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Error Types In Coins Of The European Union Countries

Information on this page has been sourced from www.eurocoins.liesemeijer.com

Small Errors

Small errors can be found rather easily on euro coins. Since they are rather common, they can be found for many value/country/year combinations. It would be useless and also too much work to list them all. That's why not for all value/country/year combinations an example is given.

Country
Year
MM
Value
Double
Strike
Weak
Strike

or
Dirty
Die
Chipped
Die
Off-
center
Worn
Die
Mix
Many
Any
 
               
Any
 
               
Any
 
The Netherlands - 5 eurocent 2001 - Double Strike
             
Any
 
France - 10 eurocent 1999 - Double Strike
             
Any
 
               
Any
 
France - 50 eurocent 2001 - Double Strike
 
The Netherlands - 50 eurocent 1999 - Die Break
         
Any
 
               
Any
 
Spain - 2 euro 1999 - Double Strike
             
Italy
2002
 
           
Italy - 10 eurocent 2002 - Worn Die
 
 
 
Italy - 1 euro 2002 - Weak Strike - Mint Master Mark
           
The Netherlands
Any
 
     
The Netherlands - 1 eurocent - Chipped Die
       

Medium Errors

Medium errors are harder to find on euro coins.

Country
Year
MM
Value
Double
Strike
Weak
Strike

or
Dirty
Die
Chipped
Die
Off-
center
Worn
Die
Mix
Finland
2000
 
   
Finland - 2 eurocent 2000 - Die Break
         
2002
 
   
Finland - 5 eurocent 2002 - Die Break
         
2004
 
       
Finland - 50 eurocent 2004 - Rotated Die (8 degrees)
     
Germany
2002
G
   
Germany - 10 eurocent 2002 - G - Die Break (border)
         
Italy
2002
 
 
Italy - 50 eurocent 2002 - Weak Strike
           
Luxembourg
2002
 
       
Luxembourg - 2 euro 2002 - Rotated Die
     
The Netherlands
Several
 
     
The Netherlands - 20 eurocent - Chipped Die
       
1999
 
     
The Netherlands - 50 eurocent 1999 - Chipped Die
       
2003
 
             
The Netherlands - 2 eurocent 2003 - What a mess
2003
 
       
The Netherlands - 2 euro 2003 - Rotated Die (8 degrees)
     
Spain
1999
 
Spain - 1 euro 1999 - Double Strike
             

Big Errors

Big errors are hard to find on euro coins.

Country
Year
MM
Value
Double
Strike
Weak
Strike

or
Dirty
Die
Chipped
Die
Off-
center
Worn
Die
Mix
Italy
2002
 
   
Italy - 1 euro 2002 - Double Strike
         
 
Italy - 1 euro 2002 - Double Strike
             
The Netherlands
1999
 
         
The Netherlands - 20 eurocent 1999 - Off-center