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Offline Bimat

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I recently saw a number of €2 commemorative coins from number of countries (Finland, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Luxembourg to name a few) in individually numbered Phila-Numismatic Covers. I have never seen PNCs containing €2 commemorative coins in PNCs of this fashion. The official PNCs made available by mint or the central banks have a very different look.

I'm attaching a sample picture (Finland 2004) for reference. Are these officially issued PNCs? Or issued by post offices? ???

Aditya
« Last Edit: February 08, 2015, 08:43:13 AM by eurocoin »
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Re: Question About €2 Commemorative Coins in Phila-Numismatic Covers
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 11:14:41 AM »
Sorry, no idea as I do not collect stamps - but I just did a quick web search for numisbrief finnland 2004, and a PNC like yours showed up a few times. However, there were very similarly designed covers from/for other countries too. See the attached screenshot for a combination with LU 2005. So I suspect (without actually knowing anything ;D ) that these are not "official" issues ...

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Re: Question About €2 Commemorative Coins in Phila-Numismatic Covers
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 01:53:13 PM »
These covers are easy to make. I made a few in pre-computer days. It must be even easier now.

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Question About €2 Commemorative Coins in Phila-Numismatic Covers
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 01:57:47 PM »
Thanks Christian and Peter! I was almost sure that these are made outside the mint; the main reason being similar PNCs from San Marino, Vatican, Spain and Monaco. To best of my knowledge, Monaco and San Marino do not issue PNCs of €2 coins while Vatican issues them with a very different look. Spanish mint also issues them, but the coins are of proof quality.

This can still be interesting buy in case you are looking to complete your €2 commemorative coins' collection. ;)

Aditya
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