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Post by bhoeyb » Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:34 pm

A few moments ago, I've received my first 1c 2004 Belgium at the supermarket. I saw the guy in front of me got his change containing a shiny cent so I was hoping for a 2004 too. I've received 3 of them, uncirculated :D !
BTW, the globe near 1c is almost blanco; without country borders or continents 8O .

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Post by Ralf » Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:37 pm

Nice bhoeyb!
When it is an eror than you can maybe make a scan.
Senior is collecting errors. He can tell you many of it.

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Post by Aaron » Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:27 pm

bhoeyb wrote:BTW, the globe near 1c is almost blanco; without country borders or continents 8O .
Wow, it can really be a valuable mistake. :)

Too bad I can't compare as I don't see those 1- and 2-cent coins too often (no need to explain why :wink: ).
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Post by Tiger » Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:59 am

Today I got the full Finnish set of 2004 from Fundamental!
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Post by Senior » Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:07 am

On average, the quality of Belgian euro's is truly dramatic. Many die-cracks and poor strikes occur. In fact, Begium is the only euro country so far which has 2€ coins of which the pill is audibly loose in the ring. If you throw 50 of these coins one by one on the table you're bound to find a coin which has a different sound. Try if you can here it ticking when you shake it close to your ear.
To give a more detailed review of the 1c '04 I need a good picture of the coins.
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Post by Aaron » Tue Mar 30, 2004 8:00 am

Senior wrote:On average, the quality of Belgian euro's is truly dramatic. Many die-cracks and poor strikes occur. In fact, Begium is the only euro country so far which has 2€ coins of which the pill is audibly loose in the ring. If you throw 50 of these coins one by one on the table you're bound to find a coin which has a different sound. Try if you can here it ticking when you shake it close to your ear.
That is strange. As far as I know, all the coins are minted from similar billets. Tell me if I'm wrong.

Maybe it is because of the design of the Belgian euros. When minting them, they are maybe punched from incorrect places so that the two pieces of one and two euro coins don't really stick together. :idea:
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Post by Senior » Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:46 pm

@ Aaron:

I've only seen this phenomena in Belgian 2€ coins (not 1€ coins). I think it might have something to do with insufficient pressure during the actual minting.
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Post by Benco » Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:49 pm

Hi Joerg,

Can you please tell me which 2004 euro coins from Germany will be on circulation please?

Ps: Personaly for 2004: i've got some Austrian, Belegian, Germany and Luxembourgian in my own collection.

Regards from France,
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Post by joergb30 » Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:51 pm

Benco wrote:Hi Joerg,

Can you please tell me which 2004 euro coins from Germany will be on circulation please?

Ps: Personaly for 2004: i've got some Austrian, Belegian, Germany and Luxembourgian in my own collection.

Regards from France,
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Senior made a list where you can see all coins from 2004 found in circulation.




Today I received:

5 ct J again,
6 * 1 ct A 2004
2 * 1 ct J 2004

2€ A
(a customer coming from Leipzig/East Germany paid with this coin)

and 2 ct Luxemburg 2004 :D

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Post by Gauss » Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:09 pm

joergb30 wrote:2€ A
(a customer coming from Leipzig/East Germany paid with this coin)
Seems like they release all of them right there: I got my 2EUR/2004/A there too (see above).

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Post by bhoeyb » Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:42 pm

joergb30 wrote: and 2 ct Luxemburg 2004 :D
It looks like this 2004 coin is rather 'common'. A friend has found his first 2004 in circulation ... guess ... a Lux. 2c 2004! I wonder why? Is Lux. exporting his 2c coins? In 2003, the first foreign 2003 coin I've received was a Lux. 2c too :roll: ...

Today, I've got a 1€ & 2€ Lux. 2004 -almost unc- + 5c Belgium 2004 from circulation at my 'FG' spot :D !

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Post by Senior » Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:33 am

The early finds of Lux 2c '04 may have something to do with the date of issue of these coins. All values of Lux '04 were already available in december '03. Henceforward they have had more time to spread around Europe then coins which were issued during '04.
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Post by bhoeyb » Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:36 am

Last year, in Herentals, we had a relative 'large' amount of UNC shiny 2c Lux. 2003 all with the same error (stempelbreuk) on the coin (so they can from the same batch) I've collected about 5 of them.

I think some banks -in Herentals- used fresh UNC 2c Lux. 2003 coins. How those banks received those coins to use, I don't know ... I've never visited all banks in Herentals to ask :roll: .

Maybe, this fact is the same for 2c Lux. 2004 ??

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Post by Benco » Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:04 pm

Hi Joerg,

I'm interested in those 2004 euro coins :
5 ct J again (x...)
1 ct A 2004 (x...)
1 ct J 2004 (x...)

Can you please tell me which euro coins you're looking for in order to find a swap?

Regards from France,
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Post by Elmo » Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:04 pm

Ralf wrote:I don't have found any coins from 2004 :(
But i have heard that the 2c and 20c 2004 The Ntherlands are in circulation.
And today I received a 2ct 2004 too! :D
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