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The German "Schleswig-Holstein" commemorative €2 coin has already been discussed here http://www.coinpeople.com/DE-German-States...ries-t3933.html Now there are some more (draft) designs of commems to come in winter/spring:

 

Luxembourg: Grand Duke Henri and the Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume

http://www.zwei-euro.com/zwei-euro/luxembu...ginal-gross.jpg

To be issued in February. Kind of boring design if you ask me ...

 

Italy: Winter Olympics Torino 2006

http://www.zwei-euro.com/zwei-euro/italien...twurf-gross.jpg

To be issued in February. The draft looks promising, except I wonder why the Olympic Rings are not shown.

 

Belgium: Reopening of the "Atomium" in Brussels

http://www.zwei-euro.com/zwei-euro/belgien...twurf-gross.jpg

To be issued in April/May. Could be an interesting design, but I would have to see pics of the actual piece.

 

Christian

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I agree that Luxembourg piece is quite boring. They have done that twice already. Yawn. I guess I will still try and get it since it is being made by the Finnish Mint.

 

I like that Italian piece. Not sure how it will transfer to a real coin, but it does look lively. I would wager that the rings will be added somewhere. Maybe it will be incused into the edge?

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I agree that Luxembourg piece is quite boring. They have done that twice already.

Ah, but this year's piece is dedicated to the 25th birthday of the hereditary grand duke. That is totally different from the two others. :ninja:

 

Maybe Luxembourg has some law according to which the monarch has to be on each and every coin. And if they do not want to change that law or rule, fine. But why on earth do they constantly issue €2 commems then?

 

And yes, this year's piece is minted in Finland again. Guess the Finnish Mint won't care whether Luxembourg pays them for making nice or dull coins, hehe.

 

Christian

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To be issued in February. The draft looks promising, except I wonder why the Olympic Rings are not shown.

 

because use of the rings is governed by the international olympic committee--putting the rings on a coin requires permission from the ioc and that permission requires certain conditions (which is why, f'rinstance, the canadian "lucky loonie" is not for sale outside canada) ...

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because use of the rings is governed by the international olympic committee--putting the rings on a coin requires permission from the ioc and that permission requires certain conditions (which is why, f'rinstance, the canadian "lucky loonie" is not for sale outside canada) ...

Ah yes, makes sense. :ninja: The rings cannot be found on the actual coin either (which was issued today, see picture below) but they are depicted on the silver and gold pieces issued on that occasion.

 

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By the way, the building on the left is the "Mole Antonelliana" in Turin. It can also be found on the Italian 2 cent circulation coins.

 

Christian

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Belgium: Reopening of the "Atomium" in Brussels

http://www.zwei-euro.com/zwei-euro/belgien...twurf-gross.jpg

To be issued in April/May. Could be an interesting design, but I would have to see pics of the actual piece.

 

Christian

 

 

This coin is now being sold here on our auction site as a pre-order. This pic is included:

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Sir Sisu, why would you buy a comm just 'coz its from the Finnish mint??

 

 

Just as many in the US by commems because they are from the US Mint. :ninja:

 

 

Anyhow, this coin is not being minted by Finland, but by the Belgians themselves. The coins are just now being offered by sellers in Finland that have pre-ordered loads of rolls.

 

Perhaps I was not clear by the "our". I meant our equivalent of eBay. For example:

http://www.huuto.net/fi/showitem.php3?itemid=29028662

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That was soo DUH of me. I forgot you're in Finland. Please bare with me as I'm new to this. I guess my best bet would be to find a dealer in US for the 2 euro commems.

 

 

No problem. I sometimes forget that there are 2 audiences here: some who know where I am and some who do not. :ninja:

 

 

If you can find a dealer there who offers the Euros that is probably the easiest way to go or than you can inquire the euro residents among the site to see if someone can help. This issue I may be ordering myself and can make additional orders for others if they so chose. But I will wait until at least the coins are available before making any orders.

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...Perhaps I was not clear by the "our". I meant our equivalent of eBay. For example:

http://www.huuto.net/fi/showitem.php3?itemid=29028662

 

 

So if I figured this out correctly the current bidding is like €2.8 and you can place a bid for as many units as you want. Is that correct?

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So if I figured this out correctly the current bidding is like €2.8 and you can place a bid for as many units as you want. Is that correct?

 

 

€2.8 yes. You can place a bid for up to as many as the seller is offering, in this case 75. However the number is the minimum that you must win for your order to go through. So I could bid on a minimum of 50 coins for €3.50 and not win whild someone who bids €2.80 for a single coin gets their order filled.

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€2.8 yes. You can place a bid for up to as many as the seller is offering, in this case 75. However the number is the minimum that you must win for your order to go through. So I could bid on a minimum of 50 coins for €3.50 and not win whild someone who bids €2.80 for a single coin gets their order filled.

 

 

It's what ebay calls a "Dutch" auction.

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The "Atomium" coins are circulating now; the total mintage is 5 million. More info at

http://www.2-euro.eu/

 

Later this year Finland will issue a €2 commem dedicated to the Finnish EU Presidency (July-December 2006). But we do not know what the piece will look like ... The press release about the design competition is here:

 

http://www.rahapaja.fi/fi/tiedotteet/1440/

(Finnish)

http://www.rahapaja.fi/se/pressrelease/1441/

(Swedish)

 

Christian

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