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The euro in context: Pre-euro and non-euro currencies
« on: June 16, 2013, 01:47:24 PM »
                            N o n - E u r o   C u r r e n c i e s 

CountryUnit  RootSub-unit  Root  EURO status
AlbaniaLek  Alexander (the great)qindarka  hundred  non-member
BelarusRouble  cutting (chop)kopeck  lance  non-member
Bosnia-HerzegovinaMarka  Mark (weight)feninga  pfennig  peg, non-member
BulgariaLev  Lion dollarstotinka  sto (hundred)  peg, must join
CroatiaKuna  marten (animal)lipa  lime tree  must join
Czech RepublicKorun  Crownhaler  heller  must join
DenmarkKrone  Crownřre  golden  peg, ERM II opt-out
Gibraltar *Pound  Libra (weight)penny  denarius  non-member
HungaryForint  Florinfiller  heller  must join
IcelandKrona  Crowneyrir  řre  non-member
Liechtenstein *Franken  franc (weight)Rappen  raven/black horse  non-member
MacedoniaDenar  Denariusdeni    non-member
MoldovaLeu  Lion dollarban  lord (Persian)  non-member
NorwayKrone  Crownřre  golden  non-member
PolandZłoty  gold moneygrosz  groschen  must join
RomaniaLeu  Lion dollarban  lord (Persian)  must join
RussiaRouble  cutting (chop)kopeck  lance  non-member
SerbiaDinar  Denariuspara  piece  non-member
SwedenKrona  Crownöre  golden  must join, unwilling
SwitzerlandFranc  Frankishrappen  black bird  non-member
TransnistriaRouble  cutting (chop)kopeck  lance  non-member
UkraineHryvnia  grivna (weight)kopeck  lance  non-member
UKPound  Libra (weight)penny  denarius  opt-out

*  The Gibraltar pound is separate from, but kept at par with, the UK pound sterling.
*  Issued for collectors only. Liechtenstein traditionally uses the Swiss franc.

 
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Re: The euro in context: Pre-euro and non-euro currencies
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2013, 01:48:51 PM »
This table shows the predecessors of the euro in those EU states where the euro is issued.


                     P r e - E u r o   C u r r e n c i e s

Country   Unit RootSub-unit   Root Succeeded *
AndorraDiner  moneycentim  100    2014
Austria   Schilling solidusGroschen   grosso (dim.) 1999
Belgium   franc weightcentime   100 1999
Cyprus   pound weightcent   100 2008
Estonia   kroon crownsent   100 2011
Finland   markka weightpenni   ringing sound 1999
France   franc weightcentime   100 1999
Germany   Deutsche Mark weightPfennig   ringing sound 1999
Greece   drachma handfullepton   small 2001
Ireland   punt poundpingin   penny 1999
Italy   lira weight*    1999
Latvia   Lat country name  santims   100 2014
Lithuania   Litas country name  centas   100 2015
Luxembourg   franc weightcentime   100 1999
Malta   lira weightcent/mil   100/1000 2008
Monaco   franc weightcentime   100 1999
Netherlands   gulden gold coincent   100 1999
Portugal   escudo shieldcentavo   100 1999
San Marino   lira weight*    1999
Slovakia   koruna crownhaller   from Hall 2009
Slovenia   tolar Thalerstotin   100 (sto) 2007
Spain   peseta heavy (dim.)céntimo   100 1999
Vatican City   lira weight*    1999

* The sub-unit of the lira, the centesimo (from 100), was no longer used.
* The years 1999 and 2001 in the "Succeeded" column refer to the date (1 January) when
that country introduced the euro as a currency unit. The general public did not get the euro
coins until mid-December 2001, and the euro cash became legal tender on 1 January 2002.

 
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Re: The euro in context: Pre-euro and non-euro currencies
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2015, 07:42:18 PM »
Pre-euro notes and coins: Redemption* after end of legal tender status

This list shows how long the pre-euro cash of each euro country can be redeemed. Each member state set its own deadlines, so the dates vary from country to country. Note that the exchange periods for coins may be different from that of notes, and that the exchange may be limited to the issues that were in circulation until the cash changeover.

* at the issuing country's central bank and its branch offices.

YYYY-MM-DD:  End of redemption period
2003-01-03:  PT / Coins
2004-03-01:  GR / Coins
2004-12-31:  BE / Coins
2004-12-31:  LU / Coins
2005-02-17:  FR / Coins
2006-12-30:  NL / Coins
2009-12-31:  CY / Coins
2010-02-01:  MT / Coins
2011-12-07:  IT / Coins and Notes
2012-02-17:  FR / Notes
2012-02-29:  FI / Coins and Notes
2012-03-01:  GR / Notes
2013-12-31:  SK / Coins
2016-12-31:  SI / Coins
2017-12-31:  CY / Notes
2018-01-31:  MT / Notes
2020-12-31:  ES / Coins and Notes
2022-02-28:  PT / Notes
2032-01-01:  NL / Notes

Unlimited redemption periods:
– AT / Coins and Notes
– BE / Notes
– DE / Coins and Notes
– EE / Coins and Notes
– IE / Coins and Notes
– LU / Notes
– LV / Coins and Notes
– SI / Notes
– SK / Notes

 

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