Isle of Man 60 pence euro converter of 2002

Started by <k>, July 04, 2020, 02:03:37 PM

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Isle of Man, 60 pence, 2002.


Back in 2002, when the euro was launched as an everyday currency, the Isle of Man helpfully produced a euro converter. This collector coin had a face value of 60 pence. Don't ask me why.

A handy dial allowed you to turn it to the desired currency. Here the Deutsche Mark rate to the euro is shown as 1.96. In fact, the exact rate was only DM 1.95583 to the euro, which makes a big difference if you are a billionaire.
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Quote from: <k> on July 04, 2020, 02:03:37 PM
This collector coin had a face value of 60 pence. Don't ask me why.

Guess that back then, this was roughly how much €1 was in £ ... :)  Nice find! Have never seen that before. Those dots confused me a little; first I thought they were supposed to be the capitals of the euro countries of 2002. But I think they refer to countries rather than cities.

Christian