Proportion of counterfeit coinage in circulation

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Dear Royal Mint,

Please may I know what proportion of the coinage, with respect to each type of coin that is currently in circulation, is counterfeit?

Yours faithfully,

Ian Salisbury

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Chris Barker, Royal Mint

Dear Mr Salisbury

The Royal Mint has conducted regular counterfeit surveys for United Kingdom £1 coins since 2002 and the last survey, completed in November, indicated a counterfeit rate of 2.74%.

The Royal Mint does not conduct counterfeit surveys into the other circulating denominations as there is no evidence to suggest that these are counterfeited to any substantial degree.

Yours sincerely

Chris Barker
Assistant Curator
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Dear Chris Barker,

Many thanks for this information

Yours sincerely,

Ian Salisbury

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