This incredible “Two Tailed” Euro Set was just certified by ANACS. Mike Faraone, one of the graders and finalizers at ANACS, stated that “this is one of the most exciting mint error discoveries that I’ve examined and authenticated at ANACS. It is amazing that these new Euro coins were all struck by two reverse dies.”
Since twelve member countries use the same reverse dies, it is impossible to determine the origin of these mint errors. This is one of the most dramatic and unique mint error discoveries in modern times. My personal favorite is the 50c Euro / 20c Euro Mule struck by two reverse dies. I am very excited to debut this amazing set in Mint Error News Magazine.
On January 1, 2001 the Euro officially became the first common European Currency, replacing the individual National Currencies of the 12 Member Countries of the European Monetary Union. These countries are: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemborg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.
Every Euro Coin carries a common reverse design. Each of the 12 Member Countries strike the Euro with its own unique obverse design. Regardless of which Country is depicted on the obverse of a Euro Coin, it is accepted in any of the 12 Member Countries.
Euro Coins were minted starting in 1999. Not every country struck every denomination of Euro Coins in the first year. By the beginning of 2001 each country had a sufficient supply of Euro Coins on hand. Euro coins were then distributed and released into circulation.
There are approximately thirty genuine two-headed or two-tailed coins that have been authenticated by ANACS, PCGS or NGC. There are only four known "Two Tailed" U.S. coins: three Quarters and one Dime. One of the Quarters recently sold for $80,000.