2 Euro Cent 2002 (France) - Edge?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by evronvmi, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. evronvmi

    evronvmi New Member

    I have this coin and I see the edge it’s a bit different than other 2 Euro Cent coins I seen before. The channel in the middle of the edge looks too small.
    Does anyone have another 2 Euro Cent 2002 from France to confirm if is the same like this? If not maybe it’s a variety or mint error?
    Another question. This does have some nice details. May be proof or BU?

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  3. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I'm not finding much information.

    Based on the picture of a euro 2 cent in the link below, the edge of your coin does look a little different.

    There were proof coins made in 2002, but none of the online pictures show the edge.
    Here is a link to a proof set:


    Your coin might be the proof version, but I can't tell or certain based on the photos.
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  4. evronvmi

    evronvmi New Member

    If it is proof then the coin might need some cleaning because I see much dirt on it. I kept it for about 2 hours in 99.8% acetone before placing in cardboard but not too much change.

    I do not want to destroy the coin so I may look for professionals.
    I plan to ship a bunch of coins to NGC maybe they can clean it better.
    Thanks for help.
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  5. ddddd

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    I would wait for some more opinions before sending to NGC. If it is a proof with no error, it probably isn't worth enough to be graded (the whole set sells for $35-$65). Grading fees will average $20-$25 and the coin might still not be worth that much in a slab.
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  6. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    I have a large hoard of Euro coins.
    (pocket change)
    I went through all the French 2 Cents and did not find a 2002.

    All the ones I looked at looked very similar to your groove.


  7. evronvmi

    evronvmi New Member

    Thanks for help.
    I add some more pictures to make comparsion with other 2 Euro Cent coin. Maybe someone can confirm another 2 Euro Cent edge groove like this. Maybe 0.2mm thickness.No matter year or country.

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  8. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I'm leaning towards a proof coin as the edge resembles proofs in general (squared rims).
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