Author Topic: Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins  (Read 451 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 22 894
Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« on: October 10, 2020, 02:57:51 AM »
You might expect the euro zone to be a logical place, but it's common enough to see its countries issuing collector coins in annoying denominations that were not used just prior to their adoption of the euro: 3 euros, 30 euros, etc. And even euros with fractional parts on the end: 1½ euros in France, 1.5 and 7.5 elsewhere. I thought continental Europe was supposed to be a model of decimalisation. We don't want your stinking fractions, eurozone!

Not only that, Portugal cannot decide whether to use the Continental or the Anglo-Saxon way of denoting decimals. As you know, English-speaking countries use a comma to separate the thousands in a number and a period - known as a decimal point in English - for the decimals.

Ten thousand = 10,000 in England but 10.000 in Germany. And even, I believe, 10'000 in Switzerland.  >:(

In England, 2.6 is two point six. In Germany one writes 2,6 and says 'zwei komma sechs' - 'two comma six'.

Now look at these Portuguese collector euro coins. Where is the consistency?

Not only that, Portugal puts the euro sign at the end. Surely it's supposed to come at the beginning of the figures?

Who can show me an image of a collector euro coin, from a country other than Portugal, that shows the euro sign?
« Last Edit: October 10, 2020, 05:01:02 AM by <k> »
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 22 894
Re: Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2020, 04:48:58 AM »
Another couple of questions:

1] Which eurozone countries have used the € symbol on their collector coins?

2] Which eurozone countries have issued collector coins with fractions as part of the denomination, e.g. 1½ or 2,5 ?
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline Pabitra

  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2 447
Re: Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2020, 05:06:57 AM »

1] Which eurozone countries have used the € symbol on their collector coins?


Finland

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 22 894
Re: Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 05:17:31 AM »
Thank you, Pabitra.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline Pabitra

  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2 447
Re: Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 05:50:50 AM »

2] Which eurozone countries have issued collector coins with fractions as part of the denomination, e.g. 1½ or 2,5 ?

Belgium

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 22 894
Re: Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 12:56:20 PM »


France, 1½ euro.  From the country that brought us decimal measures.

Disgraceful. Expel France from the euro zone.  >:(
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 22 894
Re: Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2020, 12:57:47 PM »


Portugal, ¼ euro, 2013.

Disgraceful. Expel Portugal from the euro zone.  >:(
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline Bimat

  • आदित्य
  • Global Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11 538
  • Mumbai, India.
Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2020, 01:03:48 PM »
Here's an interesting collector coin from Luxembourg (in my wish list for long time now) which says 700 Euro Cent instead of €7.

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

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 22 894
Re: Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2020, 01:07:07 PM »
Latvia, 2½ euro, 2017.

Disgraceful. Expel Latvia from the euro zone.  :wicked:
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 22 894
Re: Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2020, 01:11:20 PM »
Lithuania, 1,5 euro, 2018.

Disgraceful. Expel the Baltic States from the euro zone.  :wall:
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 22 894
Re: Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2020, 01:15:57 PM »
Austria, 1,50 euro, 2018.

Execrable. Expel Austria from the euro zone.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 22 894
Re: Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2020, 01:23:14 PM »
Luxembourg 2,50 euro, 2016.

An abomination! It's not even a proper shape.  :o

Expel Luxembourg from the United Nations!
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 22 894
Re: Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2020, 01:29:44 PM »
Spain, 1,5 euro, 2019.

Picasso, Salvador Dali - and now THIS! 1,5 euro! And COLOURED too. I might have guessed.  :o
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline brandm24

  • BR & M
  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1 438
Re: Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2020, 02:23:47 PM »
Here's an interesting collector coin from Luxembourg (in my wish list for long time now) which says 700 Euro Cent instead of €7.

Aditya
I'm confused by the term Euro Cent, Aditya.  Are 700 Euro Cent and 7 Euros the same value?

Bruce
Always Faithful

Offline Bimat

  • आदित्य
  • Global Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11 538
  • Mumbai, India.
Denominational anomalies of the euro collector coins
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2020, 02:56:14 PM »
I'm confused by the term Euro Cent, Aditya.  Are 700 Euro Cent and 7 Euros the same value?

Bruce

Yes. 100 Eurocent = €1. :)

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