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Did you ever receive a non-Euro coin as if it was one Euro (or eurocent) coin?

Yes, once.
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Yes, a few times.
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No, never.
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Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Postby maarsy » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:12 am

found this one in mi til yesterday


http://www.numiscollect.eu/plaatjes/big ... 1pound.jpg

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Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Postby zarazek » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:29 am

I don't live in the euro area but here in the :flag-uk: UK I've been given an Icelandic coin which looked like £1 and which I then found difficult to get rid of :)
I've also got a coin from Gibraltar and Jersey (if I remember correctly) but I guess they are legal tender over here.

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Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Postby tabbs » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:01 am

zarazek wrote:I don't live in the euro area but here in the :flag-uk: UK I've been given an Icelandic coin which looked like £1 and which I then found difficult to get rid of :)
I've also got a coin from Gibraltar and Jersey (if I remember correctly) but I guess they are legal tender over here.

Guess what you got was a 50 kr coin (with a crab); roughly the same size and "color" as a £1 coin but not that thick ... and worth about 25 pence. Well, the design is nice but I would not give you £1 or €1 for it either. :mrgreen:

British coins are legal tender in Jersey and Guernsey for example, but not the other way round. Then again, Channel Islands coins are from the very same sterling area that England and Scotland are part of, they have same value and basically the same technical specifications as their British counterparts, so quite a few people will accept them.

Do you come across euro coins and notes where you are, or do you regularly travel to the euro area? Just wondering ...

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Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Postby zarazek » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:25 am

You're absolutely right about the Icelandic coin - it was a 50 kronur piece.
As for the Gibraltar coin, it's a 20p piece from 2007 (with a set of keys on the obverse), couldn't find the other coin from the Channel Islands so it's probably gone.

Well, I don't think I've ever been given change in euro here but I have seen a coin from Spain lying on the pavement a long time ago (which I obviously picked up :)

Where I live, I come across banknotes from an other Pound-zone country, namely England :)) I've also heard of people finding N Irish notes but I've not been this lucky.
I have travelled to countries that use the euro but these days, regrettably, I don't do it often.

Tell me, does the NW in your Location field stand for Nordrhein Westfalen? Just being nosy :)

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Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Postby tabbs » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:28 am

You got that right. :) I am in North Rhine Westphalia, and the abbreviation "NRW" is more common here. But NW is the actual ISO code, and looks better when combined with two other two-character codes, I think.

So welcome to the EuroBillTracker forum site! Do you get euro coins or notes from swappers maybe? I suppose that, if you did not have anything to do with the euro, you would not be here ...

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Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Postby androl » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:00 am

I found this coin in a roll of 5c coins (from 1999)

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Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Postby androl » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:42 am

so what foreign coins did people or machines actually accept as euro coins?

1c:
Germany 1 pfennig
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2c:
USA 1 cent
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Slovakia 50 halierov
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Germany 2 pfennig
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5c:
Brasil 5 centavos
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United Kingdom 1 penny
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South Africa 10 cents ??? which one?
South Afrika 5 cents
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10c:
Brazil 10 centavos
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(Mexico 20 centimos)
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France 10 centimes
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(Uruguay 1 peso)
(Mexico 10 centavos) ???
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Yugoslavia 1 dinar
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20c:
Slovenia 1 tolar
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50c:
Yugoslavia 5 dinar
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USA 1/4 dollar
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1€:
France 10 francs
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Bulgaria 1 lev
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(Bahrain 100 fils)
Syria 25 pounds
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Jamaica 20 dollars
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2€:
Italy 500 lire
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Italy 50 lire ??
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Thailand 10 baht
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Turkey 1 new lira
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(Iran 500 rial)
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Egypt 1 pound
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Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Postby Jes » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:08 pm

My uncle found a 20 dollar coin from Jamaica. it is identical in diameter, shape, colour, weight (apparently) and even its edges are equal!! 8O

He confused it with a €-coin from a "weird country" (he thought it was from San Marino or something strange, untill he read "jamaica" :lol: )
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Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Postby Jes » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:13 pm

I found an image on the internet.

Not very good though, but just to give you an idea. I will try to get some fere time to make a picture myself of the coin, along with a 1€ just to show you ;)

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Coins that look like Euro coins.

Postby BCNumismatics » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:18 pm

Jes,
That is a $20 coin,not a $5 coin.

The Jamaican $5 coin is a silver colour.

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Re: Coins that look like Euro coins.

Postby Jes » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:20 pm

BCNumismatics wrote:Jes,
That is a $20 coin,not a $5 coin.

The Jamaican $5 coin is a silver colour.

Aidan.

Jep, true. I don't know what I was thinking about. Thanx :D

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Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Postby Pim » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:09 pm

I found this "1 euro" coin in my wallet, in Ireland:
It's Syria 25 Pounds..

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Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Postby tabbs » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:27 pm

At least the piece is nicely designed. ;) Does it have the same size as a €1 coin?

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Coins that look like Euro coins.

Postby BCNumismatics » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:27 pm

Christian,
The Syrian coin looks bigger than a 1 Euro coin,& smaller than the 2 Euro coin.

I've seen a couple of examples of this coin in the past couple of years.

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Re: Coins that look like Euro coins

Postby tabbs » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:21 pm

Ah, thanks! I saw it listed and depicted in androl's post above but had no idea about the diameter ...

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