Man who used commemorative coin to pay for petrol wins payout – The Independent

Posted October 28th, 2021 in coinage, compensation, damages, debts, news by sally

‘A commemorative coin collector who was arrested after attempting to pay for his fuel at a petrol station with a £100 coin, insisting it was legal tender, has been awarded a £5,000 compensation payout.’

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The Independent, 27th October 2021


‘That’s legal tender, pal’: bill aims to force shops to take Scottish notes – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2019 in coinage, news, Scotland by michael

‘Lib Dem MP lodges bill in same week Judy Murray has Scottish note rejected in London cafe.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2019


Harry Kane fiver: Is it legal to draw on money? – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2018 in coinage, fines, news by sally

‘It is illegal to deface banknotes by printing, writing or adding words, letters or figures.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2018


Three forgers jailed after undercover operation that revealed £50,000 of fake £1 coins – The Independent

Posted May 22nd, 2013 in coinage, conspiracy, forgery, news, sentencing by sally

“Three forgers have been jailed for what police believe is the largest ever plot to make fake £1 coins in the UK – some of which may still be in circulation.”

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The Independent, 21st May 2013


Coinage (Measurement) Act 2011

Posted November 4th, 2011 in coinage, legislation, weights and measures by tracey

Coinage (Measurement) Act 2011 published

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