Euro, the new (since 1999) common European currency
Correction, Jan 1, 2000 it became a legal currency... I spent that New Years baby-sitting computers making sure they didn't hiccup with the change, kinda like a warmup for Y2K...
thanks! More than the $1 too, 1 Euro= $1.25 I didnt think that
Dosen't that have the lady riding the bull on it as stated in Rev. ?
In Revelations, it mentions the harlot riding on the Beast. The two euro has a story from mythology that shows Europa being kidnapped by the god Zeus. Zeus took the shape of a bull. Europa was a phoenecian princess. Zeus took her to Crete.
WTF is a Euro
Never wanted one...never needed one
But they are made in the Royal Mint less than 15 miles from me.
I'll stick with the good old British Pound(Sterling)
just like you guys would rather keep your Dollar
Taffy the patrotic Infidel
Pounds ,shilling and pence
I am guessing the Euro will go down in flames, eventually...
I read on the news sites some Euro contries are execeeding debt limits, etc. which will make the currency not viable...
Why Thai Baht?
Not an expert on FX, just curious...
I think kpel308's next assignment is in Thailand.
Does the military facilitate FX conversions? Or are GIs on their own? It is a mostly unregulated market, kinda like a used car salesman telling you what you car is worth...
No farthings? I have a mess of British currency from back when y'all were into that base 6 crap with your money, got it all from my Grandmother, though y'all did use real metals in your money, silver leastways
the banks do.........I have no idea what authorized US bank that is in europe currently for US forces, but when I was there it was AMERICAN EXPRESS......or as we use to called them AMERICAN EXCUSE, in korea it was another bank that operated there.....can't recall the name, boston mercantile? or some such bank out of the new england area.
most of us just went down to the local currency exchange place at the train station.
here's a few ingredients
Additional information has been gleaned from an article published in World Coin News (February 17 1992 and March 2 1992) entitled 'World's coinage uses 24 chemical elements' by Jay and Marieli.
The following materials are covered in this document:
Elements Used for Coins and Medals
Alloys Used for Coins and Medals
Non-metals Used for Currency
Taffy, that is a list of everythign that HAS been used am I correct?
I like silver coins (and gold, but damn if they ain't expensive)
I have found that many older coins are high silver content, especially British coins, I have a pence piece (2 actually, but one is "techinically" my sister's) the size of a milk jug cap that is solid silver from 1900 or 1901, it has that nice color that only good silver gets, not the yellow, but the black as well