Introduction to Rare Euro Cent Coins
All Euro coins have a map of Europe on the invert, while on the neat side each mint has a different purpose depending on the euro zone .
From this it is easy to imagine that there are a large issue of coins in circulation, of the same denomination, with a variety show of different designs.
The 8 Euro cuts, including the Euro cents In addition to this peculiarity, there are several Rare Euro Cent Coins. Most of them are coins created for commemorative purposes and issued for collecting.
But there are besides some examples withdrawn from the market because they are incorrectly and consequently very rare pieces, or unfindable .
“ then go through your purses.
You could have a coin worth a few thousand euros and not know it.
then don ’ t say I didn ’ thyroxine warn you ! ” Cit .
Common and Rare Euro Cent Coins
Let ’ s now go and learn in more detail the euro cents and the particularities of these small coins .
The 1, 2 and 5 cent coins show Europe in sexual intercourse to Africa and Asia .
The 5 cents with Europe between Africa and Asia The others, mentioned above, show the EU before its extension ( May 2004 ) until the mint of January 2007 .
Euro Cents with a map of Europe The coins minted belated show a map of Europe .
These are just some of the curiosities about euro cents. If you would like to learn more about collecting european coins, then the Euro coins collections article is what you are looking for .
1-Cent – Rare Euro Cent Coins
Let us immediately get to know the characteristics of the 1-cent euro coin, and let us see why everyone is looking for the rare one .
The 1 penny is the smallest euro coins. It weighs 2.30 grams, has a diameter of 16 millimeter and is made of steel with bull plating. The edges are smooth and the axes are german style .
1-cent mint has been in circulation since 2002, although some of the coins date from 1999, the class in which the euro was minted .
The common side of all 1 euro cent coins, the rearward, was engraved by Luc Luycx and shows a earth at the bottomland right. There are besides the then 15 members of the EU, the northerly half of Africa and the western one-half of Asia. Six reduce lines cut from behind, diagonally, the globe with 12 stars at the end. At the top left is the number 1 and the inscription EURO CENT. At the bottom right of the ball are the initials of the engraver LL .
1 Euro Cent Coins Castel del Monte 1 Euro penny with Castel del Monte
The straight side of the coin is not singular but varies according to the area of issue. however, all european countries must include the twelve stars, the engraver ’ sulfur initials and the class of issue in their coins .
In the mint of Rome, on the straight side, the coin shows Castel del Monte ( Puglia ), an octangular build built by Frederick II of Swabia. Around 12 five-pointed stars representing the European Union, under the monogram of the italian Republic ( R I superimposed ), between the mint sign on the left and the initials of the generator Eugenio Driutti ( ED superimposed ). Below the thousandth. The sketch is placid and the axes are german style .
Value of 1-Cent Rare Euro Coin
The value of the 1-cent coin varies according to several factors. Did you know that you can find pieces with a value of 1€ but besides from 550€ ?
Let ’ s survive and see in detail .
- The 1 euro cent coin, minted in 2004, Greece, Luxembourg, Holland, in conservation status FDC, is worth only 1 €
- 1 euro cent from the Netherlands in 1999, if FdC, is worth about 1.20€.
- The 1 cent coin from Malta depicting the temple of Mnajdra, if FdC is worth 2€.
- 1 Rare Euro Cent Coins from 2003 from the Republic of San Marino, worth about 10€ under FdC conditions.
- The rarest 1 Rare Euro Cent Coins is a minting error. It is a unilateral minting, i.e. with an incision only on the back and without the year of minting. It is worth 550€ if FdC and you can see an example in the image below.
One Euro cent “one-sided”
The Wrong 1-cent Euro Coin
Among the euro cents there are some examples that could be particularly sought by collectors. In particular, what we are going to describe now is much more “ known ” than the neologism error we described earlier. It is 1 cent that, due to an error of the state mint, shows on the straight side the Mole Antonelliana .
1 Rare cent coin, also called 1 Cent “Mole Antonelliana”, which has a value of thousands of euros. In particular, the 1 cent coin shows the trope of the 2 centesimo coin, that is the Mole Antonelliana of Turin. In reality the correct mint should represent Castel del Monte In Puglia. besides the diameter is that of the 2 centesimo coin, that is of 18,75 millimeter .
These 7000 wrong coins were, in part, adjourn angstrom soon as the error was discovered.
however, it is believed that there are at least 100 coins in circulation that have escaped requisition. These are particularly concern for both numismatics enthusiasts and collectors.
