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On the future of smallest denominations in Western Europe

The future of 1- and 2-euro cent coins is open according to a EU Commission press release. However, in contrary to the worldwide trend of abolishing the smallest coins due to high production costs Switzerland decided to keep the coin with the lowest face value. more ]

Watch it: Art in Circulation!

Take a closer look at the banknotes in your wallet – you might find a genuine work of art. A Greek artist modifies euro notes and then returns them into circulation. With this project, all of Europe shall become aware of his money critique. more ]

Numismatic sensitivities

In these days Belgium and France as well had to withdraw new commemorative coin designs in order to respect sensitivities of their neighbouring countries. Winners and losers do not judge the battles of the past in the same way – not even centuries later. more ]

Citizens vote for Euro coin design

A new 2 euro commemorative coin celebrates 30 years of the EU flag. This time, though, the citizens were called to vote for the design. More than 100,000 people participated actively and now we know what the new coin will look like. more ]

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