The 12-sided �1 coin has been placed for sale online by sellers asking several times its face value. The new coin started to enter circulation on Tuesday - and bags stuffed with the new coins have been delivered to banks up and down the country.
Coca-Cola says the incident at its bottling factory in Lisburn, Co Antrim, was an isolated one. Photograph: Coca-Cola/PA. Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.
The world's most advanced coin joins the UK market on 28 March, with a billion already struck and ready for use - a handful of which could be with a mint.
A property tycoon who banned "coloured" tenants from renting his homes because he claims they make them smell of curry faces the prospect of legal action.
Business owners will be able to buy a Square reader for �39, and will pay a flat transaction fee of 1.75% for in-person payments.