United Kingdom: Possible counterfeits of new £1 coin found in circulation, thanks to anti-counterfeiting features

Newspapers in the United Kingdom are reporting that 48-year-old Roy Wright, of Addlestone, Surrey, spotted a fake £1 coin in change from a co-op. Headline writers are under tremendous pressure to generate clicks to build advertising revenue, and many are capitalizing on the new coin’s supposed counterfeit-proof nature—but are those headlines misleading? Here are three […]

Buyers Beware! Fake British Virgin Islands Collector Coins from Unauthorized Distributor

The following consumer alert is a re-post from World Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. (Thursday, October 27)–The government of the British Virgin Islands is advising the public, especially coin collectors, that “coins” purported to be issued in the name of the British Virgin Islands have been offered for sale to coin dealers and the […]