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2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #60 on: October 22, 2015, 01:55:25 PM »
Just noticed that the Dutch mint will again issue three different 'colored' versions of the 'European Flag' commemorative. Go to bottom of Dutch Mint's website:

http://www.knm.nl/europesevlag#

Where they have listed the set of four coins (three colored + one normal) of proof quality for 99 'only'. There also will be a BU version of one of the colored coin.

The images provided by KNM are not of great quality. I'll post them here once we have better images.(I have seen them on eBay, waiting for confirmation by KNM).

Aditya

Edit: Dutch version of 'European Flag' issue (regular ones) was issued yesterday.
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2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #61 on: October 22, 2015, 03:57:02 PM »
Aah, found a better photo! ;)

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2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #62 on: December 03, 2015, 12:37:56 PM »
Tentative issue dates:

Belgium: November 2015;
Germany: November 05, 2015;
Estonia: Not decided yet;
Finland: Issued!;
France: November 16, 2015;
Greece: Not decided yet;
Ireland: October 2015;
Italy: November 2015;
Latvia: November 2015;
Lithuania: November 2015;
Luxembourg: Not decided yet;
Malta: Not decided yet;
The Netherlands: OCtober 2015;
Austria: November 2015;
Portugal: November 2015;
Slovakia: September 2015;
Slovenia: Not decided yet;
Spain: October 2015;
Cyprus: Not decided yet.

Usually I hate quoting my own post ;D; but can someone confirm if all the countries have issued their respective 'EU Flag' commemorative? I don't think so, Greece hasn't issued yet if I am not wrong?

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #63 on: December 03, 2015, 12:42:44 PM »
Haven't seen a single one in circulation yet and was in Lithuania, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg recently.

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #64 on: December 03, 2015, 09:41:39 PM »
Hi,

here are the 5 I found in rue Vivienne the other day :-X Normally I get all my commemoratives from my local newspaper shop, from my baker in Normandy and from the secretary in the golf club, so I have a steady incoming flow of nice coins like that. I even got a 50 cents from the Vatican this way ;D People simply don't know what they have in their pockets 8)

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2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #65 on: December 04, 2015, 07:55:03 AM »
Hi,

here are the 5 I found in rue Vivienne the other day :-X Normally I get all my commemoratives from my local newspaper shop, from my baker in Normandy and from the secretary in the golf club, so I have a steady incoming flow of nice coins like that. I even got a 50 cents from the Vatican this way ;D People simply don't know what they have in their pockets 8)

That's cool! 8) Which are those 5 countries?

Aditya
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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #66 on: December 04, 2015, 08:47:30 AM »
Austria, Ireland, Finland, Latvia, Lithunia...

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If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/

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2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #67 on: December 04, 2015, 08:53:39 AM »
Austria, Ireland, Finland, Latvia, Lithunia...

I think Irish and Lithuania are good catches, Irish coins do not start circulating outside Ireland so soon after they are issued and Lithuanian version has small mintage...Congrats!

Aditya
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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #68 on: December 04, 2015, 09:02:38 AM »
Hi,

you have to know, that rue Vivienne is a "specialized" street next to the French bourse (stock exchange), where you find at least 8 coin shops, and I fell for the temptation to BUY those coins. Peter knows this, so he didn't think, that I got them out of the circulation....

On the other hand, both the French and both the Italian 2015 commemorative coins came to me through my "normal" sources!

Ole
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If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #69 on: December 10, 2015, 06:12:20 PM »
Estonian version issued today. Spent sometime in Estonian Bank and got my share of mintage :)
Purchase limit was 5 rolls and 5 cards per customer.

Press release is here: http://www.eestipank.ee/en/press/two-euro-coins-commemorative-design-enter-circulation-08122015

Can somebody explain this sentence from press release?

It should be noted that for technical reasons the height of the letters and symbols in the edge text is slightly smaller than on the earlier two-euro circulation coins.

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #70 on: December 10, 2015, 06:42:50 PM »
On the edge of Estonian 2 euro coins, the following is being minted:



These letters are now slightly smaller.

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #71 on: December 12, 2015, 09:57:48 AM »
Indeed, this is comparaison with 2011 2 euro coin

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #72 on: December 12, 2015, 10:42:35 AM »
All the companies are doing it, making the amount of chocolate go down, making the amount of this that or the other go down to save money, the Estonians are reducing the amount of E they give you when you get a coin, party poopers.

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2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #73 on: December 12, 2015, 11:10:06 AM »
Indeed, this is comparaison with 2011 2 euro coin

Excellent scan, thanks for posting it! Helps in comparing... :)

I just hope they don't issue some 10,000 odd coins with 'normal' height of edge letters 'by mistake'.... ;)

Aditya
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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #74 on: December 12, 2015, 11:23:56 AM »
Think, it depends what mint is manufacturing coins.
2011 was from Finnish Mint and 2015 is from Lithuanian Mint

When looking this year 1,2 cents from Lithuanian Mint, there is bigger stars comparing 2011 ones

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