Friday, April 15, 2016
New 'See-Through’ Five-Euro Coin Unveiled in Munich
A brand-new five-Euro coin, which has a blue plastic ring in the middle, will make life harder for counterfeiters, the Bavarian finance ministry claims.
The purpose of this blue ring, which can be worked like metal but is actually a special plastic, is not aesthetic. The Bavarian finance ministry claims that it makes the coin much harder to counterfeit.
Söder said. The plastic ring is easy to recognize, meaning that a check for authenticity is possible with the naked eye, while the plastic itself is complex to produce.
Secondly, the plastic behaves like a form on insulation between the two pieces of metal, making it easier for cash machines to tell the difference between a real one and a fake.
Named “Blue Planet Earth”, the coin just entered circulation yesterday, but with only a total of 2 million pressed, it will be difficult to find.
By comparison, there were a total of 5.56 billion two-Euro coins and 6.81 billion one-Euro coins in circulation in December 2015, according to Statista.
(via The Local)
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