2 euro commemorative coins are nowadays more often found in coin collections than circulating as normal cash... Once a while though, a used circulated commemorative pops up in our supermarket small change...
This discussion is a proposal to try to monitor the migration of these coins all across the eurozone.
yes that is true - it is nice that 2 euro commemorative coins come in limited volumes, however, when issued they should be relatively common in circulation otherwise they lose the scope - then their volume over time will start to decrease naturally by the wear and tear.
The 2004GRE Discovolus is, 9 years after circulation, still the most frequent find in small-change as far as cc coins are concerned...
I've found the following in circulation -
Germany - 2006A, 2007F, 2008G, 2009J - All in Berlin, the 2006/07/08 coins in October 2008 and the 2009 coin in November 2009
Greece - 2007 (Treaty of Rome) - Not sure where I found this, but possibly in Berlin
I started collection 6 months ago and I did found many more, do you want a list of them ? in The future I will make a picture of every new cc I found and post it here.