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Old 10.01.2017, 17:04
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Gold coins - hurrah!

So I found myself needing an afternoon energy burst, but no appetite for fruit, cakes, red bull or coffee.

I dug into my Santa stocking (yes, still hanging happily full) and grabbed a handful of those gold foil wrapped chocolate coins.

To my surprise and delight, they're "stamped" as 2 francs. It had never occurred to me before that these chocolates were customised by country currency.

I don't have any such products from the UK or Australia or US or France to hand (although I know when I was living there these coins were readily available as part of the Christmas goodies) - can anyone verify if they have coins with different currencies stamped on please?
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Old 10.01.2017, 17:15
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Re: Gold coins - hurrah!

I think the ones I bought in the UK were in Euros surprisingly
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Re: Gold coins - hurrah!

Of course the Francs could be French Francs, in which case the chocolates you were eating predated the introduction of the Euro (1999).
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To my surprise and delight, they're "stamped" as 2 francs. It had never occurred to me before that these chocolates were customised by country currency.
The other variant is in "silver" and stamped as 5 CHF.
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So I found myself needing an afternoon energy burst, but no appetite for fruit, cakes, red bull or coffee.

I dug into my Santa stocking (yes, still hanging happily full) and grabbed a handful of those gold foil wrapped chocolate coins.

To my surprise and delight, they're "stamped" as 2 francs. It had never occurred to me before that these chocolates were customised by country currency.

I don't have any such products from the UK or Australia or US or France to hand (although I know when I was living there these coins were readily available as part of the Christmas goodies) - can anyone verify if they have coins with different currencies stamped on please?
I hereby verify. Google gold chocolate coins.
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Old 10.01.2017, 18:20
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Re: Gold coins - hurrah!

with the brexit devaluation, i took my 5chf gold coins and swapped them for 5 1 gold coins in the uk. bargain.
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Old 10.01.2017, 18:56
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I think the ones I bought in the UK were in Euros surprisingly
They were probably printed before the Brexit-vote ..... an other subtle hint by the reaminers.

addition: Pleas don't eat this if you come accross it:
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