Slovenian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE of Slovenia

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Slovenian coins found in circulation OUTSIDE of Slovenia

Post by Licht & Feuer » Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:18 pm

Let's see how the new coins from :flag-si: will spread over europe, use this topic to post when and where you find slovenian coins in circulation.

So far I got already a 50c at a highway-station in southern Germany near the austrian border at Jan, 6.
By the way, the girl working there told me that she'd already got all coins through her job except 1c + 2c.
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Post by hoppa » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:24 pm

at work we allready recieved a nearly complete set. Only 1,2 and 5 cent is missing. Oh yeah, I work at the airport in Brussels. The coins were not recieved by one person only, nor spended by one person only. This was a real group effort. :wink:
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Post by nickx » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:31 am

hoppa wrote:Oh yeah, I work at the airport in Brussels.
Then that shouldn't be a bigger problem :wink: many Slovenians travel to Brussels on a weekly or even daily basis.

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Post by GorazdR » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:55 pm

I just got back from business trip to Vienna. I spread about 50 Slovenian Euro coins around the city. It's interesting that here in Slovenia the ratio Slovenian:non-Slovenian euro coins that you get back as a change in shops, bars etc. is now about 3:1. I did not expect the ratio to be so low in just 2 week's time.

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Post by bhoeyb » Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:42 pm

GorazdR wrote:It's interesting that here in Slovenia the ratio Slovenian:non-Slovenian euro coins that you get back as a change in shops, bars etc. is now about 3:1. I did not expect the ratio to be so low in just 2 week's time.
So it will be hard to collect Slovenian €s the easy way next summer :( .

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Post by Dakkus » Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:54 pm

bhoeyb wrote:
GorazdR wrote:It's interesting that here in Slovenia the ratio Slovenian:non-Slovenian euro coins that you get back as a change in shops, bars etc. is now about 3:1. I did not expect the ratio to be so low in just 2 week's time.
So it will be hard to collect Slovenian €s the easy way next summer :( .
Well, the ratio's still 75% Slovenian vs 25% !Slovenian, if I understood right. And that still means quite a good probability for you :)
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Post by bhoeyb NLI » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:29 pm

Dakkus wrote:
bhoeyb wrote:
GorazdR wrote:It's interesting that here in Slovenia the ratio Slovenian:non-Slovenian euro coins that you get back as a change in shops, bars etc. is now about 3:1. I did not expect the ratio to be so low in just 2 week's time.
So it will be hard to collect Slovenian €s the easy way next summer :( .
Well, the ratio's still 75% Slovenian vs 25% !Slovenian, if I understood right. And that still means quite a good probability for you :)
1/4 ! in 0,5 months ... 6 months till summer = :( .

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Post by dulc » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:11 am

Most Slovenians already had some foreign € coins to start with. At home I counted a combined value of around 50€. They're slowly getting into circulation. :wink:

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Post by Dakkus » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:56 am

bhoeyb NLI wrote:
Dakkus wrote:
bhoeyb wrote:
GorazdR wrote:It's interesting that here in Slovenia the ratio Slovenian:non-Slovenian euro coins that you get back as a change in shops, bars etc. is now about 3:1. I did not expect the ratio to be so low in just 2 week's time.
So it will be hard to collect Slovenian €s the easy way next summer :( .
Well, the ratio's still 75% Slovenian vs 25% !Slovenian, if I understood right. And that still means quite a good probability for you :)
1/4 ! in 0,5 months ... 6 months till summer = :( .
The diffusion will slow down when the neighbouring areas have been "filled" with Slovenian coins.
You should be more likely to find Slovenian coins in Slovenia than Letzebuërgisch coins in Luxemburg.

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Post by Mullams » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:41 pm

And even in Luxembourg you can still easily get their own euros.

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Post by Klazu » Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:09 pm

Ullgive wrote:And even in Luxembourg you can still easily get their own euros.
That's true. You get them from normal stores. If you wan't more, just get them from banks. There's plenty of them.
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Post by debemaks » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:32 pm

A friend of mine gave me a "strange at his eyes" 20c from :flag-si: with the Lipzicaner Horses on the 8th of Jan. I live in Lerici :flag-it: which is at least 650km far from Slovenia borders :mrgreen:
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Post by Meki » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:09 am

If i'm correct the banks only give out their national coins, so there shouldnt be any problem getting your own coins.

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Post by Licht & Feuer » Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:10 am

Meki wrote:If i'm correct the banks only give out their national coins, so there shouldnt be any problem getting your own coins.
As there are mostly every year new coins minted and put into circulation, the national ones will normaly always have the majority in the country of origin.
But the banks will put all the used €-coinage they receive back into circulation, foreign coins will not been "sendet home" :)

I was surprised how many foreign coins were already circulating in Slovenia in the first week of January, mostly italians but also remarkable quantities of austrian and german coins (I even found some greek coins and a 1€ from Luxemburg there). 8O

Also Banka Slovenije in Ljubljana was unable to give me 5 rolls of 10c-2€ and 13 rolls of 1c-5c which is really no big quantity, at least not for the headoffice of a centralbank (in :flag-it: Trieste a branch of a normal bank gave me as much rolls as I wanted...) :?
So I guess that :flag-si: has probably not enough coins, yet and maybe ordered some more from the neighbours which could be an explanation for a "good mixture" already at the beginning.

The 1c, 2c and 5c seem to be the most rare, Restaurants had always "round" prices and the waitresses 10c as smallest coin for change.
In Supermarkets and at Gas-Stations you can be lucky but most often they made the prices round, too and just give you more or less money than you deserve (in Greece they do the same) :roll:

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Post by nickx » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:06 am

Licht & Feuer wrote:The 1c, 2c and 5c seem to be the most rare, Restaurants had always "round" prices and the waitresses 10c as smallest coin for change.
Prices in pubs are mostly rounded on 5 c, but guests usually leave at least five cents to waiters if the sum is such.
Licht & Feuer wrote:In Supermarkets and at Gas-Stations you can be lucky but most often they made the prices round, too and just give you more or less money than you deserve (in Greece they do the same) :roll:
I don't quite agree with that.

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