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Euro Cash: 20 Years (2002-2022)
« on: December 28, 2021, 09:20:28 PM »
Twenty years ago, the euro ("born" in January 1999) turned into something tangible: The euro cash, notes and coins, became legal tender on 1-Jan-2002. These days that is celebrated in various ways, except that the pandemic makes major events, especially inside, almost impossible. So the Deutsche Bundesbank in Germany for example created a glass cube that is now on tour.

The cube can be "visited" – that is, the exhibits can be seen from outside – at any time. It shows various documents related to the euro cash introduction. Probably not worth a long trip, but if you happen to be in any of the "tour cities" while the cube is there, why not have a look ...

Currently, until 2 January, you can see the Exhibition Cube in Frankfurt. The next stops will be: Düsseldorf (Jan'22), Hannover (Feb), Hamburg (Mar), Berlin (Apr) and Leipzig (May); other locations are likely to follow later in 2022.

There will also be forums/talks about the history of the euro, experiences with the common currency, and about the "digital euro" as a possible new means of payment. Currently three events are scheduled, each with Bundesbank board member Johannes Beermann and some guests: in Stuttgart (24 March), Leipzig (18 May) and Düsseldorf (7 September).