New Portugal €5 Dinosaur coins (Silver & Copper-Nickle)

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New Portugal €5 Dinosaur coins (Silver & Copper-Nickle)

Postby blackev » Thu 09 Sep 2021, 17:33

The 'Imprensa Nacional and Casa da Moeda' has issued a new €5 Dinosaur coin.
One is a Copper-Nickle coin, the Other is Silver, and get this.. it glows in the Dark (The silver one) yes that's right and I know what your thinking and your probably right it's not an original idea think 'Austria 3 euro Supersaurs Collection' (which will issue it's own sauropod on 11th Nov 2021); In case you don't know what I'm talking about; the Austria €3 coin also glows in the dark; the difference being that The Silver Portugal one is.. well Silver! (the Austrian 3 euro coins are only Copper Alloy), also the mintage differences are quite large (given that the Austria ones sellout from the official shop in less than a day [or roughly so]), The Austrian coins are minted in quantities of 65,000, where'as this Portuguese Silver coin is only 2,000 (the copper-nickle one is 25,000 but does not glow).
Of course one could argue that the Austrian ones are more 'collectable' but whichever ones you prefer; it would seem to me that this Portugal Dinosaur coin will sell out FAST! so keep your fingers over that refresh button :D (or just use a plugin ;)
Thankfully at least the Copper-Nickle one is one per customer; and with the low postal rates the INCM charge; worth the shipping (plus there are a few 2€ coins available that cost only €2 [if your trying to make up for shipping], they also got some 'price at face value' coins (some of them are even .500 Silver)

Both are marked as 'Available Soon', Possibly September 21, 2021 (but The Copper-Nickle one appears to be purchasable right now).

Good Luck, hope you all get one (if you want one that is).

(INCM = Official Mint Shop for Portugal [https://loja.incm.pt/en])
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Re: New Portugal €5 Dinosaur coins (Silver & Copper-Nickle)

Postby blackev » Thu 09 Sep 2021, 22:01

Looks Like it's going to be a series (Dinosaurs from Portugal).
Also Mintage of Silver coin is 2,000 not 2,500