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Erroneous €2 Coin from Unknown Country
« on: December 15, 2013, 01:42:29 PM »
Here's a strange €2 coin I recently got. This is perhaps one of my most favorite bimetallic because I don't know its origin. :D

The weight and diameter of the coin are normal (8.5 g and 25.75 mm respectively). Edge inscription is as follows:


Which tells us that it can be from any of the following countries: Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco and Spain.

For some obvious reasons, my vote goes to Belgium ;), but this is just a guess.


My first reaction was that it must be a counterfeit but its technical specifications are all correct. If it's a genuine coin, then it certainly shows the negligence in quality control of the mint involved.

Comments welcome! 8)

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Re: Erroneous €2 Coin from Unknown Country
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 02:51:18 PM »
Belgium because it apparently passed QC? Well, you can come across these elsewhere too. If you buy one from a dealer, you pay roughly between 10 and 20 euro, depending on condition and country ...

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Erroneous €2 Coin from Unknown Country
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 02:52:46 PM »
Belgium because it apparently passed QC? Well, you can come across these elsewhere too. If you buy one from a dealer, you pay roughly between 10 and 20 euro, depending on condition and country ...

Well, I too think that this one is from Belgium...

I think this was a good buy for €5... :)

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Erroneous €1 Coin from Unknown Country
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2015, 09:02:43 AM »
Received a €1 coin with identical error yesterday. These €1 and €2 make a nice pair, don't they? :)


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Re: Erroneous €2 Coin from Unknown Country
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2015, 09:54:51 AM »
I notice the 1 euro has the pyramid-shaped mark of Vickers/diamond pyramid hardness testing. Probably it was removed from a batch of blanks that had been annealed, tested, and then retained by the tester, so attention to detail in QC rather than poor QC.

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2015, 03:17:51 PM »
I notice the 1 euro has the pyramid-shaped mark of Vickers/diamond pyramid hardness testing. Probably it was removed from a batch of blanks that had been annealed, tested, and then retained by the tester, so attention to detail in QC rather than poor QC.

Interesting observation. I was wondering what those marks could mean. The question is how did it come out of the mint. (Not complaining though!) :D

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