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Gold Ecu Coins 1992 - England Scotland Wales N Ireland - 100 & 200

 
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 Posted 12/01/2020  4:19 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add marcianometals to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Im after some information in regards to these coins, I have the following.

4 Gold ECU Coins 1992 - 200
England - Scotland - Wales - N Ireland

4 Gold ECU Coins 1992 - 100
England - Scotland - Wales - N Ireland

I CANT SEEM TO ADD THE IMAGES

Are these gold? the only information I have found suggests they are 18K gold. They have been XRF at a gold buyers who said they are 18k but could be plated. The only way to confirm if they are gold will be to acid test them.
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Hello and

These look very similar to the pattern Ecu coin sets marketed in the 1990s by a company called the International Currency Bureau, but I have never seen them in gold.

I believe that fantasy coins with these designs were (and still are) widely marketed in the UK by CoinCraft, based at 45 Great Russell Street in London. If no-one has any other suggestions, you could contact them, as they may have sold them originally.
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Hello NumisRob

I appreciate your time in replying to this cry for help.

I just cant find these coins marked as 100 & 200 - I have found plenty of coins marked as 25... But I don't want to acid test these to see if they are solid 18K gold, without having more information first.
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A non-destructive test would be a density test. You need a stable scale which measures reliably to at least 1/100 of a gram. A solid gold item would be quite a bit denser.

There are also machines that use, I believe, electromagnetic testing and will distinguish between gold plate and solid gold. Too expensive to buy for yourself but larger coin dealers will have them.
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 Posted 01/02/2021  3:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Emjcat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi marcianometals,

I too are having difficulty trying to find out more info on these ecus. I have a Scottish gold one. Did you have any luck finding more info? I was due to have my coin looked at by a specialist however that is now on hold as they are in London. If I get more info I will let you know.
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