At that time everyone thought the new European currency was going to be called Ecus and not Euros and these coins were privately issued to show what the new designs might look like, they were highly collected. We have bought out the last of the group that was struck in 1992. These pieces can never be struck again.
If Scotland gains its independence from the UK and adopts the Euro as its currency then this may well be what their new coins look like!
One one side they have a globe with a map of Europe with allegorical figures and on the other the St Andrew's Cross with a horse and the Scottish flag.