Warning to check your change especially two euro coins
The Guardia Civil is warning people to check any two-euro coins they receive, after discovering a new scam involving Turkish lira coins which are a similar size and colour, but have a fraction of the value of 32 cents.
As you can see, at a glance the two coins look very similar. On the back of the Turkish lira is the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafá Kemal Atatürk, and the face of the coin shows the value, the year, a half-moon, and a star, which are symbols of the Turkish flag, together with other decorative elements.
On the other hand, a two-euro coin will clearly state its value in euros and those minted in Spain will have an image of someone or something relevant, such as the king, Felipe VI; the former king, Juan Carlos I, Miguel de Cervantes, or the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.
This is not the first time the Guardia Civil has issued a warning of this type. Earlier this year there was a similar fraud involving one-euro coins which were being substituted by foreign coins with a much lower value.