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One Of The Rarest German Euro Coins Out There (Well Two Of Them!)

 
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 Posted 08/11/2017  09:41 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add American Abroad to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Dear fellow collectors,

Sorry for the poor lighting conditions. At the end of the video you can see the coins better. If you want great pictures type in ''Drehende Sterne Euro'' and look at images to get an idea about what they look like so the next time when you are in Europe you also have a chance to find one!
I work at a currency exchange business and we process deposits for several companies. Mostly Euro Notes and Euro coins. I also get to search through foreign currency brought in by customers. I have to count the deposits between customers, but it makes it worth it when I find these type of coins. These two €1,- coins are both German 2002 coins that are error coins (in German Drehende Sterne) or turning/spinning stars. The error coin is easy to decipher because the stars are all radially turning. On a normal coin they are just all normal stars (straight up and down). Before the coins could be destroyed some of these rare varities made it into circulation. Many people have reported searching through several hundred thousand and not finding any of these rare error coins and some report maybe finding one. The rarity doesn't diminish my hope, just increases it because I have access to so many coins. The bidding price on eBay is about 450-500 Euros for one of these babies. I found two. Yippee. The story is that the mint created these not knowing that the stars did NOT match the EU flag. After this realization it was too late because some had already left the mint and made it into circulation. I might sell one someday.
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Edited by American Abroad
08/11/2017 09:52 am
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 Posted 08/18/2017  07:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, what an amazing story!
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 Posted 09/24/2017  09:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add UltraRant to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So much for deutsche Gründlichkeit...

It's a nice story, really. Thanks for sharing! I never actually realized this, but I will keep my eyes open as I regularly get German Euro coins in my wallet.
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Greece
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 Posted 09/11/2018  06:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pibito9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello Mr

I have two coins of 1 euro cent Germany of 2002
but I dont know how to see if these are like yours.. I couldnt understant exactly from video.
Please can you check mine?

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Greece
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 Posted 09/11/2018  12:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pibito9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thank you!!
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 Posted 09/11/2018  12:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
pibito9, your coins are not the error variety. On yours, all of the stars point up (for example, the one below the date has a point going towards the date). On the error coins, all of the stars point towards the rim. That is, on the star below the date, it would be upside down.
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 Posted 01/18/2021  02:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add slappywhyte to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the tip American Abroad. Been living in Deutschland for the past 18 months. Could have been looking at my 1 Euros for all that time!
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