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    Default PRC coins used as Singapore currency

    Just the other day, I was emptying my pocket of loose change when I noticed an unusual coin.

    On closer inspection, it turns out to be a PRC coin that very strongly resembles our 1-dollar coin, being of the same colour and being only slightly smaller.

    This must have been handed over to me as change for a purchase and I must have probably not noticed the difference.

    When I mentioned this to a Sheng Siong cashier, she confirmed that there are many of these coins in circulation and that her management has warned them all to be on the lookout for a PRC coin that looks like our 50-cent coin.

    Please pass this on to all your friends and relatives.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mingkor View Post
    Just the other day, I was emptying my pocket of loose change when I noticed an unusual coin.

    On closer inspection, it turns out to be a PRC coin that very strongly resembles our 1-dollar coin, being of the same colour and being only slightly smaller.

    This must have been handed over to me as change for a purchase and I must have probably not noticed the difference.

    When I mentioned this to a Sheng Siong cashier, she confirmed that there are many of these coins in circulation and that her management has warned them all to be on the lookout for a PRC coin that looks like our 50-cent coin.

    Please pass this on to all your friends and relatives.



    cant see any pics.

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    Tried twice to download images, but not successful.

    Can anyone tell me how?

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    Default Re: PRC coins used as Singapore currency

    In the first place, did you upload the photos anywhere?

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    No, they are still in my harddisk, in a folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mingkor View Post
    No, they are still in my harddisk, in a folder.
    erm..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mingkor View Post
    No, they are still in my harddisk, in a folder.
    You need to upload the pictures to a server. Suggest that you try uploading to your gallery space in CS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Teoh View Post
    You need to upload the pictures to a server. Suggest that you try uploading to your gallery space in CS.
    So Sori.

    I am a Flickr member, but did not want to upload these images there.

    Now, I have joined photobucket and uploaded them there.

    Will explore ur suggestion of using the gallery space at cs.

    http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...d_P4270004.jpg

    http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...d_P4270003.jpg

    I hope these images appear. Fingers crossed

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    Quote Originally Posted by mingkor View Post
    So Sori.

    I am a Flickr member, but did not want to upload these images there.

    Now, I have joined photobucket and uploaded them there.

    Will explore ur suggestion of using the gallery space at cs.

    http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...d_P4270004.jpg

    http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...d_P4270003.jpg

    I hope these images appear. Fingers crossed
    wah, instant depreciation 10x...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

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    Someone passed me a Thai coin for change too a few months ago. Unfortunately, I did not realize it until several days later. It is almost the same size as either the Singapore 10 or 20 cents coin (I forgot which).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    wah, instant depreciation 10x...
    LOL, I cannot agree more!

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    sometimes i got ringgits in my coins too.

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