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Modern European coins except the euro => Central and Eastern Europe => Central Europe => Topic started by: chrisild on May 05, 2009, 01:11:37 AM

Title: Polish Miniature "Coins"
Post by: chrisild on May 05, 2009, 01:11:37 AM
If you collect Polish coins but find they take up too much space in your collection, here comes a handy alternative. ;D Mini Money: http://www.miniaturymonet.pl/

(http://www.miniaturymonet.pl/images/zl5mini.jpg) (http://www.miniaturymonet.pl/images/zl5-norm.jpg)

On the left you see a "mini" 5 zl piece; the gray disk on the right shows the size of an actual 5 zl coin. Here are some more pages from that site:

Specifications - Minis vs Original Coins: http://www.miniaturymonet.pl/wizerunki-monet.html
Production Photos: http://www.miniaturymonet.pl/galeria/index.html
Media Presentation: http://www.miniaturymonet.pl/galeria_konferencja/index.html
The 2009 Set: http://www.miniaturymonet.pl/miniatury-2009.html
The set also comes in two "prestige" versions; gold http://www.miniaturymonet.pl/luxury/index.html and silver http://www.miniaturymonet.pl/luxury/index2.html ...

What I find surprising is that the mini pieces are not that much smaller than actual coins. Collectors of Dutch coins, for example, may remember the mini-sets that the mint in Utrecht used to make. Every "mini-muntset" contained all circulation coin denominations, except each piece was half the size of the actual coin. Of course those minis were not legal tender, but quite a few collectors found them interesting.

Well, the first euro denominated mini-set, issued in 2002, was also the last one. Apparently because the tiny pieces might have been mistaken for real euro and cent coins. ::)

Christian