f.pier
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How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 10:58 pm

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
 
Scorpio
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 11:05 pm

Z= Belgium

Don't know about the others.
 
Ndebele
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 11:21 pm

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.
 
Guest

RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 11:28 pm

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
 
turbulence
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 11:52 pm

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
 
turbulence
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 11:55 pm

Oh, I see:

X Germany
Z Belgium

What else?
 
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Sun Mar 24, 2002 12:26 am

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
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Sun Mar 24, 2002 12:49 am

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
 
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Sun Mar 24, 2002 1:40 am

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
 
paulc
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 4:39 pm

None - and long may it stay that way
English First, British Second, european Never!
 
turbulence
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 8:15 pm

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.
 
Guest

RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 8:29 pm


So where do N notes come from ??????????
 
matt86
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 10:32 pm

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
 
Guest

RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 11:43 pm

Thanks Matt86 !
 
matt86
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 2:27 am

No Problem  Smile
 
turbulence
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 1:41 am

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
 
matt86
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 2:41 am

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.
 
f.pier
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 3:28 am

Your replies are really interesting!!!

Thank you very much!!!!
 
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 4:37 am

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.
 
matt86
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 5:08 am

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.



 
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Euro In Kosovo And Montenegro?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 5:51 am

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!!
 
matt86
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 6:25 am

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...
 
vw
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Matt86

Wed Mar 27, 2002 8:30 am

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
 
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 9:29 am

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.
 
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Latvia Is Linked To The Euro

Wed Mar 27, 2002 10:24 am

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



 
matt86
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 9:35 pm

@VW: Thank you for the link.
 
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RE: How Many Different Euro Notes Do You Have?

Wed Mar 27, 2002 11:03 pm

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 the coins (see that thread), I don´t really check the notes for "exotic" ones.


Then I will answer it, too  Smile

So far I had only X and N. But I'm not looking for the banknotes often, the different coins are more interesting.

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