YOU can turn your change into hundreds by spotting a simple mistake on a €2 coin.
A coin expert spoke of a small error on Belgian coins that the Irish should also be aware of.
The expert examined two €2 coins and revealed that one coin can be worth up to €500 to eagle eye coin holders.
Both coins are from Belgium since 2006 with a total amount of 5 million dong.
At first glance, you might think that the two coins are identical and there shouldn’t be a significant difference in value between them, said Euro Coin Valley expert.
“But the truth is, the coin on the right has a high error of value.”
Describing the exact design of the coin, he continued: “The obverse of the Belgian €2 commemorative coin displays the Atomium, built in 1958 and today the center of the arts.
“Just below the Atomium are two mint marks. To the left is the mint sign of the Royal Mint of Belgium, representing the head of the archangel St Michael.
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“On the right, is a scale that bears the stamp of the master mint of Romain Coenen, the Director of the Royal Mint of Belgium at the time.
“The mint mark of this coin can be found to the right of the Atomium. It is represented by a stylized combination of the letters ‘LL’ and stands for Luc Lucyx.”
The outer ring of the coin depicts the 12 stars of the European Union along with the year of issue, 2006 and the letter ‘B’ for Belgium.
On the edge of the coin, there are two and two stars, repeated six times alternately vertically and in reverse.
The obverse of the coin, which is the usual common side of the €2.
There is a geographical map of Europe including the outer ring and the inner space on the right side of the coin.
The inscription “2 EURO” covers some maps and most of the coin’s face.
12 EU stars appear on the right side of the outer ring.
The six stars at the top of the map, and six below it, are visually connected by six vertical stripes that cut across the inner core of the coin.
The coin expert then showed YouTube viewers another €2 coin, which looked almost identical to a regular coin.
It has all the same faces as the first, however, when the coin is rotated, there is a “radical displacement” between the two faces of approximately 130 degrees.
The coin expert explains: “This type of error is called a die rotation error and occurs when the dies are not properly aligned with each other.
“This misalignment can occur during initial setup, installing one of the dies in the wrong direction relative to the opposite die, or during casting when one of the dies loosens and rotates.
“In both cases, it resulted in a misalignment between the obverse and the reverse of the coin.
“This bug makes this coin worth up to €500.”
https://www.thesun.ie/money/8224507/coin-expert-pocket-hundreds-spot-simple-error/ I’m a coin expert and you can pocket HUNDREDS if you spot a simple mistake on the €2 piece