FOLLOWING on from a recent warning that went viral in Spain police have warned of more foreign coins in circulation that look similar to one and two euro coins – but have a much lower value.
The Guardia Civil advise everyone to check their change carefully to make sure that they are not deceived and foreign coins are not passed off as euros.
Among the coins that the public are being warned to keep an eagle-eye open for is the Turkish lira that looks very similar to the one euro but is only worth a fifth of the value.
They also go on to warn that some Moroccan and Thai coins can be confused with two euro coins.
Lower value Venezuelan bolivars and Argentine pesos also frequently circulate in Spain and can be easily mistaken due to the country’s connections to South American.
— Guardia Civil 🇪🇸 (@guardiacivil) February 10, 2019
— Guardia Civil 🇪🇸 (@guardiacivil) February 6, 2019
Estos son 2 pesos argentinos 🇦🇷
La moneda puede confundirs con la de 1 euro pero realmente valen 0,024 €
¡Que no te la cuelen! pic.twitter.com/t0kPDnoBqC
— Guardia Civil 🇪🇸 (@guardiacivil) February 5, 2019