On a recent trip to Europe I bought a small collection of ECU pattern errors (the fore runners of the current EURO coinage, struck for approval by a private mint), from the simple to the amazingly exotic. My estimates are that for the whole series there are less than 1000 errors including all denominations and all types of errors, so even a small off center is a very scarce coin and may be unique or one of just a couple examples. Once this group is sold there won't be any more as I know all of the others have been dispersed around the world.
The regular sets you see above are available while supplies last at $29.95 each plus shipping & handling. Just ask for ECU101.
|Regular Coinage Set||Obverse pictured above, reverse under scan dot.||ECU101||29.95|
|Europa 1 ECU||Off Center. The scarcest of the types of patterns in the
and the only one dated 1995. Most 1 ECUs are of the United Kindom. ------
This is a Gem BU example of a nice off center. It is a quarter size coin.
|1/2 ECU||Possibly a unique item in the 1/2 Ecus. Nicely off center and
a second strike in the blank area. Basically BU Dime size coin.-------
|2 ECU||25% or so Off Center, BU.
Nice off center
on larger denomination, half dollar size coin.
|10 ECU||Off Center, BU||ECU105||99.95|
|1 ECU||Gem BU, w/ Large Clip, almost proof like||ECU106||119.95|
|1/10 ECU||Nice Baseball Cap off center, perfect 30 degree angle.||ECU107||$129.95|
|1/4 ECU||Mated pair. There are 2 colors of 1/4 Ecus, yellow brass and green brass.
This is the yellow brass. This is an unusual mated pair of them
with almost a complete overlap as you can see.
The second coin was struck into an already struck first coin.
|1/4 ECU||Green brass, 85%+/- Off Center||ECU109||$119.95|
|2 Ecu||w/ Huge Clip. Basically BU, except for some
discoloration on obv. Tad smaller than half dollar.
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