>The notes are fairly OK, I think, (by Robert Kalina of the Oesterreichische
>Nationalbank) -- given that they were chosen by a process that went
>designers" through "public opinion" to "top politicians" -- but the
>coins (by Luc
>Luycx of the Royal Belgian Mint) are *horrible* -- at least if every
>picture of them
>I've ever seen is anything to go by. They really do look like
>chocolate coins. And
>yes, since this is TYPO-L, the figures on them look cheap, too.
>http://www.euro.ecb.int/ is the prettiest of the official websites.
Given the politics of the situation, the theme of a portal on the
front and a bridge on the back, each note featuring a different
widespread historical style, seems like a good solution. The bills
look fine on the web. I'm looking forward to seeing them in person.
The coins are strange. What's up with the national variants?
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