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Post by emmem » Tue Jul 02, 2002 10:09 pm

Hmmm, I never keep money near my PC. Just in case I start thinking about doing crazy things like putting a coin into my floppy disk drive in order to see if this PM button underneath a post of a registered user really means Post Money. :roll:

Anyway after having opened my wallet at a save distance I found out that I have mainly Albertwos in there. 1x2EUR, 3x1EUR, 3x10cent, 6x5cent and 6x1cent.
There’s one German 2 cent and one Dutch 2 Euro too.
And last but not least 1 French Belgian Franc from 89.

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Post by micro » Tue Jul 02, 2002 10:17 pm

Only about once a week I find a foreign coin :( :(
I cannot open my wallet, because I don't have one, but in my pocket I have:

5 x 50c German
1 x 1e France
1 x 1c France

(the last two I always carry around with me just for fun :))
Very boring *yawn*

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Post by wouter » Wed Jul 03, 2002 10:34 am

I have in my wallet today
2 x 2 ct dutch
1 x 5 ct dutch
1 x 10 ct dutch
1 x 20 ct dutch
1 x 50 ct dutch
1 x 50 ct german
1 x 2 euro French

a dutch fl. 0,10 (dubbeltje) and an fl. 0,25 (kwartje) coin from 1948
and an fl. 2,50 coin from 1980

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Post by Flip the Coin » Wed Jul 03, 2002 7:28 pm

wouter wrote:a dutch fl. 0,10 (dubbeltje) and an fl. 0,25 (kwartje) coin from 1948
Aren't those called Willemientjes for they were the last ones with Queen Wilhelmina on the headside?
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Post by wouter » Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:06 pm

yes they are that's why i keep them. i like to have some coins which are as old as my parrents :) that won't happen with those euro's :lol:

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Post by Craft » Sun Jul 07, 2002 7:55 am

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Post by Tiger » Sun Jul 07, 2002 10:10 am

I get a lot of foreign notes !
Mostly Dutch and French, but last week I even got 2 Greek notes.The only countries I don't have any notes from are Portugal and Luxemburg (mjah :p)

The coins really start to mix here !
When I bought a bread at my local bakery, until now I ALWAYS got Belgian coin as change. But yesterday I got a 1€ from Spain and Italy.
Not the most "foreign" coins, but still.... it's better then stupid Belgian or Dutch coins !
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Post by Sneakster » Sun Jul 07, 2002 10:46 am

Most of the bills I receive are from Holland, and every now and then I get a note from Germany or from Belgium. Although I live near the Belgium border, the amount of Belgian bills is quite small.
Same thing for the coins,mainly Dutch and incidentally a few from Belgium ,France or Germany.
Last week, however, I received a E 50 note from Italy. It was brand new and I got it from a friend of mine who was born in Italy, but lives in Holland. 8)

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Post by emmem » Sun Jul 07, 2002 11:30 am

Craft wrote:Hmm, I must say I'm somewhat surprised how few "foreign" euros still seem to circulate here in Finland now when the cash euro is half a year old. :?

So far all the banknotes I have input to EBT (not many) have been Finnish. (I had some before I found EBT, but they were still less than five altogether!)

And I haven't got a single "foreign"coin as small change for a couple of months!

I had anticipated the Finnish coins and banknotes would much sooner start to get mixed with loads of German, French, Italian, Spanish and other ones. After all, their mintages/printouts are tens of percent altogether, whereas those of Finland are only... what? 2% or something (don't remember and too lazy to check).

Gosh! :(
So far I haven’t encountered any Finnish bills either. It’s the only banknote from the Eurozone I haven’t had in may hands yet. :(

I have already one Finnish coin (10 or 20 cent, have to look it up). And I thought I would have had a Finnish note first. :?

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Post by Tiger » Sun Jul 07, 2002 12:07 pm

I already had 3 Finnish notes (2* 20€ and 1* 50€)
2 Irish notes, 2 Greek, and no Portuguese :(
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Post by BossaNova » Sun Jul 07, 2002 7:37 pm

Tiger wrote:I already had 3 Finnish notes (2* 20€ and 1* 50€)
2 Irish notes, 2 Greek, and no Portuguese :(
you're very lucky :!: I never had notes from Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Finland, Greece, and Luxembourg :!:

and Italian and Dutch notes, only one of each, and before I knew EBT :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Post by airis » Sun Jul 07, 2002 8:29 pm

Today once again I visited arctic circle.
Now I have in my wallet:

coins:
2 x 2€ Finland
1 x 2€ Germany :D (J = minted in Hamburg)
2 x 1€ Finland
2 x 50c Finland
1 x 20c The Netherlands :D
1 x 5c Finland

bills:
1 x 20€ Germany
2 x 10€ France
2 x 5€ Finland
1 x 5€ The Netherlands (looks like it had swimmed in a coffee cup)
1 x 5€ Italy

I didn´t ask shopkeepers to give me foreign coins or bills. Still trying to get those Belgian :wink: , Portuguese and Irish ones by chance.
In June I saw two cars from Luxemburg, but I think chances to get coins from that country are very, very small.

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Post by Tiger » Sun Jul 07, 2002 9:34 pm

Even here in Belgium, coins from Luwemburg are really rare...
So I can imagine how hard it is in Finland :)
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Post by emmem » Sun Jul 07, 2002 9:42 pm

Tiger wrote:Even here in Belgium, coins from Luwemburg are really rare...
So I can imagine how hard it is in Finland :)
Not in Brussels.
Well, most foreign coins are Dutch, French and German ones. :?
Next there are those from Spain and Luxemburg. :D

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Post by matt.berlin » Mon Jul 08, 2002 1:19 am

From the 93 Euro coins I have:

France - 67%
Germany - 24%
Belgium - 1%
Spain - 1%
Italy - 1%
Netherlands - 1%

I've so far spent 4 weeks of this year in the Eurozone, three in France and 1 in Germany. Just got back from a week in Brittany. My notes are more varied because we get lots of different notes from bureaux de change in London .. and I swapped notes with my boring friends who would have no interest in this site, so I could add their serial numbers too!

My note break down since the beginning of the year:

78 notes in all ..

Germany - 31 (39%)
France - 19 (24%)
Austria - 13 (17%)
Italy - 5 (6%)
Belgium - 3 (4%)
Greece - 2 (3%)
Ireland - 2 (3%)
Netherlands -2 (3%)
Spain - 1 (1%)


I'll be in Berlin for the Love Parade next week and I hope that might mean some "interesting" notes and coins. We shall see....

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