33 tonnes of Maltese euro coins exported

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33 tonnes of Maltese euro coins exported

Postby melitikus » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:51 pm

A total of 700,000 sets of Malta euro coins have been exported to various European countries in a joint venture between Lombard Bank and MaltaPost. The sets, weighing almost 33 tonnes, were flown to Germany on a chartered Airbus A300 freighter.

The export followed strong interest by overseas collectors.

"This export order confirms the very strong interest in Malta euro coins" said a spokesman for Lombard Bank and MaltaPost, which jointly operate philatelic and numismatic initiatives.

The coins are displayed in an attractive folder which also features technical details about the coins and information about Malta.

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/vi ... s-exported

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Postby melitikus » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:52 pm

nispera li dan il forum ma jkunx biss biex titkellem bil Malti imma anke dwar issues li ghandhom x jaqsmu ma Malta u l Ewro - bhal din ta hawn fuq - avvolja bl Ingliz

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Postby Ewri » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:21 pm

It seems that there was invasion by European tourists who happened to be in Malta in December too. They were asking for the Maltese starter packs.

German EBT users, be on the lookout.

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Postby presidente » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:12 pm

I bought in e-bay a series of your coins for 12 Euros...very very nice!!! :D :D :D

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Postby Asiamaniac » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:49 pm

Are there still Maltese coins in circulation? :) (Just wondering: In San Marino they also issue their own coins but when I was there last year they were only available in souvenir shops and NOT at face-value, of course. Maybe same situation in Cyprus?)

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Postby Ewri » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:12 am

we are still having some new Maltese ones but now, there are many coins from other countries, particularly 1c.

The used 5c, 2c and 1c are already becoming very dirty.

80% of coins in circulation are Maltese ones.

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Postby Asiamaniac » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:22 am

That's fine, but probably not for long. I guess that quite some tourists will take coins home for their collections and those of families, friends, neighbours, ...

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Postby Ewri » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:24 am

let's see what happens after summer now.

I do not think they will vanish though, but maybe we will have 50% local, 50% foreign in a couple of years' time.

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Postby Asiamaniac » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:27 am

No no, they will certainly not vanish. But as you put it, the ratio between national and foreign coins will definitely change.

Wonder when I will get my first Maltese coin out of circulation - until now I even did not get a single Slovenian, let alone a cyprus one...

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Postby Asiamaniac » Thu May 20, 2010 9:58 pm

Asiamaniac wrote:Wonder when I will get my first Maltese coin out of circulation - until now I even did not get a single Slovenian, let alone a cyprus one...

Until today no Maltese out of circulation HERE. But in March, after winter EBTM, Maltese National bank was kind enough to sell me Maltese coins to the face value of 253 Euro. :D To make public happy, I put them by and by into circulation. Guess, that quite some collectors in Wiesbaden, Flörsheim am Main ("taucher-city") and Frankfurt am Main are happy to have received some coins out of circulation...

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Re: 33 tonnes of Maltese euro coins exported

Postby Grufti » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:39 pm

My 2 - 3 big hand full of nearly mint Maltese coins which I got during my 1 week holidays from bus riding & paying entrance fees using :note-50: and :note-20: bills during my visit in February 2009 I will keep them and will not distribute them 8)
Früher ging es uns gut. heute geht es uns besser...
Es wäre aber besser , es ginge uns wieder gut !



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Re: 33 tonnes of Maltese euro coins exported

Postby Sharatan3 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:09 pm

I left a small bunch of maltese coins in Tuscany, especially in the Florentine area. :D :D

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Re: 33 tonnes of Maltese euro coins exported

Postby joergb30 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:51 pm

This week I got a lot of "new" shiny coins with 2 cent, 5 cent and 10 cent denomination.
On the other side almost 50 percent of the €-coins which I collected came from :flag-it: :flag-fr: :flag-es: :flag-de: and it seems that more than 50% of the 1 cents are "pooling coins" from :flag-nl: )
(by the way, many thanks for the patient cashiers in your banks and shops :D )


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