erj190
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What About Your Euro Coins?

Sun Mar 30, 2003 6:42 am

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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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Sun Mar 30, 2003 7:04 am

Just one little happy family over there.

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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Sun Mar 30, 2003 8:30 am

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...
 
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:01 am

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.
 
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:09 am

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!
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:29 am

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.


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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:37 am

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?



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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:40 am

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.
 
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:43 am

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

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erj190
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:56 am


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.
 
racko
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Sun Mar 30, 2003 11:03 am

Just click on the country's flag:

European Central Bank
 
clipperhawaii
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Sun Mar 30, 2003 11:12 am

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

Regards
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 12:11 am

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.
 
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 12:30 am

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

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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 1:41 am

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

I only saw one 1 Finnish Euro and a few Belgian and Luxembourg coins
 
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 6:54 pm


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)!
 
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 9:23 pm

Never seen euro coins but will be forced to use them when in AMS next week  Sad
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 11:18 pm

I've never seen or used a Euro coin either, i'll stick to the pennies thanks.  Big grin

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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 11:27 pm



@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 !!!
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 12:46 am


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
 
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 12:55 am

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

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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 3:47 am

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.

 
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:56 am

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?



 
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:18 am

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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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:21 am

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.
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clipperhawaii
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 2:15 pm

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 these coins and their designs. A 5 Euro coin? Only the Netherlands has one?

Regards to our EU friends
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erj190
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:48 pm


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 Euro-states.

The fact is that any special edition would be out of circulation soon because those coins are rare.
 
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 10:21 pm


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 issued by the European Central Bank but by that respective country´s old national bank. An exception are of course Monaco´s, San Marino´s and the Vatican´s commemorative coins, they´re legal tender in France and Italy too, because of separate bilateral agreements.

All Euro countries except Italy have issued commemorative coins so far, including unusual face values such as 25 cent (France), 8 Euro (Portugal), 12 Euro (Spain), 25 Euro (Netherlands) or 100 Euro (several countries).
Right now, I´m too lazy to do a complete list, I might later.

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 10:23 pm

... Spain even has issued 200 and 400 Euro coins...
 
erj190
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:20 pm

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 about any special editions in Portugal.

Do you have any link ?
 
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:32 pm

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 special editions, sorted by countries.

It lists four 5-EUR-coins, six 8-EUR-coins and one 10-EUR coins to be issued by Portugal in 2003. The 10 was apparently issued this month.

Hope this helps,

Daniel Smile
 
erj190
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:42 pm


Thanks.

Actually I remember now having heard something about the Euro 2004 coins.

Yet, my favorite, is still the Portuguese 50 cents. The reason being because it looks a lot like a middle age or renaissance coin.
 
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RE: What About Your Euro Coins?

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:57 am

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 the best looking ones, my vote goes to the Italian 1€ coin, with the Leonardo da Vinci drawing of the proportions of man.
As for € coins from other nations :
- I like in general the Italian ones, each with a different motive. The Coliseum looks great in the 5 cents, and the castle in the 1 cent.
- the French are too recharged for my taste.
- the German are too schematic for my taste.
- the Portuguese are my second favourite ones, especially the 10-20-50 cents which look quite exotic, the shields look like Chinese ideograms.
- the Spanish are nice. The 10-20-50 cents with Cervantes I like.
- the Dutch motive with the Queen is modern and looks good, but they could have been more imaginative and pick more motives for the coins.
- the King of Belgium is ugly! Pick another guy for the coins.

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