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 Why be a cheque lad?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

One good reason for operating as a cheque-lad is the weight of the product.

Just think of the tonnage this guy had to cope with.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7144549.stm

14 million coins each weighing 9.5grms.
I hope that he had solid foundations under his house. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Used to be when a dodgy 1 coin could be spotted a mile off, and you could bite it and leave marks, recent ones are much more hard, but a bit of scraping reveals a silver coloured base coin, the quality of casting isn't that good on the reverse side, the band round the edge is off-centred.

I wonder if this guy goes to Court and receives a hefty fine, would he ask for time to pay it off (must take a while to pour out a new batch)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

There were statistics released a couple of years ago that showed that every single cash register in London had at least one of these dodgy Pound coins in them.
I must have come across literally thousands of them in my time in business in London.
It got to a point where I would take them as everyone was using them as legal tender and my customers didn't even care if they received them in their change. You could even bank them!!!

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