SWITZERLAND: Knickknackers

Every counterfeiter likes to think that the stuff he turns out is just as good as the government's, but the government usually has the last word about that. Last week a Swiss court reviewed the case of two alleged counterfeiters, Yugoslav Zdravko Beraha and Italian Giuseppi Bernardi, who for months in Milan had been manufacturing British sovereigns* just as good as those once coined by the Royal Mint. With five helpers, the pair had turned out the coins at a rate of 1,000 a day from gold exactly as pure as that used...

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