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Friday, June 15, 2012

Greece May Not Use Euro Currency Much Longer

I may have a new currency to add to my "no longer being used" collection. The Greek Euro.
You may think that since the Euro is used across Europe that all of the coins and colorful paper money would be exactly the same. Well, they are and they aren't. Each country actually has slightly different pictures on their coins - kinda like our various state quarters.
For example, in Ireland, some of their Euro coins have harps (the symbol of the country). In Greece, if I remember, they have owls - a sign of wisdom and small tribute to the country being where Democracy originally and great philosophers were born.
These owl coins (along with the other coins pictures with the Greek alphabet) would be added to my old Deutschmarks from my 1990s visit to Germany.
But it sounds like the fate of the Euro currency in Greece depends a lot on an upcoming election.
More here.


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