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WTB Off-Metal and Trial strikes of 2 1/2 and 5 Europinos

Interested in off-metal and trial strikes of the 1952 2 1/2 and 5 Europinos. Also would appreciate any information provided on the origin of these pieces.


  • lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,194 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ah, so in the Krause "Unusual" catalog, then, I take it? I had never heard of "Europinos"- had to Google it.

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  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,458 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The one I owned was a 5 Europinos dated 1952 and had General Eisenhower on it.
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  • cwtcwt Posts: 291 ✭✭✭
    These were struck at the Hamburg Mint. I did check with the mint, but was told that they had no records from that period. It is the 2 1/2 Europinos that has General Eisenhower on the obverse. There were just over 10,000 of these struck and they are almost always available on ebay at fairly reasonable prices. The 5 Europinos with only 300 struck is a bit more costly.
  • cwtcwt Posts: 291 ✭✭✭

    Still looking for these.

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One of the people I know from Instagram listed one on eBay:

  • cwtcwt Posts: 291 ✭✭✭

    Thanks. It appears to be one of the regular silver issues. The ones I am looking for were struck in other metals (brass, copper, aluminum, lead, gold -- and even wood) or were struck uniface or as piedforts.

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