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Started by Figleaf, May 10, 2018, 11:27:22 PM

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Figleaf

I am lucky to be married to a woman who claims she can spot a fake coin from a distance. She thought this was one. I am fortunate she took another look. :D

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Arminius

#1
 - No original wrapping / blister
- no certificates
- no grading by a third party grading company
- not slabbed in a coin coffin
- no reference without gap about all former owners / auctions

But a nice find!

;) ;)

Figleaf

Saw at least two countries and was used in a transaction (Dutch supermarket). So few of them escape the plastic, they ought to be more expensive naked. :D

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

chrisild

Definitely a cool find, congratulations! (Has not happened to me so far ...) Keep in mind though that Monaco, just like the other three countries with monetary agreements, does issue part of its volume raw and at face. Not sure about the 2017 mintage, but it was 1.3 million in 2015 and about 800,000 in 2016. So with a little bit of luck you can come across them - even in a Dutch store. ;)

Christian

Bimat

Very nice find, congratulations!  :)

Quote from: chrisild on May 11, 2018, 05:52:00 PM
Not sure about the 2017 mintage

1,383,528 pieces. 8)

Aditya

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

eurocoin

Nice find, congratulations!

I had the luck of finding a 2014-dated one a few years ago. Never found any other coins of the mini states even although I do quite a bit of coin roll hunting.

Figleaf

The funny thing is that I live in the Paris area and I would expect that the Monaco and Andorra raw issues are put in circulation in that area, but I obtained both this Monegasque and my Andorran euro coin in the Netherlands. By contrast, all Vatican and San Marino in my collection come from Italy. From Rome, to be exact.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Arminius

The best chance might be next to a location where useless Euro coin collections are recycled to circulation.

Last week i found this former proof issue in my change:



(uncleaned as found - after cleaning the spots were gone but some deeper scratches unfortunately remained.)

2014 D 33,000 In Sets only
2014 D 27,000 Proof
no circulation issue 2014 D (?)

Bimat

2018 dated €2 coins of Monaco (regular) are also out...

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.