money I ever had, it's a "2€ :flag-fr: 2001"
A friend asked me if I could give him 2€ after his coin was not accepted by the coffee machine. I didn't think of anything bad and exchanged the coin. I noticed a few strange things like unclear details, but I had to examine it very exactly until I found out that it has to be fake. The most definite sign is the edge, it has the "italian style" edge with 6x "2" and 6x "*", and those characters are not visible very clearly. And I think the edge has less, less narrow ribs than a normal 2€ coin.

The magnetism is copied quite good, but only the overall magnetism: it has a strange distribution of the magnetic parts. And at the edge, the metal looks a bit golden, I think there's only a very thin silver layer that is wearing off at the edge

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oh, and did I mention the front and back are turned about 10°
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Post by svendowney » Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:42 am

Here is a link with some pics of the ones I've found

http://www.euroswapper.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13505

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Post by bhoeyb NLI » Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:48 pm

svendowney wrote:Here is a link with some pics of the ones I've found

http://www.euroswapper.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13505
Nice collection 8O !

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Post by debemaks » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:34 am

Three days ago I found a sure 2€ coin 2002 :flag-de: G absolutely counterfait! It looks like more or less like those shown in the previous pictures (as I got time I scan it). Blured Iron and too bright nordic gold. the edge has slight ribs but absolutely no sign of the slightest engraving as all :flag-de: 2€.
Even the weight seems few higher (my balance is not enough sensible to feel the less than 1g difference).
Up to now I'll keep it! :wink:
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Re: Who found counterfeited (fake) euro coins

Post by vermeer » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:33 am

5 centavos (2007) from Brasil

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Post by maarsy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:31 pm

a 50 cent from italy ( cople of months ago) a costumer said the cigarret machine did not take it cus it was worn off ( it was a rather poor counterfeit )

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Re: Who found counterfeited (fake) euro coins

Post by bhoeyb » Fri May 20, 2011 1:43 pm

Someone working at Center Parcs has been collected all kind of non-euro coins which were used as Euro coins. Yesterday, I've received that bag of coins. I was happy to find my 1st counterfeit 2€ :flag-de: 2002 :) . As you can see on the scan, it's a bad one. The normal edge lettering of EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT as been changed into: * EINIGKEIT UND RECMT UND FREIHEIF :lol:

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