Un­com­mon cents

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

IT’S NOT the coun­ter­feit money scam of the cen­tury but it did fool some­one.

A Mathoura woman dis­cov­ered a two dol­lar coin she re­ceived in change was not what it ap­peared.

On closer in­spec­tion it was clear that some­one had gone to the trou­ble of glue­ing two five cent pieces to­gether and then spray­ing them with gold paint.

The prank was dis­cov­ered when the woman went to buy a drink at the Mathoura Bowl­ing Club.

Who­ever was re­spon­si­ble made $1.90 on the deal (ex­clud­ing glue and paint costs) but it seems un­likely such a scam will be mak­ing any­one rich.

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