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.
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.