over '£5 coins' worth 25p circulating in Burnham-On-Sea
warning has this week been issued for shoppers and traders in
Burnham-On-Sea to be on the look out for these coins circulating
in the town.
holidaymakers have tried to use the commemmorative £5 coins
to pay for goods at shops and fuel stations in Burnham over the
past few days.
the coin - which was issued in 1980 to mark the 80th birthday
of the Queen Mother - has a face value of just 25p.
have been several incidents where the coins have been used to
try and purchase goods for £5," one Burnham shop owner
coins do not say 'Five Pounds' on them and in fact have a face
value of just 25p so people can quickly be out of pocket and need
to be aware of them."
visited shops in the town centre earlier this year to give traders
advice about the coins. There is more information on the Royal
Mint's website here.