Almost a year to the day I found my last Italian euro find. This one was found on the floor in front of a Coinstar machine. Apparently many people tried to pass it through until someone got so upset they threw it on the ground with furious anger. I may have exaggerated the details for effect.
The third most common euro coin behind the Italian 20 Cents and 1 Cent coins of the same year. I guess Italy wanted to go all in when they switched to euros. Recently I have read no one uses the 1, 2, or 5 euros cents much in Europe so it is getting rejected everywhere.
Notice a dark blob on the coin. Again this is guess but I think it is ink. People often carry pens and coins in the same place so it could possibly be a leaky pen. This is a case where pure acetone wold help since it is a low value coin it may be worth the experiment one day.
Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Euro Cents / Italy
Metal: Copper Plated Steel
Value: $0.06 in Fine
Do you have a Euro from Italy and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.