is it rare? 1 EURO cent germany A 2005

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by pedro monteiro, May 12, 2014.

  1. pedro monteiro

    pedro monteiro New Member

    hello , first topic here, so i've found this coin with all my money.

    i dont know if its rare ive searched everywhere and seems nobody ever seen one.

    my 1 euro cent coin has a gold color, not gold, but has a gold color.

    is it rare?

    i post some pictures.

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  3. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    Welcome to Coin Talk! As for the "golden" 1 cent coin, well, I suppose it was (third party) plated. Some companies do that - they give out "lucky pennies" to customers, add them to promo mailings, etc. Not sure about this particular coin, but that would be my first guess ...

  4. pedro monteiro

    pedro monteiro New Member

    any ideas how much can worth it?

    i dont know how to get it to know the price of this coin. is it value for beeing unique?
  5. dsmith23

    dsmith23 Gotta get 'em all

    They are plated outside of the mint we call it PMD (post mint damage), for a damaged coin such as that, I'd give a couple American cents for it.
  6. pedro monteiro

    pedro monteiro New Member

    dsmith , is is perfect conditions, if it worth cents why people said its rare and valuable?
  7. dsmith23

    dsmith23 Gotta get 'em all

    Who said it's rare and valuable?
  8. pedro monteiro

    pedro monteiro New Member

  9. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    Offer it to your friends for $1000, if they decline tell them to make you an offer.:D:D
  10. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    How can people be telling you "it's rare and valuable" yet you've "searched everywhere and nobody has ever seen one"?
  11. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    As suggested before, this is probably a piece that was altered by some third party. There are various ways of doing that. The most common method is galvanizing, I think, but I am not a chemist. In any case, do not expect to get much for it. Here in Germany it would, at least in theory, even be worthless, as no bank - not even the central bank - is obliged to accept such a "damaged" coin.

    Of course your piece could be gold-plated. Usually that is not done with such low value coins, but who knows ... Even then, however, the gold layer would be extremely, almost unbelievably, thin - so not really valuable either.

    If your coin was a 1 cent piece minted using, say, a 10 cent planchet, then the result would also be a piece with a golden color. But the 10 ct is bigger, so you would see quite a bit of "excess" material around ...

    So, my answer to your question in the topic title still is: No, most probably not.

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  12. Thelionwarrior

    Thelionwarrior Active Member

    I'll see your 1 euro and raise you to 2!!! If your coin is rare I wonder how much my 2008 coin is worth! 20140601_035422.jpg 20140601_035404.jpg
  13. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    The original poster's coin is a 1 cent, and yours is likely to be worth ... twice as much. ;) I think yours has the Stuttgart (F) mintmark; those are usually the most common ones from this country. Apart from rotated dies maybe, the only ones that are "interesting" in terms of value are the 2002 coins with "radially" oriented stars. Usually the stars on the obverse are oriented as they are on the European Flag, but some German mints got it wrong initially ...

  14. Lacru

    Lacru New Member

    It can be valuable though ;)
    I have a 5 eurocent that is minted from the material of 10ct, 20ct, 50ct. So also yellow/gold collour. Someone told me coins like this are sold for 5 dollar up to even 300 dollar each on ebay.
    So I think your coin is also such a coin, just minted from the wrong material.
  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    This original thread is from May 12, 2014.. It's the only post he ever did. Think he's way gone by now! :yawn:
  16. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Again..did your friends tell you this? See if they buy your coins from you! ;)
    Silver, gold, painted, any plated coins are worthless
  17. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    Well, that's the question - a third party altered coin (painted, plated, etc.) is basically worthless indeed. But a 5 cent design on a Nordic Gold (10/20/50 ct) planchet, that could be interesting for quite a few error collectors. No idea about the possible value though.

  18. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    But see the dilemma.. 10,20,50 planchet won't fit into the 5 cent chamber.. unless Mint assisted at the Euro mint
  19. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    Agreed. :) The error is listed here (last but one in the 5 ct section), but they do say it could be a manipulation. And I also believe that is much more likely than a consciously produced error ...

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