Do banks in Europe sell rolls/bags of new 1 cent Euros, etc.?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Dougmeister, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I stopped at a bank in Ireland and they said they could sell me a "bag" of 250 1 cent Euro coins, but they'd be mixed (old and new).

    Does whoever mints the Euro cents offer them for sale brand-new? Or do you have to be lucky and find a bank that happens to have them, like we do here in the U.S.?
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  3. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Quite a few countries have stopped using the 1 euro cent. Even the 2 cent is losing favor. Ending the use of a denomination doesn't send them into hysterics, unlike here.
  4. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    Even in those euro countries where rounding rules (which make a lot of sense to me) are in effect, the 1 and 2 ct coins are still legal tender. It's just that due to the rounding they are not really needed.

    Minting the coins is still a responsibility of the member state governments, and they will place orders either with domestic mints, or other minting facilities in the EU. As for coin rolls or bags, I don't think you can get "year specific" ones ...

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  5. muhfff

    muhfff Active Member

    You can get rolls of new Estonian euro coins from Bank of Estonia. Basically any year, any denomination. Of course, some older years and special design 2-euro coins are long gone, but it was also possible to get these on face value.
  6. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    Do banks in your neck of the woods still provide one cent and two cent coins?
  7. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    I am in Germany, close to the Netherlands. Here in DE these low denominations are still in use, so yes; in NL they are not, so no. :)

  8. Art Wilkerson

    Art Wilkerson Member

    On eBay I see coin rolls from a lot of the Euro countries. Search under “World Coin Rolls” or “Euro Coin Rolls”.
  9. josemartins

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  10. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

  11. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    This is interesting - Ireland has stopped minting 1c and 2c coins, except for a small number for coin sets. Many shops now round amounts to the nearest 5c, so I guess there was a surplus of the smaller coins and it made sense to ship them out of the country!

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