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Re: hardest to find coins

Post by Vunono » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:42 pm

My father got a Image 2€ 2014 today as change in Algeciras. I told him to keep it for me, hope he doesn't spend it before we meet!

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Re: hardest to find coins

Post by Vunono » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:32 am

My little cousins usually keep their mother's small coins, and today they let me look through several bags full of hundreds of 1, 2 and 5 cents. It was worth it, as I found a :flag-fi: 2c 2003. How many did actually go into circulation?

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Re: hardest to find coins

Post by GWR7007 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:46 am

Vunono wrote:
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How many did actually go into circulation?
I'm not an expert but as far as I know, Finland abandoned the 1 and 2 cent coins a couple of years after the coins came into circulation.
It's a bit like the Dutch 1 and 2 cent coins one can still find in circulation, although of course, the Dutch used those coins much longer than the Finnish :wink:
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Re: hardest to find coins

Post by Aatos99 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:21 am

GWR7007 wrote:
Vunono wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:32 am
How many did actually go into circulation?
I'm not an expert but as far as I know, Finland abandoned the 1 and 2 cent coins a couple of years after the coins came into circulation.
It's a bit like the Dutch 1 and 2 cent coins one can still find in circulation, although of course, the Dutch used those coins much longer than the Finnish :wink:
Finland never used 1 and 2 cent coins in circulation. Here prices are round to the nearest 5 cent when you pay with cash. I think that if I took 1 and 2 cent coins from bank (which is possible), I would get Finnish ones.

But indeed, they are rare and I think they haven't been put into circulation either in other countries. I found once a :flag-fi: 1 cent coin from a parking lot of a gas station, and spent it in Spain.
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Re: hardest to find coins

Post by romain17 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:21 pm

Vunono wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:32 am
My little cousins usually keep their mother's small coins, and today they let me look through several bags full of hundreds of 1, 2 and 5 cents. It was worth it, as I found a :flag-fi: 2c 2003. How many did actually go into circulation?
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Re: hardest to find coins

Post by Aatos99 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:41 pm

romain17 wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:21 pm
Vunono wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:32 am
My little cousins usually keep their mother's small coins, and today they let me look through several bags full of hundreds of 1, 2 and 5 cents. It was worth it, as I found a :flag-fi: 2c 2003. How many did actually go into circulation?
Nice :P

:flag-fi: 2c 2003 6 544 000 minted for circulation :wink:
It seems that Finnish 1 and 2 cent coins are used in circulation somewhere else, because they have been minted so largely. Maybe in Latvia, because I found a shiny :flag-fi: 1 cent coin 2005 from a floor of Riga airport in front of a kiosk. It looks like almost unused. Although there would be more of them in circulation, it was nice to find it and bring it back to Finland (until I use it somewhere in the world). 8)
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