Counterfeit or Error coin?
I have a 50 pence coin that I noticed because it was not accepted in a vending machine.
On comparison with another coin of the same year it became obvious that something was awry.
I don't mind because I like fake coins, they are interesting.
It is noticeably thinner and at least a gram lighter; it just feels less substantial.
The rim on the upper half of the coin on both sides has either worn away or was never there.
I looked on the Googles but can only find information on counterfeit pound coins, of which there are millions ( between 1:50 and 1:200).
It seems that a 50 pence may be too low in value to fake.
Are there any coin collectors out there who know whether this is likely to be a fake coin or an error coin.
If it is an error coin does it have a value.
Through reading around, I discovered that the 50 pence is a special shape; despite its odd shape it has a constant diameter.