epa02663132 An employee of Hamburg Mint holds a shredded two-euro-coin between his finger tips in Hamburg, Germany, 31 March 2011. By both separating the outer ring from the center and deforming it the coin has been invalidated. A Chinese gang is said to have reassembled 29 tons of shredded coins and monetised those at the German Central Bank. EPA/MARKUS SCHOLZ
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