Border Force officers in Dover are investigating after they seized nearly £8,000 in counterfeit one pound coins.
The coins were discovered when staff at Dover's Eastern docks stopped two passengers travelling on a coach from Amsterdam on July, 30.
After questioning, the officers searched their baggage and found two large bags containing the coins.
Giuseppe Savoia and Norma Pitrolo appeared before Canterbury Magistrates' Court on Thursday, August 1 charged with the importation of counterfeit protected coins.
More top news
Philippa has Sunday's weather for the east
Philippa has Sunday's weather for the west
Smoke once again fills the skies of Surrey after another fire breaks out in Pirbright. It's a continuation of the blaze on Wednesday.