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Old 07-20-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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hey guys.

my problem is this. I have no idea what so ever of how european money works. Like take the euro for example. Does it have quarters? or how do the denominations break down? If i want to get a job in a pub over in europe I am going to need to know how the money works right? lol
I didn't even think about it until now.
The same with Australian money. Thanks for the help guys.
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It's pretty much just like US or Canadian dollars. They just look slightly different. In the UK, anything under 1 pound is referred to as "pence" instead of "cents". So if you see something marked 50p, that means 50 pence, not 50 pounds.

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It all looks pretty straightforward.

Euro Coins

Euro banknotes

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Once your using it for a few days you get the hang of it and are able to find coins fast enough. A friend and me were in Canada once and we were walking by a bunch of people asking for change. well he thinks he is handing out like quarters or maybe 50 cents to them at a time. He does this for like 5 or 6 people and then I see on the last one the coin he is tossing. I stop and say "Ummm, do you know how much you just spent?" He looks at me and is like "About a two bucks I guess" I had to tell him those were two dollar coins he was handing out. Ten minutes in the country basically and he is down like 14 bucks hehe. He learned fast and double checked everything after that.

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The only bad thing about the Euro is the coppers there tiny and useless. I think the Euro is alot easier to use than the US dollar, you've no idea how much money you've got with the dollar it all looks the same. You can take out a wad of Euros and know instantly what you've got.
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Originally posted by lizz@Jul 21 2005, 08:32 AM
It all looks pretty straightforward.

Euro Coins

Euro banknotes

Australian dollar
I forgot how gay looking Australian money was.

and I thought Canadian money was flamey.
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Originally posted by Qwardian+Jul 24 2005, 09:39 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Qwardian @ Jul 24 2005, 09:39 PM)</div>
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It all looks pretty straightforward.

Euro Coins

Euro banknotes

Australian dollar
I forgot how gay looking Australian money was.

and I thought Canadian money was flamey. [/b]
hahaha that's freakin awesome...... I love any money that's not "GREEN"
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Not sure about aussie money, but with Euroes, 1 and 2 euros are coins - always. No bills. The 2 e coin is larger than the 1. Then there's the fifty cent, 20 cent, 10, 5, 2 and 1. The predominant coins anywhere are the 1, 2 and 50 cent coints. otherwise, they have bills very similar to the us - 50, 100, 20, 10, 5. It'll click when ya get here.
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