Belgian coins, 1999, 2000, 2001

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Belgian coins, 1999, 2000, 2001

Post by Karin Melick-Barthelmess » Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:27 am

Have 1 Euro from 1999, 29 cents from 2000, and 10 cents from 2001. Are these legitimate. I thought Euros only came into existence in 2002.
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Re: Belgian coins, 1999, 2000, 2001

Post by androl » Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:15 am

A 29 cent coin from Belgium 2000... Damn you're lucky, I have never had such a coin, they must be very rare. 8O but I'm not really sure if it is legitimate. :?

No, serious, there are coins with years since 1999 in some countries, because that was when they made the coins. In other countries all these coins have the year 2002 though they were made earlier.

Is this the first time that you looked exactly at such a coin? Or are you from a non-euro country?

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Post by Venga » Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:06 pm

Countries with coins from 1999: Belgium, Finland, France, Netherlands and Spain.

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Re: Belgian coins, 1999, 2000, 2001

Post by tabbs » Sun May 01, 2005 7:21 pm

androl wrote:there are coins with years since 1999 in some countries, because that was when they made the coins. In other countries all these coins have the year 2002 though they were made earlier.
Hmm. Several euro countries (DE, FR, NL ...) started producing euro coins in 1998, and yet you will never find that year on any euro coin.

No, the reason why some* picked 1999 was that on 1-Jan-1999 the euro became the European currency. (The old cash continued to exist, but just as non-decimal sub-units of the euro.) Other countries picked 2002 since on 1-Jan-2002 the euro cash became legal tender.

* primarily monarchies (for obvious reasons) but also others

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Re: Belgian coins, 1999, 2000, 2001

Post by Barzdonas » Fri May 01, 2015 1:58 pm

5c (1999) ir 10c (2001) :flag-be: found in Vilnius.

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Re: Belgian coins, 1999, 2000, 2001

Post by Dawizz » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:19 pm

Portugal is the dumpster of Europe of many things including Euro coins. I with out too much effort find coins from 99-00. Right now I have in my hands;

50c :flag-be: 99 :flag-fi: 00 :flag-fr: 01

10c :flag-fr: 99

5c :flag-fr: 99 :flag-es: 99
Born too late to explore the Globe. Born too early to explore the Stars. Born just in time to see the World implode.

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Re: Belgian coins, 1999, 2000, 2001

Post by Montgomery Burns » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:26 pm

Yes, hooray for the dumpster :lol: some other coins are quite rare, though.

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