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How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?  
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 1 month ago) and read 3542 times:

You can see the place they're from by the series letter: s stands for Italy, U stands for France (I think), X stands for Germany (I think).

I have 2 100 Euro notes N series (I don't know where they're from), and a lot of S series of course.

Now I'll check all the notes I have.

I'd like to know the list of letters and the place they're related to.

Thank you

26 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 4981 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month ago) and read 3519 times:

Z= Belgium

Don't know about the others.


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2898 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month ago) and read 3513 times:

Very interesting, up to now I have only had X notes, so I thought that all Euro notes would start with an X. I did not know that there are different series letters.

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month ago) and read 3507 times:

Ah, I haven't been outside the UK since last year, so I have none-will be getting some soon though, as I am flying to Malmo on the 9th April (Sweden has the Euro does it not?)

Regards


User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3501 times:

I just answered about the coins to Matt86, and just wanted to start a topic and ask something similar.
Since in my touristic shop I get notes and coins from different countries, I've been able to understand that:

Spanish printed baknotes have their serial number starting by "V"
Italian ones, by "S".
French, "U"
Greek, "Y"
Portuguese "M"

I haven't been able to figure out any other letters, yet. Maybe some countries have more than one letter (more likely Germany and France, for example).

Most Greek banknotes I had start by ver low numbers, such as "Y0001...", "Y001...", "Y002...", while french ones have pretty high numbers like "U27...", "U28..." and even "U3..."

My question is:

What is your country's letter for the banknotes?

I used to think that smaller series of spanish banknotes had started to use other letters, since from very soon (like 1st Feb.) I started to see several 5€ notes (about 10% of them) in NOT touristic areas with lettes X and N. So where do N and X come from? Today I got a "Z".

As a note on the serial numbers:

new banknotes are packed in correlative series, but it looks like they aren't. A bank employee had told me that it was because some collectors wanted usually to get at least three consecutive numbers to keep for collection.
If you take a buch of new baknotes, you'll see that, apparently, they are packed in periods of nine, like this:

V00795861157
1166
1175
1184, etc.

If you look carefully, though, you'll see that, invariabily, when it reaches to 1, next "jump" is not "+9", but "+18":

1112, then 1121, then 1139, then 1148.

Where is the 1120?

response:
It does not exist. Actually you will NEVER find one baknote with the serial number finishing in zero.

What happens, then?

The numbers indeed are correlative, except for last digit, which is a control one, counter-counting from 9 to 1 continuously.

Have a look:

1109, 1118, 1127, 1136, 1145, 1154, 1163, 1172, 1181, 1199, 1208, 1217, 1226, 1235.

Take the last digit off each group. What remains?

110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, etc.

The last one is: 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 9, 8, 7, 6, etc.

Hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks in advance for your answers.

Best turbulences


User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

Oh, I see:

X Germany
Z Belgium

What else?


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

Capt.Picard: As far as I know, Sweden was one of the three countries (alongside the UK and Denmark) to opt out of the Euro at this time. You'll have to go to Finland to get any Euros.

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2898 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3495 times:

LH423 is right, there is NO Euro in Sweden, UK and Denmark.

A local radio station here in Stuttgart has an interesting game: Every morning at 7 o'clock, they give you the series number of a 10€-note which they spent somewhere around Stuttgart some days ago. If you have this particulare 10€ note and call the radio station until 6pm, then you get 100.000€. They started playing this game in January, and up to now they had one winner (so chances are very little). IF I'm already awake to hear the number next monday, I'll post the series number, so you can compare your numbers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3486 times:

Ndebele: The Euro is in a part of the UK: Ireland Big thumbs up

It's Great Britain that hasn't got it Big thumbs up

Josh
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

None - and long may it stay that way


English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

Paulc:
shorter than you imagine...

Paulc; Jaspike:
The only way for GB to not join € is joining NAFTA.
And then sooner or later, again you'll be asked to change your currency in favor of a new, probable future NAFTA currency, or still worse, the Dollar.

Time to time. The Euro has arrived to GB more than you will to accept. Brits had never accepted any currency other than GBP, even in touristic places. On last January 2nd, many shops in the center of London and not necessarily in touristic areas, displayed posters with the legend "We accept Euro". Big grin

This might not be the beginning of the end, but is, for sure, the end of the beginning.
Who said that? oh, yeah, that guy with the cigar! Where was he from?  Big grin

Open your eyes: in a united free trade market, the Pound is (OK: the local currencies are) lead to disappear. If it is not because of the Euro, will be because of the Dollar or because of the "Nafta". Selfish pride or excessive conservationism are not always good.

Best turbulences.


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3460 times:


So where do N notes come from ??????????


