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Where To Find Reliable Mintages For Euros?

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 Posted 05/23/2021  6:38 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have been trying to find accurate mintage numbers for euros and I feel a little overwhelmed. The three sites I have been checking are numista, wikipedia, and fleur de coin (not sure how reliable the last one is, but they pop up in a lot of searches). I have found that wikipedia and FDC are both way behind and often have no numbers beyond about 2014. I have also noticed that Numista's numbers differ from wikipedia's and FDC's at times. Which of these sites should I take as definitive?

Just to give an example of what I mean, I was trying to look up the mintages for some euro coins I had, and found that 2012 Greek 5 cents had a fairly low mintage with 5 million made according to FDC and wikipedia. However, when I cross referenced with numista, their records listed it as 1 million, which would obviously take it from a low mintage year to practically a key date. How can I tell which number is correct?
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 Posted 05/23/2021  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I normally go to France quite often (not currently due to Covid-19) and every couple of years I buy a fresh copy of a little catalogue called the Argus des Euros. It always has mintage figures for recent issues, but I can't say how reliable they are!
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 Posted 05/24/2021  07:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Numista and Wikipedia both rely on the input of volunteers - their content is not assembled by full-time, professional researchers. So, unless a volunteer from the community provides updated information, the information in an entry can lag behind/beome "old." I'm not sure about the FDC site. A quick look at it seems to indicate that it also has a significant volunteer community at its core and thus is subject to data gaps/unreliability as well.

Have you tried the NGC World Coin Gallery? It is an online adaptation of the venerable Krause World Coin Catalog, and is backed by professionals. It may have more current information. For example, I looked up your Greek 5 Cents coin, and it is listed with mintage figures for multiple years.

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 Posted 05/24/2021  2:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add redlock to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This German language site* is pretty good and accurate:

Click on the flag of the country and you get the available mintage numbers. Mostly very detailed in coins for circulation and coins in sets (click on the + on the far right). KMS or Kursmünzensatz means set. Figures in red: coins not intended for circulation.

*: The flags/countries are from left to right according to their name in German. Hence it's Zypern and not Cyprus and Cyprus is the last country at the right.
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