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Slovenia 3 Euro 2010

Started by Bimat, July 18, 2009, 11:28:56 AM

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Bimat

Quote from: numismatica on July 17, 2009, 06:57:13 PM
It is also possible that they will issue a 3 Euro piece every year. ::)
And Slovenia announced the 2010 issue.Here is the image (Taken from latest WBCC mail )
I am bit disappointed by the design,though..

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

a3v1

Aditya,
An additional problem with these 3 Euro coins is that they are legal tender within Slovenia only. Unlike the 2 Euro coins that can be used in all Euro countries, these 3 Euro coins are no real "European" coins and nothing but Slovenian national coins. :'(
Regards,
a3v1
Over half a century of experience as a coin collector.
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Bimat

Quote from: a3v1 on July 18, 2009, 11:55:14 AM
Aditya,
An additional problem with these 3 Euro coins is that they are legal tender within Slovenia only. Unlike the 2 Euro coins that can be used in all Euro countries, these 3 Euro coins are no real "European" coins and nothing but Slovenian national coins. :'(
Regards,
a3v1
Yup,but at-least they are legal tender :).Of-course,it doesn't matter for me since Euro is not a legal tender in India ;D
I'm getting the 3 Euro pieces of 2008 and 2009 soon.Hopefully will add this one too once it is released. :)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

chrisild

The theme of that coin is "Ljubljana - Wold Book Capital 2010". Some more info is here:
http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=37484&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Sure, such a regional collector piece is legal tender in the member state that issues it. Just don't expect people to use them as money. ;D Collectors in other currency areas won't really care about that, fine with me. But when the euro was created, two different types of "special" coins were created - the commemorative coins which, like the circulation coins, are legal tender and in use anywhere in the currency union; and the collector coins which are issued for numismatists. The latter may be nicely designed, but when it comes to the function as means of payment, they are second class at best ...

Christian

Bimat

Suppose that a German got this 3 Euro piece (by some means).He knows that this coin can not be used for payment in Germany but the shopkeeper does not.Now,even if the shopkeeper accepts the coin,then it won't make any difference..Or are people so aware of the fact that all the denominations except the standard 8 denominations can not be used for payment if they are not issued by their own country ? ::) It is difficult to believe that all people know this and have never made such kind of mistake before.. ;)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

chrisild

From my experience, everybody here is familiar with the common sides (face value, map) of the euro and cent coins. Does it say 20 cent? Then fine, it's good for 20 ct. It says 2 euro? OK, it goes into the €2 part of the drawer. The other side is hardly ever checked (except maybe if a piece is shiny and the cashier is curious :) ). So that covers the circulation coins (8 denominations) and commemorative coins (€2 only). In some member states the small pieces (1 ct, 2 ct) may not be welcome since they are not used due to rounding rules, but they still are legal tender anywhere in the currency union.

Now everything else - be it a €1.50 piece from Portugal or a €3 piece from Slovenia - differs from that "standard". Those regional collector coins have to be different (in denomination, size, etc.) from the regular coins. So even pieces that are legal tender locally, like a German €10 piece in Germany, will sometimes cause confusion. "So you say this is actually money? Hmm, I have to ask the manager." ;D Would not happen with circulation or commemorative coins ...

Christian