I didn't manage to get this in last week, but The Sun reported on September 12, 2017 about British coins being found counterstamped with Nazi symbols. -Editor
An unsettling mystery is unfolding as a number of British coins have been found with Nazi symbols stamped on them.
A horrified shopper spotted a swastika on Queen Elizabeth's head on a 50p, in an odd wave of findings the Royal Mint says it is aware of.
Some people believe a Second World War enthusiast is stamping the coins at home and then putting them back into circulation.
Others have found similar offensive motifs on £2 and 50p coins.
A 1997 coin was adorned with the Nazi Party's eagle symbol, known as a Reichsadler and used between 1935 and 1945.
Another 50p discovered in July 2015 was stamped with a bird carrying a Swastika and on the other side the initials SS – representing the Nazi paramilitary Schutzstaffel group.
The Mint's currency security technical expert, Scott Kuperus, said: "The Royal Mint strongly disapproves of the defacing of coins in this way, as such action could bring into question the
integrity of the United Kingdom coinage.
“Doing so is often counterproductive as the defaced coins are quickly removed from circulation."
Similar coins have been found in Germany, where Nazi symbols are illegal.
Earlier this year, a €2 coin was discovered at a restaurant in the city of Neuss stamped with banned imperial eagles and a swastika.
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GOLD MEIN Mystery as Nazi symbols and swastikas found stamped onto British £2 and 50p coins
Wayne Homren, Editor
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