The Gold Coin Scam
- Dave Fallon
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9 years 3 months ago #302 by Dave Fallon
In 1984 the $1 note was replaced with the coin we have today. As it is a similar size to the 10c piece, some enterprising lads realised that two 10c pieces super glued together and painted with gold spray paint closely resembled the new coins and would be overlooked by the busy canteen staff. So, never ones to miss a good opportunity, the lads in question made a few of these ‘$1 coins’ and used them to buy things at the canteen. The plan worked for a while until someone realised they’d been given a fake coin as part of their change and came back asking for a proper coin. I recall there being an investigation but I don’t remember anyone getting done for it.
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