Its funny to read how people don't know their country own coins and banknotes very well. In this post, i give you 5 Funny banknotes & coins news. Most of the funny story is when people mistakenly think a Funny money as a real thing or bank accept an Elvis Presley banknote. This kind of story happens all around the world but not many get a chance to be in the news. Read them and if you like them, share this story with your social media friends.
A £20 German Elvis Banknote fooled a German bank clerk. Some people might believe, bank notes with Elvis Presley on them are not legal tender. So when one ended up in the banking system in Germany the German Central Bank was not best pleased. This is the £20 Elvis banknote which a counter clerk in a German bank failed to spot when a customer paid money into their account with a pile of multi-denominational notes. (Click this story title for full story).
A wrong report by a TV station in Toronto regarding a fake toonies make everyone searching for information about it. A news reported by CBC News stated that the station reported Tuesday that it had obtained a couple of counterfeit two-dollar coins following a tip from a downtown Toronto merchant who said he "gets them by the truckload."A comparison of a 2008 two-dollar coin, left, and a coin from 1996 reveals a redesigned effigy of the Queen that is larger than the one featured on the older coin. (Click this story title for full story).
Do any of you in Malaysia remember about the Controversial self-proclaimed billionaire Elie Youssef Najem, who pledged RM1bil to the National Cancer Council (MAKNA) in 2006? Yesterday, Elie was caught with allegedly US$66mil (RM220mil) in fake money. He gave up a US$500 note as a tip to a hotel cleaner in a 4 star hotel. Kuala Lumpur commercial crime unit division chief ASP Izany Abdul Ghany said the 50-year-old Lebanese national had been renting a room in a four-star hotel in the Bukit Bintang area here for a few days when the incident took place. (Click this story title for full story).
A wrong advice by police in Northern Ireland make retailers rejecting genuine pound coins as fakes, following a warning about an increase in counterfeit coins. Police warned people to look out for fake coins which do not have a ring of dots normally found around the circumference of the coin. However, some genuine 2008 and 2009 £1 coins do not have any dots. Police and bank had created panic around the issue of counterfeit coins. Police warning about fake pound coins described them in such a way as to easily confuse them with the legitimate 2008 coins. On Monday, many retailer had refused to take 2008 shiny pound coins. (Click this story title for full story).
A German pensioner down on his luck has been given a six-month suspended jail sentence for attempting to cash a million-dollar bill at his local bank. Wolfgang U., 65, whose business reportedly ran into difficulties after he became ill, brought the fake note to the bank in Ratingen, western Germany, saying he had received it in return for the sale of a property in Sri Lanka. (Click this story title for full story).
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