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What About Your Euro Coins?  
User currently offlineErj190 From Portugal, joined Dec 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Today I bought the Saturday's newspaper.

I got my change, and I have received EUR 3.60

When I looked at the coins, there was a German EUR 2 coin, a French EUR 1 coin, a Portuguese 50 EUR cent coin, a Spanish 5 EUR cent coin and an Irish 5 EUR cents coin.

This looked like a Salad Big grin

I would like to know if you ppl that use the Euro are watching the same thing.

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User currently offlineTechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Just one little happy family over there.

TechRep


User currently offlineLufthansaUSA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 188 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Today I bought a newspaper, and received 75c in change. A US 25c coin, two Canadian coins, and 3 coins from Mexico. Wait, that was a nightmare, not reality...

User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Here we regularly get French, Belgian, Dutch, Spanish and Austrian coins. The only countries whose coins I've never seen here are Vatican, San Marino, Finland and Monaco.

User currently offlineSchoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Some months ago in Holland at a coin-shop, they were selling Spanish 10 cents coins at ....... 1 Euro! And these coins aren't even rare when you consider all the European tourists that have their holidays in Spain!


Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4696 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Spend a day in Paris this Saturday, so I have a full set of French Euro coins.  Big thumbs up

Usually in my area we frequently get Dutch, a lot less Italian, and very few Spanish, Austrian and French coins in our change.

So far I have only had one Irish and one Portuguese coin.





Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

I bought 2 magazines, National Geographic Adventure, Snowboard Journal, and a mocha from Starbucks. Both times I recieved U.S. quarters, U.S. dimes, U.S. nickels and U.S. pennies.

Ahhhh sovereignty is wonderful!!!!!

Could I get two loonies for a toonie?






"You Can't Beat The Experience"
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

Well, maybe I'm the only one, but I love to travel, I love to visit other countries, see other cultures and I love the €uro for making trips through Europe so easy.

User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

And just in case you are wondering. 1 dollar 1.00000 = Euro 0.931971

Where can one go to see the different obverse and reverse of Euro coins? Any links?

Nothing like having coins in your pocket!  Smile




"You Can't Beat The Experience"
User currently offlineErj190 From Portugal, joined Dec 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2290 times:


Well, one side of the Euro coins is the same for all countries
check this link:

http://www.euro.ecb.int/en/section/euro0/specific.html

Oh, and: Clipperhawaii----

It may come to you as a strange thing, but tomorrow I will be buying some Sunday newspaper, eventually with a 2 Euro coin with the national simbol of Germany, but I really don't think sovereignty is at stake. It is not.

P.S. Up to now have not seen Euros from Finland, Luxembourg and Austria.

Actually, the Vatican, Monaco and I think S.Marino also have Euro coins with their respective simbols.

Although I think this happens more because Italians have this thing about collecting stuff.


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

Just click on the country's flag:

European Central Bank


User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

Nice coins with great symbols of their respective countries! Thanks for the links.

Regards



"You Can't Beat The Experience"
User currently offlineFLYING MACHINE From Spain, joined May 2002, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

In Spain we see many from France LIBERTE,EGALITE ,FRATERNITE, Portugal,and some from Germany. For me the most beautifull ones are the Italian ones . €URO is great,I hope to see soon new countrys like Slovenia using this currency.

User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

In Belgium, you find especially (besides Belgian coins) French, German and Dutch € coins.

Regards
Frederic


User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1527 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

I see very often German, French, Austrian, Dutch, Spanish Coins.

I only saw one 1 Finnish Euro and a few Belgian and Luxembourg coins


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2163 times:


Interesting, I was going to start a topic about how the coins finally do start to mix.

So these are my observations:

Notes started mixing very early, right from the start, 15 months ago. At the moment, about 10 to 20 % of the notes I get are foreign ones.

For the first year or so, foreign coins were absolutely rare to find in normal circulation. The introduction of the Euro started a massive hype of collecting, so everyone started to pick out foreign coins.
Now, apparently, most people´s collections are complete, at least as far as the major non-German series are concerned (France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Netherlands [also depending on your whereabouts in Germany]).

Scientists predict that within 5 years, the coins will be evenly distributed all over Europe, i.e. every third coin will be German, whether you´re in Portugal, Germany or Finnland.

Daniel Smile

P.S.: Two weeks ago, the Sanmarinese government charged my credit card with 44 EUR - now I´m waiting for the 2003 series to be delivered to me - then I´ll finally have one of each of the 120 coins (I´m ignoring years and places of mint)!


User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

Never seen euro coins but will be forced to use them when in AMS next week  Sad


English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2136 times:
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I've never seen or used a Euro coin either, i'll stick to the pennies thanks.  Big grin




In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2137 times:



@Airsicknessbag
What do you mean by "Notes started mixing very early, right from the start, 15 months ago. At the moment, about 10 to 20 % of the notes I get are foreign ones." ..arent only the coins different in every country..and the notes are all the same over Europe.

