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Euro coins => Commemorative 2 euro coins => Topic started by: eurocoin on March 17, 2016, 03:45:20 PM

Title: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: eurocoin on March 17, 2016, 03:45:20 PM
Later this year Monaco is going to issue a 2 euro coin to commemorate Charles III, the founder of Monte Carlo.
Mintage: 15,000
Date of issuance: June 1, 2016

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m93/eurocoins/monaco222_zpsh4wfhsqh.jpg)
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: Figleaf on March 17, 2016, 10:34:21 PM
Carlo II was the founder of Monte Carlo, a city. Monaco is a "country". At the time this happened, there was another town in Monaco: Menton. It is now in France, as it had problems with the Monegask tax on lemons (I am not making this up).

Peter
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: Pabitra on March 18, 2016, 04:27:43 AM
Mintage only 15000?

Going to become another Princess Grace coin😃
Title: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: Bimat on March 18, 2016, 06:44:24 AM
Ridiculous. The coin was announced some 12 hours ago and pre-sales of it have already begun on eBay. I think the whole numismatic program of Monaco is run by dealers these days...

Aditya
Title: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: Bimat on March 19, 2016, 07:35:50 AM
Couple of pre-sales on eBay ended up at €500+ and €600+.... ::)

Aditya
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: eurocoin on May 19, 2016, 08:02:07 PM
The Numismatic Department of Monaco is only going to sell this new coin via its website (http://www.mtm-monaco.mc/) (which is not yet operational).

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m93/eurocoins/Montecarlo_zpsgjq7ervs.jpg)
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: Jostein on May 20, 2016, 12:04:27 PM
My bet is that the web site will never be opened or...maybe, the coin will be issued with the price "sold out"  ;)

Greetings!
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: chrisild on May 20, 2016, 06:31:02 PM
The server will collapse, hardly anybody will be able to order. But the MTM can then say, see, we tried it this way, but it did not work, so back to the former way of distributing our coins. >:D Oh well, such issue volumes (last year's commemorative €2 coin had a mintage of 10,000 only) do not have anything to with the concept of circulating commems anyway.

Christian
Title: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: Bimat on May 23, 2016, 08:06:04 AM
Do we have some ethical hackers here? >:D

Aditya
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: eurocoin on May 31, 2016, 09:23:50 PM
 ;) The coin will be released tomorrow at 2 PM (CEST).
Title: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: Bimat on June 01, 2016, 06:43:29 AM
The website is still not operational. If this is not a scam, then what is? >:(

Aditya
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: chrisild on June 01, 2016, 11:05:38 AM
It's not bogus, you just tried too early. ;) See the screenshot from http://www.oetp-monaco.com - so about three more hours.

Christian
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: eurocoin on June 01, 2016, 02:16:27 PM
As expected it is almost impossible to reach the website. People from outside Europe are not allowed to buy the coin. Price of issuance is 110 euros per coin. On top of that there is an additional 35 euros in charges. There is a limit of 1 coin per person, MTM cancels orders from people who order more than 1 coin.

Unfortunately I won't be able to buy one as I don't have a credit card  :( Anyway..

--8366 coins now sold--
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: eurocoin on June 01, 2016, 03:52:58 PM
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m93/eurocoins/1866-2016-2-euros-R-800x800_zpsjoho07ya.jpg)
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: chrisild on June 01, 2016, 06:31:25 PM
Does that mean you were able to get one? Good for you! Well, I currently have two credit cards, but I used and will use precisely none of them to buy coins from the MTM. :) Those mini-mintages pervert the idea of circulating commems ...

Christian
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: eurocoin on June 01, 2016, 07:12:19 PM
Does that mean you were able to get one? Good for you! Well, I currently have two credit cards, but I used and will use precisely none of them to buy coins from the MTM. :) Those mini-mintages pervert the idea of circulating commems ...

Christian

Unfortunately I was not able to get one :(
Title: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: Bimat on June 02, 2016, 04:14:46 PM
What's surprising is that the coin is still available on the website!!! :o

Even if they were selling it to non EU buyers, I don't think I would have bought it for €145 (postage included?)...Currently have an offer of €450 (which is perhaps the 'cheapest' offer so far) from a dealer friend, nice profit making opportunity for them...

Aditya
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: eurocoin on June 03, 2016, 06:25:57 AM
The coin is now sold out.
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: eurocoin on June 10, 2016, 08:23:46 PM
MTM has now cancelled hundreds if not thousands of orders that were made after the coin was already sold out.

Quote
The sale of the commemorative 2 € coin “150 years of the Monte Carlo Foundation by Charles III” attracted a record breaking interest.
From the first minutes, the number of transactions overtook the number of coins available.
This situation triggered a web queue in the secured banking payment process. This was operating independently from the purchase service provided by the Musée des Timbres et des Monnaies. The available stock was distributed on a first come first served basis.
Title: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: Bimat on June 11, 2016, 08:56:57 AM
Had they reserved some % of the total mintage for dealers (through their direct sale system for dealers)? I'm asking this because I can't see many dealers offering this commemorative on eBay or elsewhere, usually it's not the case with Monegasque commemoratives... ;)

Aditya
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: gerard974 on June 11, 2016, 02:39:50 PM
hello
look this link

http://www.comptoir-philatelique.com/mon_panier

Gerard
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: Jostein on June 16, 2016, 05:28:55 PM
I just receive my coin today at home. I can't believe it yet  :)
Title: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: Bimat on June 17, 2016, 08:24:47 AM
I just receive my coin today at home. I can't believe it yet  :)

Congratulations! :thumbsup:

I hope they start delivering coins outside EU next time onward, so that I can also try my luck! ;)

Aditya
Title: Re: Monaco 2016: Charles III
Post by: collectcoins_com on June 22, 2016, 08:12:42 PM
monaco 2 euro 2016 Monte Carlo