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Communication from the Commission to the European Council. Review of the introduction of euro notes and coins

Communication from the Commission to the European Council. Review of the introduction of euro notes and coins

The introduction of euro notes and coins was the largest-ever currency-changeover operation. Europe showed that it was up to the task and was able to meet the difficult challenge of ensuring a smooth transition. The participating countries produced 15 billion notes and 51 billion coins and then distributed in the first few weeks of 2002 some 8 billion notes and 38 billion coins to 218 000 banks and post offices, 2.8 million sales outlets and 302 million individuals in twelve different countries.
(Euro Papers. 44. April 2002. Brussels. 24pp. Tab. Free.)

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