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I was just looking at my 15€ of most beautiful euro coins. I remembered how my friends used to say Finland and Sweden together look like the third leg of a man and the other countries seem to be bursting from it in the 1€ coin.
However, this isn't my main point. Looking at that stupid-looking fact, an interesting point popped into my mind: the map in the coins include Sweden, Denmark and the UK, which aren't in the euroland but are in the EU.
Less than one month and the new countries join to the EU. Am I right if I suppose that new coins will be minted because of them next May? If not, then why? Ain't it a bit unfair having some of the non-euro-using states in the map but leaving the others out?

BTW, still waiting for Norway to join the EU so the map in the coins will stop looking like porn :?
And why is Switzerland so huge in the cent coins? And why is Denmark north from the Netherlands?
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Dakkus wrote:I was just looking at my 15€ of most beautiful euro coins. I remembered how my friends used to say Finland and Sweden together look like the third leg of a man and the other countries seem to be bursting from it in the 1€ coin.
Indeed. Without us, Sweden would be just a flaxed p*nis without b*llocks. :mrgreen:
Dakkus wrote:However, this isn't my main point. Looking at that stupid-looking fact, an interesting point popped into my mind: the map in the coins include Sweden, Denmark and the UK, which aren't in the euroland but are in the EU.
I think the design of the coins was made before these countries had decided shall they join to euro or not. :?
Dakkus wrote:Less than one month and the new countries join to the EU. Am I right if I suppose that new coins will be minted because of them next May? If not, then why? Ain't it a bit unfair having some of the non-euro-using states in the map but leaving the others out?
I have been thinking about the same thing. I hope we will get the new members onto the map as soon as possible. :)
Dakkus wrote:BTW, still waiting for Norway to join the EU so the map in the coins will stop looking like porn :?
They have been discussing about joining to euro but staying out of EU. 8O I'm afraid they will never join as long as EU doesn't promise them they can keep foreign fishing ship fleets out of their sea territory.

I'm afraid the map will become worse instead. From the two Estonian main islands, Saaremaa and Hiiumaa (they have also English/Latin names which I don't remember at the moment), we will get two pubic lace. :?
Dakkus wrote:And why is Switzerland so huge in the cent coins? And why is Denmark north from the Netherlands?
For artistic reasons. The picture on the 10 - 50 cents coins illustrates European Union as a community of different countries. That's why the countries are a bit apart from each other. In fact, there is no Switzerland on the map. The place where it is supposed to be, is empty. :wink:

I think it was a bad idea to put the map of EU on the coins. There should have been selected some other theme, like for example European birds which live in most of the countries or star constellation symbols.
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Dakkus wrote:And why is Denmark north from the Netherlands?
Because Denmark IS north from the Netherlands! :P :roll:
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Dakkus wrote:And why is Denmark north from the Netherlands?
Because Denmark IS north from the Netherlands! :P :roll:
Of course Denrmar is north from the Netherlands. In fact it's always been north from the netherlands. Are you possibly related to mr. George Orwell? :)
The scary thing in this is that I checked whether I was right or wrong from a map in the internet. And it could've been changed "easily".. Hrr.
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Well, Actually Denmark is north of Germany, not the Netherlands...
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On the 50ct coins, for example, Denmark is situated right above the Netherlands....
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It's location towards Sweden is correct nevertheless. It is all due to the thickness of the borderlines. You can also see that Greece is far to high (compare with Italy) and Portugal is adrift in the Atlantic Ocean.
I wouldn't worry about it, it's just the lousy design.
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Tiger wrote:Well, Actually Denmark is north of Germany, not the Netherlands...
Both, I would say. :wink:
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Tiger wrote:On the 50ct coins, for example, Denmark is situated right above the Netherlands....
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I hope they will drop this 'euro' text off from the cent coins when the next design comes out. :roll:

I think it was added there just to make difference between the cents of euro and the national currencies. It's getting more and more useless as people are not speaking about the old currencies anymore.

Concerning the new member countries, I think there are just Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania which use cents.
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Vengaboys wrote:
Tiger wrote:Well, Actually Denmark is north of Germany, not the Netherlands...
Both, I would say. :wink:
Take a lok at the arrows, the arrow is pointing to the right place, Denmark is with an arrow between Denmark and Lithuania.
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Fons wrote:
Vengaboys wrote:
Tiger wrote:Well, Actually Denmark is north of Germany, not the Netherlands...
Both, I would say. :wink:
Take a lok at the arrows, the arrow is pointing to the right place, Denmark is with an arrow between Denmark and Lithuania.
8O Now I see! :lol:

Is Denmark south, east or west from The Netherlands? No. It's NORTH. :idea: :wink:
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Vengaboys wrote:
Fons wrote:
Vengaboys wrote:
Tiger wrote:Well, Actually Denmark is north of Germany, not the Netherlands...
Both, I would say. :wink:
Take a lok at the arrows, the arrow is pointing to the right place, Denmark is with an arrow between Denmark and Lithuania.
8O Now I see! :lol:

Is Denmark south, east or west from The Netherlands? No. It's NORTH. :idea: :wink:
But there's a mistake with Monaco, it says Monoco but that's wrong.
And there's also something wring with Croatia, the name. It says Croatia Romania, but the the name Romania is written in the country itself.
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Vengaboys wrote:Is Denmark south, east or west from The Netherlands? No. It's NORTH. :idea: :wink:

Actually it's north AND east :) :wink:
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Fons wrote:
Vengaboys wrote:Is Denmark south, east or west from The Netherlands? No. It's NORTH. :idea: :wink:

Actually it's north AND east :) :wink:
To be exact, it's not north or east. It's northeast.
But it IS northER and eastER.
But there's a difference between relative and absolute directions.
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Dakkus wrote:
Fons wrote:
Vengaboys wrote:Is Denmark south, east or west from The Netherlands? No. It's NORTH. :idea: :wink:

Actually it's north AND east :) :wink:
To be exact, it's not north or east. It's northeast.
But it IS northER and eastER.
But there's a difference between relative and absolute directions.
In Finnish this kind of a discussion is called pilkunnussinta. :roll: :wink: :lol:
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Aaron wrote:
Dakkus wrote:
Fons wrote:
Vengaboys wrote:Is Denmark south, east or west from The Netherlands? No. It's NORTH. :idea: :wink:

Actually it's north AND east :) :wink:
To be exact, it's not north or east. It's northeast.
But it IS northER and eastER.
But there's a difference between relative and absolute directions.
In Finnish this kind of a discussion is called pilkunnussinta. :roll: :wink: :lol:
And for those who don't know Finnish, that translates directly to "fucking the comma". I guess you can guess the meaning of that phrase in this case :)
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