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Making Razor Blades From One Rupee Coins.

In Crime, India on April 15, 2010 at 8:31 am

It’s illegal, but you have to admire the ingenuity of this racket that prompted the Indian Central Bank to change the metallic content of the coins.

The “vanishing” coins were first noticed in eastern India in 2007 when police reported that millions of coins made with ferritic stainless steel were being sent across the border to Bangladesh by smugglers. The coins were then melted down and turned into razors or jewellery and sold for big profits. (Read full post the National)


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