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    is this illegal?



    it's me btw, decided i was too rich

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    Re: is this illegal?

    Is there chocolate inside?
    Don't think its illegal, even if it was no one would care... but by you you are removing money from the money supply. That can have severe economic consequences.

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    Re: is this illegal?

    Pretty much yeah..

    Well it's all to do with defacing the queen isn't it? .. and I guess you have preserved the coin.. albeit in 2 pieces

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    Re: is this illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Is there chocolate inside?
    Don't think its illegal, even if it was no one would care... but by you you are removing money from the money supply. That can have severe economic consequences.
    *bites coin* that'd be a no
    i put it back together and spent it in the shop on the way home

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Pretty much yeah..

    Well it's all to do with defacing the queen isn't it? .. and I guess you have preserved the coin.. albeit in 2 pieces
    it was surprisingly easy to do, but Max said that it's classed as treason or something and it's a hangable offence, althoguth they wouldn't.

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    Re: is this illegal?

    If it is illegal, then how come you get those machines in museums etc. that take a 'copper' coin and squash it into an oval, embossing the attractions logo into it?

    hmm?

    That would be defacing an image of he queen, so to the designers of those machines, the operators, or the public that use them get charged with treason?

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    Re: is this illegal?

    This Google Answers queston seems to be able the most concise I can find:
    Google Answers: Defacing money in the UK

    It does relate to bank notes, I can't find anything about coinage.

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    Re: is this illegal?

    So it would appear that defacing bank notes is illegal.. although i highly doubt they care about people writing on them. In any case, there is little proof to show who wrote on it - and the police will be more worried about counterfeiting. Imagine the court case.. "man sentenced to 3 months in prison for writing love note on tenner".

    As for the coin, well, just claim that it was an industrial accident and say that they should make more durable tender.

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    Re: is this illegal?

    I can see you were clearly bored during an D&T lesson lol

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    Re: is this illegal?

    AFAIK it's illegal to deface a coin, because the charges will relate back to the original laws designed to protect against coin shaving, the practice of cuttting flakes off coins, melting them down and forging them into new coins. This is why they have milled edges on the more valuable coins

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    Re: is this illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    you you are removing money from the money supply. That can have severe economic consequences.
    If there just happens to be an economic slowdown or debt collapse any time soon, we'll all know who to blame.

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    Re: is this illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    Max said that it's classed as treason or something and it's a hangable offence, althoguth they wouldn't.
    I think that one was taken off the books fairly recently.

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    Re: is this illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    AFAIK it's illegal to deface a coin...
    I'm still curious about the coin-mashing machines in museums and other attractions

    If defacing a coin is illegal, how are these machines still being used?

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    Re: is this illegal?

    Putting poorly focused pictures of stuff on the interweb? Too damn right it's illegal - off with your foot!
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