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Counterfeit Coins

Volume 344: debated on Wednesday 1 March 1939

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asked the Home Secretary whether he can give any information in connection with counterfeit silver coins, mostly florins, that have been in circulation in the Rainham and Horn church areas of Essex; and whether adequate warning has been given to shopkeepers and others about this matter?

My right hon. Friend is informed by the Chief Constable of Essex that from August last to the present date, the number of counterfeit silver coins passed to the police from the Rainham and Hornchurch areas was four: three florins and one half-crown. In the circumstances, the Chief Constable has not felt called on to give any special warning to shopkeepers and others in this matter.