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Pattern ECU Coins - English

The ECU - European Currency Unit

We have pattern ECU crowns available from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, France, Greece, and Spain.

As the European Economic Community, or the European Union made its moves towards a common currency, the ECU came into being. Although at first the ECU was a unit of account, it had long been expected to be converted into a circulating currency. In most European countries there were pattern coins issued exploring the design possibilities of the anticipated new coinage. Some of these issues were design exercises carried out by official mints, others were privately issued.

Private Pattern Coins
There is quite a long tradition of private individuals or companies designing and striking proposed new coin designs. Certainly Thomas Simon engraved and produced at his own expense, a pattern crown which he presented to Charles II in 1663, in the hope of being appointed chief engraver at the Royal Mint. At other times when great changes to our coinage have been expected there has been considerable activity in producing private patterns. Before the great coinage reform of 1816, there were many unofficial patterns produced by Matthew Boulton and James Watt, who eventually produced the famous cartwheel pennies, and also supplied much of the Royal Mint's new machinery. Again in early Victorian times, when Britain was starting to think about decimalisation, many pattern coins, official and unofficial were produced. Nowadays there is a good demand for these rare antique pattern coins, and many of them command high prices.

1992 ECU Patterns
We have recently acquired a small quantity of pattern ECU coins including a number of English 25 ECU's dated 1992. There are two different reverse designs, each sharing the same obverse design. There is also a 5 ECU of the same size which is undated.

ECU & Euro Patterns
We have recently acquired a small quantity of pattern ECU coins including the following:-
Stock List & Prices
DateCountryDenominationTypePrice �Price $
1992England25 ECUSt. George & Dragon�4.95$7.95
1992England25 ECUThree Graces�4.95$7.95
1992England5 ECUS.S. Great Britain�4.95$7.95
1992Northern Ireland25 ECUHarp�4.95$7.95
1992Scotland25 ECUUnicorn & Lion�4.95$7.95
1992Wales25 ECUEdward the Black Prince�4.95$7.95
1994Greece5 ECUAlexander the Great�4.95$7.95
1997France20 EuroMatisse�4.95$7.95
1997Spain20 EuroPicasso�4.95$7.95
1998Scotland25 ECUScottish Lion�4.95$7.95

More Details about Each Country
For photographs of both sides of each coin, and more complete descriptions, please see the individual country pages:-
Northern Ireland

38 mms20 Euro20 gramsCupro-Nickel
38 mms25 ECU20 gramsCupro-Nickel
38 mms5 ECU20 gramsCupro-Nickel

Postage & Packing:
UK: At buyer's Risk �3.50 or
Fully Insured �9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured (Usually via Fedex or Datapost) $40

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