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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #13221
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BTW, what's the current status of 1c and 2c in Finland? Are accepted?
All cash payments are rounded to nearest 5c. The 1c and 2c coins are seldom seen, and they generally are not accepted. In principle, they should be accepted unless the shop shows a sign they are not, but the principle and reality do not match.

Even if the 1c and 2c coins are not in general use, the Bank of Finland has put about 96 million of those in circulation in order to prevent their numismatic value from exceeding the nominal value.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 01:21 PM   #13222
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All cash payments are rounded to nearest 5c. The 1c and 2c coins are seldom seen, and they generally are not accepted. In principle, they should be accepted unless the shop shows a sign they are not, but the principle and reality do not match.

Even if the 1c and 2c coins are not in general use, the Bank of Finland has put about 96 million of those in circulation in order to prevent their numismatic value from exceeding the nominal value.
Are they exported to other countries?
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #13223
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Are they exported to other countries?
In my understanding, no. Instead, they are sold to the banks, and people can buy them as chunks of 50 or 100 coins. During the last few years, the numbers of minted coins has been low: http://www.suomenpankki.fi/en/seteli...ntimaarat.aspx

Just checked my wallet: Six 1c coins and six 2c ones. One 1c coin from Italy and all remaining ones from Germany.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 02:15 PM   #13224
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In my understanding, no. Instead, they are sold to the banks, and people can buy them as chunks of 50 or 100 coins. During the last few years, the numbers of minted coins has been low: http://www.suomenpankki.fi/en/seteli...ntimaarat.aspx

Just checked my wallet: Six 1c coins and six 2c ones. One 1c coin from Italy and all remaining ones from Germany.
If a price is EUR1,53 you can pay the exact amount if you have small coins or you must pay EUR1,55 anyway because the legal price is rounded to the nearest 5 cent?
Off course if the amount is 1,51 or 1,52 I guess nobody say 'I have small coins'
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Old April 12th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #13225
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Maybe they should have reset the Euro back when it was introduced with a factor of 0.2 (meaning 1 Euro on this alternative scenario woudl equal 5 actual current euro)
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Old April 12th, 2012, 02:29 PM   #13226
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Electronic payments are not rounded in the Netherlands. If the price is € 14,99 you'll pay € 15 cash and € 14,99 with a bank card.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #13227
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Electronic payments are not rounded in the Netherlands. If the price is € 14,99 you'll pay € 15 cash and € 14,99 with a bank card.
Same thing is in Romania at almost all the stores, but there are some supermakets where the cashiers are told to give the change to the last penny, so you end up having some 1 ban (0.01 lei = 0.0022 €) in your pocket...

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Old April 12th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #13228
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Electronic payments are not rounded in the Netherlands. If the price is EUR 14,99 you'll pay EUR 15 cash and EUR 14,99 with a bank card.
So you pay with card prices ending in 3, 4, 8 and 9 but with cash prices ending in 1, 2, 6 and 7?
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Old April 12th, 2012, 02:51 PM   #13229
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No it's rounded to 5 cents cash. If the price is € 1,52 you'll pay € 1,50 cash and € 1,52 with a card.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #13230
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If a price is EUR1,53 you can pay the exact amount if you have small coins or you must pay EUR1,55 anyway because the legal price is rounded to the nearest 5 cent?
If paying cash, yes.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #13231
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No it's rounded to 5 cents cash. If the price is € 1,52 you'll pay € 1,50 cash and € 1,52 with a card.
I mean that you could use cash or card to save 1 or 2 cents
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Old April 12th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #13232
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I liked that the bills were plasticized, kinda like the Romanian ones, but the color and design is original.
Wait for next series, coming (probably) next year:

http://www.snb.ch/en/iabout/cash/new...h_new_result/3

It will be somehow different than shown above because of security issues, but it is still very interesting. Makes Euros really boring - new euro series is (again, probably) coming next year.

Also 1000 swiss franc is probably the highest regular banknote value in the world.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #13233
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Wtf 1200 € banknote.
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Wtf 1200 € banknote.
wrong way conversion It's € 830
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Old April 12th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #13235
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Am I the only one that thinks that the Swiss banknotes are looking kind of high-tech? Never seen a real one in my life though...
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Old April 12th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #13236
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No, I also absolutely adore their design. The 'pixelated' Le Corbusier on 10Fr note is enough to fall in love with them.

And please do notice how the coins performs well in a country with 4 official languages without actually saying a word
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Old April 12th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #13237
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they are cool, but French francs were also cool, especially 50 FRF banknote with its weird dimensions.

the coolest coins are GBP:
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Old April 12th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #13238
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Electronic payments are not rounded in the Netherlands. If the price is € 14,99 you'll pay € 15 cash and € 14,99 with a bank card.
At Switzerland they round electronic payments.

At Czech Republic they do not round electronic payments only paying per cash.
The smallest coin is 1CZK (~ 0,04€)

0,10; 0,20 and 0,50CZK are not more valid at Czech Republic.


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I like the design of 50 Kč coin (2€), 50 Kč banknotes are no longer used -



We also had bilingual banknotes back in the first republic -



4 language like in Schweiz but there is actually missing the 5th one - Czech - "Padesát Korun Československých "

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Old April 13th, 2012, 12:39 AM   #13240
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Ukrainian because of Sub-Carpathian region, which was later taken by Soviet Union.


Hungarian pengő from 1926 - six languages (Hungarian, German, Slovakian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Romanian):

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