Euro Notes from a Dutch Province

Started by chrisild, October 20, 2009, 12:18:12 AM

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chrisild

Seems that the province of Fryslân in the Netherlands has started issuing its own euro notes. Nah, not really. :) But somebody apparently decided that the NY400 anniversary would be a great occasion to make and sell this thing.
(Images from http://www.souq.com/FRIESLAND-5-EURO-2009-UNC/7009200-EN/ see attachments)

Somehow the "note" commemorates those 400 years, and somehow it refers to Fryslân as the first "country" to recognize the United States (on 26 Feb 1782). Well, it is a little odd that "Amerika" is spelled the Dutch way on an otherwise English language piece of paper, and I suppose that Fryslân would use the Frisian spelling of the province name, not the Dutch/English "Friesland". But I find these, errm, bank notes amusing. Does anybody know who had them made?

Christian

andyg

'THIS NOTE IS NEGOTIABLE TENDER FOR THE WHOLE OF FRIESLAND'

5 Euro's for the whole of Friesland? seems expensive to me.... ;D

BC Numismatics

Christian & Andy,
  This note is actually a type of community currency like the ones in both England & Germany.

It would be cool if other Dutch provinces,plus the states in Germany & Austria all started issuing their own community currencies.

Aidan.

chrisild

Well, I still don't know who had these made, but I assume they "circulate" on eBay rather than anywhere in Friesland. Guess this is some kind of gimmick, or souvenir maybe, and is not intended to be used. But if one of those buys you Friesland, they must be awfully expensive ... ;D

Christian

BC Numismatics

Christian,
  This is the sort of thing that should be listed on http://www.complementarycurrency.org ,as it is intended as a community currency.

Perhaps you could upload some photos of your community currency notes on the gallery in the above link.

Aidan.

chrisild

Quote from: BC Numismatics on October 22, 2009, 12:57:49 PM
as it is intended as a community currency

Is it? When I came across the images, I found them neat, and the story (about Friesland being the first to recognize the US) interesting; did not know that. But I doubt that any community in Friesland would use such English-only notes, and in the US they would not say euro ...

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Perhaps you could upload some photos of your community currency notes on the gallery in the above link.

Actually I do not collect notes. I just get and spend some, but those are plain regular euro, dollar, whatever notes. ;)

Christian