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Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:27 am
by groentje
ravestorm wrote:
MetalAtog wrote:British 1 Penny (passed as a 0.05€)
Right today I also received a British 1 Penny instead of 0.05 € coin

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For me, it's the other way around, I had one of those from my holiday, but probably I paid with it somewhere... :oops:

Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:09 am
by Dawizz
I have received in exchange several american coins 1cent and even a couple of coins from thailand,you know the one that looked like a good copy of the 2 euro coin.But that was a couple of years ago now I double chack before leaving the store.

Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:48 am
by Maurice
I have some coins which resemble the 1 Euro coins in general look shape and size. They are identified by "10F 1989" on one side and "RF" on the other side but without the circle of stars.

Is this a valid 1Euro coin from France?

Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:23 pm
by bzajc
Maurice wrote:I have some coins which resemble the 1 Euro coins in general look shape and size. They are identified by "10F 1989" on one side and "RF" on the other side but without the circle of stars.

Is this a valid 1Euro coin from France?
This is obviousy the 10 Francs coin from the year 1989 and is off course not valid any more.

Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:59 pm
by tabbs
Right, those 10F pieces could be exchanged into euro cash until February 2005. These days they are basically worthless ...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/e/e0/10-Franc-Münze.JPG
(Sorry, seems the forum software cannot handle the URL, so copy the entire line above.)

Christian

Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:31 am
by yli
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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:46 pm
by MuenzMuc
ravestorm wrote:A friend of mine received Thai 10 baht (about 0.22€) as change in a bar (instead of 2€ coin)
I received this coin in a shop. I noticed it early enough and so I gave the coin back! :)

Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:04 pm
by Uddz1
I'm from the UK and shortly after the Euro was introduced I picked up a taxi at GDN in Paris. After the driver had established I was Anglais he made sure there were a couple of old franc coins in with my Euro change :D The coins were similar enough and I was sufficiently unfamiliar with the new currency for him to get away with it!

Here in England, euro coins sometimes pop up in circulation. I myself have received a Spanish 5 €-cent instead of a UK one-penny, making around 3.8 pence profit at current exchange rates.

Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:56 pm
by R/J
I was fooled today. Recieving a 10-baht coin instead of 2 euros.

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Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:20 am
by BCNumismatics
tabbs wrote:
WinstonSmith wrote:Probably you mean a 500-lira coin, because bimetallic 50-lira coins were never used
Hmm, nickx did not mention bimetallic but wrote "only in silver metal". The 50 lire coins were nickel pieces, I think, so that may be what he got. And the lesson we learn from that? Don't smoke, then you don't have to sit outside where the light is not as bright as inside. :wink:

Christian
The 50 Lire & 100 Lire coins from Italy,San Marino,& the Vatican City are not nickel coins.They are actually steel coins.They are attracted to a magnet.

Aidan.

Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:15 pm
by androl
there are different types of them, the 100 lire until 1992 and 50 lire until 1995 are steel, the 100 lire 1993-? and 50 lire 1996-? are nickel

Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:12 pm
by Al s'é pers
Today I found in my mother's wallet a British Penny, probably given as a 5 Euro cent. At least it's the new 2008 design (the one with the coat of arms), which I haven't already seen, so I gained a new coin for my collection! :mrgreen:

Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:59 pm
by maarsy
lol ur lucky , i ask for change in pennys if i go to britan and stil havent got the new desing

Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:49 am
by zabaks
was given that Brazilian 5 centavos in Vienna airport about a year ago.

Re: non € coins

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:24 pm
by Ladybug74
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