The government is responsible for making sure that their citizens know how their new currency will look like.gatoulis wrote:Here, in the first year of the euros, Northern greece had a problem with that! some "clever" guys, were giving bulgarian 20 leva banknotes and they were saying to old men that they were the bulgarian euros! Many got fooled!!!
In Spain, we were properly(*) informed about the common and national sides of the new coins. I'm sure that, should the same thing happen to notes, we would be equally informed about that.
That would be actually worse with one design for the whole eurozone. Now they could be misused all around Europe, but if there were different designs by country, that could only happen in one of them.gatoulis wrote:And... what about if other countries start making banknotes that look like euros??? I think azerbaijan's new notes are like euros!
I find it hard to believe that the ECB would let that happen.gatoulis wrote:Now.. an other thing is that if there are still situations with euro coins and coins from other countries that look like euros... can you imagine the loss if this will be in banknotes too.. where the value is higher? some guys may even produce fantasy pieces and pass them as real!!!
(*) This is my personal opinion.