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Offline redwine

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Portugal Euro specimen 1999-2002
« on: February 24, 2017, 10:14:21 AM »
Pictured with a Portugal 2002 Euro.
EURO / 1999-2002 / SPECIMEN

I presume this was part of a set as I've seen other examples for Belgium etc
Not bimetallic
4g
22.8mm

Portugal euro 7.5g and 23.18mm
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Re: Portugal Euro specimen 1999-2002
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 11:29:47 PM »
On the introduction of the euro, there was a collecting craze. Several fly-by-night operators produced fantasies, erroneously called specimen or pattern that fed into the trend.

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Re: Portugal Euro specimen 1999-2002
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 09:33:28 AM »
Doe the Belgian (or other) pieces also say "ENCM"? That abbreviation is perfidiously close to the Portuguese mint's "INCM" ... :-\

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Re: Portugal Euro specimen 1999-2002
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 11:18:03 AM »
Well spotted sir!  8)
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And Finland and France didn't sell.
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