Fake Queen Victoria coins seized in Turkey’s Adana
Police have detained three suspects in the southern Turkish province of Adana during an operation against historic coin smugglers. However, the seized material, which included pound coins featuring the figure of Queen Victoria, turned out to be fake.
Police forces seized around 750 coins during the operation in the Seyhan district, detaining two Syrian citizens and one Turkish taxi driver, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Dec. 11.
The car carrying the suspects was stopped following a notice to the police and the coins were found in a bag inside the car.
The Adana Museum subsequently identified the coins, which had a historic look, as fake.
Queen Victoria ruled the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 until 1901, becoming the longest reigning British monarch in history until she was surpassed by current Queen Elizabeth II in 2015.