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17 Mar 2016

Sold out before the day of Issue: Austria €25.00 bimetal coin

| Ian Fenn

I gave up collecting NCLT (Non Circulating Legal Tender) a number of years ago.  There was one series I just couldn't give up on though. The Austrian €25.00 bi-metalic coin.   It has a center pill of niobium and a silver ring.  The Nobium centre is anodized to produce different colors( the coins are not "painted the colors you see in the center are the metal its self. The series started in 2003  and was planned to last only 9 years.  This years coin makes it 14 and counting.  This year like last year they were able to anodize the cetre of the coin so that it is bicolored.   As usual even though the mintage is 65000  it sold out  with pre-orders. On issue day if you had not ordered one and wanted one  you would find you need to pay €40.00 more than the €69.00 issue price to a dealer.  The Theme of the coin this year is Zeit (Time)

Comments

SpartaCuse

Level 4

that is pretty cool - & natural too - not painted - really interesting anodization process - the after effect is awesome - would you consider posting some of the others from the series or have you already done that in other years ?

Kepi

Level 6

That's very cool! How interesting! Thanks for sharing this blog.

CoinLady

Level 6

That is beautiful, but is that a real coin? Who would spend it?

user_7579

Level 4

That is a beautiful coin and easy to understand the demand for it. Zeit is of the essence in purchasing from that mint.

user_94464

Level 4

Love the Bimetals

Mike

Level 7

I'm sorry I forgot to ask you did you sign onto the mint? And what is the exchange rate with our dollar? Thanks Mike I looked at it again I love that natural beauty in the center. You have an excellent eye! Mike Without you we wouldn't know about the beauty in coins all over the world keep updating us I love it.

Ian Fenn

Level 5

I purchase from my local bank( in Vienna). Euro is slightly more than the US$

ShriekenGriffon

Level 5

Wow! world coins are so much prettier than Us coins! we need to take some lessons from them!!!

Ian Fenn

Level 5

Longstrider I have the full series, some of them now sell for over US$400.00 each. Shows the power of bright shiny and colorful things

Longstrider

Level 6

Ian, Thanks for bring an unusual coin to our attention! I'm happy you were able to get this years. Do you have the entire series so far? Your photographs are beautiful, as usual, and I would enjoy seeing the set. Thanks!!

user_7180

Level 5

A great looking coin and even better knowing about the details. Thanks for sharing and taking the Zeit to tell us about it.

Mike

Level 7

It is one good-looking coin. First time IV seen one,thanks for sharing the information and the picture. Always collect what you like. Sounds like you got lucky with the pre order. Good for you. I hope they continue making them. Take care and thanks Mike.

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