Valure of the Wrong 1-cent Euro Coin
- The value of the wrong 1 euro cent coin is around 2.500€ – 3000€. Some examples at the auction “Bolaffi” have reached a value of 6.000€. Interesting, isn’t it?
- At a Numismatic auction of Bolaffi on 23 May 2013, the most expensive piece was sold for €6,600 with an auction base of €2,500.
Remember that Bolaffi owns at least 6 coins with the error !
2-Cent – Rare Euro Cent Coins
now let ’ s move on to the 2-cent coin. The 2-cent european mint corresponds to one fiftieth of a euro and is made of copper-plated steel.
It has a diameter of 18.75 millimeter, weighs 3 grams and has a thickness of 1.67 millimeter. The axes are german style and the shape with horizontal weave .
2 Cents with the Mole Antonelliana All coins have a common design on the back and a country-specific straight face. The common side of all coins was engraved by Luc Luycx and shows a earth at the bottom correct.
You can besides see the then 15 members of the EU, the northern half of Africa and the western half of Asia. Six thin lines cut from behind, diagonally, the ball with 12 stars at the end .
At the top left of the 2-cent coin there is the numeral 2 and the word “ EURO CENT ”. At the bottom right of the ball are the initials of the engraver LL .
In the Mint of Rome, the coin shows on its straight english the Mole Antonelliana. The design of the Mole Antonelliana was besides incidentally minted on some 1-cent coins, causing a mint error that has sent to the stars the quotation of this mint for coin collectors. We talked about it in the previous chapter .
Around 12 five-pointed stars representing the European Union, on the left the monogram of the italian Republic ( RI overlapping ), on the mighty the mint sign of the zodiac and the monogram of the generator Luciana De Simoni ( LDS ). The description of the coin is completed by the German-style axes and the shape with horizontal threads .
2-Cents Coin worth 2.500 euro
As we have already written before it is a 2 cent mint with print illustration of the 1 cent coin. We refer to this mint as “ 1 penny with the Mole Antonelliana ” or “ faulty 1 cent of euro ”, because it has the design that the 1 penny coin should have .
however, if you look at the mint from the point of position of its diameter, it is actually a 2-cent coin and therefore you can refer to it correctly with the terms “ 2 rare cents of euro ” or “ 2 wrong cents of euro ” .
How do you recognize it? The diameter ” If you find a 1-cent coin with the largest diameter of a normal 1-cent coin, then that is a mint error. There are consequently assorted chances that it is precisely the 2 rare cents that everyone would like to find .
Value of Rare 2-Cents Coin
The 2-cent FDC coin has a value ranging from 20 cents to 50 cents. There are besides examples that are worth much more. Let us give a few examples :
- The Value of the 2 rare Cents of Malta 2008 depicting the Temple of Mnajdra is 1€ (FdC)
- The value of the 2 Rare Euro Cent Coins of the Vatican coined (67.000 pieces) between 2002 and 2003 with FDC conservation status is as high as 110€ (55€ if BB).
- Not to forget the 2 cents of 2500€ that, as already mentioned, make this cut particularly interesting.
The Eurozone countries are abandoning the 1- and 2-cent coins, which will result in a higher valuation as they may become rare over prison term. so before you get rid of these coins, think about it !
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5-Cents – Rare Euro Cent Coins
The 5 euro cent coin has a value of one twentieth of a euro and is made of steel covered with copper. It has a diameter of 21, 25 millimeter, weighs 3.92 grams and has a thickness of 1.67 millimeter. The axes in this case are besides german style and the contour with horizontal string .
As for the 1 and 2 cents, besides the 5 cents have a coarse confront and the straight side of the mint with a different design depending on the country of the euozona. On the correct, by Luc Luycx, there is the rate of the coin on the left, while on the right there is a draw of the Earth crossed by 6 lines that join 12 stars. The invention of the Earth symbolises Europe in sexual intercourse to the world, while the 12 stars recall the european flag .
5 Cents of Euro Coin On the back of the mint, in the mint of Rome, is engraved the Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre. Around it are 12 five-pointed stars representing the European Union, at the top right the monogram of the italian Republic ( RI ), at the top slightly to the left the batch polarity and at the bottom the one-thousandth .
Under the base of the Colosseum, on the right, the initials of the writer Ettore Lorenzo Flappicini ( ELF ). The 5 euro area cents have a different design but all have 12 stars, the engraver ’ south initials and the year of issue .
Value of 5-cents Euro Coin
The least common 5 cents coin has a value ranging from 1€ to 15€ Some other coins, however, are considered 5 cents of prize and quoted at about 40€ .
