Old euro coins

SparkRite

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Am I missing something here?
All this talk about 'old' Euro coins, as far as I remember Euro coins & notes were were launched on 1 January 2002, which makes them less than 20 years old.
To my mind an 'old' coin would be something from, say, at least the 1940's or before.
But maybe in the coin world anything over 10 years is known as an 'old' coin, I don't know ?
 

Peanuts20

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Am I missing something here?
All this talk about 'old' Euro coins, as far as I remember Euro coins & notes were were launched on 1 January 2002, which makes them less than 20 years old.
To my mind an 'old' coin would be something from, say, at least the 1940's or before.
But maybe in the coin world anything over 10 years is known as an 'old' coin, I don't know ?
It's less that they are "old" coins and more that they are rarities out there. For example, a Greek €2 coin with a printing error on it recently sold for £3000. Monaco coins tend to be the rarest, a Grace Kelly headed €2 went for €3300

In fairness, that's an extreme but an Irish 2007 €2 coin commemerating the Treaty of Rome sold for €12
 

SparkRite

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It's less that they are "old" coins and more that they are rarities out there.......
Ah yeah, I get that, its just that a few posters referred to 'old' Euro coins and even the thread name uses 'old' as well.
I just wondered what was old about them?
Really I suppose I thought if Euro coins were old then I'm absolutely ancient ! :)
 
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Ah yeah, I get that, its just that a few posters referred to 'old' Euro coins and even the thread name uses 'old' as well.
I just wondered what was old about them?
Really I suppose I though if Euro coins were old then I'm absolutely ancient ! :)
It's all relative, just because a dog is only 13 doesn't mean it's not an old dog :D
 

peemac

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Pick out all the 50c, €1 & €2 coins and throw the rest into the coins machines.

Yes, they charge 10%, but the time and effort you put into counting, sorting and trying to drip feed over time, for me just isn't worth it.

My last "batch" of scrag was just over €70. I can tell you it would have taken well over an hour to sort it. My time is worth a hell of a lot more than €7 an hour. I believe the machine earned it's €7 :)
 
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