I usually receive lots of German, Italian, French and Spanish €uros  Big grin !!!



When I joined A.net it was still free, haha ;).
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2128 times:


Yes, the design of the notes is identical. But the issuing country can be identified by the registration number´s first letter:

L = Finland
M = Portugal
N = Austria
P = Netherlands
S = Italy
T = Ireland
U = France
V = Spain
X = Germany
Y = Greece
Z = Belgium

Not in use at the moment:
J - UK
K - Sweden
R - Luxembourg (their notes are printed by the Dutch)
W - Denmark

You can also identify the place where the note was printed. Not that interesting in most countries, because they have only one printing place, but some have two, like Germany´s Bundesdruckerei/Berlin and Giesecke&Devrient/Munich. That so-called "short code" is very small on the front side, embedded in the design:

(A - Bank of England)
(C - AB Tumba Bruk, Sweden)
D - Setec Oy, Finland
E - F. C. Oberthur, France
F - Austrian National Bank
G - John. Enschede Security Printing, Netherlands
(H - De La Rue, UK)
J - Italian National Bank
K - Irish National Bank
L - French National Bank
M - Spanish National Bank
N - Greek National Bank
P - Giesecke & Devrient, Germany
R - German National Bank
(S - Danish National Bank)
T - Belgian National Bank

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Unbelievable, right now I have 43,63 EUR in my vallet but only German coins and notes.

Patrick


User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1527 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

Very interesting Airsicknessbag.

I saw those codes in front of the notes, but I couldn't understand what they mean!!

I think the notes are already much more mixed than the coins.

WHen I look at the notes I have in my wallet, I almost always have at least one German note and also one from another Eurostate.



User currently offlinePH-KCA From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

I mostly get Dutch €UROS, but frequently also German and some Belgian ones.
At this moment I have in my wallet:

3x € 2,00 coin (Netherlands / Queen Beatrix)
2x € 1,00 coin (Netherlands / Queen Beatrix)
1x € 1,00 coin (Luxembourg / Grand-Duke Henri)
3x € 0,10 coin (Netherlands / Queen Beatrix)
2x € 0,10 coin (Germany / Brandenburger Tor)
2x € 0,10 coin (Belgium / King Albert II)
1x € 0,02 coin (Netherlands / Queen Beatrix)

1x € 5,00 banknote (X : Germany / P :Giesecke & Devrient, Berlin)

Commemorative €-coins
In The Netherlands we have since today (31-03-2003) a € 5,00-coin, with on the backside a portret of Vincent van Gogh and on the frontside a portret of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

Since the introduction of the €URO, The Netherlands has introduced two commemorative €-coins, which most likely won't show up in shops and stores in other €URO countries, as they're only a legal payment in The Netherlands:

2002: € 10,00 "Marriage of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Maxima Zorreguieta".
2003: € 5,00 "150th Birthday of Vincent van Gogh".

I know that besides The Netherlands also Germany has at least one special commemorative € 10,00 coin.
How about the other €URO countries?





User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

The US Mint's 50 State Quarter program puts out 50 different Quarters into circulation.http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50sq_program/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=schedule

My favorite's are ..

The Indiana Quarter which has a picture of an Indy car on ishttp://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50sq_program/states/index.cfm?state=IN

My State (New Jersey) has a depiction of Washington's Crossing of the Delaware.http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50sq_program/states/index.cfm?state=NJ

Also New Hampshire's State Motto is my Favorite, "Live Free or Die".



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

The Quarters are issued in the Same order as States Ratified the Constitution and became States, Delaware was the first and Hawaii will be the last.

Click on the States name to see what the Quarters look like.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
25 Clipperhawaii : These Eruo coins have me fascinated. Great designs and yes, Itay's are very attractive. But they all have some nice designs. The EU has to be proud of
26 Erj190 : Holland asked for authorization from the ECB to issue those special coins. Once they were issued by the ECB in Holland, those are legal tender in all
27 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : No, not quite: unlike the standard coins, the special commemorative ones are legal tender only in the country of issue. The thing is they´re not iss
28 Airsicknessbag : ... Spain even has issued 200 and 400 Euro coins...
29 Post contains links Erj190 : Airsicknessbag, I am using this site for reference. http://yuri.no.sapo.pt I am unable to find any Portuguese special coins. Actually, I have no idea
30 Post contains links and images Airsicknessbag : Paulo, I´m using http://www.muenzenfreund.net It´s all German, but if you go for "alle Eurogedenkmuenzen" (lower half, centre)you get to the menu of
31 Erj190 : Thanks. Actually I remember now having heard something about the Euro 2004 coins. Yet, my favorite, is still the Portuguese 50 cents. The reason bein
32 Krushny : In my city, the overwhelming majority of Euro coins you see are Spanish. Occasionally I get some German, Italian, French and Portuguese ones. As for
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