An Expensive Mistake

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NEW EURO MELT-DOWN FEAR LEAVES MINT RED-FACED!

At an unnamed European mint, 18-carat white and yellow gold blanks intended for making special commemorative coins have inadvertently been fed into machinery producing 1-Euro coins for general circulation.

The coins were shipped out and issued into the banking system before the mistake was discovered, although shipments are said to be traceable to just three locations.  It is not yet clear whether any banks have released any of the coins.  Experts have stated that if so, they are unlikely to be recovered as the gold they contain is worth over a hundred times their face value.

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