Andrew Beattie andrew at
Thu Dec 27 20:53:23 GMT 2007

Edmund von der Burg wrote:
> An alternative - albeit illegal - would be to take two ten pence
> coins, two five pence coins, a metal drill
It isn't illegal any more.

The law you are thinking of was repealed recently as they brought in a 
new law about forgery.

As a result, there are a number of tourist places where you can get a 
penny squashed into a souvineer.

You put a quid and a penny into the machine.  It keeps the quid and 
squashes the penny into an oval shape embossed with some souvineer 
graphic of the tourist trap that you are visiting.  Each machine has a 
sign explaining the change in the law that makes this legal.


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