Tourists are warned by Guardia Civil to “check their change”

Tourists are being warned to look out for the coins entering circulation. Credit: Twitter @Guardiacivil

The Guardia Civil has reissued a notice to tourists to keep a look out for Egyptian and Mexican currency working its way into Spanish circulation.

The Mexican Five Peso coin and the Egyptian Pound coin are very similar to the Two Euro coin and on first look the difference would go unnoticed.

However the number of “foreign” coins making their way into circulation at the countries tourist hotspots has increased over the past week according to officials.

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Tourists are been asked to inspect their change when purchasing items to make sure they don’t receive one of the coins unintentionally.

The Mexican peso is only worth 24 cents whereas the Egyptian pound coin is only worth five cents.


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