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Started by chrisild, December 14, 2017, 11:35:48 PM

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Quote from: Figleaf on August 10, 2019, 10:27:18 AM
Lucky you! Would they give them to clients only or to all comers?


Honestly, I don't know how my Kreissparkasse handles dispensing the €20 NCLT coins.
I am a customer and the cashiers in both branches that offer the coins know me as a collector by now.
I can tell you though that the polymer-ringed €5 and €10 coins are for customers (clients) only. If the teller doesn't know you, you have to show your bank/debit card. If you haven't one of the Sparkasse you didn't get a polymer-ringed coin.


Quote from: redlock on August 09, 2019, 08:00:09 PM
I got these two from my local Kreissparkasse today. They are from a roll the teller had opened a few minutes earlier.

We all know that coins should usually not be cleaned, or by cautious and experienced collectors only. Well, in this case we need to be particularly careful. Just read in a German forum that somebody who had also picked a loose piece up at a local bank, wanted to get rid of the bank clerk's fingerprints ... and now the color is gone. :-\ He had used Softasept, which is basically alcohol (for disinfection) and which had worked for him before, with color coins from other countries.

Not in this case though; the black-red-gold is gone. He also posted an image of his "monocolor" coin; not sure though whether non-members can see images over there. Anyway, stay away from alcohol. ;)



Even worse, you don't have to waste alcohol on fingerprints. Fingerprints consist of fatty substances, so - as long as they haven't tainted metal yet - they should dissolve without a trace in lukewarm soapy water. Now don't get me wrong, I have no idea if the paint is soap-resistant!

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


Quote from: chrisild on September 04, 2018, 06:12:38 PM
This will be next year's €5 coin. The theme side was designed by Peter Lasch. (Stefanie Radtke designed the eagle side for the entire series.) Interesting side note:

The German term for "Moderate Zone" is "Gemäßigte Zone". See the s-sharp in the first word? That indicates the preceding vowel ä is long (pronunciation). Now the ß can never be at the beginning of a word, so for a long time there was no need for an uppercase equivalent.

But sometimes people use all caps, in headlines, passports, etc.  So a while ago we got, in addition to the lowercase ß - the uppercase ẞ character. However, the inscription on this coin uses the older GEMÄSSIGTE instead of GEMÄẞIGTE. :)


Received the complete set of 5 coins from 5 mints, beautiful coins as usual!

Now looking forward to the 2020 issue. 8)

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