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The 10 Baht coin is very similar to the 2 Euro, about 2% different,

and so similar, that if you try it 10 times in a Swisscom telephone box, it will go through saving you a lot of money. I haven't tried this coin on other EU machines.
Where is that coin from? I was given one as part of my change last time I shopped in France? Edited - just Googled it - so Thailand. I wonder how often unsuspecting punters get 'done' in this way?
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Re: Trolley coin miracle

Now be careful with all these brilliant ideas. I remember only too well when some bright spark started using Russian Rubles in the SBB Ticket Machines instead of five franc pieces. The earlier machines took only a Fr.20.- note if they took notes at all and it had to be one in good condition and fed in to the machine the right way round so Fr.5.- pieces were very used a lot.

Of course, Rubles weren't worth as much as Fr.5.- so the machines were adapted to refuse the larger coins. Result - we all had to carry around a purse full of two franc pieces to pay for our tickets and probably missed the train fooling around with them. And if it happens that I need a purseful of 10 Rappen coins to put into my shopping trolley that will be my first Thread in Complaints Corner.
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