User currently offlineMatt86 From Germany, joined May 2001, 254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3456 times:

Hello!!
Here is the list of the letters:
Z Belgium
Y Greece
X Germany
V Spain
U France
T Ireland
S Italy
I Luxembourg
P Netherlands
N Austria
M Portugal
L Finland


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

Thanks Matt86 !


User currently offlineMatt86 From Germany, joined May 2001, 254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

No Problem  Smile

User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Matt, you seem very well informed. Could you maybe figure out why tha serial numbers are so weird?
I mean: coins are clearly identifiable as mintened in each country, so I do not see why banknotes should not. Thus, before they circulated, I imagined that the serial numbers would keep any logic with the origin, like, for example being:

Austria AU, AT or OS (for Österreich)
Belgium BE
France FR
Ireland IR or EI
Spain SP or ES
Greece GR or EL (for Ελλάδα - ELLADA)
Finland FI or SU (for Suomi)
Germany GE or DE
Luxembourg LU or LE (Letztebuerg)
Holland NL
Italy IT
Portugal PT

In this case, there's even no alphabetic correspondance, neither correlativeness, meaning that if Luxembourg has I, why isn't there any J or K? Why to use P and S, while not Q or R?

Anybody has any clue?

Best turbulences


User currently offlineMatt86 From Germany, joined May 2001, 254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

I just found out, that Luxembourg doesn't have a letter for itself. Luxembourg hasn't got a printing plant for banknotes. The Banknotes, Luxembourg has to made, are printed in other Euro-Countries. The banknotes get the letter of the country were it was printed in.

But I still don't know why the serials start with these letters. I thought that they used these letters because you can differentiate it easily, but "V" and "U" are looking similiarly.


User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

Your replies are really interesting!!!

Thank you very much!!!!


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11124 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

Living on the west coast of the US, I have none, but I have an interesting question. There are two small islands off the coast of Newfoundland, St. Pierre et Miquelon, that are administered (sp) by France. Anyone know if they use Euros there?


Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineMatt86 From Germany, joined May 2001, 254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

Yes, all colonies except the Dutch ones are using the €uro, too.

Here are all countries/states/territories which are using the €uro:

Ireland
Finland
France
Luxembourg
Belgium
the Netherlands
Germany
Portugal
Spain
Italy
Austria
Greece
Andorra
Vatican
San Marino
Monaco
Montenegro
Kosovo
French-Guyana
Martinique
Guadeloupe
Réunion
Mayotte
Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon
French Polynesia
Madeira
Acores
Canary Islands
Ceuta
Melilla


The currencies of 15 african countries are also bound to the course of the €uro. These are:
Benin, Upper Volta, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Gabon, Equatorial-Guinea, Cameron, Congo, Chad, Central African Republic, Comores.





User currently offlineVw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

Why is the Euro being used in Kosovo and Montenegro? Is it because they used the German Mark? It just seems odd for them to use it. To get a little off track the U.S. Dollar is the only currency used in Panama and Ecuador!!

User currently offlineMatt86 From Germany, joined May 2001, 254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

Are you sure that the US Dollar is the only currency used in Ecuador? I have a friend who comes from Ecuador and he has brought Ecuadorian Coins... perhaps that were old coins and now they use the US-$, but I just wondered about it...

User currently offlineVw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

Ecuador gave up the Sucre for the U.S. Dollar in April 2000.
Check out this site to see. Go to the money and banking part.
http://www.igo.com/travel/html/ecuador/index.html


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

The Euro is used as a half-official currency in Turkey as well - small wonder in a country with an inflation rate of 80% p.a. Currently, 1 EUR is 1,000,000 Turkish Lira... I guess the situation is the same in the so-called "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" which doesn´t have a currency of her own.

Some more countries that have fixed their local currency with the Euro (and thus joined the Euro technically, if not legally): Bugaria and one of the Baltic states (Lithuania)?

And one more country whose official currency is the EUR: Bosnia and Hercegovina; together with the "Convertible Mark" which was 1 D-Mark.


Vw, yes exactly: in Kosova, the D-Mark became the official currency of the occupation administration in 1999; bear in mind the Euro already existed back then. And Montenegro got rid of the Yugoslav Dinar in favour of the D-Mark/Euro some time ago in order to undertake another step away from Serbia.

Daniel Smile

P.S.: To answer the original question, apart from the standard German X notes I´ve so far had U P S notes - plus some FedEx ones  Wink/being sarcastic But I´m more into the coins (see that thread), I don´t really check the notes for "exotic" ones.


User currently offlineVw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

The Latvian lati/latu was linked to the German Mark / now linked to the Euro.





25 Matt86 : @VW: Thank you for the link.
26 Post contains images Matt86 : P.S.: To answer the original question, apart from the standard German X notes I´ve so far had U P S notes - plus some FedEx ones But I´m more into t
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