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Hello CoinPeople,

 

I was just about to toss a 1999 French 1 Euro coin into my euro coin bin when I noticed something odd--the edge of the coin has a consistent groove in the middle of the edge. This gives it the appearance of a security edge. The part of the edge on the 1 Euro side of the groove has reeded and plain sections. Take a look at the image!

 

Do you think that someone was bored and found a way to mutilate the coin in this particular manner? Or do you think this happened as it was minted?

 

Let me know what you think,

 

Bruce

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Odd indeed. Have not seen such an edge before (but then I do not collect error pieces). The edge of a €1 coin is supposed to look like the "left third" of your piece - six parts, three plain, three reeded: http://www.oenb.at/de/img/rand_1euro_gr_tcm14-53273.jpg

The 2 cent coins do have such a groove, but that is not as wide as the one in your picture: http://www.oenb.at/de/img/rand_2cent_gr_tcm14-53274.jpg

 

Another strange thing: Unlike US clad coins, the euro and cent pieces usually have a "monocolor" edge. Yours looks as if the groove had a different color. But that may just be the image or my eyes. :ninja: Is that €1 coin magnetic?

 

Christian

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Odd indeed. Have not seen such an edge before (but then I do not collect error pieces). The edge of a €1 coin is supposed to look like the "left third" of your piece - six parts, three plain, three reeded: http://www.oenb.at/de/img/rand_1euro_gr_tcm14-53273.jpg

The 2 cent coins do have such a groove, but that is not as wide as the one in your picture: http://www.oenb.at/de/img/rand_2cent_gr_tcm14-53274.jpg

 

Another strange thing: Unlike US clad coins, the euro and cent pieces usually have a "monocolor" edge. Yours looks as if the groove had a different color. But that may just be the image or my eyes. ;)

 

Is that €1 coin magnetic?

 

Christian

 

 

 

I think that it was just the lighting of the image. The color is actually fairly consistently the color of brass.

 

The magnetivity of it was a good idea. However, that appears to be the same as other French €1 coins. :ninja:

 

Glad that I can almost always count on some sort of response from you, Christian,

 

Bruce

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Well, even "I'm basically clueless" is a response. :ninja: Had a quick look at three euro error sites I know --

http://www.errorcoins.eu/

http://sammler.com/mz/euro_abarten.htm

http://euro-fehlpraegungen.de/

-- but did not see such a "partial edge" there. I assume that this happened at the mint; the groove does not really look like manual labor to me.

 

"PS": Let's see what the muenzen.net error cracks say.

http://www.emuenzen.de/forum/fehlpraegunge...samer-rand.html

 

Christian

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