Tuesday, 07.04.2020

Tag: Euro

Coin Care in Simple Terms. Part 3: Special Cases Precious Metals and Slabs

Today we look at the special cases on washing day. What needs to be considered in the case of particularly valuable precious metal coins? Furthermore, numiscontrol subjects slabbed coins to a mercilessly tough extreme test.

Coin Care in Simple Terms. Part 2: Washing Day

If you collect coins, you have to treat your pieces with care. Today is washing day! numiscontrol explains which treatment the different metals of your favourite pieces need, what the perfect water temperature is and much more.

Bizarre Burglary in Belgium

No, for once it’s not about millions: less than a month ago, three thieves broke into the Royal Belgian Mint. Two of them were arrested, the third man managed to escape with the loot: he stole 5 kilos of decoined euros.

Coin Care in Simple Terms. Part 1: The Basics

If you collect coins, you will have to treat your pieces with care. numiscontrol explains how to deep clean your objects on a shoestring with common household accessories and what to keep in mind on the numismatic washing day.

Performance of the First Vatican Euro Coins. Part 2

When euro coins were introduced in 2002, Vatican coins were considered a safe investment. Today, our expert numiscontrol checks whether 2 euro commemorative coins and numis covers met the expectations.

Performance of the First Vatican Euro Coins. Part 1

When euro coins were introduced in 2002, Vatican coins were considered a safe investment. Our expert numiscontrol checked whether the objects met the expectations.

What is my Euro Starter Kit from 2002 Worth Today?

On 1 January 2002, euro coins entered the cash cycle. In order to familiarise the people with the new currency, most nations issued “starter kits”. They evolved into sought-after collectors’ items. But what are these starter kits worth today?

EVA Celebrates 25 Years

The European Vending Association celebrated its 25th anniversary. Representing the European vending, EVA has become an important reference for all mints who develop new circulation coins: After all, coins are expected to work smoothly with vending machines.

No Mainstream Solution: Estonia Plans to Issue 1-Cent Coins

In a surprise move which goes against the trend, Estonia’s Central Bank announces plans to issue 10 million one-cent coins into circulation. Although the coins are much required in the Baltic country the Central Bank offers also advice on rounding rules.

New 100 and 200 euro banknotes in circulation

The new €100 and €200 banknotes, the last notes in the Europa series, have started circulating on 28 May 2019. The banknotes use new and innovative security features and are easy to check using the “feel, look and tilt” method.
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