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Offline Panky

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Countries without their own currency
« on: March 01, 2008, 05:45:08 AM »
I was interested in knowing which all countries in Europe do not have their own coins.

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Re: Countries without their own currency
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008, 10:30:42 AM »
I was interested in knowing which all countries in Europe do not have their own coins.
Hi Panky,
Almost all European countries are having their own coins. Exceptions are:
Liechtenstein. Incidentally issues NCLT medal-coins, but Swiss coins are used in everyday circulation.
Andorra. Issues NCLT medal-coins in "Diner" currency. Has attempted to get permission to issue its proper Euro coins; so far in vain. Foreign-struck Euro coins are used in everyday circulation.
Montenegro. Foreign-struck Euro coins are declared the country's official legal tender and are used in everyday circulation.
Kosovo. Foreign-struck Euro coins are declared the country's official legal tender and are used in everyday circulation.
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Re: Countries without their own currency
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008, 11:57:00 AM »
A disputable country which doesn't issue its own coins is the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).  That country uses the Turkish currency.

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Re: Countries without their own currency
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2008, 09:30:53 PM »
That means if we leave aside the 15 Official countries with Euro currency , 3 others with Euro and the 4 countires which do not have their own currency, there will be around 23 countries who have their own different currencies. From them if we leave UK and Denmark ,  out of the remaining 21 countries can others tell me who has got the most circulating currencies of their own.

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Re: Countries without their own currency
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2008, 09:33:04 PM »
What about Bosnia and Herzegovina , have they got currency of their own ?

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Re: Countries without their own currency
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2008, 09:59:37 PM »
What about Bosnia and Herzegovina , have they got currency of their own ?
Bosnia & Herzegovina has the Konvertible Marka (KM) originating from the German Mark. But Eurocoins also circulate freely.
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Re: Countries without their own currency
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2008, 11:52:16 PM »
A disputable country which doesn't issue its own coins is the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).  That country uses the Turkish currency.

Bart

Bart,the so-called 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus' is not a legitimate country,but an illegal occupation zone masquerading as a country.

The only legal currency of all Cyprus is the Euro.

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Re: Countries without their own currency
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2008, 10:36:24 PM »
Also: TRANSNISTRIA does issue coins, although this country isn't recognised internationally as a separate country (only by Russia).

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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2008, 07:22:15 PM »
Also: TRANSNISTRIA does issue coins, although this country isn't recognised internationally as a separate country (only by Russia).

Bart

Bart,the only circulation coins that Transdniester have had has been the 1 Kopeck to 50 Kopecks that have been issued since 2000.Transdniester have had their own notes since 1992.

Panky,another place in Europe that has issued notes,but not coins is Cornwall.Here's an article about the Cornish Stannary Parliament's promissory note issues of 1974,1985,& 2000; http://www.pjsymes.co.au/articles/Private02.htm .

Northern Ireland has never issued their own coins,but there was a series of private pattern ECUs that were struck in 1992.The same thing also goes for Wales as well.

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Re: Countries without their own currency
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2010, 09:35:28 PM »
The five American territories don't issue coins.

Puerto Rico
Northern Mariana Islands
American Samoa
Guam
U.S. Virgin Islands

Another country, Micronesia, uses the U.S. dollar primarily, though they have minted some NCLT coins. If you can find them, take a look at the Micronesian U.S. presidents series. The portraits look like they were drawn by a cartoonist, and half the names are spelled wrong! My favorites are "GEDRGE WASHINGTON" and "DWIGHT DAVID ELSENHOWER".

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Re: Countries without their own currency
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2010, 09:58:45 PM »
In that case, Micronesia should be counted, as it is not a U.S. territory.

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Re: Countries without their own currency
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2010, 10:25:25 PM »
Also: TRANSNISTRIA does issue coins, although this country isn't recognised internationally as a separate country (only by Russia).

Transnistria is not recognized by Russia. Four self-proclaimed states - Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia and Transnistria - recognized each other. And only two of them - Abkhazia and South Ossetia - are recognized by Russia.
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Re: Countries without their own currency
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2010, 10:28:27 PM »
El Salvador is another that springs to mind.
Ecuador is debateable too.

Others,
Democratic Republic of Congo,
Angola
and all the countries in the CFA Franc area.

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Re: Countries without their own currency
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2010, 10:28:39 PM »
Belarus doesn't have coins in circulation. It only issued lots of coin-like tokens for collectors.
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2010, 10:31:56 PM »
I believe the Congo issued wooden coins a few years ago to call attention to rain forest destruction. I don't know whether or not they were legal tender, but even if they were, they obviously didn't circulate to any extent.