Fake Britannia £2 missing ‘TWO POUNDS’

By on 30th September 2016

Coming to light in recent weeks are these fake Britannia £2 coins which probably originate in China and have so far been found only in South Wales. They have an odd shiny, almost proof-like appearance and have no date on them. They have the wrong portrait of the Queen (the earlier 4th portrait Ian Rank-Broadley style instead of the 5th Jody Clark portrait which is common to all Britannia £2 coins) and most strikingly the words ‘TWO POUNDS’ are missing from the reverse.

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The Check Your Change admin is Mr C H Perkins, publisher of numismatic publications in printed and eBook format. Author of "Collectors' Coins - Decimal Issues of the UK" and other books on British coins and related subjects.

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  1. Kelly lynn
    2nd October 2016

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    So this definitely ain’t a error as I got one n ? it may be an error

    • CYC-Admin
      2nd October 2016

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      Email me pics of yours Kelly. Is it magnetic? A lot of the Chinese ones are, but I’m not sure on this particular fake yet as I haven’t seen one personally.

  2. Rhian thomas
    6th October 2016

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    I have one of these coins and also live in South Wales. I have emailed you pictures of the coin that I have as I haven’t been able to get any other information on the coin else where.

    • CYC-Admin
      7th October 2016

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      Thanks. It’s not the first time fakes have turned up in South Wales. There must be someone there importing them in large numbers.

  3. Nick Aitchison
    1st November 2016

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    I got one of these in my change today. I also live in south wales.. 😉

  4. Lee weir
    2nd November 2016

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    There one on eBay now! Item number 182332991235

    • CYC-Admin
      2nd November 2016

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      Some people collect errors, I’m often surprised how much they pay for them!

  5. Lisa Thomas
    6th November 2016

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    I also have one and yes youve guessed it i also live in south Wales 🤔

  6. Laura
    15th November 2016

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    I’ve just got one of these, I also live in South Wales 😂

  7. Cheyenne
    22nd December 2016

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    I’m also from south Wales and received on in my change, already have a real one so compared the one with out the “two pounds” on and it is heavier. Just gutted as I’m out two pounds

    • tom.davies0782@btinternet.com
      3rd March 2017

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      Send it to me and I will replace it for you

  8. sandra
    3rd January 2017

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    i have a two pound coin with the number 2 on the back. ?. but i live in south London. its the first world war 1914/1918. and its a 20016 release date.

  9. Debbie
    13th February 2017

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    I also got one as well and you guessed it I am also from south Wales mine is not magnetic there s no writing on the edge either given to me in change didn’t t notice till later just goes to show how little attention we pay when receiving our change

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