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Title: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on July 24, 2014, 08:17:59 AM
Found in Lithuania and now in Latvia :)
Maybe anybody collect coins like this?

a) yellow coin
b) coin from bank roll
c)) coins from my wallet

2 photos from mobile & 2 scans
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on July 24, 2014, 08:19:24 AM
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Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on July 24, 2014, 08:19:46 AM
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Title: Yellow German cent
Post by: Bimat on July 24, 2014, 08:23:09 AM
Incredible find that is! :o :o

Aditya
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: adam on July 24, 2014, 08:57:42 AM
I think it's taught in chemical classroom how to change copper coin to silver color and to gold color.
I'm not sure it's this case too or not.
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on July 24, 2014, 09:13:00 AM
A little gray spots on the coin, I think this is a steel basis of a coin.

Weight on my scales
1) Coin from bank roll 2.30 g
2) Yellow coin 2.33 g
3) Random coin from my wallet 2.33 g
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: wizard on July 24, 2014, 03:05:32 PM
A little gray spots on the coin, I think this is a steel basis of a coin.


It looks like a gold-plated coin, I would have to see it in person,
but steel basis is an evidence of it.
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on July 24, 2014, 03:09:23 PM
This coin was found on the floor in the car which was bought in Germany.
I don't think what coin was gold plated and lost in the car

Why someone need to do this?
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: eurocoin on July 24, 2014, 03:12:48 PM
Dear Medved, why are you first trying to sell it and than come here and ask what you have exactly (I saw your ad on Facebook) ?
I think that this is indeed just a guilt coin (or any other chemical experiment).
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: chrisild on July 24, 2014, 03:50:00 PM
Have seen pieces like that before; they are usually third party gilded. In Germany (and elsewhere too) such "lucky pennies" were and are somewhat common. In the DM years, that was a "Glückspfennig"; the term is still in use, or you can say "Glückscent".

Take a hammer, or acid, and you will find that the "golden" or "yellowish" cent coin is actually nothing but a copper plated piece of steel. :)

Christian
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on July 24, 2014, 03:58:39 PM
Dear Medved, why are you first trying to sell it and than come here and ask what you have exactly (I saw your ad on Facebook) ?
I think that this is indeed just a guilt coin (or any other chemical experiment).
Why? Why not?
I'm not trying first at Facebook. I'll do it at the same time. It is a problem? This is not auction I can sell it or swap it there I want.
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on July 24, 2014, 04:04:41 PM
Have seen pieces like that before; they are usually third party gilded. In Germany (and elsewhere too) such "lucky pennies" were and are somewhat common. In the DM years, that was a "Glückspfennig"; the term is still in use, or you can say "Glückscent".

Take a hammer, or acid, and you will find that the "golden" or "yellowish" cent coin is actually nothing but a copper plated piece of steel. :)

Christian

I know what it is piece of steel plated with cooper. I don't think what this coin gold-plated.
The question is: What can be happend with coin, which was found in the car?

Anyway thanks to all for your comments :)
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: eurocoin on July 24, 2014, 04:21:56 PM
Why? Why not?
I'm not trying first at Facebook. I'll do it at the same time. It is a problem? This is not auction I can sell it or swap it there I want.

Your ad appeared yesterday.. and you are selling it like it's something special which it clearly isn't  :-\
It's or gilt or ->
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on July 24, 2014, 04:31:13 PM
Your ad appeared yesterday.. and you are selling it like it's something special which it clearly isn't  :-\
It's or gilt or ->


I think you have a time machine if you saw this article yesterday, Isn't it?
You can download file and  you will see, when it is be created.
Please - ‎24 july ‎2014 ‎, ‏‎9:17:19
If you need this information - My post with this coin appears today morning here, after that it was copied to FB.
In FB the same description like here - Where did you saw "something special" I don't know?
Are you alright, man?

Thanks for youtube link
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on July 24, 2014, 04:35:10 PM
As you can see I'm "selling it like it's something special" :)
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: eurocoin on July 24, 2014, 05:10:56 PM
You are comparing it with other normal coins and so you pretend it to be something special BY THAT in the replies of the same post (you didn't add these replies to your image above...) you are also selling/swapping other error coins, which also let's people think that this is an error too..
if these people would know that this is something they could easily make themselves , I guess most of them wouldn't buy/swap it. So.. you know what your coin is now and that was all where this topic was about.
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on July 24, 2014, 05:35:02 PM
You are comparing it with other normal coins and so you pretend it to be something special BY THAT in the replies of the same post (you didn't add these posts to your image above...) you are also selling/swapping other error coins, which also let's people think that this is an error too..
Look, if I post another coins in my theme it is doesn't mean a "compare". It is mean what I just "post another coins in my theme". I don't give a damn what other people can think or imagine, I don't care. There is no any compare of this damned yellow cent with other coins. There is no any word about it.
if these people would know that this is something they could easily make themselves , I guess most of them wouldn't buy it.
I think peoples not dumb animals and they can think. And they see what is it
So.. you know what your coin is now and that was all where this topic was about.
This coin "not special" I knew it before I create this theme. Question was:
How, which method, chemical, paint, power of God, Aliens or else can made yellow color from red.

Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: eurocoin on July 24, 2014, 05:50:24 PM
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, power of God, Aliens

Now it's my turn to say "are you alright, man?"  ;)

Let's leave it here, we are going way off topic and as I meant to say, now you know how they made the gold color on the coin.
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on July 24, 2014, 09:06:03 PM
OK, peace ;)
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on July 31, 2014, 12:13:28 PM
This yellow cent was swaped for 2€ CC
Title: Yellow German cent
Post by: Bimat on July 31, 2014, 12:52:09 PM
May I know which €2 CC? I'm sure it wasn't Monaco 2007? ;)

Aditya
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on July 31, 2014, 01:09:17 PM
No, this is not Monaco 2007, even 2013 :)
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on November 10, 2019, 08:49:17 PM
More than 5 years past. And now my wife bring to me this coin from the shop, not exactly this of course, but same mint, the same year. Interesting isn't it?  ;D
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on November 11, 2019, 04:22:47 AM
Found a possible answer here:
1 euro cent Germany (gold) ? Numista (https://en.numista.com/forum/topic61181.html)


(https://static-numista.com/forum/images/55ad3b90bac6e.jpg)
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: chrisild on November 11, 2019, 10:05:01 AM
See my reply #9 from five years ago. Nice souvenirs indeed, but 24 carat does not mean much as such layers are ultra-thin. ;)

Christian
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: medved on November 11, 2019, 10:18:31 AM
See my reply #9 from five years ago. Nice souvenirs indeed, but 24 carat does not mean much as such layers are ultra-thin. ;)

Christian

Yes, really. I missed your answer. Of course, I realize this cent, not a treasure  ;D ;D ;D
I just want to say, after 5 years I got the same coin with the same mint and with the same year, this is an interesting situation.  :D
I asked my friend yesterday, what happen with his cent (I swapped this first one to his 2€ CC). He told me, he also swapped for other 2€ CC

Interesting, how many coins these producers screw up for these souvenirs?
Title: Re: Yellow German cent
Post by: Figleaf on November 11, 2019, 11:16:21 AM
Thank you Medved. It's very good to have this somewhere on the net. Others will try to hype it as an error. Prospective buyers now have a reference here as to what it really is. A commercial gimmick, likely originating in Germany. Fine as a souvenir, but not a rarity that belongs in every museum ;)

It is unsurprising that both coins you found are the same year and mint. They were probably bought packaged from the mint.

Peter