Counterfeit $2 coins found in Peterborough: police

While these are real $2 coins, Peterborough police are investigating the discovery of counterfeit coins in the area. The Canadian Press file

Peterborough police are advising the public about counterfeit $2 coins that may be circulating in the region.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, on Tuesday, more than a dozen fake toonies were turned in.

Police say the coins had been located in the out-chute of a coin machine at a Chemong Road plaza.

Read more: Police investigate counterfeit $2 coins used at store in eastern Ontario

Anyone with information is asked to call Peterborough police at 705-876-1122 ext. 555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

Global News Peterborough has requested more details on the coins.

In January, OPP issued a warning about fake $2 coins located at a store in the Town of Hawkesbury.

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In that incident, the coins had “Z DOLLARD” on one side of the coin and featured images of a seal and a man’s head instead of Queen Elizabeth II on the “heads” side and a polar bear on the “tails” side, respectively.

Counterfeit $2 coins. Provided / Ontario Provincial Police

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