- 5 cents of the countries Ireland, Portugal, Greece and Spain, minted in 2002 is worth 1 € (BU)
- The 5 cents of Malta 2008 with designed the temple of Mnajdra, is worth 1 € (Fdc)
- 5 Cents of the Republic of San Marino, minted in 2003, is worth 10 € (BU)
- The Rare Euro Cent Coins minted by the mint Rome, minted 2003, are worth 15 € (if SPL)
- The 5 cents Rare Euro Cent Coins of the Vatican Mint, minted in 2002, are worth 40 € (Fdc)
10-Cents – Rare Euro Cent Coins
The 10 cent euro coin is worth one tenth of a euro and consists of an alloy called Nordic gold. It has a diameter of 19.75 millimeter, weighs 4.10 grams and has a thickness of 1.93 mm. All coins have a coarse front on the back and a specific for each state on the heterosexual side. On the revoke, by Luc Luycx, is salute on the right the value of the mint while on the leave there is a drawing depicting the function of Europe crossed by 6 lines that join 12 stars .
10 Cent Euro Coin of Botticelli The design recalls the oneness of Europe while the 12 stars recall the european pin. The boundary is striped with compact knurling and the axes are german style .
On the straight english, in the batch of Rome, the coin shows the “ Birth of Venus ” by Sandro Botticelli. Around it are 12 five-pointed stars representing the European Union, at the peak right the one-thousandth and the monogram of the italian Republic ( RI overlapping ), on the correct of the neck of Venus the mint sign ( R ). between two stars, the initials of the generator Claudia Momoni ( CM ) .
Value of 10-cents Euro Coin
In the absence of minting errors or peculiarities of the particular 10 penny euro coins, the mint has a confront value of 10 cents. however, there are some finical conditions that can increase the value. An model is the 10 euro cents of Malta in 2008, which in FdC quality are worth 1€ .
It is not an interesting coin therefore for the collectors or for the “ seekers of treasures ”. Or is it ?
Value of 10-Cents Year 2002
The 10 penny mint with year of exit 2002, has a rather interesting value for mint collectors and numismatists .
- These are generally pieces with manufacturing errors. They range from €236 for a coin with an error in the year of issue (2002) because to read the date you have to rotate the coin 180°, up to €288 for a coin minted in 2002, Germany.
20-Cents – Rare Euro Cent Coins
The 20 cents euro coin is worth one fifth of one euro. It has a diameter of 22.25 millimeter, is 2.14 millimeter thick and weighs 5.74 grams. The edge is smooth with seven recesses ( spanish flower ) and is made of alloy called Nordic gold. As for all the early coins already described, the back has a common face and another that depends on the country of the euro partition .
20 Cents “Boccioni” In the encase of the batch of Rome, it presents on its directly face “ Forme Uniche di Continuità nello Spazio ” ( Unique Forms of Continuity in Space ), a 1913 work by the futurist sculptor Boccioni. Around 12 five-pointed stars representing the European Union, on the left the monogram of the italian Republic ( RI overlapping ), on the correct the mint sign and the monogram of the author Maria Angela Cassol ( M.A.C. ) .
The coin dates binding to 2002, when euro coins and banknotes were introduced into the euro area, with 12 extremity states .
Value of 20-cents Euro Coin
Let ’ s go find the value of 20 cents of Euro .
- Under normal circumstances, 20-cent coins in circulation have a face value of 20 euro cents. Strange, isn’t it?
- If, on the other hand, they have special features, such as minting errors or metal redundancies, a Rare Euro Cent Coins of this kind can be worth from €3.25 to €55 in FDC. And that’s the good news.
Value of 20-Cents Year 1999
20 cents of euro year 1999 with minting error Another point for the arresting error of neologism of the 20 centesimo coin with the thousandth of neologism 1999 issued in 2002 :
The 1.179.335 coins, minted by err, were all recluse and destroy ( …almost all of them ) .
The samples stolen from the Mint before the withdrawal, have no economic measure because they are not marketable, or at least this is what the italian authorities declare .
furthermore, whoever is found in possession of it can be accused of receiving stolen goods, and the money can be confiscated immediately .
With these premises, you understand well that these coins are to say the least “ concern ” for amateurs and Numismatics and their “ illegal trade ” is more than probable .
obviously we do not know their ( illegal ) value .
then watch out and if you have a few “ special ” cents, trust on a good numismatist for advice or keep it and then ask for information from experts .
50-Cents – Rare Euro Cent Coins
We talked about these coins in another article that you can find on this page : rare 50 cents of Euro .
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