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Belgium mints 2.50€ coin to commemorate 200th anniversary of Waterloo

Belgium mints 2.50€ coin to commemorate 200th anniversary of Waterloo

Old Jun 11th, 2015, 08:42 AM
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Belgium mints 2.50€ coin to commemorate 200th anniversary of Waterloo

When the French vetoed plans for a €2 coin commemorating Waterloo, the Belgians found a Eurozone loophole and minted a €2.50 one instead.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/...m-wins-the-war

This is great. I hope they are giving them out as change in Waterloo next week.
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Old Jun 11th, 2015, 09:46 AM
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Great article, don't think we'll see these in general circulation. They'll be snapped up. You can order one here for 6 euros;
www.herdenkingseuro.be
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Old Jun 11th, 2015, 10:41 AM
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I think there is a silver coin as well. Given French history I'm not sure why they were so sensitive.
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Old Jun 11th, 2015, 10:44 AM
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Especially since the Belgians simply provided the venue.
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Old Jun 11th, 2015, 02:38 PM
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The UK has also produced a coin, again not meant for general circulation I think it's a crown.
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Old Jun 11th, 2015, 03:13 PM
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Of course, the €2.50 coin won't be legal tender in France.

Yet again, the Frogs' thin-skinned chauvinism is the real barrier to European union.

When will the rest of us be allowed to kick them out of the community?
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