Discovery of largest ever stash of fake Euro coins sparks fears £2 coin could be next

The discovery of the biggest haul of counterfeit coins in the history of the euro has sparked fears that the £2 coin could soon also be forged in China.

The bi-metallic £2 coin, with its golden rim and silver centre, was thought to be more difficult to fake than pennies, or widely forged £1 coins.

However, a major seizures of €500,000 worth of fake euro coins from China by Italian police has sparked concerns that forgers could next turn their skills to the £2 coin, which has a similar colouring to the €1 coin.

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