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1 euro cent Germany (gold) [solved]

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David52
Joined: 10-Dec-2014
Posts: 335
I just got a German 1 euro cent in gold color. Size and weight is the same as a normal 1 euro cent. Anybody know why it's gold color? It is magnetic so it's not a mistake from the 10 or 20 euro cent. Thanks
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AmerSalmeh Numista team
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gold plated steel?
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Pott
Joined: 17-Sep-2014
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I believe some of the final year Deutsche Mark coins were sold with a gold colored plating as souvenirs. Is yours a first-year euro cent coin? Perhaps someone made similar souvenirs to commemorate the change?
David52
Joined: 10-Dec-2014
Posts: 335
Quote: "AmerSalmeh"​gold plated steel?
​I would say yes, but why. Normal German coin is copper plated steed.
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David52
Joined: 10-Dec-2014
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Quote: "Pott"​I believe some of the final year Deutsche Mark coins were sold with a gold colored plating as souvenirs. Is yours a first-year euro cent coin? Perhaps someone made similar souvenirs to commemorate the change?
​Yes, 2002, but what I've seen it's not worth anything. Guess for now I'll add it to my token section.
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Idolenz
Joined: 13-Jul-2013
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Mostlikely a Lucky Penny / Glückspfennig or rather cent like thhese two

If it's not shiny it could also be a cent that was coated in zinc and heat treated to form a brass layer, I did this to the left cent.
              
David52
Joined: 10-Dec-2014
Posts: 335
Quote: "Idolenz"​Mostlikely a Lucky Penny / Glückspfennig or rather cent like thhese two

​If it's not shiny it could also be a cent that was coated in zinc and heat treated to form a brass layer, I did this to the left cent.
​Looks like the one on the left(three coin picture)
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