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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2018, 06:11:48 PM »
What's the issue date for the polymer ring €5 collector coin? Can already see pre-sales on eBay and it's much cheaper this time (~ €10 per coin for unc, ~ €125 for the proof set of 5 coins)...

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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2018, 07:42:02 PM »
19 April 2018. :) And the prices are most probably due to the increased mintages. See reply #8 here ...

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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2018, 05:24:09 PM »
Thanks Christian! I expect these coins to be available even cheaper once actually issued. Even the rolls of 25 unc coins aren't pricey this time...

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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2018, 08:30:52 AM »
The €100 gold coin from the Unesco Cultural Heritage series

To me this coin is the best ... stunning

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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2018, 05:15:48 PM »
Hundreds queue across Germany for new special edition five-euro coin

19 April 2018
15:28 CEST+02:00

In cities across the country on Thursday, people lined up in order to get their hands on the new specially minted five-euro coin.

In several cities nationwide where a German Central Bank (Bundesbank) is located, such as Berlin, Nuremberg and Essen, eager coin collectors patiently waited in line.

On Thursday morning, hundreds of young and old coin enthusiasts waited outside the Central Bank branch in the Berlin district of Charlottenburg, reported broadcaster RTL.

The special coins - of which 3.4 million have been produced in Germany - are available at the 35 Bundesbank branches across the country from Thursday onward.

Highly sought after for their innovative design, an orange, translucent polymer ring encircles the centre of the coin, separating it from its outer ring. The unique material makes the coin much more difficult to counterfeit, with the plastic ring easy to recognize with the naked eye and difficult to reproduce.

It is the second in a five-part series of special edition coins called “Climate Zones of the Earth.”

The series began in 2017 and one coin is to be issued each year until 2021. The 2018 edition is called “Subtropical Zone” while last year’s edition was called “Tropical Zone" and had a red polymer ring.

Like all German collector euro coins, the “Subtropical Zone” five-euro coins can be used across the country as a form of payment.

But as signs outside the branches state, only one coin per person per day can be issued - and while supplies last.

Source: The Local

Image Caption: People queuing in front of the Central Bank in Berlin on Thursday. Photo: DPA
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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2018, 07:18:34 PM »
Hehe, this year's issue of the Climate Zones series came out on a day with perfect summer (!) weather. Almost 30 degrees, and this is just mid-April. :) So I did not spend any time in a Bundesbank line but went to the (river) beach instead. Of course I will have the coin later ...

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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2018, 06:06:26 PM »
eBay is literally flooded with the new €5 coins. Wonder if the central bank is left with any of those in their stock! :)

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« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2018, 04:19:46 PM »
I now have the complete set (A, D, F, G, J) of 2018 €5 polymer issue. Yay! 8)

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