At 17/8/2001 13:52 -0700, Gunnar Swanson wrote:
>>I don't think anyone responded to this, so... Taking advantage of the
>>two-sidedness of the form, the euro coins *will* have national variants.
>>One side is common to all countries, the other side is determined by the
>>issuing country. In the case of the Netherlands, a competition to choose
>>the designer of the local variants was held, and won by Jaap Drupsteen.
>Is this a last gasp for nationalism? Will there be any attempt to
>segregate Euros? I assume that a Euro coin from Amsterdam will be
>legal tender in Florence. Will Italian banks deport them back to
>Are there going to be migration studies? Is this all a scam to sell
>more coins out of circulation and into coin collections?
I presume that this will be like UK and Canadian coins. They all have the
Queen's head on the obverse, but the reverses of some of the English coins
vary according to whether they were first issued in England , Scotland,
Wales, or Ireland. And similarly for Canadian provinces. These coins
circulate freely across their respective countries.
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