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Thread: Are Irish euro notes being taken out of circulation?. Is the new Punt on the way?.

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    Default Are Irish euro notes being taken out of circulation?. Is the new Punt on the way?.

    I was looking at all the euro notes in my wallet and I couldn't find a single one with the letter T before the serial number, very odd. Since the euro came into being most notes in circulation were Irish in origin and had the letter T before the serial number. Not anymore.

    What better way to cut wages etc than get rid of the euro, introduce a new Irish punt at a punt for a euro and after the new punt has been introduced drop its value drastically.

    Check your wallet, how many notes with the letter T before the serial number can you find?.
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    Serial numbers may hold the key if euro falls apart | Mail Online

    In our example, the code reads X50446027856. The X immediately indicates that the note is German, but a second test is to add the digits. So (5+0+4+4+6+0+2+7+8+5+6) gives 47. Add these digits (4+7) gives 11. Finally add these digits (1+1) gives 2, the code number for Germany. Some countries share a code number.

    But while in theory it is possible to identify which country issued the notes, many economists argue this is meaningless and could not be used to split one set of cash from another.

    Europe's leaders are at least publicly determined to keep all members inside the euro and as long as they succeed all euros will continue to have the same value.

    But in the event of a country falling or being pushed out of the club it will not be long before Europe's shopkeepers and consumers start looking rather more closely at their banknotes.

    Land of origin: The code breaker

    The 11 digit serial number on every note begins with a prefix which identifies which country issued it.

    German notes begin with an X, Greek notes start with a Y, Spain's have a V, France a U, Ireland T, Portugal M and Italy S.

    Belgium is Z, Cyprus G, Luxembourg 1, Malta F, Netherlands P, Austria N, Slovenia H, Slovakia E and Finland L.
    I've 3 German 50's and an Irish 20.
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    <What follows is more
    to add to this tinfoil hat
    fun than anything else.
    But a real observation
    all the same
    >

    For the past 3/4 weeks
    a police and 2 Air Corp
    12 man helicopters have
    been hovering over the
    roads in and around the
    mint in Sandyford. It's
    normal enough for the
    police to occasionally
    turn up, but I've never
    seen the AC join them.

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    Its one currency and serial numbers really have no significance if ireland left the Euro we would just withdraw a chunk of currency from circulation. it would not matter what the serial numbers were.

    There probably would be T serial number notes in circulation until they wore out and werr replaced.

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    The notes are designed already. In an unusual move they are being made of a completely different paper from other banknotes. It's much coarser, and is the same material that brown envelopes are made of.

    Here's one : http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1006/...ed87880934.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by stripey cat View Post
    The notes are designed already. In an unusual move they are being made of a completely different paper from other banknotes. It's much coarser, and is the same material that brown envelopes are made of.

    Here's is one : http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1006/...ed87880934.jpg
    petunia + Frightening

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    We did not have to print any new currency down in Kerry. Our plan B is to use All-Ireland winners medals as our new currency - there's loads of them down here!

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    Yep, thats inspiring, see myself breaking my butt for a pocket load of them.

    50 x 2 (X) German
    5 x 1 (U) France

    If anyone is travelling to another eurozone country they might do a quick survey of the serial numbers on the notes they receive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john moriarty View Post
    For the past 3/4 weeks
    a police and 2 Air Corp
    12 man helicopters have
    been hovering over the
    roads in and around the
    mint in Sandyford. It's
    normal enough for the
    police to occasionally
    turn up, but I've never
    seen the AC join them.

    On the Joe Duffy show about a week or two back it was reported that a big convoy with a heavy garda escort caused traffic disruption heading for the mint.

    It was said that the convoy consisted of canvas sided lorries so therefore it was speculated that some type of equipment for the mint was being carried.

    I wondered at the time if it might be printing equipment for new notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stripey cat View Post
    The notes are designed already. In an unusual move they are being made of a completely different paper from other banknotes. It's much coarser, and is the same material that brown envelopes are made of.

    Here's one : http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1006/...ed87880934.jpg
    Brilliant!

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