That’s an excellent idea, then they cannot argue against what it says on you old lost and found licenceThey do not accept photocopy proof. A police motorcycle instructor had his left off and even with all their copies he had to re-do the test.
So my thinking is if it has to go back for any reason tell them you have lost it. Then if anything is amiss when you get it back you still have the original as proof. But no doubt it will come at a price.