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Re: Zero Euro (Souvenir) Notes
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2019, 05:45:14 PM »
Yes, quite a few collectors have already complained about the recent plethora of such notes. Lots of issues on fairly "irrelevant" occasions, and several with places outside the currency union ...

Then again I must admit that this past weekend I spent €4 on those. And why? At the World Money Fair they had a booth with four "printing" machines - actually dispensers only. Plus, Richard Faille was there. I took a photo of him, and got two autographs. :)

I briefly told him that I like the concept, and the quality of the "notes", but that in my opinion it is getting too much. Well, he has a point when he said that, like coin collectors, the people who are after these should focus on a geographical area, or a theme, instead of trying to have 'em all. Still, issuing so many could be counterproductive.

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Re: Zero Euro (Souvenir) Notes
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2019, 08:50:24 PM »
Collectors!

[RANT] No museum would even dream of a "complete" Rembrandt collection. No collector of porcelain would strive for anything "complete". Can you even imagine a "complete" collection of furniture? How interesting is a complete collection of all the photos you took in your life?

What is the added value of "complete"? Is it about having fun, collecting what you like, entertaining visitors and educating yourself? Or is it about the √s in a catalogue that was incomplete before it was printed in spite of the included little bit of paper with errata?

Here we have a collection of pictorial, slightly mono-colour prints with two major characteristics: cheap, and resembling a banknote (while acknowledging it isn't with zeroes). They have minimal artistic and historical value, but they have no false pretence, entertain and amuse. That's more than can be said of my "complete" photo collection. [/RANT]

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Re: Zero Euro (Souvenir) Notes
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2019, 10:02:00 PM »
What bugs some or several (don't know) "zero euro note" collectors is that these days such issues are made for all kinds of places. There is one about the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach (USA), several with Chinese designs (from Mao Zedong to a panda) ... or this one "from" Gori, Georgia.


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Granted, Faille had the idea that people would buy one of those at the site or event it depicts, much like the touristic jetons he had done before. (Or think of those squished pennies aka elongated coins that you can get at various sites.) True, nobody needs a complete collection of those. And yet it may get out of hand ...

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Re: Zero Euro (Souvenir) Notes
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2019, 11:31:36 AM »
green 0 euro notes have been made by the dutch company euroscope.
they call them memoeuro.

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Re: Zero Euro (Souvenir) Notes
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2019, 12:35:05 PM »
I may be over-sensitive, but I sense a significant difference between the Faille notes and the Euroscope notes. They Faille notes are to the Euroscope notes what not-for-payment tokens are to advertising tokens. Or maybe it's hard to judge them on just one picture and they are more "whatever people will buy" on other notes?

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Re: Zero Euro (Souvenir) Notes
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2019, 02:10:16 PM »
i only have 1 green  note...
you can get these notes in vending machines for 2 euro.
pairi daiza also has/had more than 40 different memodaille coins in their vending machines.

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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2019, 12:48:41 PM »
A new series of €0 banknotes will soon be issued commemorating memorable events in Mahatma Gandhi's life. 12 different banknotes will be printed.

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Re: Zero Euro (Souvenir) Notes
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2019, 01:28:47 PM »
Here is a new "Irish note". One that I would have bought had it been available at the time when we had our WoC meeting in Dublin last year. ;)

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Re: Zero Euro (Souvenir) Notes
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2019, 01:35:18 PM »
So would I! I very much like Dublin and had a wonderful time with WoC members there.

Peter
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Re: Zero Euro (Souvenir) Notes
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2019, 02:16:51 PM »
 My eyes go immediately to GPO Post Office in the centre of the note - it now says "General Post Office Post Office"
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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2019, 02:58:31 PM »
Yeah, two brackets - "GPO (Post Office)" - would have made sense.  ;D  Still a nice mix of Dublin sites.

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Re: Zero Euro (Souvenir) Notes
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2019, 03:39:11 PM »
Actually I would have tried to be consistent. I can't see a label in the French one clarifying that's the "Eiffel Tower (tower)".  ;)
If you came to Dublin and you don't know that's Molly Malone, probably you shouldn't have spent that much time in the Guinness Storehouse shop.
Anyway I'll open my eyes and see where they are distributing it around here, other than the online shop.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Zero Euro (Souvenir) Notes
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2019, 04:53:52 PM »
Hey, I spent a very considerable time in the Guinness storehouse as well as the Jameson brewery and if I wouldn't have known the Molly Malone song, I would have learned it there. :D

Thanks for the offer. I am definitely interested. 8)

Peter
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Zero Euro (Souvenir) Notes
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2019, 09:21:53 AM »
Euro Note Souvenir Releases Three New Zero-Euro Notes in June 2019

Dublin, Ireland - June 29, 2019 - Euro Note Souvenir, Ltd. has proudly announced that it is releasing three new Irish 0 Euro banknotes in June 2019. The concept of souvenir notes is relatively brand new in Ireland and the 0 Euro banknotes create a lot of enthusiasm in other countries when taken as a gift. This is a great news not only for the general public, but also for those who love to collect notes. Moreover, this news will also benefit the tourism business as millions of tourists from around the world flock to Europe each summer.

“We are proudly introducing this year, a brand-new type of souvenir product for the tourism industry in Ireland that will be loved by tourists of all age groups and backgrounds,” said Peter Schneider, while talking about the brand new zero-euro notes. “Our company holds the exclusive sales license for the printing of these currency notes, and we are aiming to become a global trendsetter with this innovative new product,” he added. According to Peter, these new notes are a beautiful souvenir and gift for tourists and enthusiasts.

The zero euro  is a souvenir banknote authorized by the European Central Bank and printed by Oberthur, a facility in France that also prints the real euro banknotes. In addition, the company along with its new product were also recently featured in an article published in the Sunday Independent. The names of these three new banknotes are "Ireland", "Dublin" and "Eire". Furthermore, the Foynes museum banknote is also being printed for the 30th anniversary of the museum. In addition, this remarkable new concept has become a bestseller in other countries and bring good revenue for tourism The company is currently welcoming resellers and distributors, while it also prints personalized or customized motifs for Irish businesses. Moreover, the company can also print banknotes with their image

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Company Name: Euro Note Souvenir, Ltd.
Contact Person: Peter Schneider
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Phone: (+353) (0)85 1076487
Country: Ireland
Website: Euro Note Souvenir

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« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2019, 09:23:15 AM »
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The zero euro  is a souvenir banknote authorized by the European Central Bank and printed by Oberthur, a facility in France that also prints the real euro banknotes.


Can someone explain this? Is that even correct? ???

Aditya
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