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Though people in other countries might start refusing to accept Greek money (though probably only coins, as most people don't know how to tell which country issued the bills).
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Feb 12th, 2012 at 04:35:45 PM EST
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Euro banknotes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Unlike euro coins, euro notes do not have a national side indicating which country issued them (which is not necessarily where they were printed). This information is instead encoded within the first character of each note's serial number.

The first character of the serial number is a letter which uniquely identifies the country that issues the note. The remaining 11 characters are numbers which, when calculated their digital root, give a checksum also particular to that country. Because of the arithmetic of the check-sum, consecutively issued banknotes are not numbered sequentially, but rather, "consecutive" banknotes are 9 digits apart.

But as noted here, if you control the machinery, printing X-notes (Germany) could be as easy as printing Y-notes (Greece). Leading to widespread distrust of euro-notes and a flight to safety in German euro-coins? Nah, probably not.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Feb 12th, 2012 at 05:04:19 PM EST
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Maybe the ECB would start minting €100 coins... Or just switch to the gold standard. It's after all probably what they've wanted all along. That such mad policies would destroy the economy hasn't stopped them this far.

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by Starvid on Thu Feb 16th, 2012 at 07:49:10 PM EST
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