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Mintmarks & privy marks on the Euro coins.

Started by BC Numismatics, June 19, 2007, 02:46:30 PM

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Tom0000

#45
Quote from: chrisild on November 30, 2009, 11:41:19 AM
The Belgian mintmaster's sign used to be the scales (Romain Coenen); this year the new managing director Serge Lesens started using a quill (feather formerly used for writing).

Thanks for help.

"this year the new managing director Serge Lesens started using a quill (feather formerly used for writing)."  is it used from 2009 or from 2010 ?

"The Belgian mintmaster's sign used to be the scales (Romain Coenen)" is it used to 2008 ? From which year ? From the first circulation coins issue (1999)?


I have the info, the Belgian mint mark and minter mark have been used only on 2E commemoratives. I do not have an info about using marks on circulation 1c-2e coins. Do you have other info ?

a3v1

Tom,
The info you have seems to be nearly correct.
The Coenen (scales) mintmark is on the circulation coins (1 cent to 2 Euro) of 2008 and 2009 only. Also on the 2 Euro commemoratives since 2005 onto 2009 (EMU). And on most (if not all) silver and gold coins from 2002 until February 2009.
The Lesens (quill) mintmark on circulating coins so far is shown only on the 2 Euro commemorative 2009 (Braille). And on all silver and gold coins issued since June 2009.
Regards,
a3v1
Over half a century of experience as a coin collector.
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Tom0000

#47
Is the Coenen (scales) mintmark on the 2008-2009 coins only ? Is't the mint mark "Head of St. Michael" on the same coins ?

Edit.

I have updated a table in previous post.

chrisild

Quote from: Tom0000 on November 30, 2009, 03:15:30 PM
Is the Coenen (scales) mintmark on the 2008-2009 coins only ?

The scales is not a mintmark but Coenen's "personal" mintmaster sign, and yes, on the circulation coins it does not show up until 2008. However, the scales can also be found on all Belgian commemorative coins (€2) and collector coins (gold, silver) issued until early 2009.

QuoteIs't the mint mark "Head of St. Michael" on the same coins ?

Right, and while the old mint director's sign (scales) has now been replaced by the new one (quill), the angel's head - which is the mark of the Brussels mint - is still displayed on the latest coins.

Christian

Sir Sisu

#49
Quote from: a3v1 on August 13, 2007, 05:54:46 PM
Here's my list of all mintmarks and privy marks on the euro circulation coins.
Please let me know if I forgot any.
Regards,
a3v1

. . .
FINLAND
Mint Marks
(1999-2006) (none) - Finnish Mint, Vantaa
(2007- ) triangle w/circles - Finnish Mint, Vantaa
(also 2007- ) FI ? country of origin
Privy Marks
(1999-2006) M ? mint master, Raimo Tapio Makkonen
(2007- ) (none)

. . .

Beginning this year the Mint will be changing the logo on coins from the cornucopia to a stylized lion. What makes for more interesting news is that according to a Finnish coin site news item in Finnish, both logos will appear on coins dated 2010 as the switch to the new logo will happen sometime during the year.

a3v1

Quote from: Sir Sisu on March 26, 2010, 01:41:27 AM
Beginning this year the Mint will be changing the logo on coins from the cornucopia to a stylized lion. What makes for more interesting news is that according to a Finnish coin site news item in Finnish, both logos will appear on coins dated 2010 as the switch to the new logo will happen sometime during the year.
@ Sir Sisu,
It is great having this confirmed from a Finnish source. Thank you for this.
According to another source Finland in November 2010 will be issuing a coinset including all eight coins with the new mintmark plus the 2 Euro CC 2010.
Regards,
a3v1
Over half a century of experience as a coin collector.
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Money is like body fat: If there's too much of it, it always is in the wrong places.

Sir Sisu

I edited the link that I posted. Seems that I made an error in posting the link. Now it should work.

Tom0000

Will we have mint/mintmaster mark change on euro coins from Slovenia in 2011 year ?

Tom0000

I have heard the rumors about changing by Malta the mint in this year. It is possible the 2011 circulation coins and 2010 2 euro coin will have new mint mark.

chrisild

Still no news regarding Slovenia. From what I have read elsewhere, this year's Maltese coins will be minted in Utrecht again ...

Christian

Tom0000

The change of minter mark on French coins.

A new "different" has appeared on all coins minted by the Monnaie de Paris since 1st January 2011; this is the mark of Yves Sampo, the new head of the engraving workshop. Staying true to tradition, his "different" illustrates the teamwork spirit of the engraving workshop. So this signature depicts a pentagon with the letters AG, which stand for "Atelier de Gravure" (engraving workshop) and MP standing for "Monnaie de Paris et Pessac" inside it. The motif is completed by Yves Sampo's own initials on either side of it.

Since 2011: Yves Sampo – "Fleurette d'atelier"

(info found on eurokolekcja.eu)

Tom0000

The new sets 2010 and 2010 from Cyprus will have mint marks from Mint of Greece , probably.

Figleaf

Interesting. My 2008 coins do not show any mintmark. I hope the Athens mint does a better job on the coppers. The goats are almost silhouettes on my coins and they are unc. Just what is the Athens mint mark? On my Greek euro coins I can see a sign that is probably the mint mark (though they also occur on the 2002F pieces). Sometimes it looks like a hand grenade ;)

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

chrisild


Figleaf

Thanks, Christian. Yes, that is nicer and more Greek than a hand grenade.

Peter

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.