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How to spot a fake pound coin

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The BBC has learned that the number of fake pound coins in circulation may be twice official estimates by the Royal Mint.

Coin testing companies say one in 20 could be fake.

Ben Ando uses a counterfeit £1 coin to explain how you can spot the fakes.

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