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Old 19.06.2015, 13:03
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Re: Not all Euros are Born Equal

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I'm planning to have a stamp made with some random Greek letters on it and the words "Hellenic reserve note" underneath and stamp it on my Euros, spend them on my next trip to Germany and watch panic ensue.
Or simply point out the any Euro with Greek letters, such as the Epsilon, Upsilon, Rho, or Omega, will be worthless once Greece is out. Than calmly and silently point to ΕΥΡΩ on the bank note or coin.


But stamps are indeed bad. If the clerk follows the advice of the German Bundesbank http://bargeldschulung.bundesbank.de...ster/index.htm
Which says that bank notes with stamps MAY be marked as invalid.
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Old 19.06.2015, 13:36
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what a bloody stupid thing for an MP to say. as if small amounts of euros held by british holiday makers have any significance. what a moron!
Ah yes, but it's not any old MP. Before the epithet "swivel eyed lunatic" was cornered by Nigel Farage, it was often applied to John Redwood.
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Old 19.06.2015, 13:55
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Re: Not all Euros are Born Equal

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It is simple. Some (idiot/dim/not bright - take your pick-) people actually believe that the value of the Euro is dependent on the location it was printed in.

"Greek" Euros are therefore worth less than German ones.

The same rumor went on about Spanish ones for a while IIRC.
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@dmay

It is simple. Some (idiot/dim/not bright - take your pick-) people actually believe that the value of the Euro is dependent on the location it was printed in.

"Greek" Euros are therefore worth less than German ones.

The same rumor went on about Spanish ones for a while IIRC.
Not to mention Scottish fivers
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Old 26.06.2015, 12:40
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@dmay

It is simple. Some (idiot/dim/not bright - take your pick-) people actually believe that the value of the Euro is dependent on the location it was printed in.

"Greek" Euros are therefore worth less than German ones.

The same rumor went on about Spanish ones for a while IIRC.

You mean my one trollion dollars of Zimbabwe may actually be worth a trillion of US?

Let's troll the exchange offices and see if they swallow it.
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Old 26.06.2015, 13:35
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Re: Not all Euros are Born Equal

I wonder if we will see something like "Notgeld" in Greece during the transition from Euro to Drachmae.
Germany used Notgeld during the hyperinflation after WW1, money was issued by towns and villages and even companies and shops.
The money was printed on anything available, stamps, scraps of paper, beermats pressed coal dust (actually more valuable for heating than spending, and now rarer than hens teeth) on doilies, anything, and from a graphic point of view quite interesting.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/miguel...7612715226525/
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Old 26.06.2015, 13:57
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I wonder if we will see something like "Notgeld" in Greece during the transition from Euro to Drachmae.
Germany used Notgeld during the hyperinflation after WW1, money was issued by towns and villages and even companies and shops.
The money was printed on anything available, stamps, scraps of paper, beermats pressed coal dust (actually more valuable for heating than spending, and now rarer than hens teeth) on doilies, anything, and from a graphic point of view quite interesting.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/miguel...7612715226525/
During the Spanish Civil War many towns and even villages in the republican controlled territories issued their own currencies.
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